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?
Melanie’s 5+ Star Review:
I am floating so high…. High, high all the way to the sky right now. K. Bromberg’s latest release The Player was an exhilarating home run! Ball thrown at nanosecond speed, that ear splitting crack against the bat, flying way beyond the stadium walls sort of home flippin’ run!!!! Oh you guys, I cannot even fully express just how much I loved the heck out of this book. It brought out my Julie Andrews arms wide dancing and twirling over the hills of the Sound of Music. The Player is the type of book that has you crawling out of your own skin and into its pages. The sort that I wanted to savor thoroughly and ever so slowly. The kind that makes you just hold your Kindle against your chest, swaying back and forth in anguish once it ends. This book is THAT book that you wish you could unread in the false idealistic belief that you could experience it anew. The characters, their chemistry, the plot line, and the delivery so overwhelmingly satisfying I couldn’t for the life of me put it down for more than a few “because I have to feed my family” minutes.
Scout Dalton is recruited to be the person to put the Austin Aces star player back on the field. Having grown up in the world of baseball, Scout has honed in on the ins and outs of rehabilitating the players from the disabled list back to the elusive active roster. Having learned and still somewhat being guided by the best, she is confident in securing not only the player’s success but also her own. I loved Scout, I loved everything about her—from her intelligence, to her good nature, even down to her skittishness. Having lost so many of the most important people in her life, she’s made herself believe that she’s cursed somehow. I couldn’t blame her one bit. Put in her shoes, I’d feel exactly the same way and gosh, I just felt so bad for her. This precious need to hold on to the very last source of love left in her life, she begins to falter in what she’s come to do when The Player she works on begins to work his way into her heart instead. And OMG OMG OMG does he ever work for her attention and her heart! Easton Wylder had every single bit of my body going wilder than ever before. You guys! He is utter perfection! P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N! Be still my ever fickle heart, Easton said and did the right things. He is every bit the bonafide definition of book boyfriends and book husbands combined. Physically built like a goddamn Adonis, it comes nowhere near the gold that his heart is made of. I legit surrendered my heart, my body, my damn panties over to him.
Easton and Scout’s connection was apparent from the very start and the start of it was pretty damn funny. That’s what I loved about them—there was a lightness and easiness to their relationship from the start. There was an understanding of one another’s needs and wants beyond any I’ve read as of late. The swoon factor is crazy intense. My ovaries bursting like piñatas at a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Any sensibility left the building from the very first smirk out of Easton Wylder and the very first blush that colored Scout Dalton’s face. I loved how mystified Scout was by what Easton was making her finally feel and that he was able to see past what other never seemed to ever have. There weren’t copious amounts of sex scenes in this book but the times that there were… Holy shoot. My saliva gathered around my mouth from the deliciousness of such intimate and heady scenes. I loved it. Loved that it was littered throughout the book for the sake of it but rather written in with such finesse to make the biggest, most profound impact. There was this confounding force behind what they felt for one another—Scout constantly pushing Easton away and Easton quickly pulling her back in, the desperateness for one another and the peace they can only find with one another which made it all so downright addictive.
This was more than just a wonderful love story. There’s a familial element that we could all relate to which also drove the plot line. From the overpowering need to please their parents, to the stifling fear of letting them down. Both Scout and Easton held such an understanding about it that they both became an outlet for each other’s struggles, ultimately fueling the already powerful connection they have. I love a backstory to an already amazing story and I thought that K. Bromberg executed that perfectly.
The Player played me like a violin. From one sentence to the next, this book had me feeling like a giddy sixteen year old. Breath hitching, palms sweating, cheeks sore from smiling so dang hard—K. Bromberg was relentless in delivering THE FEELS. I cannot wait to see how Scout and Easton’s story plays out in the follow-up of this intoxicating duet. Until then, I take solace in knowing that a re-read is just at the tip of my fingers.
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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