WOW, talk about a build in intimacy. These two are hot for each other from the moment they meet, but love takes a little longer to happen. While I often struggle with that kind of storyline, Bromberg is such a master at writing those quiet, impactful moments of intimacy that this was compelling from start to finish. It’s a slow emotional burn, but there are these little tender moments along the way that really make the story shine. I loved the level of tension, the crackling chemistry, and the intense connection between these two. It’s angsty and steamy, emotional and gripping, and an engrossing read from the first page to the last.
The story follows Rush, a British soccer player who is spending some time in the USA following a scandal. He’s accused of sleeping with his teammate’s wife, and no one has taken the time to question whether the British bad boy would do such a thing. When Rush meets Lennox, it’s lust at first sight. They’re two people who use sex to avoid their feelings, and they seem to be the perfect match – at least temporarily. Neither one expects their relationship to develop into anything deeper than lust, but spending time together and seeing so much of themselves in one another changes the dynamic. Now… they just have to figure out what to do about that.
After a great start to the series, I was wholly expecting to love this – and I definitely did. Bromberg is SO good at building intimacy, showcasing touches and lingering glances that say more about the relationship than anything else. These two might’ve believed that their connection was only physical, but it was easy to see that there was more there. And I really, really loved Rush. His backstory is heartbreaking (and may be triggering to some), so it was even more gratifying to see him find happiness. I’ll openly admit that Lennox was more difficult for me to connect to; she definitely straddles that fine line between being sexually aware and just completely unprofessional. But that’s all part of the story, and the similarities between these two are what draw them to each other. It’s an intricate dance from start to finish, and I absolutely, wholeheartedly LOVED the back half. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy, and am voluntarily leaving a review of this steamy romance.
New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, is back with a heartfelt, standalone romance and a new hero to steal your heart . . .
The contract with Major League Soccer was supposed to help repair my damaged reputation.
Then I discovered that I’d made a deal with the devil: the player I’m supposed to recruit is none other than the bad boy, star Premier League footballer, Rush McKenzie.
British. Tattooed. Sexy. A man currently at the center of a huge scandal.
The goal? To convince him to stay in the States.
But what’s wrong with a little fun in the meantime? No strings. No sweet nothings. Just a way to pass the time while we’re both struggling to prove our true selves to the world.
If someone found out our relationship was anything more than professional, it would only serve to prove all our critics right.
I never should have agreed to take the fall.
But I did and I’m a man of my word.
Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked for.
The only bright side is Lennox Kincade.
Gorgeous. Defiant. Rumor-tainted. Totally off-limits.
Sharing a house with the gorgeous sports agent should have been a fun distraction from the turmoil. Someone to help pass the time while the tensions back home die down.
But what started as nothing, ends up as something I never saw coming.
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While Hard to Hold easily reads as a standalone, there are four sisters who are featured in each book, so reading them in order will give you a richer experience. Plus – Hard to Handle was angsty, second chance goodness. I’m not even a second chance girl, and I still loved it.
About the Author:
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary romance 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 but can’t help 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 and her mind scattered in too many different directions.
Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform, Passionflix, with the first movie (Driven) out now.
With her imagination always in overdrive, she is currently scheming, plotting, and swooning over her latest hero. You can find out more about him or chat with Kristy on any of her social media accounts. The easiest way to stay up to date on new releases and upcoming novels is to sign up for her newsletter (http://bit.ly/254MWtI) or follow her on Bookbub (http://smarturl.it/KBrombergBB)
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