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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Changing The Game (Play By Play, #2)

Changing the Game - Jaci Burton While I enjoyed Changing the Game, I didn't like it quite as much as the first book in this series, The Perfect Play. That book already had a too-high proportion of sex scenes to story for my taste and the sex scene proportion seemed even greater here. Also, the book starts with sex scenes and seems to have little else until a third of the way in. Ms. Burton writes sex very well and I did enjoy what I read of them but there was just so much that I ended up skimming.Once the actual story got started things were a bit better. The heroine of this book is the villainess of the previous book and she is paired with the brother of the hero of the first book. There's a lot of tension between the siblings but the story mainly hinges on the heroine having been in love with the hero for many years and hiding this from him even after they have started having sex. There is some family drama and a Big Misunderstanding that the brother instigates to some degree and exacerbates to a considerable degree. And there is sex. Lots and lots of sex.I like the lead characters okay but I didn't love them. I enjoyed some of the secondary characters, especially the heroine's new friends, more than I enjoyed the leads. I thought the story dragged and got annoyed with the heroine several times and the hero's brother several times as well.Overall I thought this was an okay or even good read but not a great one, except for the sex scenes which were great but dominated the book. I was a little disappointed because this second book was set up in the first book and I had hoped there would be more story to it. I did like it well enough to continue the series.