I was walking by my paperback bookshelf and for some reason Changing The Game by Jaci Burton was almost begging me to read it again. I have wanted to read this series all over again and as much as I loved the first book, Changing The Game is the book that I always think touched a special part of my heart. I love Liz and Gavin, they balance themselves out and reading about them again just cemented my love for them.
Liz knows how badly she messed up with Gavin’s brother, she not only lost a client but a friend and well a family as well. Add into the equation that Liz has been in love with Gavin for years, you can understand why she has been avoiding him, his agent or not, because she doesn’t want to lose him as a client or just him out of her life even if she has never shown interest in him until one kiss after the Mick drama. Liz she is complex, she has this ice-cold exterior but on the inside, she is soft, vulnerable, and a bit damaged. When her and Gavin start their relationship, she knows he is going to be the one to destroy her heart, because she doesn’t have to worry about falling in love with him, she already is waiting for him to damage her more than her past has.
Gavin is a baseball player and never looked at Liz in any other way beyond his agent. Has he noticed how attractive she is? Oh yes but never acted on it. He knows that his brother will have a huge issue with him being with Liz but sometimes it’s not all about his big brother. He slowly starts to realize what they have is more than just some fun between the sheets, but what he doesn’t know is what. He hurts her, more than once with his words, not thinking and just overall being a dumb ass. He doesn’t realize how much he needed her in his life.
The chemistry between them is off the charts explosive. The banter between them will have you giggling; the emotional aspects will have your heart at times breaking. I think I loved this book even more after reading it again. I love sports books in general, I am a sports fan in real life, hockey and football are my favorites but baseball holds a special place in my heart so maybe that is why this one tends to be the book I first think of when I think of this series. I can’t wait to go back and rediscover the other books in this series because reading Changing The Game again has renewed my interest and love for this author and this series.