Review: Too Hot to Handle (The Boys of Summer #2) by Katie Rose

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.

*I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

The New Jersey Sonics are known to cause trouble on and off the field. They're a good team, but their reputation is horrible. Sick and tired of this, management has hired Nikki Case to turn these boys around. Like many people these baseball players don't like change, and will need a lot of convincing. Still slowly Nikki manages to crawl behind their defences and one by one they fall in line. Though it certainly has plenty of ups and downs.

The guy she thought who would cause her the most trouble, Jake, doesn't. He is totally on board with her game plan, though it might have something to do with the fact that he wants to charm her pants of. What started as a game for Jake through time turns into something so much more. His attraction for Nikki was obvious from the beginning, but while getting to know her better the man realizes she might be everything he wants, even though he wasn't looking for it.

Too Hot Too Handle's plot and characters might have been predictable, but therefor not less enjoyable. The team's transformation and antics were fun to read about. There is just the right amount of drama with the team and between Jake and Nikki. Some very sexy scenes, though not ones I haven't read before. A quick fun read for fans of sports romance novels.

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The Author
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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