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.
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The Catch starts off almost exactly where The Player ends. If you have read The Player (if you haven't, what are you doing here?!?!?) then you know how you are going to feel for about the first 25% of this book. My heart was jumping out of my chest, up my throat and beating double time as the cliffhanger from the first book was resolved.
Well, not resolved, but explained. And, I am not able to tell you a thing about it as it's just full of giant, awful, spoilers. So, this is going to be a little vague, and a little abstract.
I am going to talk about how well this book is written. There are sentences that will give you pause. Speeches that are made that are so eloquent you are in tears. There are revelations you didn't see coming, ones that you did, and new issues that need to be overcome. And through all of it, the words are powerful and you can tell that each and every word in this book was put there intentionally, with thought and determination. It is hard to explain this, but as you are reading it, you sense it. The author meant, and thought about every single word on the page, even the little ones.
And, all of this is done in such a wonderful way that you are along for the ride from the first page to the last. You don't want it to end, you are in tears of joy by the end of the story.
I don't think it is a spoiler to say how much I loved that the ending doesn't tie everything up into a neat and happy bow. There were some things that were forever changed in the progression of the story, and some of those things are the ones you can't get back.
The overwhelming message, if you will, of this one, was the idea that there is someone out there who will love you. Not the good, not the stuff they like, but all of you, even the things about you that you are not the most proud of. And, I loved this, as it is true. And, when someone close to Easton tells him this, that you will find the one who loves the parts of you that no one else has known how to love, well, this is the most powerful expression of what love is...and Scout and Easton have it.
I absolutely loved this book, and I recommend it. But only to people who have read the first one, as this is not a standalone, but the 2nd story in a duet.
I have been waiting for this book ever since I finished The Player. Literally, the moment I finished that book I started a countdown for this one because I NEEDED to know how this story was going to work out, and I was definitely not disappointed. I was absolutely blown away by The Catch. This book had me in tears-both happy and sad. I laughed. I swooned. Oh how I swooned. Easton Wylder is book husband material-that's right, not just book boyfriend-he's that good.
There are some books that just stick with you. I finished this in a day, during an incredibly busy time for me personally, because I just couldn't stop reading. The Catch picks up immediately where The Player left off. If you haven't read The Player yet, go grab that and settle in to read this duet! I guarantee once you start you won't be able to stop.
The thing that took my breath away with this book is how REAL it is. I feel like these characters were living and breathing. I could walk into a baseball stadium and find Scout and Easton and just be part of their world for a bit. I'd love to sit on a hill with them and watch a little league game and just talk. Their road to happy ever after isn't the smoothest, but the journey is so incredibly worth it.
There were some twists and turns I didn't see coming. There were moments I had predicted (but hoped I was wrong about). I was positively gripped by this story. The writing flowed. It was beautiful. It was eloquent. At times it was heartbreaking. This book actually contains my favorite line I've ever read. I won't spoil it for you here, because I think it's such an amazing line, but after you read it, I'll tell you what it is.
If I could rate this book higher than 5 stars I would in a heartbeat. This book gave me a book hangover in the best possible way. The Catch is the perfect ending for Easton and Scout's story. A story of love, sacrifice and incredible strength. I absolutely recommend this book.
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?
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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. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author | Driven Group
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