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'm not gonna lie, the bet immediately ticked me off. I knew, just KNEW, it was going to come up at the most inopportune time. You know how you read something happening and you just know it's going to break the lady's heart. Like you can just predict when it's gonna happen. Ugh.
I did like the chemistry between our characters, and I'm a huge baseball fan, so I loved that too. And while I liked our characters and chemistry, plus the mentoring, and the other team members, it was just a little too "she's all that" movie like for me- or whatever that movie with Freddie Prince Jr was. Now I'm not saying anything bad about the author or content, i just really didn't like the bet aspect for grown men. Though reading how they reacted to new rules, I guess it shouldn't surprise me. And there were just s few unanswered questions for me. What happened with John- he was always acting like a toddler, did they ever address that? She was willing to give up another career bc of a man. Why? She lost the first one bc of one, and now she's willing to go with this one wherever he goes. Why did it take him so long to go to her sisters, when everyone contacted her right away? I think the answers to those questions could've given us a little more to the story.
I did like the way Jake showed everyone who she was to him. And I liked how they protected Joaquin. And I loved her relationships with the other ladies, head coach, owner and her sister. I Just felt like a little was left unanswered.
3.5 stars for me
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