Too Hot to Handle The Boys of Summer #2 (E–pub New) Î Katie Rose
F a makeover so they bring in Nikki Case Nikki is straight laced type A personality She isn t impressed with the antics of the team and position they have put the owner in so when she shows up for the PR ob she doesn t hold back Needless to say she doesn t make any new friends with her ideas to change things up When Jake arrives late and is completely unaware of any changes the guys play a oke on him betting he can t make her fall in love with him Nikki immediately shuts Jake down when he begins his advances I did enjoy this part I like when a cocky guy gets put in his place As time goes on Nikki begins to see the real Jake he is actually a decent guy who cares about the less fortunate and his teammates So while she originally thought he didn t have any redeemable ualities she uickly learns there may be to him then she originally thought This is a very sweet story and pretty hot now was it predictable yes However sometimes it is nice to sit down and have a light read predictable or not I did enjoy both characters I liked that there was to Jake and how strong Nikki was I recommend if you enjoy sports romance and are looking for a light uick read with plenty of steam ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This was my first baseball team novel and it was a hitJake Baldwin plays baseball for the New Jersey Sonics the team everyone love s to hate they have a reputation for being the bad boys of the sport the women the drinking and the fights and Jake is no exception he even has his own pick of Baldwin s Beauties bikini clad women with no shame to choose fromNikki Case is a PR brought in to clean up the Sonics image and reputation the team do not like this or Nikki so begins all the practical okes against Nikki and of course men being men the team make a bet with Jake that he can get Nikki to fall in love with himThere is instant chemistry between Nikki and Jake but Nikki has been hurt before so she hides behind her power suits and glasses trying to keep Jake away but with time their relationship soon turns from professional to personal but what will happen when the truth come s out like it always doesI loved Too Hot To Handle Jake and Nikki are strong characters and the rest of the team are great as well this story has everything you need for a great read Plenty of flirting sexy hot moments funny banter romance and emotional sweet moments I can t wait to read the rest of this series and I liked Katie Roes writing style my first time reading her workARC generously provided by Random House Publishing Group Loveswept via NetGalley for an honest review 35 Too Predictable Stars Arc kindly provided by Netgalley This book goes to prove that a good story needs a lot than a hot and sweaty hero to charm readers and unfortunately for me this book fizzled when it could have been much betterNikki Case is a PR agent who has been given the task to clean up the image of the rowdy and wild baseball team The New Jersey Sonics She doesn t even like Baseball but her career is very important to her and she will stop at nothing to achieve transforming this guys Her determination is made of steel until she comes face to face with the bad boy of the team the delicious Jake Baldwin He was late for practice the day the guys were introduced to the new uptight PR lady but once his teammates put him up to speed they also give Jake a challenge they bet him to charm and actually make Nikki fall in love with him this ladies man never backs down from a dare so for Jake it is onWe discover that Jake is than a womanizer he takes care of his mom has a soft spot for his fans and likes
others but it was a big surprise for him when he finds falling hard for Nikki She s different than any woman he s ever been with smart and competent as well as sexy in a hot librarian kind of way and he s gone head of hills for her but what will happen when she finds out about the bet and will he be able to really settle down for herWhile I most admit that this book was enjoyable I could predict every scene since the very beginning The characters had good chemistry and Jake was really sexy but not enough to be memorable The writing style was good it was the plot that was lacking creativity and spark I am intrigued about this author and will be sure to check out of her books in the future but this series might ust not be for me 25It s a decent sports romance read The womanizing baseball playing H who s finally met a worthy woman to turn his ways around And the once bitten twice shy PR h who s met a man who she felt she shouldn t be attracted to but she was anyways and fell hard for to boot It all started with a bet which turned to something else really fastYou get a bit of picture of what goes on past the dugout I thought it was realistic when it touched on a bit issues that these pro players face when it comes to sports injuries It also touched on a bit real issues that the country faces on immigration crime and the future of its youth So yes it appeared to touch on a bit of everything including the romance bw the HhI admit I was disengaged at times even during some romantic scenes Not sure why but there was something in the writing that "prevented me from being really immersed in the story I didn t uite fully buy the heat bw the "me from being really immersed in the story I didn t uite fully buy the heat bw the Perhaps it was the style Interestingly enough I realize some authors have go to lines or words or structure for it happens to be a signature style see what I ust did there yup it seems that s a Katie style and no sorry I did not care much for it In the end it felt like it took me longer than I should have to finish thisNevertheless the story was decent I wasn t enad with it but neither was decent I wasn t enad with it but neither I annoyed with it Like I said decent Complimentary ARC received from publisher via Netgalle. Ro who’s Too Hot to Handle” New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips “A whirlwind love story that leaves you wanting of both Jake and Nikki Together Great light read with ust the right touch of heat to it” Love Words and Books “A nice sweet contemporary read” Living to Read “Sexy sweet swoony It all revolves around the American national pastime with Too Hot to Handle ballplayers I’m eager to see who comes next” TJ Loves to Read Includes a special message from the editor as well as excerpts from other Loveswept title.
