Author: K. Bromberg
Series: Everyday Heroes #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 15th, 2018
Source: Audible audiobook from author for review
My rating: 5 stars
From New York Times Bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes the second standalone book in the Everyday Heroes series. Just how hot will firefighter Grady Malone turn up the heat? Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned. By her boyfriend she found in her bed . . . with someone else. By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete. By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low. When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still . . . a rebound has never looked so good. That’s her first thought when she sees firefighter Grady Malone. Sexy. Charismatic. Unapologetic. He’s a man who carries his own scars-the ones on his back, the survivor’s guilt on his soul, and the fear in his heart. When an unexpected visitor puts their roommate status to the test, will their undeniable attraction burn out, or will they both take a chance and play with fire?
Ever since Bromberg first hooked me with that cliffhanger at the end of her book Driven, I have been a huge fan. This is my first of her books that is not a part of that series, and I can honestly say I am not disappointed. While this is definitely a standalone, it also makes me want to go back and read the first book, to learn about the other Malone brother’s romance. Pretty sure a family of hot men in uniforms is one I need to get to know. I loved all the little sayings the Malone family had for what the word “fear” actually could mean. Like: Face Everything And Rise. I loved the chemistry between Grady and Dylan. I also love that Dylan was able to see her ex for exactly who he was, and not be tempted to get back with him, no matter how hard he tried. That would have totally ruined her character for me if that had happened. Grady frustrated me with his refusing to get into anything serious because of his dangerous line of work and what had hapened to his partner. But you can understand it. While I wondered how they could work out in the end, Grady being a firefighter in the town, and Dylan being a songwriter who probably needed to be in Hollywood, I guess the author figured out how it could.
The narrators were Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, two narrators that I look forward to listening to when I see them listed. As I said, a great story, there were parts that I cried during, the sexy parts were definitely steamy, and the ending was wonderful.
I did learn a new term, not a very flattering one, mermaid thighs. But since I can say that I definitely have them, then I’m going to say that’s at least a kind of nice way to say it. And I also like what Grady said about that very issues. He said that men don’t care about what women’s thighs look like when they’re together, they only care about what is between them when they’re spread apart. Such a crude, guy thing to say, but honestly, makes sense, and hey, should help with that one area of self-doubt.