Under the Covers is extremely excited to bring you our exclusive interview with the Play by Play boys!  Well, the new boys in town that is.  We had the opportunity to talk to Garrett, Drew and Trevor and pry as much info as we could about Gray.  Hope you enjoy it and now help us welcome to UTC these hot, I mean, wonderful guys!

Garrett: Hi

Drew: Hey

Trevor: Hi

Hi guys and welcome to UTC, thanks for sitting down with us and spilling all of Gray’s secrets with the world.  Well, you probably won’t spill much because you’re such good friends, but a girl can hope.

Trevor: I’ll tell you whatever you want to know about Gray

Garrett (Nudges Trevor in the ribs.)

Trevor: Ow, dammit. That hurt.

Drew: (laughs)

You know, readers of the series first fell in love with the Riley family and now, much like them, with you guys.  That friendship bond and camaraderie is addicting.  How did you all meet and end up such a close group of friends?

Drew: We met in college. We got lucky enough—

Trevor: Unlucky, you mean.

Garrett: What Trevor said.

Drew: (Rolling his eyes.) Yeah, whatever. We roomed together in college.

What’s the most shocking thing you’ve each done for Gray?

Drew: I plead the Fifth.

Trevor: I’ve got nothin’

Garrett: There was that time we had to get the money together for bail.

Drew: You do realize he’s going to tell everyone you’re lying.

Garrett (grinning): Yeah, but who’s going to believe him?

I’m sure you’ve all been there for some embarrassing moments in each others lives.  What’s one of your best stories about Gray?

Drew: That time he got drunk and sang karaoke. With feeling.

Trevor: (laughing) Yeah, that was a good one. That’s on video somewhere, isn’t it?

Garrett: I’m sure you can find it on YouTube if you look hard enough. It was a bottle of Tequila night, and Gray got so drunk he sang Pretty Woman like he owned it.

Trevor: Yeah, only he can’t sing for shit.

Drew: Hurt my ears for hours after he sang that song.

Garrett: I blame the cute blonde waitress. He was singing it to her.

Drew: I’m sure it hurt her ears, too. And everyone else’s in the bar that night.

Yes, you can admit it.  Big, tough guys have feelings and care too.  What do you love most about Gray?

Garrett: If you need him, he’s there for you. No matter what it is

Trevor: (nods) Always.

Drew: As much grief as we give him, he’s the man you want on your side when shit goes sideways.

You all had a chance to meet Evelyn.  What was your first impression of her?

Garrett: Beautiful

Drew: Hot

Trevor: Sexy. Wish I’d met her first.

We all know that Evelyn and Gray are perfect for each other.  Why do you think they make such a great couple?

Drew: Because she’ll never back down. She stands up for herself. I respect a woman like that. So does Gray.

(Trevor and Garrett nod in agreement)

Any chance we can get you to spill who is the guy on the cover of ONE SWEET RIDE?  How much do you think he looks like Gray?

Trevor: That IS Gray. He always likes showing off.

Drew: No it’s not. It’s me. Did I mention my fledgling modeling career?

Garrett: Your ass it’s you.

Drew. I didn’t say it was my ass. But those are my abs. (Drew lifts his shirt to prove a point)

(They all laugh)

How do you all feel about seeing your best friends going down quickly with that “love bug” thing?

Garrett: (sighs) It happens. I never thought it would happen to me, but then I met Alicia.

Drew: That’s fine for Garrett and Gray. But it’s not gonna happen to me.

Trevor: Me, either.

Garrett: (laughs at them) Just you wait.

Trevor I have to ask…what do you like most about Haven? *evil grin*

Trevor: (looks around) Wait. What? I thought this was about Gray and Evelyn? What the hell? Haven? Uh….She’s very…smart. And pretty. And…um. What?

Drew: (laughs)

Trevor: Screw you, Drew.

Drew, do you have something you want to admit to us about why you like to annoy Carolina so much?

Trevor: (laughs at Drew) Your turn now.

Drew: (Glares at Trevor, then smiles) Yeah. Because she makes it so easy.

This one is for all of you so I’m expecting individual answers. 🙂  If “Biker Dude” were to be a hero in the next Play by Play book (although we all know part of him is in all of them) which sport do you think he would play?

Garrett: Baseball

Drew: I’d like to say hockey, but I’ve heard he can’t skate for shit.

Trevor: Auto racing. He likes to drive really damn fast.

What’s one thing you would like readers to look forward to in each of your upcoming books.  Garrett, you can just pass on this one 😉

Drew: It’s hockey, so of course it’s going to be icy hot.

Trevor: Just try and keep up with me. That’s all I’m gonna say.

And last as a special request from us at UTC….. do you think you can talk Jaci into writing a basketball hero? *wink*  Maybe you guys can introduce the right one to her.

