“Just happy to be here and hope I can help the ball club.”
Imagine the movie Major League mixed with the sexiness of Bull Durham, but in print, and you have the latest installment by Katie Rose. Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose is the second book in the Boys of Summer Series. While this is the second book, you need not fear. You do not need to read the first book in order to follow the happenings these hot baseball players.
Jake Baldwin is a major player in more way than one. He’s the heart of the team and has a different woman in his bed every night. But Jake and his fellow teammates have been very, very bad little boys. Drunken brawls, womanizing, and bad press has caused management to hire some outside help to clean up the boys’ image. Enter Nikki Case.
Nikki is a PR guru and determined to whip these boys into shape. However, the new team is not so accepting of her new rules. In addition to blatant disregard of her rules and numerous practical jokes, the boys make playboy Jake Baldwin a bet. He has to get Nikki Case to fall in love with him or forfeit his coveted jersey number.
I won’t elaborate any further, I’m sure you can guess what happens next. While the story is a bit predictable I did enjoy the book. The baseball setting was nice. Something about pretty boys in tight stretchy pants makes me a happy girl. Also, it gave you a chance to see the depth of one of the main characters. I found Rose’s writing style flowed nicely and was easy to read. If you are looking for a fun read with sports kicker then I definitely recommend Too Hot to Handle.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and will check out the next book in the series.