Mar 30

Hard to Lose by K. Bromberg Review



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New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, brings you a romance about love, forgiveness, and living every day to the fullest.

I know finding and signing a military vet to the agency is a long shot–but it’ll be good press just letting him try out. That’s what I tell my family, rather than admit I can’t get the letter he wrote us five years ago out of my head.

But what I tell the bartender in his hometown is a lie. I know veterans protect each other. So I pretend to be a graduate student.

Sparks. Flame. Fire. I accidentally got in too deep.

I didn’t expect to develop feelings for Gunner Camden.

And there’s no way I can admit to my lies now, not without destroying what we share. So I’ll keep faking it.


There are two versions of me: before, and after deployment.

Back then I was a screwup kid. I’d lie, cheat, and steal my way out of everything. My only love was baseball.

After I started fighting, I found out there had been another path for me. One that involved my dream. But by then I had seen too much.

The old me was dead, so I put my dreams to rest, too.

Then Chase Kinkade walks into my bar and reminds me that life is meant to live. No regrets.

Fresh. Happy. Hopeful. I can start to see a new dream, with her.

But sometimes things are too good to be true… and dishonesty is the one thing I can’t forgive.

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Kristy Bromberg has given her readers something truly special in the Play Hard series of sports romances. Centered on four sports agent sisters, she dove into the worlds of professional hockey, soccer, football and baseball. In the fourth standalone book of this incredible series, readers get the youngest sister, Chase Kincade, and Ryan ‘Gunner’ Camden’s story. Their story pulled me in from the prologue, and it was the kind of story I just didn’t want to stop reading—and I literally got frustrated when I had to put it down.

This story was emotional in every sense of the word, and Bromberg sets that stage from the start. Gunner, a talented baseball player, lets go of his dream of playing professional baseball in order to serve his country. His story is devastating, and my heart broke for this man and the guilt, grief and heart-ache he carries with him every day. Chase is professionally focused and extremely driven, and while she’s had much success in her career, her love life is another story. She’s been betrayed, both professionally and romantically, by the man she loved. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he’s in the same field and someone she has to contend with from time-to-time. Chase may not have gone into the situation with Gunner intending to deceive him, but she quickly found herself sliding down the slippery slope of her lie.

I loved every single word of Hard to Lose. The plot was unexpected, the premise was fresh and heartrending, and Gunner and Chase’s romance was heart-racing, steamy and romantic. Rich with powerful emotion, blazing with heat and passion, I simply did not want to put it down. I felt all the feels and sobbed so many tears as I devoured it. I loved these characters, I loved their story, and Kristy positively gutted me with the depth of emotion in Chase and Gunner’s love story. Five stars from me for Hard to Lose by K. Bromberg!

~Danielle Palumbo




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