Review: The Player by K. Bromberg

Posted August 3, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  The Player by K. BrombergThe Player (The Player, #1) by K. Bromberg
Series: The Player
on April 17th 2017
Genres: Sports Romance, Romance
Pages: 300
Format: E-Book
Source: Personal Copy
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three-half-stars

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 the 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 side in the club’s best interest if 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?

Also in this series: The Catch (The Player, #2)
Also by this author: Sweet Cheeks, The Catch (The Player, #2)

I’m a mood reader, it’s summer, and you know what that means?  Books with summery things – like baseball!  (Yes – I realize that thought pattern might be a little bit of a stretch but do I really need to defend my mood reading habits?)  I had been waiting in anticipation for both books in K. Bromberg’s The Player duet to be published before I dived-in – didn’t want to risk the chance of a cliffhanger!

The Player got off to an intense start and I was torn between laughing and squirming with awkwardness.  Easton Wylder – star catcher for the Austin Aces – has three months to recover from a debilitating arm injury.  Expecting to find the legendary physical trainer, Doc Dalton, Easton instead walks into his first day of PT to find Doc’s daughter, Scout at the helm. Convinced his teammates sent her as a practical joke, Easton delivers some inappropriate baseball metaphors that further Scout’s insta-lust. The baseball club has a serious no fraternization policy and the book centers around the characters dealing with their attraction towards one another as well as Easton’s recovery.

BTW – this dialogue is full of sexual innuendos and baseball puns. Watch out if you’re not into that – it’s deliciously over the top

Scout and Easton were an ideal sports-loving pair.  Scout is a feisty spitfire of a woman, who also happens to be extremely smart and gorgeous. She gives as good as she gets and Scout and Easton keep each other on their toes. She’s following her father’s footsteps but has little room to make her career her own – especially with his “clear mind, hard heart” mantra.  Easton is incredibly determined and charming. He goes after Scout full force with an iron resolve to cross the lines she’s so clearly drawn.  

Scout and Easton fell into an easy relationship that oddly felt a little too easy even though they both faced personal demons. Aside from needing to keep their relationship secret, they seemed to have it made in the shade until….cliffhanger!!!! Yes, for those folks at home unable to have book #2 on hand… wait for it!

I find myself not knowing quite what to say about this book.  The Driven series was one of the first I ever purchased for my kindle and I think I’ve read it three times.  Easton’s voice was very similar to that of Driven’s main character – confident, charming, and reconciling with issues from his past – and I think those who like the trilogy will also find themselves in like with The Player.   

three-half-stars

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