Saturday, September 17, 2016
Review: Hard to Hold by Katie Rose from Loveswept
by Katie Rose
Published: September 13. 2006
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“Katie Rose writes sexy, skilled sports heroes who know how to treat a woman right!” raves Wendy S. Marcus. Now the award-winning author of the Bad Boys of Baseball series introduces a team of soccer stars who score on and off the pitch.
New Jersey Hurricanes striker Logan Hart lives for the grind of training, the adrenaline of competition, and all the perks of the road—until his ex hands him a baby and tells Logan to raise her on his own. He’s eager to pass this bundle of joy into more capable hands and get back to his hard-playing, hard-partying ways. But when a beautiful, blond drill sergeant of a nanny turns Logan’s life upside down, he sets a new goal: winning her heart.
Isabella Bennett takes pride in teaching the rich and famous how to become loving families. Her no-nonsense style is just what Logan and his crying, copper-haired cutie need. So why can’t she get the image of Logan’s tanned, muscular body out of her head? Isabella’s here to whip a new father into shape, not fall for a sexy ladies’ man. But their chemistry is too tantalizing to ignore, much like the temptation to trust someone with her deepest secrets—and embrace a loving family all her own.
My Thoughts: I really enjoy Katie Rose's books. She writes the kind of contemporary romance that you can just sit back and lose yourself in....enjoyable, fun, and romantic, and Hard to Hold is just that kind of book. Logan is the on so swoon-worthy soccer player whose status is changed to that of new dad in the blink of an eye. Isabella is the new Nanny, who is the best at what she does, but also beautiful, which does not go unnoticed by Logan. They try to keep things professional, but that proves to be quite difficult, despite both their best efforts. The one wonderful thing to come out of his one-night-stand is Cinnamon, the beautiful little red-headed bundle of joy that Logan and everyone else who meets her can't help falling in love with.
Logan and Isabella do, of course, have their share of obstacles to overcome as their relationship progresses and issues with the permanency of Cinnamon's custody status comes into play, and I love the way Logan's character develops into a stand-up and standout dad in this process.
Hard to Hold is a wonderful beginning to Katie Rose's new Hard to Play series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next installment.