Book 4, Hot Zone
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Just one short season ago, major league center fielder John Roper had it all: the looks—and personal life—of a sports hero and the public's adoration. But this hot property's lucky streak has run out. After a World Series disaster, fans diss him, shock jocks mock him and his dysfunctional family hassles him for money he really can't spare.
Now it's up to him, and Hot Zone publicist Amy Stone, to get his life back on track.
Amy finds it's easier said than done. What with the constant intrusions of his nutty family, a crazed fan playing stalker, and Roper's refusal to put his own needs first, she's starting to think that life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be. But when the two retreat to a secluded lodge, the sexy center fielder throws Amy a curveball—one she never saw coming... *This book previously released in 2004. Updataed for content and modernized
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Great ending to the series!!
Just because Uncle Yank has successfully paired his nieces up with their happily ever afters didn't mean he was done in the match making business. Now he has his sights set on fixing up his best friend and business rival's niece, Amy.......with the sexy, down on his luck center fielder, John.
John happens to be Micki's (from book 2) best friend. And boy does he have a lot on his plate. Not only dealing with a slump that he's been in, but his family seems to be pulling him in 100 different directions and he just doesn't know how to say no. Enter Amy! Amy is ready for a new start in the big city....working with the Jordan sisters. Little does she know is that not only is she is starting over, but starting a new steamy relationship with a guy that turns out to be perfect for her. John's the perfect guy to understand the chaos that is Amy's family. These two couldn't be more right for each other. That Uncle Yank sure knows how to pick 'em!
Hot Property by Carly Phillips
Carly Phillips know how to write hot, sexy romance books and this will make you want to read more of her books! ! !
Hot Property is the fourth book in the Hot Zone series. This is about Amy Stone and John Roper and of course, the ever meddling Uncle Yank…and Spencer Atkins who have now joined forces with the agency umbrella called Athletics Only and the PR firm called The Hot Zone.
Amy Stone is the newest publicist at the Hot Zone and the niece of Spencer Atkins. She moved to New York to get a new start and have a life of her own away from her mother and aunt in Florida. When she gets assigned to her first client it is John Roper, the man who hit on her at her cousin’s wedding (Riley and Sophie, book 3). Now she is overwhelmed at the attraction that come back when they meet again and she has to help with his PR, help him to recover from a serious baseball injury if he wants to play ball again and straighten out his family who drops every little thing in his lap….
John Roper, center fielder for the New York Renegades is recovering from a serious baseball injury and needs to concentrate on his rehab but…his family is pulling him in different directions so his time is spent putting out their fires and not doing what he needs in order to recover and get back to the one thing he loves the most…..baseball!
Will Amy be able to get John away from his family long enough to do the rehab needed to play ball again, round up his family and show them they can do things on their own and not always depend on John and keep her feelings from overtaking and having this first job go down the drain????
Romance along with catching up with all the characters in the other Hot Zone books….what a way to end this series! ! !
I enjoyed reading Hot Property, the fourth book in Carly Phillips’ Hot Zone series, once again. I liked how Spencer’s niece, Amy Stone enters the fold, joining the Hot Zone for a PR position. Amy has the challenge of reeling in John Roper who plays for the NY Renegades. John is a much more complicated person than he lets on to others. Instead of rehabbing his injury he focuses on helping to solve the problems of his family. As Amy attempts to keep him in line and focused on recovery, John would rather work on exploring their chemistry.
I’m so glad that Ms. Phillips ended the series with John and Amy’s story since John has played a role in each of the previous Hot Zone books. I enjoyed this series when it first came out and enjoyed them again this time around. All four of the original books sit on my keeper shelf.
This book is not the sexy story as are Phillips’ more recent books, but still has those loveable characters that you want to cheer on, hoping for their happy ending. The characters were well written and authentic. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.