THE CATCH is now LIVE!!!!
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.
GAH! Every time I pick up a K.Bromberg (aka Kristy Bromberg) novel, I’m reminded WHY I love her stories and writing SO MUCH and this story was no exception. I don’t know the last time I felt this much exhilaration after finishing a novel! Kristy Bromberg completely HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK! Everything, I say EVERYTHING, about this final installment to The Player duet was executed to perfection. Kristy did an extraordinary job of unraveling the many questions that we readers were left with at the end of book 1 and she did so with complete precision. The love story mixed in with all the personal drama, secrets, and suspense was seamless and completely captivating. I was sucked into the story right from the beginning.
I never do this, but first of all, I want to start out by giving kudos to the AMAZING cover and I’m not saying that bc it’s sexy as h-e-double hockey sticks, but because I feel there’s a deeper meaning there. I find the slight differences from book 1 to book 2, hugely significant and somewhat telling. I don’t know if this was intentional (I hope to think it was), but I find it symbolic that Easton is no longer wearing a baseball hat on THE CATCH’s cover. And after reading the novel, I feel it is FLAWLESSLY fitting! Easton steps out from behind his baseball persona in a sense, in THE CATCH.
At the end of THE PLAYER, Scout and Easton got to a point where they both finally gave into the possibility of a future together, but then we’re left with a cliffy that rocks that possibility. Now, in THE CATCH, we jump right back in where the cliffhanger left us and with that cliffhanger brings discord and doubts. Lifelong insecurities and fears come into play that they will both have to overcome both personally and as a couple. Easton especially is hit with curveball after curveball throughout the novel, which has him questioning everything and everyone. “My world’s been turned upside down by first a dirty play and now what looks like a dirty deal.” –Easton. Scout feels like time is slipping between her fingers and she has no way to stop it. She is finally realizing, that in the end, she’s the one that will need to live with her decisions. “A daughter’s duty versus a woman’s wants.” –Scout. Both characters have to navigate these trails in life and overcome them. Only through the help and support of each other can they do so, but when old doubts and new obstacles keep pushing their way through, how will they make it without breaking?
THE CATCH was about so many relatable things. Overcoming your fears. Realizing what you planned for your future may not be what you get (or want any more for that matter) and that’s ok. You’re going to be ok! Allowing yourself the ability to love and be loved. Finding the magic again. Owning up to your downfalls and not running from them. Taking time to “have a day”. Oh the list goes on and on! I loved the tremendous growth we see from both Scout and Easton from THE PLAYER to THE CATCH...it’s astronomical. They both truly come into their own in this book. They both in a sense step out from behind their father’s shadows and become their true selves. It was awe-inspiring to read and beautifully written. I just love how Kristy brings something real into the story. Something that people can relate to. Alcoholism, parent/child relationship struggles, sexism, human frailty, pain of loss, insecurities, love. All things that people can relate to one way or another, whether it’s been personal or through others. This book will resonate with you one way or another.
Scout and Easton’s story surpassed ALL of my hopes and dreams. I savored EVERY SENTENCE, EVERY PAGE, and EVERY CHAPTER of this novel. And it’s been 5 days since I finished reading and I can NOT get this book off my mind. I have literally not picked up another novel since. I was left in happy tears with a giddy smile on my face at the end. In the end, all I feel is pure contentment and complete bliss after finishing this duet. It was pure magic. I couldn’t have asked for this book to go any other way than how Kristy imagined it and wrote it. This duet is my new top fav of hers! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! This book (and duet) will leave you reeling for days!
5 +++ Stars!
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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Other books in the duet:
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?