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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Too Hot To Handle by Katie Rose

Too Hot to Handle (The Boys of Summer, #2)Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 0553390481
Pages: 240 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Sports
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Katie Rose’s Boys of Summer series returns for a delicious double-header—with the story of total opposites who are drawn to each other like moths to a flame.

Nikki Case is no fan of baseball. Her ex gambled away a fortune on the sport, and now her PR firm has tasked her with cleaning up the league’s most notorious bad boys. The New Jersey Sonics are known for wild womanizing and booze-fueled brawls, so Nikki expects the worst. Her first stop in the battle to win hearts and minds is star hitter Jake Baldwin—a legendary ladies man so smokin’ he threatens to melt her tough-girl armor.

Although his teammates prank her without mercy, Jake admires the way Nikki gives as good as she gets. She may be the queen of frost, but there’s kindling beneath those sultry curves—and he’s just the man to ignite it. But when a PR nightmare lands the Sonics in headlines across the country, Nikki is ready to walk. Only then does Jake realize how important she is to the Sonics’ success—and that winning the love of a good woman is no game.

My Review:

Intro: I am drafting out this review while I should be shoveling. Terribly neglectful on my part but it’s really cold out there and I am wearing comfy fuzzy slippers in the warmth of my home. I need to prepare myself emotionally before going out there.

I loved this book. I am a weakling for sports romances. Especially ones with a particularly bad boy type hero. This one was one of them.


Heroine: Nikki-I absolutely loved Nikki. She waltzed into her PR job with Jake’s team and just gave them all the good old what for. She didn’t take any crap from anyone and I love that. She was strong and capable and pretty frickin awesome.

Hero: Jake-I love bad boy sports heroes. The nice ones tend to be boring. Jake was definitely not one of the boring ones. He’s one of those sports heroes with that oily type of swagger but he also was kind and sweet as well. I love that there was some depth to him.

Chemistry: I have seen the bet plot done so many times but it never fails for me. I love it. It’s the teenager in me that loved She’s All That. The bet plot always works. It’s so angsty and perfect and it was done so well here. It didn’t exactly hurt that Jake and Nikki had this opposites attract thing going.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I am loving this series so far. I love it when I can fangirl a series from the beginning. That so rarely happens. I loved this book. The angsty bits were just so well done. And the bet plot. If that’s ever been done badly, I haven’t seen it yet. 
Overall Rating

Author Info
Award-winning historical author Katie Rose makes her contemporary debut with the Boys of Summer novels, Bring on the Heat and Too Hot to Handle, which combine Katie’s true loves: baseball and romance! When not watching baseball, Katie is at her lake house in New Jersey, hard at work on her next book.

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  1. Thank you for hosting! Great Review! Now I want to go read it!!

  2. This sounds really good. I enjoyed the review - thanks for the giveaway



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