Friday, October 18, 2013

FRISKY FALL SATURDAY: THROWING HEAT by JENNIFER SEASONS



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Throwing Heat (Diamonds and Dugouts #3)Series: Diamonds & Dugouts #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: 10/15/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from publisher for review
Rating:

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.


(My best friend Autumn, at Autumn Review, recently visited me. Both being big fans of the Diamonds and Dugouts series, we decided to read and review together.)


We've been pretty excited for Leslie and Peter's book since Stealing Home. Did it live up to your expectations?
 
Andrea: It did! I've always thought Leslie was a ton of fun, Peter too. And the chemistry between them was so hot even in the first two books. I just knew Throwing Heat would be great.
 
Autumn:  I loved it! I love Peter AND Leslie. What did you think of the prologue? I always wondered about how their chemistry originated.
 
Andrea:  I loved the prologue. I assumed their "beginning" was probably good and it was. I was unprepared for how emotionally vulnerable they both were.
 
Autumn:  Me too! Leslie has always been portrayed as a confident, no nonsense chick. Peter, the prankster.


Peter and Leslie had some serious sexual chemistry. How did you feel about the pull and push that seemed to be a theme throughout the book?
 
Andrea:  Well, there was a lot of push and pull, and not always the fun kind. If you know what I mean.... These two were definitely guarding their hearts, and if we hadn't been shown why, it would have been too frustrating. I think when you take in the insecurities, it's understandable.
Autumn:  Agree. There was a lot of build up. But, I got it and it still got me steamed up a bit.

 
Andrea:  Ohmygosh, YES! Kowalskin was hot & knew how to treat a lady well. He was dedicated.
 
Autumn:  He sure was. He was definitely focused on her pleasure.

 
You and I are baseball fans. How much did you love the scenes with the players and their games?
 
Autumn:  You know I have soft spot for baseball players. I love all the guys and I got excited during the game scenes.

Andrea:  Yes! And I'm not ashamed to say I got a tear in my eye and all choked up when the Rush won big.
Autumn:  Me too!!! I had butterflies.

 
Autumn: There was a bit of a surprise for Peter later in the book. It's hard to talk about it without revealing spoilers, but I was a bit surprised and curious to see if Seasons plans to finish out the side plot.
Andrea:  Definitely! I would think that there must be more at play there. It was way too big to not be addressed. I guess we shall see...
 
 
Who would you like to see a book about next?

Autumn:  I'm hoping for Paulson. Maybe the cute, bashful, redhead nurse may capture his attention.
 
Andrea:  Yay! Me too! I'm very curious about him because he's supposedly not attractive, but has a great personality, and gets a ton of tail. I don't think it's just because he's a pro ball player.

Autumn:  He has a magnetic personality I think.



So...now that we know more about Peter, who's your favorite?

Andrea:  Oh boy, I was just waiting for this question! Okay.... Mark Cutter is my #1 because he has a super dirty mouth and dark blond hair. Next would be Peter, then JP. You?
Autumn:  Peter is my top pick. He has a little rough to him, but he's also a deep thinker. Plus...he loves to read and wears glasses! Then, I'd say Mark, JP and I'd add Paulson in lady because he makes me giggle with his afro.  
Andrea:  Agreed! And don't forget the epic chest hair.
 
Autumn: Green afro's and chest hair
 
Andrea:  GREEN GIANT!

 

So, I think it's safe to say we both enjoy the series and look want it to continue?
 
Andrea:  I would love for it to continue. Here's hoping.
 
Autumn: This book was my favorite in the series so far. I'm looking forward to more. Although I think Peter will always be my favorite.

Andrea:  Peter will be hard to top. If the series is over, his and Leslie's story is a great way to end it.


Describe Throwing Heat in five words?
 
Andrea:  Sweet, Funny, Sad, Sexy, and Romantic

Autumn:  Exciting, sexy, frustrating, sweet, promising
 
 
Andrea:  Nailed it! I'm really happy we read this series and that we read Throwing Heat together.
 
Autumn: Me too! Cheers!

*clinks beer*




Favorite Quotes:

  Riding the wave, Peter was laughing and smiling when he looked into the stands and saw Leslie. She had her hands to her mouth. When she spotted him looking at her, she dropped her hands from her mouth and waved, her smile absolutely beaming. And he felt the echo of it inside him wrap warm around his heart.
  It was the greatest moment of his life.   ~eARC, 66%


  He'd found her.
  "Now you're mine," he growled against her ear, and in the dark with her senses heightened his Yankee-tough voice was just about the most erotic thing she'd ever heard.   ~eARC, 71%


  Needing to feel him, needing to know his heart, Leslie captured his lips with hers in a lingering kiss and moaned when she felt his sexual energy change from aggressive to fluid and erotic. She was suddenly swimming in an ocean of sensuality that verged on dark and decadent. If she'd let him, he would pull her under. And it was so, so tempting.  ~eARC, 72%

 
 
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About the author:
Jennifer Seasons is a Colorado transplant. She lives with her husband and four children along the Front Range, where she enjoys breathtaking views of the mighty Rocky Mountains every day. A dog and two cats keep them company. When she's not writing, she loves spending time with her family outdoors, exploring her beautiful adopted home state.


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12 comments:

  1. Amazing review ladies!! It seems to me like you really enjoyed this series and that it fulfilled your expectations. I love your fan-girling. :)

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  2. I live how your review is like an interview ;P this series looks interesting . Never heard if it before though ;)

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  3. LOL, great review - I love when I see this kind of teaming up on blogs.
    And yey for your feature - pretty much every post on my blog can go here.;)

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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  4. Ohmigosh! You know I love it when you and Autumn do reviews together! ;) And this is a great review! I love the sound of this series - it's been on my radar since you reviewed the first one. I'm glad y'all enjoyed Throwing Heat!

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  5. Great Discussion Review Andrea and Autumn. You girls made me giggle when you talked about Paulson his afro, and green chest hair! This series sounds really good, and who doesn't love reading about a sexy ball player? Thanks for sharing!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  6. This is a great chat review! I'm glad you both enjoyed Throwing Heat so much. I love that you've both picked sweet and sexy to describe this book. It sounds like it's definitely worth a read! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. I remember this was your teaser for last tuesday! I guess the girl did get to take off her knickers huh. I haven't read a lot of sports themed contemporary romance, currently I'm sticking to football, but this sounds really fun.

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  8. I've never heard of this series before. I love it when a romance has a backstory, so this sounds like a definite win to me. Great review, ladies! :)

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  9. So need to read this series! You guys are fun.

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  10. So much fun doing these together! I adore you. Leslie and Peter are fab.

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  11. Aww that was fun you guys! I definitely want to pick up this series at some point!

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