In my review of Bring on the Heat, I mentioned that I was looking forward to reading more about The Boys of Summer. And I’m glad I did! This story was fun, sexy and romantic with a bit of emotions thrown into the mix to round it all up!
Nikki Case has just been assigned with the task to clean up the image of the New Jersey Sonics, a tough task to accomplish but one she’s determined to complete. What she was not expecting was to find herself intensely attracted to Jake Baldwin. She’s not in the lookout for a relationship, but the more time she spends with the sexy star player, the less she can’t seem to help herself.
Jake Baldwin is always up for a challenge. So when his teammates challenge him to win Nikki Case’s heart, he’s up to the task. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the woman is gorgeous and fierce. But soon is not only her fiery personality and good looks that twist him up. The woman is his perfect match and he will not give up until he has her for real.
I enjoyed this story very much! I especially enjoyed the characters and how well they complemented each other. This time around, Katie Rose didn’t miss a beat in bringing forth Jake and Nikki’s connection to the page. They bickered, flirted and got on each other’s nerves and through it all their connection kept on growing. Of course, it helped tremendously that they also shared a great amount of chemistry. The more time these two spent together the more I became convinced that they were right for each other.
What further convinced me (aside from those sizzling moments when they gave into their attraction) were the moments when we got glimpses into who their vulnerable sides. Although known as a ladies man, Jake was not uncaring or heartless. He was sweet, considerate and had a heart of gold. Which complemented the more sensitive side of Nikki. Although she gave as good as she got and appeared to be unreachable, she was only protecting herself from further heartbreak.
Although this is the second book in The Boys of Summer series, it can be read as a stand alone. As with the first book in the series, I enjoyed the participation of the secondary characters and what they brought to the story. This group of guys were a bunch of fun and I can’t wait to know more about them.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.