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Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg.
Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.
So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.
Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.
And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.
But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?
Well I'm sure this won't be the first or the last time you hear this but K Bromberg seriously knocked it out of the park and scored a home run with this one. Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking, I sound cheesy as hell considering the subject matter at the heart of "The Player" but I just couldn't help myself... sorry!!!! Lol. Whether you're a fan of this author or a virgin to her work, I have every faith you are going to love this new sports romance. Not only did "The Player" give me an insight into baseball as a game but it also showed me just how ruthless a sport it could be, where injury can potentially cost you your career and loyalty means nothing when there's a risk you'll affect the bottom line. Throw into the mix, two characters who I absolutely adored but who came with their own truck load of baggage and I fell in love with this book.
The worst part about telling yourself lies is you know the real truth.
Easton and Scout (loved the names BTW) were two people who were living in the shadows of their parents, desperately trying to live up to expectations but never quite feeling like they made the grade. On top of that, they both had their fair share of secrets which felt like they were carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. Both characters had so much to lose and I truly felt for them. I loved how Kristy wrote each of these characters. Despite everything, the strength that each of the characters showed and the fact that despite everything, they really could hold their own, and it was difficult not to be in awe of them.
Duty wars against desire.
Promises made battle against personal wants.
Responsibility clashes against recklessness.
Selflessness is pitted against selfishness.
Easton's character surprised me at every turn. I'm so glad he wasn't a "player" in the conventional sense of the word. Not at all. He may have had a reputation as a bad boy but actually what I found was a man with a heart of gold. He was a little bit battered and bruised both physically and emotionally but nothing a touch of tender love and affection couldn't fix. Seriously ladies, you are in for such a treat with Easton, he really was a diamond of a guy.
Scout's character was caught between a rock and a hard place. I would not want to be in her predicament that's for sure. With so much going on in her life, it felt like such an uphill struggle for her at times. To top it off, despite her strength and a fighting spirit, there was also a stubborn streak and a fiery temperament that often didn't help her cause. Lucky for her because Easton was a patient man who was persistent when he had his sights on something or someone.
I'm breathless. I'm stunned. God I'm fucked.
Scout and Easton were so good together. They were the comfort that each craved and they provided support and words of wisdom when it felt like the light at the end of the tunnel was getting farther and farther away. But equally, there was the banter they shared and the sizzling chemistry that grew hotter and hotter with the turn of every page.
I had no idea this was part of a duet so imagine my surprise when I got to the end and hit "THAT" cliffy. Don't worry though because the conclusion to Easton and Scout's story is out in July so not long to wait.
Is there anything this man can do to make me not like him?
Because I'm beginning to think he might need to do that,
I I don't start believing he hung the moon. Or stole my heart.
This was a perfectly paced, flawlessly written first part in "The Player" duet which gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
About the Author:
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.
Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.
In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.
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