The Player (The Player #1) by 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?
I can’t even be mad that this is a cliffhanger.
This book had so much mystery in it that it kept you glued from beginning to end. I have so many questions… so many theories… There is a lot of fucking hiding by everyone involved here and I need to know what’s going on!
Of the two, Scout and Easton, Easton was my favorite. The pranks he plays on his best friends on the team, the way he takes care of his mother and the way he still interacts with his father, even though I think his dad is a total dick-bag, shows his depth of character. His father definitely has an agenda and he is so damn slimy he makes my skin crawl every time he shows up to give Easton his shitty advice. I hate that Easton is still, as an adult man, trying to prove something to this ass-hat.
Scout was okay. There isn’t anything that I can point to that says I don’t like her because… She just doesn’t seem to have much of a backbone. She’s trying to make her fathers last wishes come true and she doesn’t have any family left other than him, which makes this is important to her, but I think there were a lot of things she could have done differently. She makes some monumentally bad decisions.
The intrigue in The Player is thick. I know there is so much more happening behind the scenes that will all be revealed in The Catch coming in June and I cannot wait to see if my theories are correct or if Bromberg is going to surprise me. Don’t worry about a cliff-hanger. This story will stick with you and give you lots to think about until then.