Sunday, August 31, 2014
Review of Bring on the Heat by Katie Rose
Bring on the Heat by Katie Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Bring on the Heat is a sweet read. What starts out as a case of mistaken identity soon snowballs into a lie that just won’t stop. Darcy is ecstatic when her employer – a party girl heiress – sends her to an event in her place. Even though Darcy tells those at the event who she is, no one seems to believe her and assume that she is Lydia, including the Sonics pitcher, Chase Westbrook. Darcy is a baseball fan, a Sonics fan, and a HUGE Chase Westbrook fan. After being ignored yet AGAIN when she tells Chase her true identity, she decides to just go with the flow and enjoy the evening … it’s not like she’ll ever see these people again. Fortunately for Darcy, the flow leads her back to Chase’s for the evening. Unfortunately for Darcy, she can’t handle her liquor and passes out on her heartthrob. Mortified when she wakes up the next morning and remembers what happened, she sneaks out. And THAT’S where the story really gets interesting.
Chase was none too happy to wake up alone, but was quite pleased when he realized that “Lydia” had left something at his place, something that would guarantee that he would see her again. And thus the game begins as Chase decides to figure out just why “Lydia” has the reputation she has when she seems so sincere and caring when they spend time together. By holding the item hostage, he insures that “Lydia” has to continue to spend time with him. Of course, Darcy loves spending time with Chase, but she hates lying to him and doesn’t feel she has any other choice considering the value of the item he still has. As the two get to know one another, Darcy finds herself losing her heart to Chase and dreads what will happen when he finds out who she really is … or isn’t. Unbeknownst to her, Chase is finding the contradiction that is “Lydia” fascinating and finds himself falling for her … at least the parts that are Darcy. And even though the two are clearly well-matched and the sex is great, Chase can’t help but feel betrayed when Darcy’s identity is revealed.
Ms. Rose has penned a sweet sports romance with just the right amount of heat that kept me entertained the entire time. I adored Darcy’s character and couldn’t help but hope that she got her Cinderella ending. I also like that Ms. Rose showed quite a bit of character development for Chase as he found his place within his team and realized what was really important to him when it came to his career. Bring on the Heat is a great start to The Boys of Summer series and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
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