The Player by K. Bromberg (The Player #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance/Sports

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

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?

K. Bromberg writes damn good books. I was a little late to the game but I thoroughly enjoyed The Driven Series along with everything else she’s written. I just recently read Sweet Rivalry, Holy Hotness! That book was amazing! Needless to say, I really enjoy a good K. Bromberg book. But, I was a little worried about The Player. I hate to say it with my Cleveland Indians going to the World Series and all last year but I’m not a baseball fan. At all. I would rather watch paint dry than go to a baseball game.

Ms. Bromberg has changed my mind. Completely. This book was written so beautifully I’ve actually started to watch baseball, much to the joy of my husband and son!

I fell in love instantly with this book.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. His father is a legend and expects great things from Easton, which he has accomplished up until now. A dirty play injures Easton’s arm and he is on the disabled list for the time being. However, this cocky player is determined to get back to the field sooner than later and will be working hard to make that dream a reality.

Scout Dalton is about to turn his life upside down.

Scout is a PT who is following in her father’s footsteps. She knows all too well how players “play” and she refuses to succumb to their advances. And there are plenty of them tossed her way…the guys just can’t seem to stay away from the hot woman PT.

Scout is in for the experience of a lifetime trying to hold her own against Easton and he will do whatever he needs to get back into the game he loves. However, they both have so many issues their relationship may sink before it even truly starts.

“I’m putting myself out on a limb for a woman who wants to run, when for the life of me, I’ve never been one to stay. But I’m not going anywhere.”

The chemistry between Scout and Easton is incredible. The push and pull from both of them, WOW. She can give it back to him as good as he gives it. The build of their relationship, from Scout being his PT, to their friendship, to an actual relationship is written so flawlessly, I was mesmerized with every single word. It was a nice change of pace to see the heroine who wants to run while the hero patiently waits for the woman he loves.

“But, I want tomorrows with someone. I want yesterdays, tomorrows, and next years with someone because I’ve never gotten that chance before.”

The Player is an excellent read. I cannot recommend it enough. I enjoyed every single aspect of this book…. along with the cliffhanger ending (and what a cliffhanger it is)!! I cannot wait to see how Easton and Scout’s story comes to an end in The Catch!

I give The Player (The Player #1) by K. Bromberg 5 stars!

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