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 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 maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether 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?
Review by Jen Skewes
K. Bromberg has done it again. The Player is everything that I love about Ms. Bromberg’s writing. It is sweet and sexy but also included some of the emotional drama that I love from her. This is not as heavy as The Driven Series is but the main characters both have their struggles, which makes this story a little deeper than just a ballplayer and a physical therapist falling in love. When it comes to Ms. Bromberg’s books Colton Donavan will always be my favorite but my God Easton Wylder is a really, really close second. That man completely captured my heart.
Easton is a professional baseball player who is also the son of a legend on the field. Growing up he worked his ass off to become the ball player that his father expected him to be. He loves the game, it is his passion but there are times when the pressure from his father makes loving the game hard. He feels the pressure to be the best and make his father proud. When an injury puts him on the DL , he must work hard to get better and back on the field. His main focus is baseball until he meets his new physical therapist.
Scout Dalton has her own struggles and issues being the daughter of Doc Dalton. He is best there is and she has a reputation to live up to. She is hired to work with Easton, rehab his injury and get him back on the field within a certain amount of time. And if she fails it could be both of their careers on the line. While Easton was a little skeptical at first, he soon finds out just how good she is at her job. The two of them form a bond, a connection and are drawn to each other. Easton wants to get to know her, while Scout wants to do everything to push him away. There is a contract and breaking the rules could ruin it all. But Easton knows that there is so much more to Scout and wants to get to now her and he will not back down. How much will they each risk to be together?
I loved Easton. He is so far from the hot, sexy baseball player that you would expect him to be. He is sweet, caring and has a heart. I loved watching him fall for Scout, I loved sweet and sexy times between them. But it was also his emotional side that got me. The little kid who struggled to make his father proud of him to the man who in a way still has that same struggle. The side of him that really listens to Scout and shows that by the little gestures he makes when it comes to her. He was such an amazing, generous and loving man. And I just loved him.
I loved Scout so much. She was a great heroine and the perfect person for Easton. You could see her struggle when it came to him. She was so afraid to get close to him, to open up her heart but also to let him in. I understood her fears and why she was so closed off but if there were any person that could open up to it would be Easton. He listened ad he cared. I loved the moments spent with her father and seeing their relationship and the love she has for him. She is one of those heroines that you just love.
What I really loved about this book is the chemistry between the two characters but it was also the struggles and the emotions that they went through. The writing was phenomenal. Ms. Bromberg captured those moments when Scout and Easton opened up together in such a beautiful and intense way. It felt real and at times raw. It was perfect. The Player is fun, hot and sexy but also emotional. It is also a testament to Ms. Bromberg’s writing, showing exactly why she is one of my favorite authors. I will read anything she writes. I cannot wait for the next one!!
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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