From the New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new series about three brothers, the job that calls them, and the women who challenge them.
“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”
Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.
Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.
But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.
What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?
I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.
That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.
Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.
I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.
So this story comes with a bit of a disclaimer. I had thought that this was gonna be a light hearted comedy romance where the guy meets girl/guy woos girl/they break up/get back together. While that formula holds true, there is definitely some more to the story then I expected. She covers a topic that is sensitive for a lot of people to hear about let alone read in a story. For me, I am thankful that while we read scenes of such subject we don’t actually dive too deep into that pit because then I don’t know if I would be able to read it.
With that in mind, read this book with caution.
Outside of that dark theme, it was a fun story of Grant and Emerson. She holds a grudge against him for 20 years and he’s just like ‘idc I’m gonna make her fall in love with me’. He plays his hot cop status up a notch where Emerson is concerned and certainly don’t hear any complaints from me. He is a man who knows what he wants and is not afraid to make Emerson work for it, because Lord knows she can’t admit she loves him.
I loved reading the transformation that Bromberg has Emerson go through. The coping mechanism that Emerson uses is I’m sure a common one and when she finally lets the pain in, you can feel her desperation to let it go because no one wants those images in their heads. The phrase that Emerson uses from her Mom ‘heads up, wings out’ is a great saying that anyone can relate to because it talks about not letting anything get you down and to go after life with your head held high.
Since this is a start of a series we meet other characters in Grant’s life which means we begin to see their backstories. The next one will be centered around Grant’s best friend Tide and I already know that one is going to rip my heart to shreds. So you know something to look forward to.
There is a HEA for the characters despite it being a series so you don’t have to worry about multiple books being out before reading.
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 and hate 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.
Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.
In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.
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