Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
People who are meant to be together find their way back. They may take a few detours, but they’re never lost.
There is something special about second-chance love that speaks to the soul. Soulmates whose love has never died are granted a do-over…another chance. Their hearts, cut in half from being apart, find their way back to each other and become whole again. Second-chance love stories are my obsession…my heart…my soul. K. Bromberg’s latest sensation, a second-chance romance called Sweet Cheeks, was my heart…my soul…my kryptonite. Sweet Cheeks is a hypnotic and heartfelt second-chance love story anchored in angst and submerged in soul and swoon.
Oh how excited I was to meet this fresh start, this chance for K. Bromberg to wow devoted Driven series fans like me with something new and so incredibly different! With bated breath in anticipation of uncovering the unknown, I dove into Sweet Cheeks, barely surfacing for air until the end. I was quickly captivated…consumed…claimed as Sweet Cheeks stamped its imprint all over me. I WAS ALL IN.
This story sparked to life as magic poured from the pages, Sweet Cheeks shining in beauty and brilliance like a sunset on the beach. Not even ten percent in and this tender tale touched me deeply. My feels were flowing over the pages as Sweet Cheeks clutched my heart, hijacking it, willing it to bend and break. I FELT ALL THE FEELS.
A teenage love story that was supposed to last forever abruptly ended, leaving two broken hearts along the way, perhaps three if you count mine.
“Told me he’d stay forever. And left without ever saying a word.”
Hayes Whitley was Saylor’s brother’s best friend and her first love, the love that was supposed never die. Hayes killed it…them…when he abruptly left without a word and never looked back.
“He became my first crush.”
“Then later my first love.”
“And later again my first heartbreak.”
My heart broke. Tears fell for this love story with so many lost years. I hated Hayes…I loved Hayes. Now a Hollywood heartthrob and mega-star, Hayes is back after 10 years as a favor to her brother in an unusual situation as Saylor’s escort to her ex-fiancé’s wedding, and Saylor’s world has been turned upside down. Saylor is not the only one affected after ten years apart; Hayes is still haunted by Saylor too.
“She looks back at me and gives me a full-fledged smile—heavy topic overshadowed by nostalgia—and f**k if it doesn’t make me think thoughts about that wild child of a girl who owned my heart.”
I loved this smart, sexy, beautiful, fierce, and feisty heroine, Saylor, as much as Hayes. Now they are thrust together after ten long years apart. One long weekend on an island alone. No interruptions. So much promise…so many possibilities await.
Time to rehash the past and slay those demons.
“He’s left his fingerprint on me, marking me with invisible ink. And being here is like stepping under a black light. Every single one of those scars becomes visible, brought to light so I can’t ignore them anymore. Forcing me to face them once and for all.”
Time to see if that forever passion still burns.
“I want him to kiss me. Just once. Even at the age of seventeen, Hayes could kiss in a way that made me feel like I’d just laid every part of my soul on the line when his lips left mine.”
Time to see if that passion permeates into more.
I rooted for that kiss…that pent-up passion to erupt. That kiss was a fusion of happiness, hope, and heartbreak after so many years apart.
“I sigh in relief. Then gasp out of shock. Because Haye’s lips are on mine…all I want to do is drown in his kiss. In the familiarity of it. In the difference of it. The unexpectedness of it. The comfort of it. In everything about him.”
The tall, dark-haired and dark-eyed muscular prince and his blonde and blue-eyed long-legged princess were magical together. That kiss melted from the pages, penetrating that passion right to me as I felt it too. As soon as Saylor and Hayes collided, my emotions were on edge…amplified.
“Now I know why I’ve always compared every woman I’ve ever kissed to you.”
I swooned and never stopped swooning until the end. Sweet Cheeks is swoon in spades. Words of sweetness and nostalgia kissed me where I felt butterflies dancing in my belly, a feeling of hope, happiness, and freedom fused with love.
“My pace, Saylor. Not yours. I’m in control now. You may own pieces of me you never even knew, but right now, I’m going to own you. Every single part of you.”
Oh did Hayes POSSESS ME!!! Oh how this amazing alpha made me swoon and smolder. This man is pure perfection. I was owned by Hayes. I was owned by Sweet Cheeks.
“…Sometimes things happen in life and love’s put on hold. But if someone’s your soul mate, nothing is going to stop you from being together in the end.”
My heart flip-flopped at the possibility of childhood sweethearts reconnecting after ten long years. Sweet Cheeks meshed with my favorite movie, Sweet Home Alabama, both playing together in my head.
“Because it’s only ever been him.”
I cried tears of heartbreak, happiness, and hope. Tremors of tenderness yet trepidation surged through my body as I wanted this second chance too. These two halves of hearts needed to be whole… one. This knight could not…would not…ride off into the sunset again and leave his damsel in distress…PLEASE NO! So I hoped. I prayed. I desperately rooted for love. Love that had to survive time and turmoil.
When you begin and end a story in tears, you know it’s a keeper, and oh did I want to keep Sweet Cheeks longer. Sweet Cheeks slayed me, this second-chance love story stripping me bare, enrapturing me as every emotion was electrified, my heart and soul on fire. I did not prepare for this assault on my heart in this sweet and swoon-filled story with its surprise storm of sensations. I felt every word I read. I felt heartbreak. I felt happiness. I felt hope. I FELT EVERYTHING. ALL OF THE HEART. ALL OF THE SOUL.
K. Bromberg aced her new sensation, Sweet Cheeks, this sweet, swoon-filled, and soul-searing second-chance romance. Different but still slightly familiar…comfortable yet thrilling…yet still HOME. This story felt wonderful! Words wondrous and a book both brilliant and beautiful…pure perfection like the rest of Bromberg’s writing. Sweet Cheeks left me breathless in a book that was sheer brilliance from beginning to end. Sweet Cheeks BLEW ME AWAY!!!
“The truth is I gave my heart away a long time ago, my whole heart, and never got it back.” ~Sweet Home Alabama
I gave my heart to Sweet Cheeks where it still remains, likely bound to this story forever. I gave my soul to this story—as if I had a choice—for it to be sucked in like a breath of ocean air, pulling me under, where I could not help but FALL FAST IN LOVE. Oh did I LOVE Sweet Cheeks! Sweet Cheeks, this emotionally-charged story of epic love hit my heart hard and sent my soul swooning off in the sunset. I still haven’t stopped swooning as I can still smell the love in the ocean air.
★★★★★ ‘but worth 10’ Hershey kisses
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An all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the Driven series.
It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding.
I should have ignored it.Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied.
With a plus one.
And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.
Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.
When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.
But I didn’t.
And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?