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Hard to Score

(Play Hard #3)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  991 ratings  ·  322 reviews
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 te
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 304 pages
Published February 16th 2021 by JKB Publishing, LLC
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K. Bromberg
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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✰ Liz ✰
"The past is the past."

Hard to Score is the third book in the Play Hard Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, and yet, I highly recommend reading the series from the beginning in order to truly enjoy the dynamics between the characters and their lives. Brexton Kincade is a sports agent who gives her all to her job. Loyal to her family and passionate about all things sports-related, Brex seems to have it all. Everything except for love. After watching her sisters find their sou
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
He tastes of anger and longing, and every ounce of pent-up frustration I feel toward him I sense it back from him.

I've been devouring this series one book at a time and the addiction stays strong. There's just something about the premise to this series that just does it for me. The sisterly bond, the female sports agents, each one dealing with their own internal struggles on their road to their HEA.

Now don't let my rating detract from anything here, because this was all pers
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Valentine PR)


Brexton Kincade is an outspoken, driven agent in Manhattan for her family's business, Kincade Sports Management where four sisters compete for the top athletes in a male dominated industry. Brexton loves her job and is in the zone preparing to win over her next client when she has a chance encounter with the boy who gave her her first real kiss. As a teen Drew Bowman was the one guy she wished would notice her. She had a massive crush on him for as long
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
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.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Kincade Sports Managment.
That's widowed dad-boss Kenyon Kincade and his four daughters.
Third daughter to fight for her happily ever after in love and job is Brexton.
She's trying to sign the young QB of the New York football team when she suddenly sees him. Drew. Her childhood/teenage crush. She hasn't seen him in years. Something happened with their dads back then ...
But why is he not the starting quarterback for the team? He's so much better than the guy she's supposed to sign? What's going on
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I want to be his safe place. The place he can turn to when he needs solace from it all. The arms that will hold him when uncertainty owns him. The heart that will love him above all else."

Hard to Score is a beautiful written childhood friends to lovers story.
It is part of the "Play Hard" sports romance series but can be read as a standalone.
The book follows Brexton, one of the Kincade sisters and Drew, a talented quarterback. Close friends during their childhood and teen years, they lose touch
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
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Third book in this series and we have Brexton Kincade's turn at love.
Brex's story is a second chance romance/romeo&juliet trope. She and Drew Bowman know eachother since kids, their families were very close until a scandal hit the Bowman's and they lost touch with eachother. 10 years later Brex sees Drew again when she is hunting for a QB in NY. They connect again and start to spend more time together , but the past keeps getting in Drew's way to fi
Gi's Spot Reviews
4 ‘ILYBK’ Stars

Awwww *heart eyes*... Hard To Score is so powerfully and heartwarmingly ROMANTIC! Another Bromberg’s addictive brand of romance, that leaves you on sporty romance cloud nine. From a sweet teenage infatuation, to a soul completing passion, and delicious banter, Beckett and Drew, not only showed us their personal growth and relationship blossoming, but the exquisite intricacies of so many other types of love, and familial love truly is the core of this series, and what makes the Ki
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: missy
Wowza, I am so enjoying K. Bromberg’s fantastic Play Hard series! And, just when I thought I’d had my favorite one, here comes Hard to Score! I don’t know who I loved more—Brexton or Drew, and I truly adored their friends-to-enemies-to-second-chance-romance romance. Yes, that’s a trope. Well, in this case it is!

On the one hand, there’s Brexton. Hard-hitting, smart, sexy, compassionate and devoted to her job, her players and her family. She’s driven to succeed, but she’s also wanting to find her
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Plot Summary :
Drew is back to make a career in sports. That is until he stumbles upon the one girl who used to be his friend until their families started war. Brexton. He remembered her and how nice friends they were. But after everything changed , he was conditioned to hate her and nothing has changed. Only this time she is not the awkward kid who was his friend , instead she is thi
The Magical World of Reading
New stat after reading this story: K.Bromberg is now my one-click sports romance. To say she managed to make readers go bonkers after this touchdown sports romance is a simple understatement. Riveting from beginning to end, this author delivers all the feels with this second chance romance that hooked me from the very beginning.
Some truths are just lies wrapped in a transparent cloak ... you just need to look a little closer... A story about the first love, the first trembling of the heart, the
Brexton and Drew's family used to be very close, spending family vacations together every year. Then one day something happened between their fathers and the friendship they once had was erased. Brexton hasn't seen Drew in years, not until the day her father sends her to recruit a new client for their firm who just happens to play for the same team as Drew. When they see each other, the attraction between them is still there even after all these years. Can Drew and Brexton get past the issue tha ...more
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Hard to Score is the third book in the Play Hard series and I’m really enjoying getting to know the four Kincade sisters.

Anyone who had an unrequited crush as a teenager should appreciate this second chance sports romance. Brexton Kincade pined over Drew Bowman, the dreamy football player and close family friend, when they were growing up. We get to view their friendship from both their perspectives and it’s sweet, yearning, and naive in the way only adolescence can be.

Fast forward about a deca
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series by K. Bromberg has quickly risen to the top of my very favorite reads list. I am taken in by every word, every new relationship and every twist, turn and road block these beautiful people run up on. Each one quickly takes the new favorite spot as I learn details of each new character...this one really spoke to me and captured my heart quickly and fiercely. I wanted to wrap Drew and Brexton up and soothe their broken hearts with hugs and staring at the stars. I was in deep with their ...more
5 Stars

I loved this book, the author managed to bring a romantic, emotional and captivating story from beginning to end.

