Wade O’Riley is the catcher for the
Santa Barbara Heat. He is the most talented and favored
catcher in Major League Baseball - both on the field and
off. He is fun and games and a sexy playboy all rolled into
one. When a scandal erupts by a woman claiming to be
pregnant with his love child, Wade is put on ‘suspension’ by
the owners and is teamed up with the Heat’s publicist,
Samantha McNead, in order to repair the damage to his public
image. Samantha is to portray his girlfriend for one month.
Piece of cake, right? Wade thinks so. After all, he
remembers the incident that happened twelve months ago in a
stuck elevator. Samantha, of course, has no comment.
Wade O’Riley is the typical bad boy.
He is handsome, talented, and rich. He likes having fun
with women and loves being naughty. And I liked him being
that way as well. Happy go lucky most of the time. I
noticed right off the bat that Wade is perfect at hiding his
inner demons. And, boy does he have them. The biggest
demon of all is his relationship, or lack thereof, with his
father. I can’t say I blame him. One thing he is clear on
is his feelings for Samantha McNead. Wade loves nothing
more than to make her shiver with anticipation and he does,
every single time she lays eyes on him. Their relationship
starts out volatile and doesn’t let up. Their desire for
each other is real and the strife full of ups and downs.
Samantha is not an easy woman to love – not because she is
mean or hateful – but because she has been hurt before and
is scared to death to love Wade even though she loves him
Slow Heat is a slow building fire waiting to
burn out of control! Jill Shalvis has artistically conveyed
every touch, every breath, and every kiss as something of
beauty and desire. I joyfully recommend Slow Heat
– it is definitely a home run. *wink*