14 August 2015

Book Review: Catching Heat (Feeling the Heat, #3) by Alison Packard

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Carina Press
Published: 10th February 2014
Pages: 267
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance
Main Characters: Angie, J.T.
Date Read: 9th August - 11th August 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis: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.

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The cover is a little too plain for my liking as it's too white. I do like the softness look of the cover as it comes across as romantic and since this is a romance novel it's rather fitting.

Thanks to Alison Packard I am addicted to sport romance novels so it was nice to go back to her books and even though there wasn't any sport being played I could still tell that sport was the underlining story which I think made it even better as their was no terminology that I didn't understand. I was completely hooked by this story to the point I didn't want to put it down even when I had to. I have read a couple of stories that have pregnancy intertwined in the story which I haven't been a huge fan of because they kept the pregnancy a secret so it was nice to see it being put out there from the beginning. I loved the chemistry between the two main characters even when they didn't want to like one another I could still see them sizzling whilst in the same room. This book had me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as one minute I would be laughing out load and then there was moments when I had to force myself not to cry. I kind of loved the ending as it was such a sweet moment but I didn't like that some issues wasn't sorted out.

I loved pretty much all the characters apart from Angie's Mum she was a nightmare! Angie I actually didn't like during the first half of the book as she was down right awful to J.T. however once we find out about why she was the way she was I was able to understand where she was coming from. The second half she was a much more likeable character as J.T. and his family brought out the best in her. I adored J.T. he was the most kind and sweetest guy ever in fact he did seem a bit too good to be true but I didn't care as I loved him anyway. I loved J.T.'s family as they where so nice and I especially loved his brother's Jake and Josh maybe not so much Justin but there's a story there. I am so glad that the next book is Jake's I can't wait to find out more about him, I just hope the others get their own book but as of yet there's no word on Goodreads about them.

Overall, I adored this book and I can't wait to read more from Alison Packard.