The Player Duet – Book 2
By K. Bromberg
After an unexpected twist of fate, All-Star catcher Easton Wylder is left questioning the loyalty of everyone around him.
Even the woman who shares his bed, Scout Dalton.
But if Easton thought being uprooted to the last place he expected was the only challenge life had to throw at him, he was dead wrong.
With an ailing shoulder and his career in limbo, his decision to make an unexpected change leads him to question everything – Scout’s love, family loyalties, and whether he can conquer the one obstacle he’s never been able to overcome. The secret he’s never shared with anyone.
He may be a man pushed to his limits, but he’s hell-bent on proving his worth no matter the cost.
The Player Duet – Book 1
When The Player released in April I was unable to read it because my personal life was out of control. I knew that it was going to be a part of a duet and decided to wait to read it closer to the second book’s release. I read this book days before the second book released and was completely mesmerized with this story. I was counting down the days for the second book to release.
The Player by K. Bromberg is very different from any sports romance I have read. She took a different approach with the characters personalities as well as the plot. It was not your typical sports romance where the player is a player and his lady is oblivious to the professional sports world. K. Bromberg flipped the switch and threw some fast balls that most readers wouldn’t see coming. She also created complex and compelling characters who were intelligent, responsible, and attuned to their world. She added extra layers by giving them both very different kinds of daddy issues, career goals, and personal issues. She added the competitive side of the professional athlete and business practices in professional sports. Then she added the most important element of all, the sizzling hot romance that would make any reader feel like they were scoring a home run.
Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. He has been a part of the Aces since he was a kid watching his father, Cal Wylder make major league records. He’s followed in his father’s footsteps and is quickly building record breaking stats when a deliberate and illegal play results in an injury that could end his career. He’s still in the rehab process weeks after his surgery and management is not happy. He’s signed a contract to be back on the field within months rather than letting nature take it’s course in healing properly. His career is on the line and the management has brought in the best physical therapist in the sport to rehab him. Rather than Doc Dalton showing up for therapy sessions, his daughter Scout Dalton has been assigned to him. He’s reluctant to put his trust in her until she finally proves she is just as good as her father is at her job. She earns his respect and in the process wins his heart.
Scout Dalton is determined to get Easton back on the diamond in the allotted time even though she thinks it’s a ludicrous demand by management. She’s a professional and very good at what she does. She’s determined to gain the season contract as the lead physical therapist for the Aces for her father’s practice. It all depends on Easton getting back in the game. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with Easton when her professional ethics are on the line.
At this point I’m sure you are thinking that this plot has been covered before and you would be right. The difference is the layers and the complexities that K. Bromberg brings to the game. Both Easton and Scout have their own secrets and insecurities. They are both drowning because of their father’s professional reputations. Add a competitive enemy determined to ruin Easton’s career, it puts both their careers on the line. Then the unthinkable happens and you guessed it…CLIFFHANGER!
The cliffhanger was shocking! It had me counting down the days for The Catch to release.
K. Bromberg brought her A Game in this book!
The Player Duet – Book 2
I downloaded The Catch the moment it went live and started reading it immediately . I did not put this book down until I finished it. As soon as it was finished I was texting my friend, who also read the first book in this duet, raving about the book!
OMG… K. Bromberg scored big with The Catch!
So without giving away spoilers, K. Bromberg resolved the shocking cliffhanger right off the bat but not without a lot of tension and unease. That part of the story becomes less important as the rest of the story begins to play out. Both Easton and Scout’s secrets are exposed. Both of their father’s ulterior motives and ruthless control over them becomes even more complex. The result is both of their careers at this point in time are ruined. The expectations of the management, the league, and the fans is beyond their control. The only thing they have is each other and their relationship is strained.
They are both going to have to re-evalute their professional goals, their family responsibilities, and their relationship with one another. Once their secrets are out they are going to be fighting to save their relationship and careers. They may find that they are their own worst enemy. Can these two look beyond what’s on the surface and look at what’s in their hearts.
Of course K. Bromberg is going to give them their happily ever after but she is going to make them work for it. In the end it’s better than winning the World Series.
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?
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.
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