Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Book Review: The Player by K. Bromberg

The Player (The Player, #1)
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?

This story! This story! My heart broke into a million pieces. It was slowly being put back together until last chapter when another curve ball was thrown. The ending is a open-wounded cliff hanger.  
Easton Wylder, catcher for the Austin Aces, was injured during a game putting him on the disabled list (DL). His team hired the best PT to help him recover however Easton is thoroughly surprised when he discovers his therapist isn't the renowned Doc Dalton but instead his daughter, Scout Dalton. 

Scout Dalton has a job to do, rehabilitate the star catcher for the Austin Aces, Easton Wylder. She needs to stay focused, "Clear mind. Hard Heart.".  The trouble with that is Easton is hot "Like the mouthwatering, stop-traffic, draw-all-eyes-when-he-walks-into-a-room type of hot." This job is heart-breakingly important for Scout. She has to prove her worth in order to score a long-term contract with the team and fulfill her dad's bucket list. 

Initially Scout stuck to her guns. She treated Easton as "The player. A client." but it doesn't take long for Easton to begin chipping down Scout's walls. The heartache, the tears, the hurt that comes with all that is Easton and Scout. 

Oh man, this story pulled at my heartstrings. The author does a fantastic job quickly drawing you into the story. It was hard to put it down. There's plenty of heat and intensity between Easton and Scout. They not only burn up the pages but fill your heart with hope. The cliff hanger hurts but the next book is well worth the wait. 5 Stars!!

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