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Release Blitz + ARC Review: ‘Hard to Hold’ by K. Bromberg

Rush McKenzie is a bad boy soccer player who’s running from a scandal. Lennox Kincade is an ex-beauty queen who’s trying to revamp her reputation.
What starts as a bit of fun, ends with something they never saw coming.

Hard to Hold by K. Bromberg is now live!

Releasing: December 1, 2020
Play Hard Series 


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. today on Amazon, Apple, Audible, Google Play, Kobo, Books & Noble!
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5 ‘The one who quiets my restlessness’ Stars!

ARC provided via Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review.

I have expressed so many times my unconditional love for K. Bromberg’s novels. I also said she started this series with a serious bang and not only she did that but she has killed it with the following installment. If I want an emotional, gripping sports romance, I know she will 100% deliver. She did not fail this time either. She is doing incredibly well with this series but I am not surprised since I know how talented she is already. If you thought you loved Hard to Handle, get ready to love Hard to Hold even more.

So, this one is the second installment in Kristy’s Play Hard series and it continues the story of the Kincade sisters, their sports agency and the men who sweep them off their feet. Now it’s time for Lennox to help with the agency and she is currently not feeling that her family or the men in her job field take her seriously. She is about to change that when she meets Rush McKenzie. He is a famous British soccer player and a known bad boy with a huge scandal around him. But appearances are deceptive, both characters see though them and sparks fly. What will happen with their forbidden but powerful chemistry?

Every single thing about him captivates every single thing within me.

I have a new favorite in the Play Hard series. Yes, you read that right. It was difficult because I really loved Hard to Handle and the couple in it but Hard to Hold was a masterpiece. I am a sucker for Kristy’s love stories and I am so happy she keeps giving us such breathtaking creations. Her heroines kick serious ass and I am huge fan of that. Lennox does not take any shit from anyone. She is strong and vulnerable at the same time (depending on the situation she is in).

I’ve had her. I want her again.
Maybe telling me she’s off limits has fed that fire.
Or maybe I just want her.

And Rush. *sigh* I love a broken hero and an author who knows how to make me love him. Rush believes he does not need anyone or anything but he absolutely does. Yes, the sexual chemistry between this couple burns the pages but their emotional connection just made me melt. I loved reading this love story and how the feelings developed between Nox and Rush. Kristy did an outstanding job with Hard to Hold and trust me, you cannot miss it.

“Sometimes love is hard to hold on to but if he’s the one, if he’s where you keep wanting to wander to when you look at that globe, then maybe he’s the one you’re meant to have.”

Therefore, I am rating Hard to Hold with 5 STARS because this story consumed me from beginning to end and I am sure many will love it as much as I did. Kristy gave us so many amazing releases this year and this one is sure going on my top favorites. I was so into this story and I was rooting for Lennox and Rush’s happy ending. This couple had such an intense connection and it definitely shows in every page of this book. I am so happy and I cannot wait to read the rest of the stories in the Play Hard series. Highly, HIGHLY recommend reading this one!

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 ( or follow her on Bookbub (

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