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

Hard to Score by K. Bromberg is now live!

Play Hard Series


I’ve signed numerous players to my family’s agency–I assumed winning over my next client would be just as easy.

The last thing I expected was to run into the boy who took my first kiss and broke my heart: only now Drew Bowman is all grown up.

Sexy. Scandal-tainted. Second-string. The crush I never got over.

I tell myself work is the reason I can’t get him out of my head. I tell him his talent far outweighs his position, and I know I can help. I lie and lie, because admitting that I want a second chance at my first love is impossible.

Some lines cannot be crossed, and ours was drawn in the sand years ago.


I’m supposed to hate her.

I’ve been told so time and again for ten years – her father ruined our family, smeared my name before my career even began.

But that’s not what I’m feeling now.

Brexton Kincade just strode out of my memories and onto my field.

Driven. Determined. Grown up. The Capulet to my Montague.

Being with her would be an unforgivable sin against my father, but I can’t resist the pull between us. Even if it means hiding what we have. Even if it means confronting the secrets I’ve always feared were lies. today on Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Google Play, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!
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4.5 ‘ILYBK’ Stars!

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

You know those series that start and you already know they will work when you have finished the first book? This is exactly what happened with K. Bromberg’s Play Hard series. I loved the first book, I adooooored the second one and I have to say I really enjoyed the third one too. As soon as I saw that Brexton’s story would be a second chance romance I was all over the idea since it’s one of my top favorite troupes. And, as you can imagine, with K. Bromberg being one of my favorite authors, that just had to work. And boy, it did!

So, Hard to Score is the third installment in the Play Hard series and it tells the love story of Brexton Kincade and Drew Bowman. Brex and Drew were childhood friends who also had a beautiful chemistry waiting to unleash. However, mysterious circumstances involving both their fathers brought them apart and many years have passed before they reunite. Brex is now a very talented sports agent and Drew is the second string QB for The Raptors. It was inevitable their paths colliding and their chemistry even stronger than before. But there are obstacles in the way, secrets keeping them apart and these facts are not letting them being able to fully enjoy their new found relationship. Will love win or will the past take over?

How is this even happening? How after all these years later, are we standing here like this, both wanting the same thing?
It’s crazy.
It’s surreal.
It’s perfect.

If you don’t already know, I am a lover of all things “second chance” and even though Hard to Score is not exactly that (because Brex and Drew did not have an actual relationship in the past), this book has all the elements I enjoy from this romance troupe. That connection coming back, the spark of sexual tension, the angst, the burning chemistry and the emotions running high. Hard to Score sure did not miss any of those. And I am not surprised because we are talking about Kristy Bromberg here. She is incredibly talented, and having read all her novels, I can assure you this one is another wonderful addition to her creations. Drew and Brex’s chemistry was beautiful and scorching hot. I loved reading how they find their way back to each other and finally getting over what happened in their pasts. I loved this emotional journey and I am so happy these two got their much deserved second chance and happy ending!

It’s just her.
Just the girl I fell in love with all those years ago who’s waiting for me on the sidelines as if she knew just where to be.

Therefore, I am rating Hard to Score with 4.5 STARS because Drew and Brexton’s story was an absolute delight to read from start to finish. It had all the aspects I love to read about a couple reconnecting, still having a beautiful friendship and even more, a heart-warming and burning chemistry. This couple sure deserves all the good happening to them and having such a sweet reunion. I loved it so much (even though Hard to Hold is still my favorite) and I cannot wait to read the final installment in the series. Highly recommend 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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