Series: The Player #2
Author: K. Bromberg
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 29th, 2017
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.
5 ‘Clear Mind, Full Heart’ Stars
What a fantastic, emotional and steaming HOT, roller coaster ride full of twists and turns!
Just when I thought K. Bromberg had shown us her best with The Player, here she goes blowing that all up, and reaching the top of writing awesomeness with this conclusion of Easton and Scout’s story!
The Catch brings us exactly to the point where The Player left of, and one major clusterfuck of a situation. No, I will not reveal anything about it, given this is a completely SPOILER FREE review (which believe me it’s hard like hell), but I’ll just say these two are put through the ringer and their relationship put to the test on more then one occasion.
I can blame her all I want, but I did this. I knew some day it would happen. That my secret would ruin something I loved.
About how I blamed her because it was so much easier than telling her the truth.
I loved how much Scout’s character develop and grew in this installment. Yes, I still loved Easton – best book boyfriend material right here, even with his issues – , but these woman showed an incredible transition and confident in their love and Easton himself.
He fought for me. To gain my trust. To make me want more with him. To make me see not everyone leaves. To ensure I fell in love with him.
And now it’s my turn to earn that back from him.
Scout truly was fantastic and showed unbelievable strength and unquestionable love, not only for Easton, but for all her loved ones. Easton was her focus point though, and how could it not?! That man… Sigh…
He kisses me with a passion I’ve never felt before. It’s soft and sweet but there’s so much more to it.
It’s a hello.
It’s a goodbye.
It’s an apology.
It’s a declaration.
And I do the only thing I’ve ever been able to do when it comes to Easton. I acquiesce. I give him everything I have. Every piece of me. Every part of my heart.
It’s like in this sudden madness, I’ve found calm.
I’ve found him.
What did I say? Swoon… Even with all the curveballs thrown his way Easton’s love and devotion for Scout always spoke louder, and I adored how Ms. Bromberg managed to create such incredible plot, truly full of twist and turns, without resorting to the very worn out and easily aggravating artifices of OW and OM drama. Major points, in my opinion, for the production of absolutely in depth characters and storyline, where loyalty was undoubtedly unwavering! Utterly brilliant! Easton and Scout are each other’s rock and lifeline.
“I want to drown in you tonight, Scout. I want to forget the world, forget what’s going to happen tomorrow, and drown in everything about you, starting now.”
While on The Player, we have an introduction to the characters and their lives, as well as the blossoming of their relationship, and love in a slow paced story, on The Catch we have their love, and each other’s strength as base for a fast paced, full steam ahead – in more ways then one, lol – tale, full of challenges and with an incredible dynamic with one constant no matter what: Scout and Easton, the team.
“I love you.”
And right there—three simple fucking words and I’m a dead man. A total goner to this woman who is a mess of contradictions and who unexpectedly stole my heart along the way.
Without revealing to much, my heart ached for these two, but specially Easton, and I think that is one of the things that made me love him even more. Even with all the adversities, and sometimes wanting to smack him upside the head – come on, we all know men can be an ass sometimes – , there was this moments, where he showed his fragile heart and his love for Scout shone so bright, and the most swoon worthy of ways, that is no wonder way that girl was such a goner.
I’ve never met anyone like you, Scout. You challenge me. You make me laugh. You encourage me. But more than anything you get me.
The duet is, in reality, a story of love in all its forms and shapes, where family has an huge roll, and we can see it clearly but these incredible words of wisdom, each of their parents transmitted to them. First, Easton’s mother to him, and them Scout’s father to his daughter.
“There will come a day, son, when someone will love the parts of you that no one else knows how to love. That’s when you know they’re the one for you.”
“Clear mind. Full heart, Scouty-girl. Never forget that.”
Though something tells me they had reached their same conclusion on their own. And to say Easton and Scout connected perfectly, and truly belonged together in every way, is an understatement. We had every single emotion on this book, from hilarious funny – omg, that Romeu scene – to deeply emotional, and heartfelt, passing through some of the sexiest, smoking hot sex scenes. Ok, hot is not big enough word. These two were SCORCHING!
She yelps and jumps into my arms. Legs around my waist. Kiss on my lips. God, this woman is going to be my welcome undoing.
It was utterly and undoubtedly the PERFECT closure for the duet, and that beautiful and heartwarming Epilogue proves it. Well, it seems I now have a new fav by the author, and can’t wait to know what she will give us next!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
“I promised him I would, Scout. I want all of those things for you. The flowers in your hair, the mud on your toes, the stubbornness that puts me in my place, the sweet, the sexy, and everything in between. The first time we went to my place, you stuck a bookmark in my heart and then you ran away. And I think it’s the perfect time to move to the next chapter and start a life together. I love you, Scout Dalton. I love the parts of you no one else knew how to love just as you do me.”
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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