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Sep 07

Hard to Love by K. Bromberg Review

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, is back with a heartfelt, enemies to lovers romance and a hero who redeems himself to steal your heart . . .

He was the one-night stand that didn’t exactly go as planned. Now he’s standing before me as if he’s never seen me naked, telling my manager he’ll take the job. Reluctantly.

Finn Sanderson.

Sports agent extraordinaire. Handsome as hell. The man who just signed on to control my every move.

Sure, I’m to blame for my recent bad press, but when your whole life has been so regimented, isn’t it normal to want to live it up a little?

But when the partying stops and the grief I’m running from has nowhere else to hide, reality sets in. Turns out, Finn’s the only person I have left to help pick up the pieces. The only person to call.

Staying with him is a temporary thing. But when our fighting turns into laughter and our friendship turns into something more, will I fight for a man who swears he’s hard to love? Or is it wiser to walk away? To follow the plan?

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Offering to help with a client is a way to repay a long overdue IOU to my mentor. Little did I know she was the woman who left my hotel room at four in the morning.

Stevie Lancaster.

Top-seeded US tennis player. Good girl gone bad. The woman currently about to throw her career away. And now my problem.

The compensation to “babysit” her is great, but she isn’t worth my trouble.

But when her world falls apart and she has no one else to turn to, I try to be a good guy by gathering her up and hiding her from the media’s eye.

Now she’s in my house, in my space, and even though I’m enjoying the side benefits of this unexpected arrangement, surely she’s better to leave when the time comes and follow her destiny. Because I’m not the man she needs. Not the man she could love. Right?

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REVIEW:

Kristy Bromberg gave her readers some truly memorable, hard won love stories in the Play Hard series of sports romances. The first four books were centered around four sports agent sisters, taking readers into the worlds of professional hockey, soccer, football and baseball. Throughout the series, one side villainous character, Finn Sanderson, kept appearing. He was the kind of character readers love to loathe. At the conclusion of the series, Bromberg announced a surprise fifth book—the redemption of Finn. With four stories to develop some serious animosity towards Finn, I went into this book not liking him all that much – not even wanting to like him. As was the way with the rest of this series, I was drawn right in from the prologue, and it was yet another story I just didn’t want to stop reading.

The heroine, Stevie Lancaster, is a pro-tennis player, and she’s gone a bit off the rails. Finn is hired to reign her in and get her back on track—and she’s not exactly thrilled about it. The banter back and forth between them rivaled the volleys Stevie was known to lob over the net. Witty and sharp, their repartee was its own brand of foreplay. This story took me by surprise in a lot of ways, especially given the fact that I went into it with all kinds of preconceived notions about Finn. I really, really didn’t want to like him. I really didn’t. But that guy, ugh, he got to me, and by the end of this book, I was all in and 100% Team Finn.

A slow burn build to scorching hot, Finn and Stevie’s enemies-to-lovers romance was emotional, engaging and utterly addictive. Full of heart-tugging feels and a firestorm of passion, I simply did not want to put it down. I loved every single word of Hard to Love, and the redemption of Finn Sanderson was a story that took me by surprise at every turn. I went into this book practically hating the hero, but came out the other side adoring him. Five stars from me for Hard to Love by K. Bromberg!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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