Series: Play Hard #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Hard to Handle, Hard to Score, Hard to Lose, Hard to Love
Also by this author: Driven, Fueled, Down Shift, Sweet Cheeks, Sweet Rivalry, The Player, The Catch, Cuffed, Control, Resist, Reveal, Hard to Handle, Flirting with 40, Hard to Score, Hard to Lose, Hard to Love , Last Resort, On One Condition, Final Proposal , Until You
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.
Hard to Hold continues the story of the sisters on a mission to save the family sports management business. I ADORED book one, Hard to Handle, and was super excited for Lennox’s story!
Lennox, like her sister Dekker, is working in a male dominated field and struggles to prove she is more than a pretty face. She is a tad hard headed about this drive to prove herself and she can seem cold at times. However, she has layers that Bromberg reveals in ways that are touching and endearing.
Rush is a footballer from England, and this alone makes me want to listen to this book in audio! He is hiding out with a friend in LA to avoid a scandal he has found himself in. Turns out, Lennox is staying with that same friend. These two have no troubles starting a “no strings attached” fling and it is HOT. Like Lennox, Rush has layers as well, and while he might seem like a ne’er do well, playboy athlete, he has faced huge challenges in his life to get to where he is. Both Lennox and Rush are so passionate about their professions! While the reader might not be passionate about either of those careers, you are swept away in their passion and drive.
Hard to Hold delivers another amazing entry to this series with Lennox and Rush; readers will delight in their romance and ambition because its alluring. You really can’t go wrong with this series! In all the best ways, this gives me all the Jerry Maguire vibes (you know, if it were Jenny Maguire).
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: forbidden romance, pro athlete
- Triggers: View Spoiler »none « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
The Dare by Elle Kennedy, Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen, Teacher I Want to Date by Mia Kayla…then you will probably like Hard to Hold!
I can see myself liking this one – I love that the main character is a woman in a man’s world. I think I would like her. And what’s not to like about a no strings attached affair, right? especially when you KNOW it’s going to end with them falling love *sigh*