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?
I am not just only a sports romance book fan but I am also a sports fan as well and baseball holds a special place in my heart so I knew I had to read The Player and I loved it. That is the best yet simplest way to describe my feelings on The Player. I loved it, I really loved it and I think this is one of Ms. Bromberg’s best books yet. Did I fail to mention that I am also a huge K. Bromberg fan as well? Well I am and I can easily say she has a homerun with The Player!
Easton and Scout. First I need to comment on how much I loved their names, they just fit the characters perfectly and I love seeing unique names in books. Easton, he is The Player, he is the son of the face of the team, he is the catcher, he is on streak that shouldn’t be broken and he is injured. His only hope is to be off the DL before the agreed time runs out (you need to read the book to fully understand that statement because if I go into depth I will not only give a possible spoiler away but also go on a fifty page rant). Easton is cocky. He is the prankster of the team, he is their leader so to speak and he knows what is riding on his return. I loved the depth of Easton’s character, he was more than just this cocky player that we first meet, he is more than just a baseball player or catcher, he has a soft heart, he is sexy as all hell and he is the perfect balance to Scout.
Scout is the physical therapist hired by the team to rehabilitate Easton’s arm. The chemistry between them is immediate and fiery, especially with the way Easton treats her at first. Scout has walls up, she has fears, and she has insecurities but she is confident about her work and that she can in fact get Easton back on the field and back behind the plate ready to catch the next pitch thrown his way. The more we learn about Scout, what she has locked deep inside of her, all of those feelings have a deeper reasoning behind them and I just wanted to make it all okay for her. She doesn’t want to want Easton and tries to keep it on a professional level but sometimes you just have no say when that chemistry explodes.
There are so many things that I loved about The Player and really nothing that I didn’t. The characters have depth; the storyline is paced perfectly, there is just enough angst and a bit of suspense to add to what is going on. There are some surprises and a couple oh hell no moments that made me almost throw my kindle. That ending made me want the next book right now. I want more Easton and Scout, I want to know what will happen between them, will they have a home run or will they strike out? Add in some likable secondary characters who I would like to get to know more about and you have a book that is a grand slam. I can easily recommend The Player and I want the next book right now!
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. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author | Driven Group