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Bring on the Heat Katie Rose

Bring on the Heat: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance - Katie Rose

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Darcy is just your average schmuck who somehow lands a job as a housesitter for a wealthy heiress.  While generally selfish and clueless, Lydia the heiress, decides to allow Darcy to attend a charity event in her place.  Darcy has her misgivings but seeing as the charity event will have appearances by the Sonics, her favorite baseball team, she can't quite bring herself to say no.  There, she meets Chase Westbrook, one of her favorite players.  Chase is a MLB pitcher looking to sign a bigger contract, play for a better team, and finally prove to his dad he is successful.  When he sees who he thinks is Lydia the playgirl heiress he decides a night of frivolous fun is order.
 
Darcy is a character that is hard to fully like, she seems to get caught up in the glitz and glamour but ultimately she is outright deceiving Chase.  Chase is no innocent babe either, his agent tells him that Lydia's grandfather likes the influence Chase seems to have on her and since the grandfather has a controlling interest in the Yankees, a team Chase desperately wants to play for, he pulls a devious trick of his own to keep who he thinks is Lydia by his side.  
 
There is a little depth to the characters with issues from parents and personal insecurities discussed but you probably wouldn't need a life jacket to swim in their waters.  As they spend more time together our leads start to develop stronger feelings for each other.  There isn't much for emotion written or felt here but the reader can see and understand, to some degree, what Darcy and Chase see in each other. The mistaken identity is eventually found out and gotten over and Chase decides gosh darn it he and his team are good enough.  All these happenings and affirmations all happen fairly fast as the ending ends up feeling rushed.
 
This story is a quick read as there isn't too much substance to it but let's be honest, as a reader you know that and buy this book for the same reason reality tv shows are so popular; escapism.   It's a cotton candy summer sports themed romance, great for a beach read.