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.
K. Bromberg is one amazing author. I’m not new to her work, but I admit I haven’t read The Driven series, which is the series that everyone seems to know her for. But every time I get the opportunity to dive into her new work, I’m always blown away. This author takes topics that are tough, or even unusual in the book world, and the words flow seamlessly.
Emerson Reeves and Grant Malone are best friends in the third grade. But Emerson has a secret, one that Grant tells. Grant never sees Emmy again. Not until she pops up in Sunnyville, 20 years later and calling him “Officer Sexy”. But that’s before she realizes who he is.
One of my favorite aspects of both Grant and Emmy is that they are both doing their own thing before they run into each other. Neither one is looking for anything serious and neither one is lacking a slumber party partner. We see male characters like this frequently, but we don’t always see the female characters in this way and I appreciated that.
Emmy is one tough woman. She is this skydiving, stubborn, intelligent, sexy woman. This character is where we see the author shine. Emmy has been through a lot through her life; and while parts of her past may haunt her, it never defines her. Emmy is living her life, and she is willing to leap.
Grant Malone is something else. Lord, I am happy my town does not have their own Grant Malone on the police force because the ladies would be committing crimes to get into his handcuffs. He’s the son of the former Police Chief of Sunnyville and he has aspirations for himself. He’s handsome and he knows it. He’s also a good man. He had his eyes on Emmy before he knew it and now that he’s an adult, he won’t let her go this time.
This story is fantastically written and readers experience everything from humor to heartbreak and back again. The author tackles tough situations with her characters but the story never becomes dark nor does it diminish the realities that Emmy or Grant are experiencing.
This book isn’t just about the past, it’s not just about second-chances, it’s not just about fun with handcuffs. It’s so much more than any of these tropes and it goes beyond humor, heartbreak, or redemption. A must-read for anyone who wants a story that will truly pull at your heart, all while making you cheer for the characters.