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?
“You’re nothing like I expected.”
“I’m never what anyone expects. It’s a blessing and a curse.”
YES!! ‘The Player’ is a sweet-hot sports romance that hits all the bases! The author really knows the game of baseball and it SHOWS. And this might have THE best Dedication Page I’ve ever read. Ms. Bromberg knocked it out of the park with this story. Even if you’re not a fan of sports romance, you’ll LOVE this book. Helllloooo, Easton Wylder!!
This book is a perfect example of the great things that can come from an author writing what s/he knows. The author’s knowledge and understanding of the competitiveness and drive that athletes must have to succeed really shines through in every page. I devoured this smoldering, sexy story and cannot wait for more. There’s a cliffhanger but it is not a total shocker, so I am very content to wait for the continuation of Easton and Scout’s story.
Easton, a brilliant baseball player, is a member of a famed baseball family. He struggles to get back in the game after an injury. And he also struggles to live up to the expectations of his demanding father, a legendary player.
Scout knows a thing or two about living up to the family name. Her father is also legendary, a renowned sports medicine figure. And, as a woman working in a male-dominated field, she must constantly fight to prove herself.
Easton is her patient but she has ZERO interest in him and knows that is a professional boundary she can never cross. Of course she gets the wrong impression of Easton and stereotypes him as a real “player”, but once she gets to know the man behind the cocky facade, she is completely surprised.
“He’s good with kids. And with dogs. And with his sick mom. And with spooked women. 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, so I don’t start believing he hung the moon. Or stole my heart.”
The author has a way of creating characters that are memorable, very REAL and very flawed. ‘The Player’ is without question my favorite book since ‘The Driven’ series. Easton and Scout are brilliant in their own fields, lonely, driven and afraid to open their hearts. I felt a real connection between the two MC’s which is essential to my enjoyment of any romance. This book seems to have been written from straight the heart and has tons of warmth, emotion and of course H-O-T sexy times.
Don’t wait for ‘The Scout’ to enjoy this book! A must-read for any contemporary romance lover.
“I’ve played on grass my whole life, Scout. There’s no need for me to see what’s out there when it’s green beneath my feet.”
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
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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Loraine Oliver says
Thanks for review, have to read!