REVIEW – THE PLAYER (The Player, #1) – by K. Bromberg


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?

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!

Easton Wylder is known as a god on the field, and one of the best catchers of all time. He is a Major League Baseball player for the Austin Aces and is practically baseball royalty. All he’s ever known is baseball. He grew up the son of a baseball legend, & has always felt as his father’s protege he had to live up to the Wylder name. He never wanted to do anything to disgrace his dad’s legacy, so when he gets an injury that threatens to end his career he is feeling the pressure to be back on top.

Scout Dalton is the daughter of the infamous Doc Dalton. The renowned physical therapist is called in by the Ace’s to treat their star player Easton Wylder. Doc sends his daughter Scout to work with Easton & oversee his recovery. He’s counting on his daughter to get Easton back on the field and secure a long-term contract with the Ace’s team.

Easton is on a deadline to rehab his shoulder, and return in top shape, so when he walks in to see a gorgeous feisty woman instead of Doc, he isn’t pleased. He doesn’t care she’s Doc’s daughter. He doesn’t have any faith in her abilities as a physical therapist & questions her qualifications. They instantly get off to a rocky start & clash at every turn. Scout is desperate to make her father proud and solidify her reputation as a woman in a male-dominated world. She’s now out to prove herself to this arrogant, conceited, hot jerk.

Scout quickly shows Easton she knows what she’s doing. As they work so closely together the sexual tension becomes unbearable. They have an undeniable attraction that continues to spark as they work hands-on. The more Scout touches his irresistible body, the more she wants him. She hates how affected she is by him. Easton has never crossed that fine line between professional & personal, but he finds himself enjoying Scouts company and wanting to get to know her better.

Easton finally begins to take Scout seriously & sees she has what it takes to get him back on the field. They soon can’t resist each other anymore & things turn intimate. Real feelings grow between them & they both want to break all the rules & take a chance and be together. Suddenly winning the contract isn’t as important as being with Easton. Easton wants to be back on the field but wants Scout to be a part of his life. Can they find a way to be together & still keep the careers they love?

I loved everything about this book! K. Bromberg brings us a sexy, baseball player that I couldn’t get enough of. Easton Wylder is delicious & talented on and off the field. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!

-“The man plays with more heart than anyone I’ve seen in a long time.”

-He’s watching me, wanting me, and everything about him, from his expression to his eyes to his body, is breathtaking.

-I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything sexier than Easton Wylder come undone. I can’t take my eyes off him. I can’t stop thinking how I did that to him.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

And when he lowers his chin and meets my eyes, everything I was fighting against the past few months dissipates. I surrender. Heart. Body. Mind. Fear.


K. Bromberg’s new series is sure to be a hit! She has created another cocky and sexy as hell Hero that readers are going to fall head over heels in love with. The chemistry between the main characters is beyond H-O-T, and there’s just enough angst thrown in to make this a fun and addictive read!

Scout Dalton is a physical therapist for some of the most famous Major League Baseball players. Her current assignment is to help Easton Wylder, catcher of the Austin Aces, rehab his injured shoulder. It seems that during a time when he was under a lot of pressure he ended up signing a contract that guaranteed that after a certain number of months, he would be fully rehabilitated and playing for the Aces. If he fails to meet that deadline, he will be traded. Scout is hoping that she is successful with Easton’s rehab because it could mean a permanent contract for her father’s business with the Austin Aces. Her dad is one of the most well-renowned PTs in the industry and her love for him knows no bounds. It would kill her to let him down.


Scout and Easton get off to a rocky start when Easton assumes that she is a stripper and that her showing up in the Aces training room is some sort of a prank initiated by his teammates. Soon enough the attraction that is between them is too strong for either of them to deny and things get pretty hot and heavy quickly. Where Easton is confident in what could be building between them, Scout is almost the polar opposite. She’s skittish, which stems from her fear of abandonment. Almost everyone who has mattered more than anything to her has ultimately gone and left her behind. Scout also knows that becoming romantically involved with Easton would be considered unprofessional and could possibly cause her the Austin Aces contract.

Throughout the story, there is a bit of a cat and mouse chase between Easton and Scout. There is plenty of steam to keep pulses racing and the ever present fear of these two getting caught always had me on pins and needles.

The story ends on a cliffhanger and leaves readers with many questions! Luckily the conclusion will be out in July!! Not too long of a wait!

THE PLAYER is currently available!


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