Can baseball’s bitterest feud become its greatest love story?
A long time ago I fell in love with the wrong man. Wrong because there was no chance we could ever be together. Roman St. James was off limits. Forbidden. The enemy.
Except the Daniels-St. James feud isn’t my feud and it most certainly isn’t Roman’s. He’s nothing like his father. And while the rivalry between our families is one of the most famous in all of baseball, I couldn’t help myself. One smile turned into one date, and one date turned into so much more.
Of course it was a disaster. And now, five years later, I can still barely bring myself to think about what could have been.
Until one night in a locker room changes everything…
***Summer Heat is the first book in the Wild Pitch series, a trilogy set inside The Storm Inside series, featuring June Daniels, Eve’s youngest sister, and her two best friends as they navigate ambition, careers, and falling in love with baseball players in the city of Tampa.
Loved this book!
Enemies-to-Lovers and Second Chance
Summer Heat is a full-length sports romance in the Wild Pitch series. It is a standalone and the first book of a series that features interconnected couples that each find love. This is my first book by Alexis Anne and I was pleasantly surprised. I was in the mood for a romance and this enemies-to-lovers and second chance romance kept my interest as well as me swooning the entire time.
It features Roman St. James who grew up in the shadow of his professional baseball father, George, who endured a career ending injury inflicted accidently by our heroine’s father many years ago. To say Roman’s dad was bitter is putting it mildly. That man could hold a grudge like no other and sadly, took his belligerence out on his son who was only trying to make him proud by following in his career path.
I loved Roman from the start. The book goes back and forth between five years ago and the present to give the reader a peek into how he met June Daniels in college, how their relationship began, and why they couldn’t be together. But over time, as Roman matured and his career path took an unexpected turn, he was steadfast to correct the biggest mistake of his past and that was letting June go.
Roman loved her fiercely and the words he spoke were beautiful, raw, and real. He put his heart on the line repeatedly and loved June unconditionally. His efforts paid off because June returned his feelings, and the second half of this book is filled with angst and drama as they both try to get their families on board with their union. These two were meant to be and I loved strong, smart, and compassionate June was.
I loved Alexis’ writing style, the pace of the book, and the character development. I loved the moral code of both our hero and heroine and how they lifted each other up. There’s plenty of steam as these two share amazing chemistry, and plenty of tears as this book was often emotional.
Summer Heat was offered FREE when I downloaded it, and is a standalone, and I encourage you to read it as it had all the feels! I immediately purchased the next two books in the series.
I loved this book!!! I can’t say enough about this wonderful love story. Great writing and I can’t wait for the next story!