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Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, brings you a romance about love, forgiveness, and living every day to the fullest. 

I know finding and signing a military vet to the agency is a long shot--but it’ll be good press just letting him try out. That’s what I tell my family, rather than admit I can’t get the letter he wrote us five years ago out of my head. 

But what I tell the bartender in his hometown is a lie. I know veterans protect each other. So I pretend to be a graduate student. 

Sparks. Flame. Fire. I accidentally got in too deep.

I didn’t expect to develop feelings for Gunner Camden.

And there’s no way I can admit to my lies now, not without destroying what we share. So I’ll keep faking it.


There are two versions of me: before, and after deployment.

Back then I was a screwup kid. I’d lie, cheat, and steal my way out of everything. My only love was baseball.

After I started fighting, I found out there had been another path for me. One that involved my dream. But by then I had seen too much. 

The old me was dead, so I put my dreams to rest, too.

Then Chase Kinkade walks into my bar and reminds me that life is meant to live. No regrets.

Fresh. Happy. Hopeful. I can start to see a new dream, with her.

But sometimes things are too good to be true… and dishonesty is the one thing I can’t forgive.

Are you ready to fall for the Kincade sisters and then men who love them in K. Bromberg's sexy, contemporary, sports romance series? These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!

Hard to Handle (Hunter & Dekker's story - hockey romance)

Hard to Hold (Rush & Lennox''s story - soccer romance)

Hard to Score (Drew & Brexton's story - football romance)

Hard to Lose (Gunner & Chase's story - baseball romance)

Hard to Love (Finn & Stevie's story)

March 30
JKB Publishing, LLC
Kristy Bromberg

Customer Reviews

Ashel05 ,

Loved this soooo much

I could not put this down. All the stars. All. Of. Them.

Chase’s story! I have been eagerly awaiting this one!

And I 1000% fell in love with Gunner!
Talk about an amazing human!

A letter lost for 5 years, now found, leads Chase on a hunt to find the author of the letter. Who was an undiscovered baseball phenom.

This is the best story. Heat. Heartstrings. And happiness. After years of chaos.

I adored this and couldn’t put it down.

coffeegoddesstmk ,

This Book Is THE ONE

Well, it's happened. I have read my most favorite K. Bromberg book of all, and that's saying something, given my rekindled love for Kristy and her writing. Yep, Gunner and Chase totally owned me, and I have nothing but love for their story, HARD TO LOSE.

I read a lot of books, and there are plenty that I really like, and that stay with me, and among them there are the ones that dazzle me, that just really resonate for one reason or another. When it comes time for my yearly list of 'Favorite Reads,' it's not so hard to pull one together, because they are the books that I am still thinking about long after I've read them. When I make the list for this year, there's no doubt that HARD TO LOSE will be on it, because I am so in love with this book.

Ryan 'Gunner' Camden stole my heart in every single way, not the least of which is the way that he loved Chase Kinkade. For someone that has experienced so much pain and loss, his heart, whether he believes it or not, is wide open, and full of so much love and care for others. And for Chase, driven, self-sufficient, successful Chase, Gunner is just the person that she needs, whether she knows it or not. The two of them together smooth out all of the broken, jagged edges, and make the most beautiful whole.

Look, I could obviously go on and on, because this book touched me very much. I have loved the whole Play Hard series, but this book is the one. It's sexy and sweet and redemptive and healing, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Do yourself a favor and make this a must-read-soon addition to your TBR. ❤️

StephInNOLA ,

Gunner & Chase blew me away!

Gunner. Wow. He was as unexpected as they come. With a name like Gunner, I thought I was meeting a hardened war veteran with nothing to prove. What I found was somebody who touched my heart in places I didn’t know existed.

Chase. Unlucky in relationships, uninterested in love, unsure of her future. She saw a chance to bring publicity to the agency from a long lost letter in the mail. What she found changed her world forever.

This was one of the most honest, vulnerable, gripping storylines I have read in a long while. Gunner is every dream come true and Chase is someone you should want by your side. Both damaged by loss, riddled with grief that will never go away, but realizing what they needed all along was someone to understand and see the beauty beneath the scars. Such a fitting theme as we are all scarred by the loss of life, livelihood, and normalcy we have endured throughout this pandemic. Seeing that there is a chance at a HEA brings such hope in such dark times. Thank you, Kristy, for another amazing love story that brought me tears of sadness and joy!

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