When you read books in a duet or series, sometimes you end the first book believing that you know where the next one is headed. This is not good. You want to be surprised as a reader. Even more demanding, you want to be surprised but also you want those surprises to make sense, to flow organically from the characters and the previously established plot.
Enter The Catch.
I thought I knew where K. Bromberg would take Scout and Easton at the end of The Player. I took some of the clues she dropped and made a whole lot of assumptions. While I may have gotten one or two correct, I missed – completely – the bigger picture. Bromberg heads in a direction I did not anticipate, and she does so in a way that is true to her characters and her story. She gives Scout and Easton the story they deserve.
At the conclusion of The Player, we know that Scout has done something that terrifies her. She sees some paperwork that worries her, so she makes a split-second decision and does something that she knows will hurt Easton. Bromberg picks right up from there and fills you in on what Scout did, why she did it, and how Easton reacts. You don’t have to wait long at all for explanations.
But then Bromberg veers in some unexpected directions. She wraps this romance in reality, which makes Easton and Scout even more real. You may not be able to relate to their struggles – not many of us are physical therapists for Major League Baseball teams, much less star catchers for those teams – but you will relate to their humanity. You will empathize with their familial conflicts and their need to trust each other while also protecting each other from certain pain. You will understand why these two people, who fought against falling in love, now are determined not to let go of that love, even as they face a series of obstacles.
As this is a K. Bromberg book, you know to expect some scorching sexy times. Girls. Your thighs will get quite the workout as you squeeze the life out of them while reading this book. As much as I enjoyed the hot headboard rocking, I liked, even more, the more emotionally intimate sex scenes. They pull you even deeper into this story. No pun intended.
Bromberg is careful when it comes to redeeming her antagonists. Some people can’t be fixed, and she makes this readily apparent. As Bromberg shows, you will face issues and problems and obstacles. You will endure conflict. Your dreams may head in a direction you don’t anticipate. You may feel that you can’t “catch” a break. These things do not determine your value. How you respond to them, though, does reveal the person you are.
I loved this book. I loved this series. I loved Easton and Scout. Once they decide to trust themselves and their feelings, they show us all how to view endings as opportunities.
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.
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
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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