cover image Straddling the Line

Straddling the Line

Jaci Burton. Berkley Sensation, $15 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-425-26299-3

Burton’s eighth Play by Play sports-themed contemporary (after Melting the Ice) is a sizzling erotic romance with heart. Rookie TV sports reporter Haven Briscoe is trying to cope with her beloved father’s death when she is assigned the story of a lifetime: interviewing her college crush, baseball and football player Trevor Shay. Haven soon learns that Trevor reciprocates her feelings, and their chemistry is off-the-charts passionate. But Trevor is keeping an enormous secret from Haven—one that he feels tremendous shame about and that he’s positive will change her love for him. It’s up to Haven to prove to Trevor that she’s in it for the long haul. Throughout their story, Burton provides glimpses of the happy endings enjoyed by couples from earlier books in the series. This red-hot yet sweet novel and its well-developed characters will satisfy series fans. (July)