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THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT
The Boys of Summer #3
Releasing Sept 22nd, 2015
The Boys of Summer are back! In Katie Rose’s sweet, sparkling novel, the newest New Jersey Sonic falls for the woman who’s trying desperately to save his career.
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 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.
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.
The Heat of the Moment
Release Date: September 22nd 2015
Loveswept: Romance (NA)
237 pages (ebook)
Hey guys! I am so excited to be on this tour with you being that #1 I loved this book, #2 this is the third book in its series and it just keeps getting better and finally there’s a giveaway if you stay tuned! Also while I said earlier that this is the third book in its series, if you have not read the Boys of Summer series then you need to hop on the bandwagon and start reading. I have reviews for both previous books if you would like to read over them, the first book Bring on the Heat, and the sequel Too Hot to Handle which both were equally awesome. Read up on the books and then come back and discuss the book with me.
Jessica Hart is a sports physical therapist for the New Jersey Sonics baseball team, a one-of-the-boys type of gal being that she grew up with four older brother, all in the professional sport world. She also didn’t trust baseball player because her heart was broken by one. Gavin King is an All-Star batter but his knee injury makes his team second think their decision to keep and trade him from the Dodgers to the Sonics, a team he very well does not like or think is in his league. So our two protagonists connect and start to become closer much to their dislike of trying not to.
I adored this book, more baseball, more hot guys playing baseball and of course we see old characters again! What I really enjoy about this series and the author, Katie, is her ability to make me fall for each hot baseball player yet keep the whole storyline light and sweet. The whole love-at-first-sight is subtle, it isn’t rushed which is something I read too much of nowadays. The books are nicely paced and are always full of laugh out loud moments to I can’t help to giggle too much whenever I read her books, especially this series.
From the first two books I got to fall for the hot pitcher, the brooding shortstop manwhore and now the famous batter. This only made me enjoy the baseball sport more too! Gavin is well known and he knows he is well known, he has the model girlfriend, the huge fan base and of course the fame. But once the knee injury takes the better of him, everything leaves and he realizes that he may need a friend more than ever. Of course that is when Jessica pops in.
Jessica was a very likeable character, she was energetic when needed, incredibly sweet and an all-around kind of girl. I think her character is what settled Gavin in a way, she was able to get him to get his hate towards everything to dwindle and he got her walls about distrusting baseball players to come down. Also their playful banter throughout the book on grew their friendship and helped them realize how much they needed one another and how they flaws could help one another as well.
When you read the book you see how they aren’t exactly the perfect couple to be and that’s what I loved! Gavin giving her flowers he would later come to find she was allergic to and a very wet and soggy ruined dinner. The beginning was great, no insta love – Gavin was already in a relationship and Jessica didn’t want any chance with a baseball player but later the kinks worked out and their intense attraction later turned into something good and much needed.
Overall the book was amazing, no doubt in my mind about it, and I gave it 4 homerun worthy stars. While this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the first two and reading the backstory on a couple a Gavin’s teammates, they are worth reading and swooning hard over! Hope you enjoyed this review and thank you readers for reading and thank you Tasty Book Tours for helping with the tour and letting me be a part of a great tour! I will be back with another post up soon,
Over and 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.