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Katie Rose Ð 8 FREE READ3 Can Baseball Be Tamed Stars Well it is World Series time so what better read than one about the New Jersey Sonics and their chances to get to the Big Show these are the bad rough and crass boys of the league and they need to clean up their act before the new season It seems they are the Rodney Dangerfield of Baseball they ust can t get no respect The management decide to bring in Nikki Cross an up and coming PR star They want her to clean up the image of the team and are willing to see what evaluations she can come up with Nikki is not some star struck sports groupie turned professional in fact she has little love for all things baseball Betting on baseball was one of the many downfalls of her ex husband he would bet on that anything elseand lose Yes he was so into betting he lost their home her credit and anything else he could destroyHe left Nikki with all the destruction and she had to figure out a way through it Determined to make a new start she took a low level position at a PR firm and applied herself She was not a slacker had the drive and now she is here at a major league team This is an opportunity to get her to the next level and nothing or no one will stop her from turning this team around Not even the team itselfBecause the team the players they are not happy with management coming down on them They are a hard living hard hitting team and like to play off the field too As they hear from the coaches this prim and proper uptight sexy Librarian type of woman is not going to tell them what to do they all are ready to revolt Nikki makes it clear she will not take any lip from them and if they are late for meetings or practice they will not play Period Jake their Golden Glove award winning shortstop didn t learn about the new PR person or her rules He is use to swaggering into practices and spring training free and easy He is use to scoring with the ladies and then politely leaving and all the team members are ready for when he arrives Joking and Smokin' Hot joshing as usual Ryan the veteran of the team decides to play a good one on Jake He bets him his coveted locker that Jake couldn t getust any woman Jake being predictable takes the bet and Ryan points to Nikki Jake had checked out this smokin hot woman and goes all in sure he agrees to woo her and get her hooked only after the handshake to seal the deal does he learn she is the new PR person Not deterred Jake figures this will be easyJake and Nikki go through the pushpull of attraction for each other it starts at first for Jake as Placing Memory just a game a betbut very uickly and surprisingly for him there is something there Nikki fights the attraction as best as she canbut Jake is charming actually interesting and oh so sexy she knows she should not give into his advancesyet maybeThis story had thanust the obvious it had the challenge of what image and respect by the public and media can mean to a team It presented realistic situations how they can impact the way a team is treated on the field It also illustrated all of the issues players deal with on a day to day basis people taking advantage emotional ups and downs the need to work through all of it to come out on top once There is also the unknown a intense sense of it as at any time a ball could hit them or they could pull their pitching arm and in that moment a career is overIf you have a love of baseball and sports then all of the politics of the team would be of interestThe romance is strong Jake delivers There is also than ust baseball with a sid Rating 3 stars Nikki Chase is the new PR for the baseball team of New Jersey Nikki doesn t know much about baseball like me but the reason for me Baseball Isn T A Big Thing In isn t a big thing in UK but since she considered the best in field She is given the ob of cleaning up the image of the team Nikki is a serious person but she is very passionate about her ob Jake Baldwin is the team s star as well a playboy He s the fun guy who hides a good heart beneath his lover boycarefree persona Jake take his baseball career very seriously he is also the teams unofficial mascotlead Other team members look upto him Jake and Nikki feel attracted to each other from the moment they meet Nikki doesn t want to get involved in a relationship with anyone let alone her client and Jake who s a ladies man but Jake pursueswoos her and she finally accepts Now Nikki doesn t know the reason that Jake started going out with her was because of a bet and Jake is falling harder for Nikki with every moment he spends with her I liked their relationship but at times it felt the book was about the team their image or Jake s involvement with other people I wanted to see of them together and get to know them in detail than I did uibbles First of all the whole team was really immature seriously I don t I have ever uibbles First of all the whole team was really immature seriously I don t I have ever across any fictional team that is this immature It felt apart from the three guys Ryan Chase and Jake they didn t even care about their careers or their image or the team That bugged me a lot I also thought that players were not allowed alcohol etc during the season but the New Jersey team at the start of the book was apparently going to a bar "after every game hmm Lastly it was predictable maybe too predictable at "every game hmm Lastly it was predictable maybe too predictable at Overall it was a decent read and makes a good light hearted read with very little angst ARC provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF at 40%I love me a good sports themed manwhore turned one woman man kinda story Unfortunately I m finding the decent ones to be few and far between as of late This had all of the potential to rock my socks Hot as hell player both on and off the field uptight PR exec making her way and a bet that could cause all kinds of drama when the truth s finally revealed Even though this trope has been used to 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 