"Catching Heat" [Feeling the Heat Series, Book 3] by Alison Packard
Author's Book Description : Feeling the Heat #3 – Life has taught Angie DeMarco that all baseball players are womanizers, and her incredible one-night stand with sexy San Francisco Blaze back-up catcher J.T. Sawyer seemed to prove it. Determined not to give in to their sizzling chemistry a second time, she’s kept her distance ever since, focusing on her accounting job with the team. But now she’s laid off…and pregnant.
J.T. was hurt by Angie’s rejection, but with one more year with the Blaze, he has no time for love. He needs to spend the off season training hard so he can negotiate a better contract with a new team at the end of the year. But when Angie shows up on his doorstep, he‘s overwhelmed by wanting to not just do right by her but pursue a relationship with her. Hoping for a second chance, he proposes.
Angie agrees to marry J.T. on one condition: the marriage will be purely a business arrangement. But as Angie spends time with him and his family, and J.T. neglects his training to spend time with her, what begins as a union in name only slowly grows into something more—something that looks a whole lot like love and friendship.
My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Does love at first sight really happen? J. T. (James Taylor) & Angela (Angie) are going to prove the theory that it can happen, even if they don't originally believe in it.
Together this duo tries to come to terms with the curve ball they've been given and goes about dealing with it pretty badly. Angie has major issues with ballplayers, because of her father, and seems determined to take them out on J. T. Thankfully, after a while of them getting to know each other Angie's views/feelings change and she tries to make things work out between them.
Nevertheless, I felt that this novel dragged a lot. It especially dragged, for me, when it came to about the 50% mark (according to me kindle) and even though Angie finally agreed that J. T. is nothing like her dreadful father she still tries to not let things progress between them. Basically, it made me want to smack her and stop reading. Yet I force my way through and I'm glad I did, as I was intrigued with how Ms. Packard wrapped everything up between them.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this novel unless you're a fan of Ms. Packard and/or her series.
- On a side note -
• I really hated Angie's mother (Selena), it seems like she's an evil bitch. Even though she has her reasons to be that way.
• I'm also not that big of fan of J. T.'s older brother, Justin, even though he redeems himself at the end of the novel. It makes me curious as to what he'll decide to do about his career.
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Author's Novel Extras : Catching Heat - Overview | CATCHING HEAT ~ A Preview and a Giveaway! | Catching Heat Virtual Book Tour
Author's Series Extras : Love in the Afternoon - Overview | The Winning Season - Overview | A Christmas for Carrie - Overview | The Latest from Alley! | The Call | My First Book Deal! | It’s Official | The Latest From Alley! | Love in the Afternoon – A Preview | The Next Big Thing Blog Hop | Cover Reveal ~ The Winning Season | One Crazy Summer | A Christmas for Carrie – Cover Reveal | A Christmas for Carrie – A Pre-Release Day Excerpt | Feeling the Heat aka My Series Finally Has a Name!
Book Teaser(s) :
Matt squinted. “Is that flop sweat on your forehead?”For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Alison, then please check out her website.
J.T. wiped his brow and found it dry. He scowled as Jake laughed and Matt shot him an amused grin. “Do you have the rings?” he asked Jake.
Jake’s eyes widened. “Rings?”
“I gave them to you the night you came over for dinner,” he said as Jake furiously patted his jacket pockets. “Please do not tell me you forgot them.”
“I don’t think he has them,” Matt chimed in as Jake looked up with a stricken expression on his face.
“Son of a bitch.” J.T. kept his voice low and ran a hand through his hair. This was not the way to start off his marriage. “You’re the best man. That means you’re in charge of the rings.”
“See. This is why I should have been the best man.” Matt smirked. “I’d never forget the rings.”
“I had them this morning.” Jake stuck a hand in his pants pocket, then grinned. “Here they are,” he said and triumphantly held up the dark blue felt bag that held the simple white gold bands J.T. and Angie had picked out the day they’d applied for their marriage license.
Over Matt’s shoulder, J.T. saw his mother enter the room with the minister following close behind her. “It’s time,” he said as his heart began to pound.
“Are you sure about this?” Matt asked in a low voice.
No. I’m not sure of anything right now, J.T. wanted to say. But instead he looked at Matt, swallowed hard and nodded.
Matt clapped J.T.’s back with a firm hand. “Then relax, man. After winning the World Series, getting married is a breeze.”
Easy for him to say ~ within Chapter 10