Physical therapist Jessica Hart has learned her lesson: Never date professional athletes. She’s been down that road, and barely recovered after the relationship crashed and burned. Then Jessica meets Gavin King. An All-Star slugger with chiseled good looks, Gavin was traded to the Sonics because he hurt his knee sliding into second, and now his future is in her hands. Gavin’s no bad boy—but he’s tempting enough to make Jessica think twice about all her rules.
Gavin is trying to find a comfortable routine. If he wants his old life back, he must take it easy, stay out of the limelight, and keep his distance from gorgeous redheaded physical therapists. The thing is, Gavin isn’t the kind of guy to sit on his ass and let other people pull his weight. And when he sees something he wants, he can’t help but fight for it, even if it means risking everything, even if it only lasts a single moment: like one kiss from Jessica.
Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by Loveswept
Series: The Boys of Summer #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
The Heat of the Moment is the third book in The Boys of Summer series and the second one that I have read. I am not normally a fan of baseball but this series and the Sonic players have stolen my heart.
Gavin suffered from a knee injury and was traded to the Sonics because his team didn't like the 50/50 odds of him making a full recovery. The Sonics were like a demotion for him. They weren't real contenders and there were no bells and whistles. Even his girlfriend leaves him high and dry when he is no longer the golden boy. For him, it is all about ball, and he just wants to recover and get back in the game to prove he is worth taking a risk on. This is where he meets Jessica his new physical therapist.
Jessica isn't like most girls. She grew up in a family full of sports and brothers. She would rather be one of the guys than a girly girl. As the physical therapist for the Sonics she loves her job. She gets to go to work wearing yoga pants, oversized sweat shirts and hats. When Gavin walks in she instantly finds him attractive but he is a ball player. She's been there and done that and vows never to do it again.
Needless to say you can see where this is headed...
I really enjoyed both Gavin and Jessica. They were both trying to overcome insecurities. Gavin with his unknown future and Jessica with her self image. Her past relationship left her feeling like she was less than perfect and that she was not good enough. There was no way that Gavin could be interested in her when his last girlfriend was a swimsuit model. Insecurities aside, there was no denying the attraction.
This book follows the typical formula. Even though there is an attraction there are reasons and excuses that keep them apart. I enjoyed reading their struggle and story and easily had the book finished in a day. Although this book is about Gavin and Jessica, the reader still gets to read about all of the great Sonic players and the pranks they love to indulge in. I think this series gets better with each book!
Check out my thoughts on Too Hot to Handle (The Boys of Summer #2) here.
About the Author