Review – The Player by K. Bromberg

The Player Cover

The Player by K. Bromberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

Sitting in the stands watching your favorite baseball team play is a high that dives off the diamond straight to you as the energy engulfs the air. The fans are engaged and intently watching the players with baseball greats in tight pants an added bonus. Adrenaline courses through your veins as you hope your team wins. You can’t help but feel alive. The Player by K. Bromberg made me feel alive! Pulse-pounding and passionate, The Player penetrates the heart like a fastball, soaring straight to the soul!

When your heart is still racing and your pulse is pounding after you finish a book, it’s the highest of highs…the best feeling ever!!! I rode the highest of highs with The Player. This story SPARKED TO LIFE, and oh did I feel every flame…every tremor…every word…EVERYTHING! Easton and Scout together were EVERYTHING! The Player was EVERYTHING!!!

The Player held my heart soon after I turned the first page, never letting go…I never let go. This baseball book instantly catapulted itself into my heart and mind with a force I was powerless to stop. The Player ASSAULTED me, its angst was my adrenaline and ache; its pendulum of fire and ice was my passion; and its power was my power too. This soul-searing story struck me like a fast ball, fast and furiously. The Player was all fired up and ready to ignite all of the feels where I could not help but feel every one.

The Player — so powerful and passionate —POSSESSED me. I could not devour this heart-stopping sexy and strong story fast enough. The baseball meets romance plot is powerful, Easton and Scout were combustible together — so raw and real — and Bromberg’s writing is off-the-charts incredible, flowing with a heady mix of feels and fire. My feels were on fire, engulfed in emotions that were flames, blazing with a dual dose of heady heat and heart.

The dedication made me smile.
The dedication is as powerful and poignant as the book.
The dedication is personal, a glimpse into the real woman behind the author…not K. Bromberg but Kristy.
The dedication is EVERYTHING!!!

Not even ten percent in and this story was already 5 stars. INSTANT LOVE!!! K. Bromberg quickly hit this baseball book out of the park, and the game had barely begun. I KNEW that, being a sports romance addict, The Player would be a huge hit but I did not expect my heart to be hit the hardest. I did not expect to NEED The Player so very much. This raw and riveting romance was my oxygen to breathe, as I NEEDED The Player, pure power and passion in words.

Easton Wylder is a baseball god. A legend on and off the field. Smokin’ hot. A player with a heart of gold. A super star who has to defy the odds of playing baseball again after a big injury.

Scout Dalton is beautiful, brave, and bold. A female in a man’s world of baseball. A ball-buster in a ball game-focused world. A healer as a physical therapist who has to live up to a legend.

Scout is partnered with Easton, her new patient. Fire and ice. Open and closed. Hero and heroine.

“If you’re going to bust my chops, Wilder, you should know that I can give as good as I get.”

Like the rest of K. Bromberg’s heroines, Scout is strength in spades with quick wit. I LOVED this sassy spitfire of a heroine! Scout batted virtual balls with the player, a battle of banter that was charged with electricity….so enticing and entertaining. Words were FIRE, burning through the pages. 

“I’m a hard girl to please.”

Patient blends with player. 

“A demanding woman indeed,” he murmurs before giving me that tender type of kiss that reverberates to your toes and then all the way back up until it slams into your belly.

Lines are blurred…maybe crossed.

Oh the heat that SMOLDERS from this story! 

“Good thing I’ve got a big bat and know how to use it.”

There may be no going back now…

“I think I got to you. I think when you close your eyes, you think about me. I think you don’t want to, but you do, because God knows I think about you, Scout.”

The push and pull of The Player was the sweetest ache.

I SWOONED, as Easton’s words MELTED ME like molten lava. Easton and Scout have combustible chemistry paired with passion that’s difficult to ignore…a fight neither will win. The push and pull. The fire and ice. One or both may crash and burn. This game may end in a shut-out where only one player comes out on top.

This baseball romance has heart…ALL of the HEART. The Player touched my heart so many times that I lost count.The passion bleeds through the pages, each word a drop that oozed to life. My tears fell hard and fast like baseballs, as these characters’ pain became mine. I felt every word penetrate through me, pounding every emotion: smiles, swoon, and tears…I FELT IT ALL!

The Player hits hard like a fast ball, feels soaring all of the way across the bases! K. Bromberg takes you on the diamond, in the locker room, so close to this baseball game that you’re part of this baseball team too. You can’t help but surrender to this sports story—baseball meets romance—as emotions entangle around every word like a mitt to a baseball.

There is one constant in K. Bromberg’s books: Live life to the fullest. Take a chance…a risk. Make every moment matter. This book and all of K. Bromberg’s other masterpieces matter.

I went into The Player expecting a sizzling sports romance with a few feels. What I received was ALL OF THE FEELS and so much more. The Player is perseverance. The Player is power. The Player is passion. The Player is a punch to the heart. The Player is K. Bromberg’s poignant words wrapped around a baseball story woven in love. The Player is PURE PERFECTION. The Player has ALL OF THE SPARK…ALL OF HEART…ALL OF THE SOUL. All of MY heart. All of MY soul.

K. Bromberg brought her A-game out to play in The Player, a grand-slam of a baseball romance that hits the heart and slays the soul. I LOVED The Player so much! A 2017 super star, The Player is the best baseball romance I’ve ever met! A MUST-READ ROMANCE!!! This baseball-meets-romance book—an ACE—is in the big leagues! I’m not ready for this game to be over. 

“I’ve played on grass my whole life, Scout. There’s no need for me to see what’s out there when it’s green beneath my feet.”

★★★★★ ‘heart-hitting’ home runs


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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 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?




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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