threa. Eath and back I still fall for it It s like comfort food for my over abused brain and I m not going to apologize Though I think in its own way this book had all the makings of a successful story there were issues that kept taking me away from it and to remind you I m not rating it because of my DNF status so please take what I m saying with a grain of salt The two main characters spent very little time together and because of that I wasn t feeling it even up to the almost half way mark The fact that there was very little background info given on the main characters didn t help I felt like I was waiting for the story to happen and I ust don t have the patience for that There s an oddly formal tone to the story and I kept trying to figure out why It s definitely well written but and again keep in mind I only got to the 40% mark it felt too formal for me This author doesn t seem to lack the chops to be a talented Contemporary Romance writer I Wanton Nights just wasn t feeling it with this one ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life35 StarsI had a great time reading this book I love baseball and any book that features baseball players immediately appeals to me This was a nice light romance with very likable characters This is the second book in the Boys of Summer series but it readsust fine as a stand alone novel I haven t read the previous book in the series and didn t feel like I was missing anything in this storyThis story focuses on Nikki and Jake Nikki is the new PR person for the New Jersey Sonics and she seems a little uptight She has been tasked with cleaning up the teams image and hopefully improving ticket sales She has her work cut out for her with this rough group of ball players She immediately puts some rules in place to help this team achieve an All American image Jake is the short 35 sweet star I enjoyed this book a lotI woke up on Sunday morning not wanting to get up I wanted to stay warm in my bed with my kindle and guess what That s exactly what I didIt was my first time reading this author and I m glad I did Her book is sweet with not too much drama with a drop dead gorgeous hero and a girl who know what she is doing even if sometimes she is a little unsure of herselfWhat s this book all about Meet Jake Baldwin Sonics baseball player pretty face successful with the girls and the heart of his teamAnd then meet Nikki Case independent woman PR and determined to change the image of the Sonics To tease their teammate Jake s team challenges him to make a move on the young lady and to bring her to fall in love with him Jake sees no evil and as the girl has already caught his eye why notThe approach could have bothered me initially because I thought it wasn t really clever to do this kind of bet For me it was a bit a childish game they are playing with someone s feelings and I didn t like it But the author manages to make this go naturally and in a way uite normalWe fast realize that Jake is very interested in Nikki and that despite the approach is on a bet the rest of their relationship could be much seriousI liked this book so much because it was a smooth and uick read but also because they are a lot of interesting characters involved who are adding a background for further stories The book is not only about Nikki and Jake but also about a team and their relations There are many themes covered throughout the such as loyalty passion commitment self sacrifice the role and impacts of a sport in the media Some topics are discussed in details and where I understand it completely because basically the Story Is A Romance I Wanted Certain is a romance I wanted certain detailedWithout giving too much away Jake takes charge of a little boy because he feels responsible for him and I would have liked for Nikki to be involved in this Because sometimes I had the impression they were two different storiesThis book is the second in the Boys of Summer series and I haven t read the first one This doesn t bother me I was able to understand everything ust know that if you don t want to know what happens to Chase the guy from the first book I suggest you read the books in the orderFinal ThoughtsThe only criticism I could make to this book it s the age of the characters If I remember correctly Jake is 28 years old and that seems a little old for me The reactions and comments from everyone in general made me think of characters with maximum 23 25 yearsBut overall if you are looking for something light funny easy to read take this one Meet Chase Coming in 2015 In the Heat of the moment 3 Nothing and everything StarsI would be the first to admit that I wasn t that impressed with the first book in Katie Rose s The Boys of Summer Series but although the story between Chase and Darcy didn t really work for me there was no uestion as to the uality of the writing So to say it was with trepidation that I started Too Hot to Handle would be a massive understatementKatie got it right this time and I really enjoyed reading Nikki and Jake s story I won t lie and say it was anything out of the ordinary in relation to the tropes used but the characters were easy to like the camaraderie among the team was apparent and the chemistry between the two of them unmistakableThis is the sort of read you pick up and finish with a smile on your face I am looking forward to reading the third book in the Boys of Summer series the New Jersey Sonics are definitely growing on meConsider yourself warnedARC generously provided via Netgalley in exchange for the above honest review Jake Baldwin is the star of the Sonics As good as he is on the field he is known ust as well for being bad off the field Jake Baldwin had a reputation as big as his ego For that matter the
team is need Tens 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 ueen of frost but there’s kindling beneath those sultry curves and he’s ust 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 gameAdvance praise for Too Hot to Handle “Katie Rose scores a home run with a he. ,whole team is