He’s the guy you turn to in a clutch…
Surgeon Jared Reynolds has always been an adrenaline junkie, which makes him the go-to guy in emergencies. He just never expected an emergency that required a…porcupine costume.
Nurse Emily Maguire works the pediatric oncology ward, a challenging but rewarding job that suddenly becomes unbearable when the full-of-himself Jared steps in for his sweet brother during the Saturday morning Captain Cuddle visit. She knows his rep for hooking up with nurses and refuses to fall for his obvious charms.
Until an emergency brings them together that has Jared falling into the deep end of love, and Emily wondering if a clutch player is just what she needs.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Each book in the Clover Park Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun read them in order. Characters you’ve loved from past books frequently pop up in other books.
The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement
Book 9: Clutch Player
Book 10: A Tempting Friendship
The Clover Park STUDS Series
Book 1: Almost in Love
Book 2: Almost Married
Book 3: Almost Over It
Book 4: Almost Romance
Book 5: Almost Hitched
Customer ReviewsSee All
Five emotional stars.
OH MY GOD!
I freaking loved this book!
#9 in the Clover Park Series and definitely not the last I'll be reading.
The story is about Jared, Dr. One-and-done, and Emily, a wonderful and caring nurse on the oncology ward for children.
Both come together in what should've been a simple one time deal, but it's not long before feelings are involved and the characters find themselves not able to stick with the original plan.
Now my own feelings whilst reading this...
I cried. Yes, actual tears and before I'd even gotten halfway into the story. Seeing into Jared's mind, and how he felt about himself was really emotional.
I was annoyed with Emily in some parts because she was so back and forth, but she redeemed herself brilliantly.
And that's what I love about Kylie's books and her writing. She portrays the characters with so much realism that it's hard not to think of them as actual people.
I also loved reading more about the Marino/Reynolds family, their love for each other and also having a teasing glimpse into Angel's life.
I can't say anything else without giving away the story, but I will say that it's an amazing read and highly recommend it.
I can't wait for the next story.
Addictive sweet romance with karma at it’s best!
Clutch Player tells the story of Jared and Emily, who both work at the local hospital but have completely different pasts when it comes to relationships.
One thing I really loved about the plot of this book was Jared’s feeling of it being karma catching up to him, seeing as he was usually ‘Dr one-and-done’ and yet that was what seemed to be drawing Emily to him despite him wishing it wasn’t. The way the story is written, you get to see there is more to Jared than what his reputation would have you believe and how he struggles to change the views of his past behaviour to everyone, including his family to a point. The relationship with Angel and the twist there helped develop Jared as a character further I felt, as Michael’s appearances did with Emily.
Clutch Player has a strong plot that is steadily paced but never feels as though it is being dragged out. The reason behind what causes them to meet is sweet and instantly sets the tone of the book going forward and there is a brilliant twist thrown in towards the end of the book that isn’t overly obvious. I had a sneaking suspicion of how it might play out after a third incident but then thought it would be a long shot so it was a nice surprise to see it was where Kylie decided to go with the storyline. The witty style in which the story is written and alternating views of Jared and Emily draws you in so that, even during the heartfelt scenes, there is always a light undertone to lift the story. However, the high quality of writing also allows for a smooth transition into a more serious tone when needed throughout the book.
I’ve not yet read all the books in this series nor the Clover Park STUDS series but of those I’ve read, The Opposite of Wild is my personal favourite but this is a very, very close second. The author really drew me into Jared and Emily’s story and I genuinely couldn’t stop reading once I started, I was that eager to see where their story took them. As with all books in this series, you don’t have to have read any other books in this series to be able to read this book as all books are standalones with a HEA. However, if you have read all or any other of the books in the series, it definitely adds an extra dimension to the story but has no direct impact on Jared and Emily’s story and I can assure you all is tied up for the couple in this book alone; it just make you feel like you are catching up with old friends, as well as the two main characters.
Overall, this is a sweet hospital romance with a HEA and can be either read as a standalone or as part of the series. Definitely going on my favourites list and I strongly suggest you give this story a read!
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.