The Catch (The Player #2) by K. Bromberg
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.
Yes! I fuckin’ knew it!
Yeah, I know a lot of you probably figured out the same things I did from the first book too, but I’m going to take a few minutes to bask in my rightness and strain my arm patting myself on the back… I love figuring out plots. It’s like yelling Fuck You, Alex Trebec to the book gods! I win!
I have been counting down the days to get my hands on this book. The first book was a cliffhanger? I ain’t even mad… The Player was worth reading even if she had left it right there and walked away. But, luckily Bromberg took pity on us and gave us this. Perfection!
So much drama! But you know what? They talked to each other. They didn’t get offended or obviously misunderstand or cut off ties with no reason. Yes, they had an argument and some harsh, unearned words were said, and Easton went a tiny bit off the rails…but after what had just happened?... who wouldn’t have? And I’d have called bullshit if that hadn’t happened. We’re talking careers here people. You don’t fuck with someone’s career out of the blue.
I actually commend Easton for thinking everything through before talking to Scout again and being man enough to apologize for blaming her. I also appreciated that Scout knew when to walk away and let him chew through what he needed to before he was ready to talk about it. I know it's not a skill I have.
Now, let’s talk about parents. I thought at first that Scout’s dad was kind of a bastard. So caught up in his legacy, that he couldn’t fucking take with him, that he was willing to cut all ties to the only family he had left. Thanks for making me feel like a douche later in the book Ms. Bromberg…but I deserved it. I jumped to conclusions. We’re going to skip over that I didn’t get that part right. Same goes for Finn…we’re just going to walk away from my error in judgment on that front.
However, I’m totally taking credit for calling douche-bag on Cal. Cal is an asshole. He deserved everything that Easton said to him and the only thing, THE ONLY THING, that is missing from this story is what happened to that bastard Santiago. I need to know he was scorned and forced out of the game by Easton’s old teammates…please tell me this happened!
This was the perfect wrap up to this duet and I think Bromberg left the relationships right where she needed, which isn't always an HEA for everybody.