Hard to Lose

    • 4.6 • 363 Ratings
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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 the 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

summermae1731 ,


I loved these sisters!!! I loved their stories. I loved how their dad was always there with the advice they needed. Amazing books!!!

Suzanne Golt ,

Love Chase and this sexy, sweet war hero!

I have read the other books in this wonderful “Play Hard” series about four sisters who all work with their father at a successful sports agency in NYC representing professional athletes. Dekker, Lennox, and Brexton found love in the previous books, and now it’s Chase Kinkade’s turn in Hard to Lose.

This book was the most emotional of the series and had so many layers. The build-up was wonderful, and don’t worry, this was no slow burn. They meet unexpectedly as she literally walks into the bar that Gunner, our hero, owns, and these two strangers were smitten and acted on their electric chemistry from the start.

What is so emotional and the crux of the plot is a letter that was just delivered, years later, to her agency from a potential baseball recruit. She goes in search of him feeling such a strong connection and a need to learn his story. But meeting Gunner derails her plans as she finds she is enjoying her stay in this small West Virginia town, and getting to know the hot, sensitive, mystery man who is sharing the personal details of his life for the very first time, all while she is keeping secrets.

I don’t want to give too much away, but just know I stayed up past 1 am on a work night to finish Hard to Lose! I couldn’t stop and had to know what happened. I love this author’s writing style, and the interconnected characters she has created. Each has their own unique personality and they complement each other so beautifully.

I adore the close relationship Chase has with her sisters and her dad, and that she’s able to be honest and lean on them. How they encourage her spread her wings and follow her heart. She’s a smart and savvy businesswoman who is not afraid to admit when she makes a mistake and ask for advice. Love her sassiness and wit, and the two of them together.

Gunner has to be one of the best book boyfriends ever. Ever, ever. I love how even though he had such a horrible childhood and had to enlist in the military, he did it with honor. He did his very best with his circumstances and you will route for them the entire time. Instead of being bitter about his misfortunes, and trust me, your heart with bleed for this man, he was honest, humble and hardworking, and such a loyal, selfless, giving human being.

I loved the sweet dates he planned and how he opened his heart up to be loved for the very first time. Chase was guarded from a past relationship, and she couldn’t help but fall in love with this sexy war hero. I loved their banter and the ease of their relationship, and how they just naturally fit together. But his life is several states away and she needs to return home to NY. The bubble they created is about the pop once her truths are revealed, and tears will be shed.

This book is filled with so much tension, angst, passion, joy and hope, and I highly recommend it.

Flyballdazie2003 ,

hard to lose

Best book in the series... could not put it down for a sec.

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