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Hard to Hold

(Play Hard #2)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  70 reviews
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 State
Expected publication: December 1st 2020
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    Hard to Hold (Play Hard #2)

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    Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    5 'The one who quiets my restlessness' Stars!
    ARC provided via Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review.

    Kristy Bromberg keeps killing it with her new series. I LOVED Lennox and Rush so much!!
    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


    Kincade Sports Managment.
    That's widowed dad-boss Kenyon Kincade and his four daughters.
    Second daughter to fight for her happily ever after in love and job is Lennox.
    She feels that her family and the professional world of sports is not really taking her seriously. But she'll show them!
    Enter Rush. He's being wrongly accused of sleeping with a team mate's wife and he's hiding in Los Angeles - in the same house Lennox is hiding/visiting her buddy Johnny.
    Insta sparks and attraction!
    Not knowing that t
    Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This one took me by surprise, check out my REVIEW & TEASER I made on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
    MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    Nov 24, 2020 is currently reading it
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    (ARC provided by Valentine PR)

    ✰ Liz ✰

    HOLY HOTNESS!!!! ANOTHER OUTSTANDING READ!!! Full review to come!!!


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    (3.8 Stars) Lennox Kincade is a feisty sports agent and wants to be taken seriously. When she takes matters into her own hands for a job perspective, she ends up in LA. That’s where she has an unusual run in with bad boy, English Football player, Rush McKenzie. To make matters worse, her first assignment is working with none other than, you guessed it Rush! Rush is caught up in a paparazzi’s dream scandal but it is true? Sometimes the truth doesn’t matter as long as the papers sell. Lying low, R ...more
    A Book Obsessed Brit
    Hard to Hold is the second book in the Playing Hard series by K Bromberg, a sports romance series where each book focuses on a different Kincade sister. This time our heroine is Lennox Kincade a former beauty queen and the Hero is Rush MacKenzie a high profile British football/soccer player with Liverpool FC.

    Hard to Hold was a step up in the series for me after Hard to Handle left me wanting in the connection and chemistry department, this book did not. I loved the ease of how Rush and Lennox cl
    Stacy Ross
    Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Hard to Hold by K. Bromberg was a delight to read. Lennox isn’t your average heroine and I love that about her. She’s not looking for a commitment, she’s actually afraid of it and “dates” men who she knows will be leaving and I use the word dates loosely. She sounds like our typical hero’s in romance stories. Rush is the same, sleeps around and isn’t looking for anything long-term, he’s your typical athlete; 100% focused on the game and everything else is a distraction. He’s the star player in E ...more
    Kate R
    Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    **4.5 stars**
    Hard to Hold is the second in the Play Hard series but still a standalone. I absolutely loved Hard to Handle, and couldn’t wait for Lennox’s book. This did not disappoint at all! Lennox is the middle child of the Kincade sisters. She is a previous beauty queen turned agent. After a sports agent conference where a bunch of men spoke badly of her and it seems her family has also put her down, her confidence is shot and so she agrees to a deal with the devil. Cannon wants her as a Play
    Ever been in a book strike, where no story is good enough and you need to find that book that will keep you invested till the end? This was that book for me.
    I will start by saying that it is part of the Play Hard series but can be read as a standalone.
    It tells the story of Rush McKenzie, hot-as-sin star soccer player for Liverpool FC and Lennox Kincade, a beautiful, sexy, strong and feisty sports agent. He is in the middle of a media scandal and she is trying to prove to everybody in a mostly
    4.25 Stars

    Hard to Hold is the second book in the play Hard series that tells the story of the four Kincade sisters who are agents and recruit athletes for the family company finding love.

    In this book we have the story of Lennox and Rush. Their story is sexy, funny, romantic and emotional in one package and it was impossible not to get attached to these two and hope to put their insecurities aside and give love a chance.

    In many ways Rush and Lennox are very similar, both have insecurities of con
    This_Ginger_Loves_Books (Naomi)
    Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc-books
    I received an E-arc in exchange of an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

    First things first, can I just congratulate Kristy on writing a convincing British male character that did not come across as super stereotypical and uptight? Because that was freaking refreshing as hell!

    I absolutely adored this book, both rush and Lennox were seriously well rounded characters and very easy to fall in love with.

    Lennox is an intelligent, strong, confident woman. When she finds something she wants she goe
    Jeeves Reads Romance
    Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2020-favorites
    WOW, talk about a build in intimacy. These two are hot for each other from the moment they meet, but love takes a little longer to happen. While I often struggle with that kind of storyline, Bromberg is such a master at writing those quiet, impactful moments of intimacy that this was compelling from start to finish. It's a slow emotional burn, but there are these little tender moments along the way that really make the story shine. I loved the level of tension, the crackling chemistry, and the i ...more
    I have to admit, that I was on the fence about continuing on with the series after the first book, but let me tell you that I'm so glad I decided to keep going with these Kincade sisters as Hard to Hold completely blew me away!! I completely fell in love with Rush and Lennox!!

    Lennox is trying to find her footing in her family's company, and after overhearing colleagues at a conference talk about her in a negative light, her confidence is at an all-time low, and she decides to take a job offer t
    Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    You thought hard to Handle was good ? Kristy blows it out the water with this one ....

    Lennox is sassy and fierce, confident and bad ass ! I loved her, everything about her, her work ethnic and her life goals but at the same time her vulnerability despite her facade !

    Rush is everything! Throughout reading all I could imagine was that scouse (someone from Liverpool) accent, cocky but charming attitude, and the drop dead gorgeousness!

