Throwing Heat

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Throwing Heat

Diamonds and Dugouts #3

Three years ago, Leslie's choice in men almost landed her in jail. Thanks to her brother, a catcher for the Denver Rush, she was able to escape jail time. She runs into Peter, one of her brother's teammates, in a hotel bar in Miami while waiting on her brother. Peter and Leslie have an "almost" encounter which ends with Leslie running out under the assumption that Peter wasn't really interested in her.

Fast forward to present day, Leslie is managing her brother's nightclub and, by some stroke of luck, Peter is her landlord. A massive plumbing accident leads them to be roommates and the sparks fly! Peter is one hot pitcher in what is probably his final season with the Rush. Battling his own personal issues he is nevertheless attracted to his teammate’s sister.

The chemistry between Peter and Leslie is off the charts. The “almost” encounter was steamy! I love the flirty interactions between Peter and Leslie and how they both seem to enjoy baiting the other to build tension on their attraction. Peter's behavior is at times hilarious (hot manly man baseball player dancing on a stripper pole, for instance) and charming. I had a couple laugh out loud moments. Leslie is pretty level headed, ambitious and trying to make better personal choices than she has in the past.

Jennifer Seasons paints a vivid cast of characters that you'd love to hang out with (or date) centered on America’s favorite pastime. There was a 'mystery character' introduced in the last couple chapters that I hope are discussed more in a future book. My only complaint about the book is that there was the overuse of 'hon' and 'y'all' even for a southern girl like me. Definitely going to check out the rest of this series!

Book Blurb for Throwing Heat

The sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons' Diamonds and Dugouts series slide into home with a final fiery romance worthy of a World Series win.

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, gorgeous 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.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 4.50