Thursday, 1 September 2016

Review: Hard to Hold by Katie Rose

New Jersey Hurricanes striker Logan Hart lives for the grind of training, the adrenaline of competition, and all the perks of the road—until his ex hands him a baby and tells Logan to raise her on his own. He’s eager to pass this bundle of joy into more capable hands and get back to his hard-playing, hard-partying ways. But when a beautiful, blond drill sergeant of a nanny turns Logan’s life upside down, he sets a new goal: winning her heart.

Isabella Bennett takes pride in teaching the rich and famous how to become loving families. Her no-nonsense style is just what Logan and his crying, copper-haired cutie need. So why can’t she get the image of Logan’s tanned, muscular body out of her head? Isabella’s here to whip a new father into shape, not fall for a sexy ladies’ man. But their chemistry is too tantalizing to ignore, much like the temptation to trust someone with her deepest secrets—and embrace a loving family all her own.

Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Loveswept
Series: Hard to Play #1
Genre: Romance/Sports Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

I read the enitre Boys of Summer series about the New Jersey Sonics so when I heard that Katie Rose had a new series about a soccer team I had to have it. Hard to Hold is the first instalment in the new Hard to Play series.

Katie Rose is great at what she does. She writes romance that is surrounded by sports in a way that keeps me interested and wanting more. I am not really a sports fan and I'm not crazy about baseball or soccer. However, I loved her Boys of Summer series and Hard to Hold has given me a new appreciation for the sport of soccer. Now if she could just come out with a series about rugby (a sport I do adore) she would solidify a spot as one of my all time favourite romance authors! was worth a pun intended.

In Hard to Hold we are introduced to Logan Hart, a member of the New Jersey Hurricanes soccer team. While enjoying a few drinks with one of his team mates a woman he had a one night stand with shows up with a baby, tells him she is his and leaves her with him before disappearing. While trying to get things straightened out he hires Isabella as a nanny for baby Cinnamon.

I really liked Logan a lot. Although he was in denial about being Cinnamon's father he still stepped up and had her best interest at heart. There was a sensitivity to him that I found quit endearing. Isabella was also easy to like with her sweet but no nonsense personality and her love of children. Together they had ample chemistry and I thoroughly enjoyed their journey towards each other.

This book was easy to get lost in and finish in a few short hours. It flowed nicely and kept my interest from beginning to end. Although it may have seemed a little unrealistic (the whole baby drop at a bar) it worked. I can't wait to read the next instalment and see which of the New Jersey Hurricanes it is about.


About the Author
Award-winning historical author Katie Rose makes her contemporary debut with the Boys of Summer novels, Bring on the Heat and Too Hot to Handle, which combine Katie’s true loves: baseball and romance! When not watching baseball, Katie is at her lake house in New Jersey, hard at work on her next book.

**She is the bestselling author of twelve historical romance novels published under the names Colleen Quinn and Katie Rose .**

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