Series: The Boys of Summer #1
Published by Loveswept on 26 August 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamel isn’t shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team—especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there’s a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan.
Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn’t expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry façade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn’t know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.
Bring on the Heat is a sweet romance, in which the suspension of disbelief is definitely needed. I enjoyed Darcy a lot, and Chase was a good character as well.
My Bring on the Heat review:
Darcy’s predicament started out innocent enough in Bring on the Heat, when the rich socialite she is house-sitting for gives her tickets to a charity event where her favorite baseball team will be in attendance. From the very start, Bring on the Heat had me think what was going on was not very likely. Especially when Darcy went to the hair-salon where Lydia usually got her hair done, and after some highlights and extensions – voilà! she looked just like Lydia. So much so that she could arrive at the event without her invitation, and just be allowed in anyway. Chase thought ‘Lydia’ was much nicer and subdued than the papers had told him, but he never once thought about the fact that the first time they met, she had told him in all seriousness that she wasn’t Lydia…
Now, with that out of the way, I have to admit I enjoyed Bring on the Heat anyway! There was a lot of humor, a little deceit and lots of hot yumminess to go with the story and the characters who were likable in a way that had me click through the pages to read more. The story is quite fluffy, which is something I have a lot of fun with, and I already have the next two Boys of Summer books waiting for me on my kindle.
Written in third person past tense, from both Chase and Darcy’s point of view, Bring on the Heat is a quick and fun read, in which Darcy truly learns that the rich and famous might not have such a great life after all…
Some of my favorite Bring on the Heat quotes:
When she rang the doorbell, Darcy was not surprised that there was no answer. A red Porsche was parked at a crooked angle in the driveway; she made a mental note to pull it into the garage before she left.
She could actually meet the team? Not just watch them from the stands as she did every chance she got, not just cheer them on in her humble living room when they won or cry with them when they lost, but actually see them, speak to them, maybe even shake their hands live and in person?
This book counts towards the #COYER Scavenger Hunt Item 1: Read a book that’s first in a series (1 point)
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