Review: Hard to Hold by K. Bromberg (Play Hard #2)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Valentine PR.
"In case you haven't noticed, I don't give a fuck about the rules." He dips down and tugs on my bottom lip with his teeth before leaning back again so his eyes are front and center, lids heavy with lust. "I care about the here and the now and the taste of your kiss and hopefully the grip of your pussy should we keep this up. So...fuck the bloody rules."
This series is certainly giving my favorite K. Bromberg series, Everyday Heroes, a run for its money. Play Hard got off to an awesome start with Hard to Handle, and with the release of Hard to Hold, the momentum continues. Both books can be read independently of each other, but since I absolutely loved the first one and there are recurring characters, I highly recommend you check it out before or after reading this second one.
Hard to Hold features football player Rush McKenzie and sports agent Lennox Kincaid. He's in the midst of a brewing scandal, one not of his own making, instead becoming an unwitting villain out of a sense of duty. On the other hand, she's trying to salvage what's left of her reputation, and in order to do so, she needs to convince Rush to go from the Premier League to Major League Soccer. Being together was meant as a way to pass the time while dealing with the complexities of their careers. Neither one of them even considered the possibility of nothing much developing to everything and so much more.
Goodness, but how this book was an angst addict's dream! This wasn't angst for the sake of angst either. I couldn't help but empathize with these main characters, even though, if we're being absolutely candid, they could have handled the situations they were in some other way. But it is what it is, and it all made for some of the best storytelling I've experienced in this last quarter of the year. Hard to Handle set the bar high with Hunter Maddox and Dekker Kincaid's story; Hard to Hold surpassed it with Rush McKenzie and Lennox Kincaid's, which is why it gets five-plus stars and resets the bar at loftier heights.
Read my reviews for the Play Hard series:
Hard to Handle (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
Hard to Hold (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 01 December 2020
Date Read: 30 November 2020
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