Book 1, (The Player Series)
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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 regard 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?
Heartbreakingly beautiful - 5+++++ stars
A Review of The Player by K Bromberg
Heartbreakingly beautiful - 5+++++ stars
When we first meet Easton Wylder, considered baseball royalty, he is in excruciating pain that ends up putting him on the disabled list. The game is his everything until he has a possible career ending injury brought on by the viscious act of a rival team player. Five months later, after surgery, he meets Scout, he thinks that she is a stripper or hooker, brought in as part of a prank by some of his team mates. He was expecting Doc Dalton, so he is reluctant to let her touch his armddd.
Scout Dalton is the daughter of renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton. She is feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous. Because of the field she is in, she needs to be hands-on to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. Her first impression of Easton is that he is arrogant and cocky, just another player. Her dad is shutting her out and refuses to let her spend time with him while he is sick. He just wants her to get the PT program contract and concentrate on that.
We find out that she had a brother named Ford, who died about three years earlier and that their Mom left when they were small kids. Scout is holding secrets for her father, who's health issues have caused him to not be able to take on this new job. But he wants her to take the job for him as his partner, in order to meet his last wish of working with the Austin Aces' team.
There is mystery, romance, secrets and even lies throughout this storyline and you have to wonder what is going on serveral times. I can hardly wait for the next book to find out what happens next. So many questions left hanging in the air—Is Santiago who I think he is? Can Easton and Scout make their relationship work after he is traded? Does she get the contract? What was in the files that she picked up from the floor? Why was his agent left out of the meeting to discuss her recommendations?
**Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
Everything you'll want from a sports romance!!
O.M.G!! I was gifted a copy of this book to read/review and that's the first thing that comes to mind! This is my honest opinion and I was not given any incentives for doing so.
I didn't know whether to throw my kindle, cry, or swoon - maybe a little bit of all the above. Mrs. Bromberg has hit a homerun with this book!
My review may be a little impartial since I love baseball, but it's just that good. While it does touch a little bit on the sport itself, there is a romance story like none other that I've read. About 20% in, I knew there was going to be heartbreak of some kind. At 50%, the sparks were flying. Around 75%, the tears were falling and I was holding my breath waiting for the strike to be called. But then I was put back together and I didn't want this story to end. Easton and Scout came to life on each page, with every word. It's lust and swoon worthy, it's heavy and sweet, light and sexy, funny and heartbreaking. The blurb is pretty spot on so I won't give anything else away, just be prepared to spend an entire day falling in love with Mr. Hot Shot and Ms. Kitty.
5 Fanatic Stars!
The Player was enticing, bold, and 100% addicting! I love a good sports romance. But make it a baseball romance, and I'm a goner! The passion, dedication, and hard work leaped off the pages and immediately consumed my heart.
Austin Aces catcher, Easton Wylder, has known little else besides the game his entire life. So when a dirty play-inducing injury sidelines the baseball star, he'll do whatever it takes to prove his career isn't over.
Physical therapist, Scout Dalton, has the opportunity to do what her famous doctor/father has never done...secure a contract with the Austin Aces. And all it takes is to get Easton back on the field, but in a strict time limit.
Scout's brought in to do her job. But when her job involves the sexy and cocky enigma that is Easton, she's found having a hard heart towards the player will be her most difficult task yet.
The Player fully annihilates your perception of other sports romances! Not just a story about the hot player who gets the girl, but an emotional story about the fear of losing those you love, the doubt and insecurity of a life without passion, and the joy of realizing what love truly means. Easton and Scout's dynamic was perfectly unique in the story, but not without it's flaws or setbacks. Both needed something from the other. But what they weren't expecting was an utterly profound connection to one another that neither knew they were missing. The courage it takes to let someone in, and the apprehension to trust one's true intentions, showcases the strong emotions and concerns real life exhibits.
K. Bromberg has quickly become an instant must-read author for me. Her expressive and fierce writing is brilliantly displayed in The Player. This book challenges your emotions, and inhabits the reader's ability to see beyond what they think they know, and rely on what they feel instead.
The Player was simply suberb! And that ending? Goodness gracious....I need the next one NOW!
5 fanatic stars!