Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review of BRING ON THE HEAT (The Boys of Summer #1) by Katie Rose

"Honey, you entrance me. You are such a mixture of contradictions." - Chase Westbrook

Bring On the Heat
Series: The Boys of Summer # 1
Author: Katie Rose
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Source: publisher for review

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In Katie Rose’s irresistible battle of wits, a case of mistaken identity lands a female fan in bed with a sexy superstar—and in major-league trouble.

House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamilton isn’t shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team—especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there’s a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan.

Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn’t expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry façade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn’t know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.

Bring on the Heat was, quite possibly, the cutest end-of-summer book. It was a super quick, light read with adorable characters. And, I might add, it has baseball players. Hello! 

In Bring on the Heat, we meet Darcy Hamilton and Chase Westbrook. As a house sitter for one of the rich and famous, Darcy knows what it feels like to be overlooked. When she's given the chance to be treated like she's somebody important and possibly meet her favorite baseball player, she jumps at it. Not only does she meet Chase, they hit it off. Unfortunately for Darcy, he thinks she is someone else. She wants to tell him the truth, but knowing that he could possibly never forgive her, it takes awhile for Darcy to build the courage. Not to mention the fact that when she does try to tell the truth, something always foils her plans. Chase, on the other hand, knows that there is something different with Darcy. She doesn't act the way a rich party girl should. With him, Darcy is the girl next door he could see himself falling for. If only she would just tell him the truth...

I really liked Bring on the Heat. Like I said, it is a fun and quick book to read. I loved the characters. I saw  a lot of myself in Darcy. As a big hockey fan, my fantasy would be the same as hers - attend a charity function and catch the attention of my favorite athlete. Oh, to spend a couple of nights with ... Wow, did it get hot in here? My only regret is that I didn't read Bring on the Heat while watching a baseball game. I could have used some eye candy inspiration for Chase. I'm hoping that there are a lot of single players on the fictional Sonics baseball team. As for who is next, I don't know... But I'm looking forward to finding out.

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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