    A real Page Turner that I was hooked from the very beginning,
    Erin Lewis
    Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    5 star review Hard to Hold (Play Hard #2) by K.Bromberg
    Having read the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to dive in to Hard to Hold. This book ticked all the boxes for me and I was hooked from the first to the last chapter and had a hard time putting it down.
    I really loved Lennox Kincade and Rush McKenzie. Usually it is the woman who wants to settle down but Lennox is not your typical woman, she as ell as Rush are more the love them and leave them types. However, when these two get toge
    Amo’s Book
    Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    My heart can’t take it!!!!
    It’s 3am and I’ve just finished Hard to Hold... I didn’t realise I could laugh cry and swoon all at the same time, aw man I wanna be friends with Rush & Lennox!
    That was everything 💕

    Finding your way in a place that makes your feet itch is extremely difficult, especially to have in the forefront of your mind that you’re ready to run, whenever and however...

    For Rush it’s never been about the power and it’s never been about the control! It’s only ever been about football
    Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

    LFC forever.

    I bleed red.

    Can a girl who has been a Liverpool supporter since she was little, like a book about a Liverpool player?

    I’ll tell you later.
    4.5 stars

    I really enjoyed Hard to Hold by K. Bromberg.
    Once Upon A Romance  Blog
    Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Omg just dove into this book. Holy smokes I'm hooked.
    Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I am in love with this series and this book! Kristy Bromberg has upped her writing game once more with Hard to Hold and I for one, cannot get enough of these Kincaid sisters and the men who claim their hearts. With sister Lennox getting her turn in the spotlight this time around, her free spirit fights hard against the determined businesswoman she has become. But it's that nonconformist way about her that catches the eye of one Rush McKenzie and gives this story a charm that is hard to resist.

    PP's Bookshelf
    Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    K. Bromberg set my heart and soul on fire with this sexy, steamy, heartwarming and exceptionally well written sports romance. Rush and Lennox have won my heart instantly and completely. I am so much in love and awe of this mouthwatering, pantymelting and soul shattering story!

    Lennox Kincaid is lost and restless. Working for her father's sports management agency with her sisters was her passion. But she is feeling no one trusts her ability anymore. And that makes her take the impulsive and danger
    Ann (Literary Lust)
    Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I have a feeling that I’m going to love everything about this latest series by K. Bromberg. The constant throughout is the Kincade family, and Kenyon and his daughters are exactly how I believe a family unit should be. Like any family they have their squabbles but Papa Kincade and those girls of his, love each other dearly; have the utmost respect for each other; are there during the good times and the bad, and I could quite happily spend all my time in their company.

    Hard to Hold is Lennox’s st
    Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Rush McKenzie. British. Tattooed. Sexy. Premier League football had me at British.

    Lennox Kincade. Sports agent. Gorgeous. Defiant. Takes what she wants when she wants it and my new girl crush!

    Rush McKenzie is embroiled in a scandal and as we all know there is always more to a scandal than meets the eye, especially when it's a celebrity one. Rush departs to the US to avoid the bad press and wait for things to settle down. Lennox Kincade is left wondering after some malicious commen
    Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    With Hard to Hold, K. Bromberg has created a beautiful story of self-discovery and fighting for what matters. The prologue instantly drew me into the story and Lennox and Rush captivated me until the very last page.

    Lennox Kincaide and Rush Mackenzie are both hiding away from the world, in plain sight, when they meet and the attraction is instantaneous. Their lives are intertwined in ways neither expected and as they begin spending time together, they have to decide if they should keep their wall
    Avid Reader
    Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Hard to Hold (Play Hard #2) by K. Bromberg
    4 stars
    M/F Sports romance
    Triggers: Domestic Abuse
    I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

    Rush is an amazing soccer player (futbol). He loves his job and knows that without it, he would most likely be dead. He came from absolutely nothing. With a mom who passed from cancer and a future that was up in the air, when the chance came along to get a scholarship and have someone see him play soccer, Rush is hesitant to take it, but does take
    Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I absolutely loved everything about this amazing story! This is by far the best book I've read all year, and want to give it way more than 5 stars! I was completely captivated from word one of Lennox and Rush's beautiful, poignant, and passionate story. Lennox Kincade and Rush McKenzie first meet when they are both at a disheartening crossroads in their careers. They are both in LA for reasons that neither is happy about. They connect right from the start, and their fiery attraction is undeniabl ...more
    Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Another book filled with the feels by K. Bromberg!

    I haven’t read a Bromberg book yet that hasn’t gripped me some how. When I heard this book was about soccer I wasn’t too excited. So it says something that she can take a book about a sport I’m all “eh” about and make it a page turner for me.

    One where I’m rooting for both the heroine and the hero. One where I’m feeling all the feels while they explore each other and what love is. And family. And loyalty.

    Sounds corny to me and I wrote it but it’
    Tricia Bartley.  #AuthorStalker
    Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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    Awww mannn…

    Make sure you go one click Hard to Hold by K. Bromberg on release day!!! Dang Rush and Lennox are now my fav couple!!! These 2 had the perfect push and pull that I crave now in my books!! Ohh such a hawt and sexy romance that I was about to have to use my fire extinguisher cuz some of these scenes were excruciatingly HOT!!! lol

    So this is Lennox’s book. She is the next sister in this Play Hard series that Bromberg has written. Each book is a standalone but really, you have to read them
    Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    My emotions are running high after reading Hard to Hold! K. Bromberg is at the top of her game with this book. Her words evoked so many feelings in me. Lennox and Rush's story is so incredibly special. I fell hard for Rush. His past broke my heart and while I hate what he went through, I know that shaped him into the man he is now. Lennox is a girl who seems to have it all, the looks, the great family, the good job, but even having all that, she has kind of lost her way. The circumstances as to ...more
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    New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary 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.

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    Play Hard (4 books)
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    • Hard to Score
    • Hard to Lose

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