Title: Throwing Heat
Author: Jennifer Seasons
Series: Diamonds and Dugouts
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 336 pages
Release Date: October 15, 2013
ARC provided by publisher
Nightclub manager Leslie Cutter has never been one to back down from a bet. So when Peter Kowalskin, pitcher for the Denver Rush baseball team, bets her that she can’t keep her hands off of him, she’s not about to let the arrogant, sexy playboy win. Especially when the prize could put her business on the map. She’s got this in the bag, just so long as she can stay out of his arms…and his bed.
Peter struck out once before with Leslie, but this bet is sure to be the second chance he’s been waiting for. Determined to stoke the passion he knows is there, he’ll do anything to win - even if it means playing a little dirty.
But as things heat up, this combustible pair will have to decide just how much they’re willing to wager on one another…and on a future that just might last forever.
thoughts on throwing heat
What I Liked
Leslie Cutter is my kind of woman. My favorite kind of heroine is the one picks herself up after being knocked down and does what she need to do to get back on her feet and Leslie is that in spades. After trusting the wrong guy and paying the price several years ago she's not about to make the same mistake again but she's never stubborn about it like some people can be. I even understood why she was more willing to take a business risk than one with her heart. But Peter was just the right amount of push and stand back and reading them together made me feel like I needed a fan.
What I Loved
One of my favorite categories in romance is the sports category and I automatically look twice at anything set on the ball diamond. Throwing Heat is the third book in the Diamonds and Dugout Series and it just keeps getting better. Peter may have taken advantage of all the perks of being an athlete in the beginning of his career but now that he's found out exactly what being with Leslie is like, he pursues her with the same amount of determination that he shows on the field.
Baseball is my favorite sport so the action on the field is just as important to me as what's going off the field and Jennifer Seasons nails it. The final game had me flipping through the pages waiting to see what was going to happen and holding my breath like I do when I'm watching my Tigers play.
What I Didn't Like
Nothing really stuck out at me. The characters were engaging and never fell flat. The action was spot on both on and off the field. Throwing Heat is a red hot romance for both sports and non sports lovers.