Monday, June 13, 2016



Series: Kingston Heat #1

Author:  Ella Jade

Publish Date:   03.14.14

Publisher:  Beachwalk Press, Inc.

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Sports

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors

Received from:  Ella Jade (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: Stealing His Heart

Date completed: 03.17.14


Description from the publisher:

Will the bad-boy pitcher strike out when it comes to love?


Shy music teacher Sophia Ballis has sworn off men. After a bad experience with a college jock she decided it was better to be alone than to get burned again. She focused on her education and now her new job at a local private school.


Professional baseball pitcher Paxton Hughes is a player both on and off the field. He's signed to the Kingston Crushers to bring home the coveted championship title. Nothing can get in his way. Serious relationships don't mix with a life on the road and he never loses focus on the game. One-night stands are his specialty for a reason.


While out jogging one spring morning, the two collide, setting their course in motion. Pax is immediately drawn to the unassuming beauty. Sophia is aware of his reputation and decides one night of meaningless sex with the attractive Texas charmer is just what she needs to get over her self-imposed dry spell. Pax has more than a one-night stand on his mind, but will his bad-boy persona and demanding schedule ruin any chances of a happily ever after?


Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content(less)


“Can I walk you to your car?”


“Thank you.” Sophia got up from the table and took his hand. “I’m parked right out front.”

Pax led her across the dance floor, waving to the few people who were left, and then out to the parking lot.


“It’s that one.” She pointed to her beat-up car, the one she’d bought her freshman year of college.  It was used then but it still managed to get her where she needed to go. “Probably not as nice as what you drive.”


He leaned her against the car and wrapped his arms around her waist. Her heart pounded hard against her chest, strumming loud between her ears. She could smell the beer that lingered on his breath. His hazel eyes narrowed as he swiped the tip of his tongue along his top lip before tilting his head.


“I have a feeling I’m going be seeing you in my dreams tonight.” He sighed as he brought his mouth to hers. “Give me something to remember these next few days.”


She nodded as she placed her hands on his broad shoulders and guided him to her, closing any space between them. When his warm lips touched hers, she thought she would explode. A burn coursed through her and settled between her legs. The mild tingling she’d experienced when they danced was nothing compared to the intensity she felt now.


As he deepened the kiss, his tongue massaged hers. Increasing his hold on her hips, he pinned her between the car and his massive thighs. She tightened her grip on him when his erection grazed her center. Every nerve ending in her begged to be satiated. The ache inside her stomach moved lower until the dampness invaded her panties. Her nipples poked against the thin material of her silk bra.


When she moaned into his mouth, he placed one last kiss on her lips before pulling away. He looked at her for a moment, pressing his forehead to hers, as he stuttered a few words.


“That was...well, I’ve never...” He ran his fingers through his hair. “You have me tongue-tied, sugar. That doesn’t happen often.”


Now she wanted to know what else he could do with that tongue.


“You best get in that car and drive away before I...”


She’d never wanted to have a one-night stand more than she did at that very moment. Maggie had said if there was ever a guy to have one with, Pax would be the one. He was a no-strings-attached player. Why hadn’t he asked her to go home with him?


“Be safe driving home.” He reached for the handle and opened her door. “You have some sweet dreams. I know I sure will.”


Sleep? That was the last thing on her mind.



This is book one of a new series.


This is a sweet love story between good girl, Sophia and bad boy Paxton.  What I love is that Sophia may be a good girl, but that doesn’t make her a naïve innocent.  She knows she is ready to have her world rocked and she has chosen the baseball bad boy, Paxton Hughes.  What she didn’t count on was Pax being ready to hang up the bad boy image.  Since the moment he runs into her during their daily runs in the park, he has felt something different about this woman.  A one-night stand just will not be enough.


I enjoyed this easier, lighter read.  It’s nice to have a little cotton candy every once in a while.  This was the first of Ms. Jade’s books that I have read, but I will be picking up some more for when I need to relax.  I look forward to continuing this series.


Kingston Heat Series

  1. Stealing His Heart
  2. Sliding into Second

Other Books from Ella Jade:

  • Jocelyn's Choice
  • Be My Everything
  • The Lonely Dominant
  • Embracing the Unexpected
  • Crossfire of Love
  • Three's a Crowd
  • A Love Stolen
  • Make Me Stay
  • Passion's Pain
  • One Night of Need
  • Silent Night, Unexpected Night
  • Something More
  • Surrender to Me
  • The Weekend Proposition
  • Find Me
  • Pleasure Inn
    • Master of the Inn
    • Indulging the Professor
    • Inn for the Holidays

  • Included in Anthologies:
    • At the Beach, Volume 1
    • Love, Again








originally posted 03.17.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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