THE PERFECT PLAY
Put together a super hunky football player, a sexy single mom and the high-voltage worlds of sports and entertainment and you already have a good story — but in the hands of the talented Burton, the characters leap off the page and the romance sparkles as the sex sizzles.
Event planner Tara Lincoln has her hands full with her burgeoning business and her troubled teenage son. After what she believes is only a one-night stand with pro football star Mick Riley, she’s making room in her life for the very persistent — and downright sexy — athlete, while telling herself their affair will burn out. She doesn’t count on Mick’s determination. He knows what he wants, and Tara’s about to get sacked by a man whose moves off the field are as all-star as they are on it! (HEAT, Feb., 336 pp., $15.00)