Thursday 29 June 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ The Catch (The Player #2) by K Bromberg

The Catch is LIVE!!! This is the final part of The Player duet!!


Book Description:

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.  


Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“It was a perfect storm of coincidence…”

So, Easton and Scout’s story continues in The Catch and we pick up with them right where we left off. K Bromberg left us in limbo and this is a book that I have been anxiously anticipating since I finished The Player. The Catch is chock full of K Bromberg’s trademark angst and emotion, the course of true love never runs smooth and these two still have a lot to work through. Honesty is always the best policy and with twists and turns aplenty there is never a dull moment. Faster paced and utterly engaging, this was a book that I couldn’t put down.

“Just when I felt like everything was falling apart, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe they were finally falling into place.”

Beginning with the repercussions of Scout’s last-minute decision in The Player, Easton’s trade was inevitable. Easton is automatically angry and despondent that the team that he had dedicated his life and career too are all too quick to dispense with his services. Loyalty counts for nothing in this game, it is all about the bottom line, underhand deals and management with no scruples.

“I need to step back and think about what will make me happy for once. Me! The only one who will be left.”

Scout was put into an untenable position, damned if she did and damned if she didn’t. The wrath of Easton was expected but his lack of giving her the benefit of the doubt hurts. It is at this juncture that these two really develop as a couple. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and all that.

“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.”

Who can you really trust? It seems no-one is in this book and everyone has skeletons in their closets, hidden agendas and are only out for what they can get for themselves. K Bromberg took this book to places I didn’t expect and while those skeletons come tumbling out, a plethora of emotions came tumbling too. From anger, to empathy, to love, my emotions were all over the place and as per usual K Bromberg had those tear ducts working overtime. The character connection and dialogue was on point, the plot full of the expected and the unexpected and it is this that keeps those pages frantically turning.

“Clear mind. Full heart, Scouty-girl. Never forget that.”

This book though was all about Easton and Scout’s personal journey and growth both as individuals and as a couple. The baseball setting also brought its own problems and I loved the insight into the mechanics behind the scenes. The ruthlessness is forever apparent and causes many of the curveballs that this couple face along the way.

“…It’s your heart I love. It’s your ability to open up to me even when you don’t want to. The man you are makes me want to be a better woman, too. So, I’ll give you time to think and be alone when I really don’t want to as long as you understand I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your achievements. Your shortcomings. Your love.”

As I said in my review of The Player this duet has been a huge reminder of why I fell in love with this authors writing in the first instance. Chemistry, emotion, wordy words, sentences filled with love, longing and romance. While this premise has been done before K Bromberg made it her own with her signature writing, intense character connection and emotion by the bucket load, I loved it.

“Everyone deserves some pretty in their life regardless of the scars they bear.”

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Book Description:

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? 


About the Author:

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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. 

 She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE 

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