Series: Everyday Heroes #1
Author: K. Bromberg
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 23rd, 2017
Design: Helen Williams
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
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.
5 ‘Head up. Wings Out’ Stars
K. BROMBERG HAS WRECKED ME! COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY WRECKED ME!
Cuffed was so far and beyond I hardly have words to describe this literally achievement! From sobbing like a baby to full on belly laughing and passing by some seriously panty melting moments and insane chemistry, this incredibly heartfelt, thoughful and sexy story couldn’t have been more perfectly written! it’s no wonder Cuffed is one of my Top Ten Top Reads of 2017, and my new K. Bromberg favorite! For me it was PERFECTION!
She’s my bestest friend in the whole wide galaxy.
He’s just like the little boy I used to know and nothing like him at the same time.
AND it all started with a chance meeting, or should I say reunion, of Grant and Emmerson, after twenty years of no contact and a heartbreaking separation, for more reasons than one. Let’s just say they were both shocked beyond belief, and just one look, and all those feeling of destiny, best friends for life, and all the memories came rushing through. Just not in the same way for both of them…
Malone Family Rules: If someone’s hurting, you help them.
From the very beginning I started falling for this family, there is no other word for it! All the Malones conquered my heart, and the more their family values were revealed, and the reflections of them, the more I was helplessly in love. And Grant… O… M… G… Even when he was eight and had to make the hardest decision of his life, right there, he took a huge piece of my heart and just kept getting more and more pieces, as the story kept unfolding.
My black-and-white world has color seeping into its edges.
I love and hate it all at the same time.
It makes me feel alive inside when, until now, I hadn’t realized I had been dead.
Good God, and Emmerson… How she and her story made my heart hurt, and bleed, and break… I’ll keep this review spoiler free, so that you can experience the full impact of the story as reading, but let me just tell you, with all that she has gone through, it’s no wonder her resistance to all Grant makes her feel and all her trust issues. Fortunately, Fate and their insane physical and emotional reactions to one another can’t be denied…
His kiss is thunder and lightning, a tornado and a tsunami, all in one fiery package that makes me forget about the here and the now, makes me want more when more with Grant scares the shit out of me.
Well, as we, and Emmy soon find out, all the handsome package that is Officer Sexy, is impossible to resist. Not even her well set out rules stood a chance against this determined, swoon worthy law man, and what he wanted.
I shouldn’t do this. I don’t get to throw my rules out the window for one man. One hotter than hell and more than skilled man named Grant Malone, but a man nonetheless.
Her rules that she needs to feel like she’s in control but that I know I’ll ply away one by one until it’s her and me with nothing between us.
This limitless determination, and irresistible enchantment he has for Emmy, naturally make him one of the Best Book Boyfriends I’ve ever read. He was just so far gone for her, seeing through her tough and nonchalant attitude, and craving and wanting every part of her, that it’s no wonder I was swooning from the get go.
The woman is a force to be reckoned with and hell if I’m not sitting in the middle of her windstorm and waiting to be hit with everything she has.
She’s sunshine with a little bit of hurricane thrown in, and I’m willingly walking straight into her storm with nothing more than the clothes on my back.
She turns to face me, her brow furrowing as I just stare at her as the realization hits me again that I want to be a part of her beautiful destruction. All of it. Without a damn forecast to prepare me for what’s coming next.
What a emotional rollercoaster this book was! Honest to God, I don’t remember the last time I sobbed so much, in more than one occasion – specially in Emmy’s and more surprisingly, most of Phony Maloney’s child’s POVs – they really wrecked me, and Ms. Bromberg couldn’t have given them a more realistic and heartbreaking form. You’ll fall in love with their eight year old version as much as the twenty eight year old one.
Grant Malone seems to be the only one I’ll allow to upend my world.
First to save me.
And now to show me what it’s like to feel.
Yes, he did save her, but it’s all so much more complicated than that. Hero complex does fit him to a T, and he’s the first to acknowledge that. It’s in his blood, and Grant owns to it even more than his brothers. The thing is, when it comes to where Emmy is concerned, wanting to ‘save’ her is just the tip of the iceberg. He wants everything from her, and will do EVERYTHING and ANYTHING for her. And the way he executed all this, two words : SWOON WORTHY!
The part of me that needs to prove to her that her rules are going to be broken.
Until she sees that sometimes sharing a past means you can build a future together.
I kissed all of her pain away, now I want her to know I desire her, too. All of her. The scars. The beauty. The pain. The past. The future.
We do have so much diversity of moments, situations and dynamics in Cuffed, that it will no doubt keep you hooked from the very first word till the last, and you’ll find yourself trying to read it all in one sitting and ignoring the rest of world, lol.
Their banter, their game of seduction was as sizzling hot as intricately clever and funny, giving us the perfect balance between those emotionally and gut-wrenching charged scenes, and light and super steamy ones. From their first interaction we could feel these two belonged together.
“Are you gonna frisk me, Officer Malone?”
“Frisking someone has never been so tempting.”
“Oh, am I under arrest?”
The palm of his hand slides down the line of my spine.
“What’s the charge?”
“Making me want you. Every minute of every goddamn day.”
How could Emmy resist the force of nature that was Officer Malone?! That’s easy, she couldn’t, and not even being a force of nature herself, because a love and connection like theirs couldn’t be broken, not even by twenty years, not even by anyone. Emmerson may have been Grant’s biggest obstacle, but there was no way she was letting her go a second time. Epic love story material, people!
“I’ve survived this far by closing myself off and not allowing myself to feel . . . and then you enter my life with your lights and sirens blazing, and it’s as if you’ve handcuffed me so that I can’t escape from you. So that I’m forced to feel. So that I think in wants and needs. So that I wonder how I ever lived without it.
Let me take a moment here to bring to light all the awesomeness that are all the secondary characters, starting with the other two smoking hot, Malone brothers – yes, Grady and Grayson, I’m already ogling you guys! – the Malone parents, that were the foundation of all this family is about, and made my heart warm more than once, Nate and Leo, and last but not least, the kickass, dirty innuendo sister, and overall sassy filled, Devi! I loved her interactions with both Emmy as well as with Officer Sexy! TOP BFF, no doubt!
“You know what they say about curiosity . . .”
“It killed the cat, yeah, yeah. But honey, by the grin on your face, I know your kitty meowed. A lot.”
OK, I really ended up saying far more than I intended to, but with this level of romantic novel brilliancy, how could I not?! K. Bromberg completely stole my heart with Cuffed, and with this perfect beginning, and all the teasing we got with those HOT brothers, I’ll be here counting down the days until we get Grady’s story on Combust and Grayson’s on Cockpit! I need more Malone hotness!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
You can’t go gypsy when you have roots. And I want you to have roots, Em. Here. With me. Ones that tangle with mine and can never be ripped out. Lazy Sunday together ones and white picket fence ones.”
At his mussed hair and his crooked smile. At his eyes that hold more than I could ever ask for. I see love in them. I see pride. I see tomorrows.
I see forever.
ARC kindly provided by the author via InkSlinger PR for an honest review
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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