The Player by K. Bromberg
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?
About the Cover:
Designer: Helen Williams
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography
Model: Chase Williams (IG: @bubbas_82)
So let me start this off by saying this book is part of a duet. So while this story ends with a bit of a cliffhanger, it makes sense for the story and let me be honest; K. Bromberg knows what she is doing and I have absolute faith in her plans for Scout and Easton.
“I may not be Doc, but I sure as hell am a Dalton. It’s been a pleasure.”
So from that line, I fell in love with our girl, Scout. I swear this author writes some of my favorite heroines ever. Scout is no exception. Scout is the daughter of the infamous physical therapist, Doc Dalton. But when she meets Easton Wylder, he assumes she is part of prank being played on him. Not so much. Scout is tough as nails and she works hard. She knows what she is doing, and has a tough exterior that helps her keep everything together, both personally and professionally.
Easton Wylder is truly baseball royalty. His father is Cal Wylder, an equally famous member of baseball royalty. One thing I enjoyed about the chemistry between Scout and Easton is that both have fathers that are basically legends. But like many fathers do, sometimes their kind intentions aren’t always the best course of action. We see both Scout and Easton deal with this. I liked this part of the story because you know the parents are hard on their kids. They have expectations, but they do also love their children at the same time.
This story is one (like many) that I loved a lot and want to blabber on about forever, but that would ruin the story for you. So I want to focus on some of my favorite aspects of this story.
This story truly comes to life. Before I read romance, before I blogged, did social media, etc, I read. I’ve always loved it. One of my favorite parts is when you get a really amazing author and they just transport you. K.Bromberg takes you to Austin, Texas with Scout and Easton. This story was one I could see in my mind. I felt like I could physically feel the warm air, the scents, the textures of the different environments the characters encounter. One scene that really stuck out to me is when Scout gets to see Easton’s home. And he has this amazing view of the baseball stadium.
Scout is feeling the hardwood floor, she’s seeing the dark house, and Easton’s outline. But then she sees this view. I think true lovers of baseball know that feeling. There is something so breathtaking about seeing your team’s stadium, empty and quiet. At one point, Scout refers to it as Easton’s church. I would not have thought of a better description for it. In that moment, I felt myself feel the awe and amazement, not only from seeing the scene in my mind, but also from knowing exactly how the characters would be feeling.
Something I really admired about this book was getting to see more of Scout’s desire for Easton. We know they are both attracted to each other. That’s really obvious. But so many times in books, I feel like the man smells the woman’s hair, he notices the silkiness of her skin. But I don’t feel like we see that as much from the woman’s perspective. One thing I enjoy is how Scout notices everything about Easton. She truly breathes him in. It was such a refreshing change to see her being the one to comment on these fine little traits about Easton.
If you love sports romance, then you need this duet in your life. The Player is an absolutely phenomenal book. I truly had to temper my review because I kept wanting to tell more and more because I fell head over heels into home base with Scout and Easton.
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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