Blog Tour + Review : Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg

July 3, 2020

Hard to Handle, book one in the Play Hard series, an all new series of standalone books by New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, is LIVE!

At first, the request seemed simple—sign a new athlete to the agency. Then I found out the new athlete was none other than the most wanted man in hockey today: Hunter Maddox
Gifted. Sexy. At the top of his game. And the only man who has ever broken my heart. If signing him will help save our family business, I’ll swallow my pride and do what’s asked.
But when it becomes clear his uncharacteristic antics off the ice are a hint of something deeper, keeping things strictly professional between us becomes more than complicated.
But I know better than to cross that line.
I’ll never date a client. Not even for him.

Win the Stanley Cup and do it before time runs out.
Not a small feat, but it’s what’s motivated me since the start of my career.
And time is running out.
Enter Dekker Kincade.
Feisty. Dogged. Damn gorgeous. The one I let get away.
I have no idea why she’s traveling with the team, but hell if resisting her is going to be easy.
But I have a job to do, and I refuse to lose sight of that end game. Even if she confuses me. Even if she sees parts of me I’ve hidden from the world.
I can’t lose focus. Not even for her.

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Excited to meet K. Bromberg's Unabashed ,Unyielding,  Uninhibited heroine Dekker Kinkade and the Complicated.and Multilayered, Incredibly gifted , a God in the Sack Hunter Maddox? In less than a week, you'll definitely get to meet the Ice King and Frigid Queen!

I just finished reading Kristy's upcoming book Hard to Handle and like the rest of  her works, I was thrilled when an ARC landed my reader. Second chance romance is my weakness, so devoured I did with the book from start to finish. My verdict? I like this book. It may not be the usual K. Bromberg writing style I was used to, but I could not deny the fact that I enjoyed reading this slow burn romance and have shed a tear or two aside from swooning over the hero and heroines chemistry.

Hard to Handle follows the story of Hunter and Dekker . Both characters were impossible not to love I tell you. While most of Kristy's work was steamy, theirs was  one that  covers just enough heat to complement the flow of the story. Their banters and sexual tension made it even more captivating. It was fun to read. Emotional at times what with both characters going through something that will really tug your heart. I am sure mine did. With every flip of the pages, I am cheering for their HEA. At times or two I wanted to smack some sense in them but I guess that's the beauty of this story. That feeling where you're just not invested with the plot but with the characters as well. I got frustrated because I wanted something different, I wanted more. But, you just got to trust where the author will lead you. And trust I did because I ended up liking it. I ended up loving Dekker and Hunter and was even looking forward for more. 

In totality, I like Hard to Handle. it's the perfect start of the series. Writing wise, I have nothing to say because Kristy always pens words and lines that will hook you and will just make you flip page after page until you realize you just reached the end and would love to read the next installment. This is more than just sports romance and second chances of love. This is FORGIVENESS and ACCEPTANCE, and just LIFE in general.

Kudos, Kristy and More Tennis Balls  to Hunter and Dekker's HEA!


I stare at Hunter. At his shirt plastered with sweat and how it clings to his body, despite the chill of the ice his skates are standing on. He has his warm-up pants on and is without a helmet, his hair curling at the ends from the sweat. And all I see in his eyes is anger I didn’t put there. Or maybe I did. Rejection can do that to a man . . . but there’s something more here. Something I walked in on that doesn’t make sense. “Don’t give me that look, Kincade,” Hunter mutters as he skates over to the penalty box where his electrolyte drink sits. “What look?” I ask. He half laughs, half snorts and meets my gaze across the distance. “Disappointment. Disproval. Disdain. I’m the king of all of them, so save your breath—or in this case—your glare, because it’s not going to work with me.” “Are we working on emotions that start with the letter D today?” I ask. A hint of my embarrassment and anger over how I acted last night creeps into my voice, but I mask it with sarcasm. “If that’s the case, I’m more than impressed with your answers thus far.” He clenches his jaw in response and then skates back over to line up more pucks so he can shoot them. And he does, one after another, each shot taken with laser precision and a healthy dose of fury behind it. He goes through the first ten lined up and then stops to catch his breath. His talent and skill are undeniable, but so is the beer bottle in my hand. “Just because you’re the captain and star of this team, doesn’t mean management won’t frown upon this,” I say, unable to let this go. “Screw the management.” “No one likes a player who’s hard to handle and honestly, Hunter, you’re becoming hard to handle.” “No one likes unsolicited advice from someone who has no bearing on his career, either,” he counters, the rebuke stinging but deserved. The problem is, I do care about him. Doesn’t he get that’s where my hostility stems from? And only a crazy person would say that, Dekker. I put my hands up in surrender to both him and my own thoughts. “You know I only want the best for you.” I take a few steps in his direction in the first row of the stands. I’m close enough to catch the hitch of his movement and to see uncertainty flicker in his eyes. It’s almost as if he needs to talk but doesn’t see me as someone he can trust. I hate that. “What is it, Hunter?” “Nothing. It’s . . . never mind.” But I see it, and he knows I see it. The question is what do I see, though?

Meet K. Bromberg:

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. 

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