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.
Cuffed is the first book in a completely new series from K. Bromberg and one that I really enjoyed. I was so excited to start this one and trust me it was worth that excitement. This one deals with some at times painful issues but the way that Ms. Bromberg put this story into motion is one that makes you feel even more emotions at times than you thought would happen. Now I have to be upfront about something for a good 3/4ths of the book Emmy aka Emmerson, wasn’t my favorite character at all, and I will explain why in a moment but in that last 1/4th she won me over.
So let me get this little bit of business out of the way first, then we can go on about all that I loved about Cuffed. Now Emmy from the start really rubbed me wrong, I knew something had happened, to what extent I was not sure, but I felt as if she was holding an almost immature grudge against Grant because he did the right thing even if it meant hurting her in the process, but in reality, it was saving her. I understand that her past has defined many of her actions, but at the same time, I don’t think she fully dealt with everything in her past and while some things she repressed she never came to terms. She didn’t want to be seen as a victim, that I understand and totally can sympathize with, but at the same time the way she was with Grant wasn’t fair, nor was it what he deserved. It was the last 1/4th of the book that I finally began to connect with her. She was so strong yet fragile. In the end, I wanted to her to find her happiness, to keep her head up and wings out.
Grant, well it must be said, he could frisk me any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I’m serious. I’ll happily be cuffed by him, yes bad pun intended. Grant has missed his Emmy, his best friend. For twenty years, they were apart. He did something no little kid should ever have to do, but by doing that, he lost his best friend. Grant is now a cop trying to make detective but that need to protect and save others has not left his system, in fact, it made me fall head over heels in love with his character. When you read Cuffed, you will understand why I would want him to not only protect my children and me if the need ever came. He is what all police officers should be, heroes. The way he breaks down Emmy’s walls, earns her trust once more, once again proves how amazing he is. Now does he make mistakes? Yes, he actually makes a huge one but at the same time, I can understand why he does and does not do what he did. Yeah that is a bit confusing but read Cuffed and you will understand. Grant may very well be one of my favorite characters from Ms. Bromberg yet.
Cuffed is emotional, at times funny, others frustrating but it most importantly of all is a book about doing what you need to protect those you love and save them even when it means losing them. I highly recommend Cuffed and can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.
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. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author | Driven Group