Blog Tour Review with Excerpt: Control (Everyday Heroes #3.5) by K. Bromberg

Posted November 18, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 10 Comments

 

“Sometimes love happens unexpectedly…”

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K Bromberg, comes CONTROL, a new novella in her Everyday Heroes Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

Book info:
TitleControl 
Author:  K. Bromberg
SeriesEveryday Heroes #3.5 
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  November 13th, 2018
Source:  E-galley from InkSlinger PR which did not influence my opinion.
My rating:  5 stars   

About CONTROL:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new story in her Everyday Heroes series…

Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines?

But when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel.

 

Grab your copy of CONTROL today!

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“K. Bromberg always delivers intelligently written, emotionally intense, sensual romance . . .”

 USA Today

 

 

 

My Review:
I loved getting back to this group of characters and the town of Sunnyville.  I loved Desi in Cuffed, so it was nice to go back and see her get her own HEA.  I can’t remember if what happened with the guy that she woke up to in her house was in one of the other stories, or just happened with this story, but it made for a good starting point for this one.  This was of course a short, quick read, it is a novella, as all the books in the 1001 Dark Nights series are.  But the story was well played out, and other than I personally wouldn’t have been disappointed with another steamy scene at the end of the book, it was perfect in every way.  Exactly what I always hope for, and receive from K. Bromberg.  The names in this were definitely unique.  Desi for one, and then you have to love Reznor, I mean, it just screams hot, sexy guy, or at least to me it did.  Really, I hate that this review is so short, but I guess it is like the story itself, short, and sweet?  Although the story was much sweeter, and steamier!
  
Excerpt:

“That ego of yours is going to be sore tomorrow.”

“Why’s that?” he asks.

“It’s working out right now, flexing its muscles and doing
some heavy lifting.” It’s pretty damn hard to be sarcastic when the man still
touching you is making you want to lean in and kiss those sexy lips of his and
prove just how right he is.

And just how
wrong you are.

A sheepish smile paints his lips. “Ah, but you like the
muscles.”

I like a whole
lot more than the muscles.

“Mmm.” It’s all I trust myself to say.

He leans in closer. I can feel his breath feather over my
lips and the look in his eyes—one that says his interest is as strong as mine:
hungry and aroused as hell—is enough to make every part of me want to step
forward and into him.

But I don’t.

I want to.

But I also want to slow down whatever the hell this is.

“Hey, Desi,” he murmurs as he leans in close enough that
both of our eyes flicker down to the other’s lips as we breathe the same air.

“Hmm?”

“You look gorgeous in that color.”

Oh sh*t.

I just swooned.

First flutters.

Now swooning.

Both are things I never do.

“Thank you.” My voice is barely audible when I finally
swallow around the lump of desire clouding in my throat.

“For?” he asks, the rumble of his voice a seduction all in
itself.

“For fixing my sprinklers.”

“And?”

“And for the compliment.”

His tongue darts out to wet his lips. “No need to thank me.”

Time feels like it slows as we stand like this in the
afternoon sunlight on my patio—me in a bright yellow sundress and him in
mud-soaked jeans. The birds chirp above. My heart pounds in my ears. My nipples
harden in anticipation.

Jesus, just kiss
me already, will you?

“Desi?”

“Yeah?”

Just as I get my synapses to fire and lean in and take the
initiative myself, he takes a step back and says, “I need to take a shower.”

I draw in a shaky breath as his eyes remain on mine and
their corners crease with his smile.

“It’s a good look for you though.” Nice recovery, Des. At least
outwardly it is, because inside I’m kind of a wreck with more want than I care to admit to.

“I don’t need to have mud on me to get dirty.”

He winks, gives me one last once-over with eyes that relay
every single thing they want to do to me, before he turns on his heel and heads
in the direction of his house.

 

 

K. Bromberg’s CONTROL Review and Excerpt Tour Schedule:
November 14th
4TLOR – Review and Excerpt
Bellereadersthoughts – Review and Excerpt
Devilishly dirty book blog – Review and Excerpt
Kick Back & Review – Review and Excerpt
Romance as a first language – Review and Excerpt
Ruby Red Romance Review – Review and Excerpt
Sweetheart Reads – Review and Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review and Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review and Excerpt
November 15th
Amo’s Book Corner – Review and Excerpt
BJ’s Book Blog – Review and Excerpt
Booked All Night – Review and Excerpt
Kat’s Books N Brews – Review and Excerpt
Melena’s Reviews – Review and Excerpt
Nightbird Novels – Excerpt
The Book Avenue – Review and Excerpt
Word of Mouth – Review
November 16th
Book Starlets – Review and Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks – Review and Excerpt
IreneChart – Review and Excerpt
Kt’s book blog and review – Review and Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review and Excerpt
Reading and funny – Review
The Book Bellas – Excerpt
The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review and Excerpt
November 17th
Book Addict – Review and Excerpt
Me Love Some Books – Excerpt
Smart & Savvy with Stephanie – Review and Excerpt
The Lovely Teacher Addictions – Review and Excerpt
November 18th
Books According to Abby – Review and Excerpt
Lisa Loves Literature – Review and Excerpt
My Book Filled Life – Review and Excerpt
The Sassy Bookster – Review and Excerpt
TLBC’s Book blog – Review and Excerpt
Vera is Reading – Excerpt
November 19th
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Ginreads – Review
NallaReads – Review and Excerpt
OMGReads – Review and Excerpt
Shh Moms Reading – Review and Excerpt
The Erotic Book Blog by Misty – Review and Excerpt
November 20th
A is for Alpha B is for Books – Review and Excerpt
A Literary Perusal – Review and Excerpt
BBBf-sizzlereads – Review and Excerpt
Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review and Excerpt
November 21st
Books 4 Girls – Review and Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Gi’s Spot Reviews – Review and Excerpt
Joandisalovebooks – Review
Musings of the Modern belle – Review and Excerpt
Shahla’s World – Review
November 22nd
AC BOOK BLOG – Review and Excerpt
All about reading – Review and Excerpt
Crystal’s Book World – Review and Excerpt
Logan’s sports book section – Review and Excerpt
MI Bookshelf – Review and Excerpt
One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review and Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review and Excerpt
November 23rd
Book Lovers Hangout – Review and Excerpt
Kay Daniels Romance – Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review
Reese’s Reviews – Review and Excerpt
Shannon’s Book Blog – Review and Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews – Review and Excerpt
The Book Branch – Review and Excerpt
White Hot Reads – Review
November 24th
Author Groupies – Review
Book Angel Booktopia – Review and Excerpt
Bookishly Yours – Review and Excerpt
NadirasWorld – Review and Excerpt
PBC – Excerpt
Rachel Loren’s Love of Reading – Review and Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books – Review and Excerpt
The Book Disciple – Review and Excerpt
About the Author:

 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.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled).

 

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