Garrett: She always tells us never say never, so who knows?

Drew: I like basketball.

Trevor: Me, too. Maybe I could add basketball to my skill set, too.

Drew: (Rolls his eyes) Give it up, superstar.

Trevor: What? I can do it all, you know.

Garrett: In your dreams, stud.

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today!!  We loved having you Under the Covers 😉

Drew: Thanks! I loved being had.

(Groans from the others)


Race car driver Gray Preston enjoys fast cars and an uncomplicated life, until political aide Evelyn Hill enters the picture and complicates the hell out of it with a request that he help out his estranged father’s political campaign. Racing and politics don’t mix, but Gray and Evelyn’s sexual attraction sizzles like asphalt in August.


About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.



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  1. Great interview! Jaci never disappoints and these guys sound like they are going to be a ton of fun getting to know!

  2. LOL! That’s so funny! I’m more into baseball than basketball, though, so another baseball hero would be fine by me!

  3. Thanks for the interview! I say the next hero should be a rugby player with a Scottish accent 🙂

  4. I love interviews like that … Love each and every character can’t wait til the next book… God I love this series!!!!

  5. The Play by Play series is one of my all time favorites. Great stories, sexy as hell guys & drool worthy covers! I loved the interview with Garrett, Drew & Trevor. Thank you for having it here. How about a motor cross racer or soccer player…swimming athlete? Hmmm those might be possibilities. Since I already purchased my copy of the paperback for my “keeper” shelf, I’m hoping that someone else wins this giveaway. Lol

  6. Loved it!! Those guys are too funny!! I can’t wait for the next books!! Jaci is always on top of her game with these guys and the trouble they get into. Keep up the great work Jaci!!!

  7. Love, Love this series…..can’t wait to read this. Always loveable characters and hot sexy scenes. Thanks for the chance….

  8. Great interview with the guys! I love them all. I can’t wait to see who is in the next book!

  9. I enjoy character interviews. They’re always fun and interesting, you always get a little taste of them and sometimes some interesting tidbits. These stories are always good!

  10. I love Jaci Burton’s book!!! I loved The Perfect Play and now I can’t wait to read this one! Sweet cover too!

  11. I have had this book on my wishlist for a while. I love Jaci Burton. Her covers are alwsys so hot! Great /fun interview.

  12. Great interview!! I really love it. I especially loved it when Trevor and Drew where in the “hot” seat when asked about Haven and Carolina. Thanks!

  13. LOL! Loved the interview, and confess that the whole “guys hanging out” thing always cracks me up. Thanks!

  14. Love the playfulness between the guys. Humor and ribbing 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway and the delightful reading!

  15. Hilarious interview! Love this series– can’t wait until I’m free of the thesis to read the latest one!

  16. What a fun interview – I love when characters give us an inside view of their personalities.


  17. If the book covers didn’t draw you in this interview will 🙂 It was fun and a nice glimpse into their characters.

  18. Hockey player, please! Can never get enough of those bad boys on ice. Though the rugby suggestion is good.

    Please enter me. Thank you.


  19. Congrats to Jaci on the new release! I’m dying to read this series 🙂 Thanks for the fun “interview”!

  20. Haha i can just picture them all relaxed sitting next to each other giving each other a hard time and smercking. Thanks for the fun interview!

  21. Loved the interview, especially the karaoke story. I also liked the little jabs about future hook ups.

  22. Hysterical! I guess they will all get their HEA, whether they think they need it or not!

  23. I’m not a sports fanatic, but you guys make me want to start watching sports ALL THE TIME!!!!

  24. Well this interview sure is popular…and I can see why! Sigh. I’d love to win this book, but the chances are one in many. However, nothing tried, nothing gained, right? Jaci Burton’s stories are what I read at night…while my husband is snoring away. I can read her stories for hours on end . . . jdh2690 at gmail dot com

  25. We all know Jaci loves sports and it’s good to have someone who is into sports write about them!!!

  26. This is a new series to me but looks great! I think I’ve been missing out on something big. Great interview, these are always the most fun to read!

  27. Awesome Interview!!! I love this series and I can’t wait to read this one next!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  28. I love hockey players. In my opinion, they are the sexiest of all sports! Seriously. You meet a hockey team in person and tell me you don’t walk away sweating… they’re big, tall, and they KNOW how to clean up nice.

  29. I love the interview and the covers on these books always makes me smile. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. After reading the interview with the boys, the book needs to move to the top of my TBR. I can’t wait to read more of them, they are a hoot! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! 😀

  31. Great interview. These guys sound like they’re a lot of fun to get to know. Can’t wait to read these books.

  32. I need the book card for to keep my collection up to date. Hello guys as soon as I get my library/office you are all my pin ups!


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