Monday 4 January 2016

✪ The Heat Is On (Boys of Summer #4) ✪ Katie Rose ✪

Perfect for readers of Joanna Blake and Sawyer Bennett, hailed as charming, sexy, and smart by Lauren Layne, the Boys of Summer series from award-winning author Katie Rose heats up as a homegrown baseball star returns to snag the one that got away.

When veteran catcher Connor Jackson gets traded to the New Jersey Sonics, he welcomes the opportunity to possibly cap his career with a World Series ring in his home state. But there
s another reason Connor is glad things have come full circle. In pursuit of hardball glory, he left behind his college sweetheart, the one girl he could never forget. Seeing her again stirs up long-lost desires . . . and this time, hes determined not to strike out.

A divorced mother of four, Tracy Coleman no longer aspires to gossip-mag glam
but shell make an exception for a date with Connor. Their chemistry is hotter than ever, and being alone with him is more seductive than she anticipated. Who could blame her for leaving out a little detail like the kids? Now all she has to do is come clean and convince the man of her dreams that theyConnor, Tracy, and her childrenhave a future together.

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

Second chance romance?
Sexy baseball star?

I have loved the previous books in the Boys of Summer series, so it was a no brainer to read The Heat Is On.

Connor Jackson is a pro-baller in the twilight of his career, and is back in his home town - and back near the one that got away. 

Tracy Coleman, single mum with 4 young kids is disillusioned with love, with men.  But she has never stopped loving Connor, even though it has been years apart and completely different worlds.

There was still that spark, that connection when they meet up, and you just want them to have their happy!  But when Tracy hides things from Connor, you just know that it is going to be struggle.

I think Connor is my favourite bad boy to date (and that's saying a lot as they are all fabulous!)  He is determined, he is strong, he is sexy as hell, and he steps up to the plate when it matters the most.

What woman wouldn't want him??

I got a little frustrated with Tracy at times.  When she wouldn't tell Connor about her kids, but then getting a bit annoyed when he finds out.  I got her being protective of her kids - a good mumma bear - but the push and pull with Connor, gah!  But that made me swoon for him just a little bit more, that he didn't run for the hills.

But seeing Tracy and Connor come together is worth all the gah! moments.  To see them open up, to become more. Plus, the steam factor when things start to heat up.... smexy!

The banter between Connor and his teammates is wonderful. Such jokers, but so deep at times.

I read The Heat Is On in one sitting, and I was disappointed when I got to the final page.  Ms Rose keeps me wanting more each and every time I read.

I hope we get many, many more Boys of Summer books - because, you know, those team rosters are always changing so there is always going to be fresh meat.. I mean material... to write about.


Colleen is the bestselling author of twelve historical romance novels published under the names Colleen Quinn and Katie Rose. She is the recipient of the Romantic Times Achievement Award, and the Colorado Romance Writers award, as well as the Doug Perry award for excellence in journalism. A graduate of Temple University with a BA in Communications, Colleen lives on a lake in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, and is hard at work on her next novel.