Brexton and Drew's have a past in which their families were friends and they also formed a friendship until something happened to their parents that made each of them go on with their lives and that bond between them was broken. Now years later Brexton has a mission to recruit a player from Drew's team making the world of the two collide again, and there begins the story of tw
Anne OK
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-reads
Third's the charming best of the Kincaide sports series so far for me (and the first two books were great). I loved this match-up and the backstory that came along with Brexton and Drew. Both were such lovable characters with personalities that stole my breath and heart. Bromberg just has this extraordinary talent for giving readers the best of romance with enough angst to keep it believable -- her writing is emotional and realistic, the personal relationships here just jumped off the pages and ...more
Books Wine and Besties
Anyone looking for a new book boyfriend? Let me introduce you to Drew.
Killer eyes, football player, sensitive and all around great guy.

“Goddamn you, Brexton Kincade. You made me start to believe. You made me want. And now I have to figure out what the hell that means.”

Hard to Score by @kbromberg is ready to be downloaded to your kindles! If you haven’t started this series, what are you waiting for? Seriously, the heroines are some of the most bad ass chicks I have read. I am a sucker for a hotti
Stacy Ross
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book by far is my favourite. I know Kristy struggled with this book, saying it lacked chemistry, I can safely say that she did a damn good job at fixing whatever needed to be fixed because Drew and Brexton’s chemistry was off the charts. Friends, to enemies to lovers, this couple had it all. Braxton reminds me of myself, a girl who believes in love and she found her love in Drew, she always had.

I was hooked right from the prologue and fell in love with Drew instantly. He had a trou
PP's Bookshelf
Hard To Score by K. Bromberg was an irresistible combination of swoony, sexy and angsty. The intoxicating adrenaline rush of a great sports romance came together with a heartaching love story. K. Bromberg once again delivers a power packed performance.

Brexton and Drew were childhood friends and their families were very close. Her father being the leading sports agent and his father being the NFL superstar. They had a connection for sure and it was more than friendship. But before they could expl
Becky Wise
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard to Score is a fabulous read. It's like star crossed love, mixed with with childhood friends and add in that touch of football and family drama and you get this read you cannot put down. If you have read any of the Play Hard books then you are familiar with the Kincade sisters. This is Brexton's story. You will love this one when it comes to Brexton tells it how it is with her clients. I like she doesn't hold back. Then there is Drew the amazing quarter back that hasn't been given his chance ...more
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

"I love you, but then again, I always have."

Wow, what a breath of fresh air and enjoyable sports romance from K Bromberg! This is the third book for the Kincade siblings (they are interconnected standalones) and this one features "Bratty Brex" and "Dreadful Drew." Brexton and Drew have a past history, their families were tight as can be at one point before circumstances separated them. Drew has a grudge against the Kincade family which has him resisting his feelings for Brexton, but in
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-team
MY HEART!!! So full.

This is my favourite of the series!!

Each time Kristy releases a book I find a new book boyfriend and this is no different. I devoured Brexton and Drew’s story!

I think I just love a good tortured soul story. And they don’t come more tortured than Drew Bowman. Reading his back story as well as his continuing and blooming relationship with Brex made is so difficult to put the book down.

Three down, one to go!!!
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "ILYBK" stars***


"How can I look at her and want her, knowing part of my fate is because of that last name she has?"

I love K. Bromberg's stories very much and this series is sooo beautiful...
I love the Kincade girls and their father so much and every time, I'm falling for each girl's man!!!
And in here was Brexton's turn to fell in love with a man that I just wanted to hug him so tight for everything that he had to endure in his life...
I loved this story and I can not
Michele McMullen
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Oh my heavens I am loving this series. This is Brexton and Drew's story and it is a shows stopper.
Growing up they were friends and their families were close then a scandal put a wedge between them and tainted any relationship that they could have had. Now a chance encounter years later has once again brought these friends, lovers, enemies face to face and it may be time for answers.
Brexton is a woman in a man's world she is is a successful sports agent and fierce !
I loved Brexton she is strong
Izzie d
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Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a K. Bromberg fan from the get-go and there is a reason I continue to read her books so faithfully.  She has the ability to bring you into a story, into characters' lives that make you feel like you are in their inner circle - that you are part of their story. 

This story, the 3rd in the series about the Kincaid girls...women who are in the male-dominated sports management field.  This book is Brexton's story.  She tough and takes no sh*t from anyone!  But she has a heart underneath a
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Amour.Rebelle92 (Bran.d)
Kenyon Kincade definitely did right by his daughters. He raised them all to be strong, compassionate & loyal women. Out of all of his daughters Brex is the most romantic one. She’s been crushing on Drew Bowman since they were kids but assumed he was never in to her. Until they meet up by chance 10 years later.

Drew’s dad did not do right by him. He lied to his family. Lost friends and would not even contemplate explaining himself. Drew has despised the Kincades for 10 years. During that time he
Viviana Varona
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from Kristy the author today.
Another heartfelt and emotional book in this series. I loved these two characters and their journey.
I definitely recommend this book and can't wait for the next one in this series.
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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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