[Review] Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose

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.


** This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGallery **

Unlike some books, I reads a few reviews about this book and so I was slightly apprehensive about ready it. However, I really enjoyed this story.
I did get part of the way though and was thinking "come on, blow the whole thing over the bet," because I could see that was going to be a costly factor in their relationship. I imagined Ryan saying something at the charity event and blowing the whole thing so I was surprised when he didn't.

Nikki is the new PR rep for the Sonics. A baseball team known for being thugs during the game. Jake is the typical love em and leave em kinda guy who isn't looking for anything other than another willing notch on his bedpost. But when these two get together, they both end up feeling things for each other that doesn't go with the 'have a bit of fun' attitude they have both went out for.

Their love and relationship seems to grow quickly and I got the feeling that both sides were sincere in what they thought and felt, unlike in some books you only feel the one side.

At the charity event, Jake claims Nikki and makes a point to everyone that he is hers... after that, the bet becomes clear not long after after the guys discussed everything in the locker room, not knowing that Nikki was outside. 

They spend some time apart. Jake's head isn't in the game and Nikki is trying to figure it all out. To know that you were part of a bet... and for something so insignificant must hurt majorly, but I'm glad to see they both figure it out in the end.

Both characters are so real and not just pen on paper (so to speak)

This was the first book by Katie Rose, and I hope it isn't my last.

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