I was browsing the book section at Walmart ( rural area where i live) and was randomly picking up books and checking them out. The cover of Slow Heat drew my attention, which is usually what draws me first and then i read the back cover. Intrigued i got out my trusty iphone and typed in the authors name and the book name and decided to see if i could get it at the library or through mel.org Michigans interloaning library system. I ended up getting it through MEL. Good call on my part. This is the first book of Jill Shalvis. Since reading this one i picked up another one at the local used book store. That on is called Get a Clue i believe it's from 2005 so older but i really liked it as well. Getting back to Slow Heat this one was out February of 2010 so it's almost brand spanking new! Below is a little blurb. Oh and if your a baseball fan there is a extra perk for you in this book!
After a woman claims she's pregnant with Wade O'Reily's love child, Major League Baseball's most celebrated catcher and ladies man is slapped on the wrist by management and ordered to improve his image. His enforcer is the teams publicist, the tough and sexy Samantha McNead.
When Wade needs a date for a celebrity wedding, Sam steps up to the plate as his "girlfriend". But given her secret crush on him and that one awkward night a year ago in a stalled elevator with to much scotch, the whole thing is a exercise in sexual tension.
Wade is thrilled when the pretense turns into an unexpected night of hot passion. But the next day Sam is back to her cool self. As a catcher, Wade's used to giving the signals, not struggling to read them. Now, to win the love of his"pretend" girlfriend, he needs a home run--even if it involves stealing a few bases.
This is the first of Jill Shalvis' books i've read and i really did enjoy it. It's a really fun book but has a couple serious threads with in it as well. This is the 2nd book in the series and yes i've already ordered Double Play the first. I don't think you need to read them in order though. This is a easy read that you'll enjoy all the way through. To read a excert of this book you can go here to Jill Shalvis' website and check out her other books as well. I give this 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Picks stars. I look forward to reading the first of the series Double Play. Happy reading!