High Heat by Linda Morris (Hard Hitters #1)

highheatOriginal title: High Heat
Year published: 2015
Published by: Penguin/Signet Romance/ InterMix
Number of pages:
First sentence: “Would he remember her?”

Plot: Small-town Indiana tomboy Sarah Dudley grew up living and breathing baseball, since her father owned the minor league Plainview Thrashers. A talented player herself, she idolized her brother’s best friend: Tom Cord, a pitcher with a wicked fastball and an even more wicked reputation.

Now, Sarah is the Thrashers’ VP of public relations, and Tom—a star in the major leagues—has been assigned to the club while rehabbing from surgery. It’s Sarah’s job to keep the hard-throwing, hard-living star out of trouble. But when she gets a glimpse of the man behind the bad-boy image, they start to generate more heat than an inside fastball…

My thoughts: For someone who’s not American and has never watched a baseball game in her life, this was really interesting. Of course the baseball wasn’t the best part. No, that would be the amazingly sexy man that is Tom Cord.

First good thing: Sarah doesn’t take shit, at least not from Tom, her father on the other hand that’s another story entirely. And can I just ads before I continue how much I fucking hate her dad. He’s a misogynistic asshole! He hired her for a job but doesn’t let her do it because she is a woman. A WOMAN. God I wanted to throw the damn iPad out the window. And this is not just something that is mentioned once. No it’s a recurring thing in this book and it makes me so mad. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not mad at the author, no I’m mad at her fucking dad. See I’ve used the F word twice already.

Moving onto Tom. Who, by the way, also is an asshole. But unlike Sarah’s dad Tom is a cute asshole. He’s been through a lot with his injury and he’s coming back after over a year filled with physical therapy, alcohol, drugs and women. No wonder Sarah doesn’t like him at first. But then she does and I totally understand why, he’s adorable. He cares about her even though he doesn’t really want to. Tom is one of those people who fuck’s up every time something good is happening in their lives, you know the kind of people I’m talking about, yeah? Sarah tries to help him all the while trying not to fall in love with him and trying to get her dad to take her seriously. Nothing seems to work in any of the cases. She falls for Tom, Tom almost gets injured again because he won’t take it easy and to top it off, Sarah’s dad fires her when he finds out about her relationship with Tom. This sounds like a terrible ending doesn’t it? Oh but it doesn’t end here you see. Nooooo. Just you wait.

Okay so to sum up this book. H-O-T!

Do I recommend it? Heck yeah!

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