Friday, May 29, 2009

Hot Summer Nights by LuAnn McLane

LuAnn McLane website
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: August 2004
ISBN-13: 9780451213167

Back Synopsis

Small - town dreams...big - time passion.....

You'll find them both in Sander's city. The town's love affair with baseball sparks some scorching affairs off the field, and the men are fair game. Here are three stories that will remind you there are other ways to score - and that hitting a home run has always meant something a little different when the playing field moves from the stadium to the bedroom...

When the sun sets, temperatures rise. So turn up the air-conditioning, pour a cool drink, and let LuAnn McLane make your summer nights hotter than you've ever imagined.....

End Back Synopsis

I didn't realized this be three stories into one book from McLane's stories, until I open the book to read it. But I weren't even remember that, since this book has been sitting in my TBR pile for longest time. This book was published in 2004, that been 6 years ago. But I would've brought it later that years. So I'm not sure when I brought it. I'm going to review the stories separately with individual grade.

- Hot August Night Principal Erin O'shea hired Michael Manning as coach for the Sander's High school baseball team, after she agree to his request to allow him to donate his salary for the baseball scholarship. They knew each other back in high school old days when bad boy Michael jump into her car naked, trying to escape from being caught by their old school principal. Now, avoiding each other can't be help, when the attraction between them started to spark.
Grade: 4 1/2 stars

- Heat Wave Josey Cooper has her make-up work done, after a year divorce from her ex-husband Carl. The 40 years old drama and speech teacher is now starting over with a new attitude. After Carl invited her for dinner, she want to make sure she show up looking great. Just to show Carl what he is missing by leaving her. Josey didn't counted on to be stood up 2 hours later, and she almost began to get into tears - when she glance up and saw Chase Mitchell has just came in. She notice he look good in his casual clothes instead of his baseball pant, which he also look good in. She have been in contact with Chase on several occasion at Erin and Michael's home for gathering party. So he no stranger to her. Finally she decided to have the nerve to walk up to him at the bar to say hello. But just when she about to get up, a tall blonde walk up to him and made him laugh. And Josey thought he probably won't even remember her name, since he is used to have women around him because he a famous baseball player. But unknown to her, Chase have wanted her since the first time he lay an eyes on her last summer. Spark start to fly and they began a wild night together.
Grade: 4 stars

- Hotshot Halley Frrester, a physical education teacher, went out with her friends for a bachelorette party for one of her best friend. Than the women dare each other to find their fantasy man and they have to kiss their guys. Than Halley eyes caught a gorgeous,tall man with the build of an athlete. She knew that he will be the one. She vows to get past his defences and get to know the real Reese and let him know it. Reese Taylor, a baseball pitcher, who is cockiness with a bad attitudes in and out of the field. He always have to proof himself that he is worthy all of his life. But he was never prepared to be attracted to Halley Forrester, who like him for who he is. With their differences, they were able to work through it and their love conquer all.
Grade 4 1/2 stars

I thought the three stories in this books were fun, witty, emotional stories. I enjoy reading them all. As a whole it B+ book for me. This is the first book, I've read by LuAnne McLane and I'm looking forward to reading more :)


Alice Teh said...

Looking at the title of the book, Julia, it immediately brings to mind the hot Singapore weather!

The three stories sound great. Fun, witty and emotional look like a great combination. :)

Melody said...

The stories sounds good and hot, LOL! I'm glad you enjoyed the book, Julia! :D

Julia said...

Alice - It was short, but is a good read :) I'm sure it's been hot in Singapore. But so glad to hear you're having a good time :)

Melody - It good and hot *LOL*.