The Heat of the Moment
A Boys of Summer Novel
by Katie Rose
Pub Date Sep 22, 2015
Physical therapist Jessica Hart has learned her lesson: Never date professional athletes. She’s been down that road, and barely recovered after the relationship crashed and burned. Then Jessica meets Gavin King. An All-Star slugger with chiseled good looks, Gavin was traded to the New Jersey Sonics because he hurt his knee sliding into second, and now his future is in her hands. Gavin’s no bad boy—but he’s tempting enough to make Jessica think twice about all her rules. Rule #1 NO BASEBALL PLAYERS!!!
Gavin is trying to find a comfortable routine. If he wants his old life back, he must take it easy, stay out of the limelight, and keep his distance from gorgeous redheaded physical therapists. The thing is, Gavin isn’t the kind of guy to sit on his ass and let other people pull his weight. And when he sees something he wants, he can’t help but fight for it, even if it means risking everything, even if it only lasts a single moment: like one kiss from Jessica.
I’m a big fan of Baseball, so hence the break from my usual genre of Historical Romance. This is book #3 of the Boys of Summer series. I admit I didn’t read book one but I did have the pleasure of reading and reviewing book two “Too Hot To Handle” which released in January of this year.
Great Story!! Colleen Quinn aka Katie Rose has done it again. I highly recommend reading this entire series.
I loved this story almost from page 1! The characters are well-developed and believable to a true fan of the game. It is a sweet romance with hot sexual overtones. Heroes don’t get much hotter than Gavin and heroines not much more wary than Jessica.
These ARCS are Uncorrected Proofs and at times this is obvious. There aren’t misspellings, but words are sometimes out of sequence or left out. This makes the reading confusing at times, but doesn’t detract from the storyline. I would give the story 5 Stars ♦♦♦♦♦! After the proofreading and editing are done this Diamond in the Rough will be a Sparkling Gem!!
I can hardly wait for book #4 which I believe is in the works for later this year!
***I was provided a digital ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***
Praise for the Boys of Summers series
“Charming, sexy, and smart, Katie Rose’s Boys of Summer series will make you wish it went into extra innings!”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“This story sizzles! Lots of hot yumminess to brighten any summer night.”—Library Journal, on Bring on the Heat
“Katie Rose scores a home run with a hero who’s Too Hot to Handle!”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips