Pompous Player by Brenda Rothert is NOW LIVE!! + My Review

Title: Pompous Player
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Brenda Rothert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 14, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
I hate Harry Stone.

Before I’d even met the selfish former pro hockey player turned CEO, he was at the top of my shit list.
The entire city of Chicago thinks he’s God’s gift to humanity, but I know the truth.
He knocked up my best friend and then ditched her when she needed him most.
She got sick after that, and before she passed away, she chose me to raise her newborn daughter.
I just need Harry to sign away his rights to the little girl who means everything to me.
Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.
To stay in his daughter’s life, I end up moving in with the man I detest. Loathe. Despise.
Hating Harry Stone is the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
But slowly discovering a way to not hate him?
Now that, I didn’t see coming.

Pompous Player is a secret baby/enemies to lovers/sports romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Sweet and sexy surprise baby/enemies to lovers romance with loads of emotion. Dirty Harry the ex hockey player/ex military/business CEO is a sexy hunk that lives up to his name. He’s a dirty player! Harry gets the surprise of his life when the feisty Winter delivers a sweet, little package in the form of a baby. It’s so emotional with baby Avery at the center of a tragedy. Winter wants to keep her promise to her best friend to care for the baby but the new dad is in the way. Harry turns out to be a terrific dad to his little girl and he wants what’s best for Avery. That includes Winter in her life even if she hates him. It’s a sad mess as Winter tries to reconcile her image of dirtbag Harry and the wonderful dad he is to his daughter. Meanwhile, Harry slowly becomes enamored with the fierce protector and substitute mother that Winter is to his little girl even when she throws shade at him. There’s a slow burn of hot chemistry as Harry tries to convince Winter to give him a chance. Speaking of chance…that’s the tie to the Cocky world. Chance the Aussie soccer player and his fabulous wife Aubrey who is Winter’s sister. The couple make a few appearances in the story as Winter slowly acknowledges her attraction to the hunky Harry. The connection between the two grows along with the heat but Winter has a couple of issues holding her back. This is a quick, easy read with lots of emotion and a sweet baby at the center. Dirty Harry gets dirty but the sexy times were a little tame. Usually this author’s hockey romances have a little more heat. This was still a good story with the crossover between the Blaze hockey world and the Cocky world. I love this author’s sexy hockey romances and this one has something different with a retired player center stage and a feisty heroine from the Cocky world. Loved it!

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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