Combust by K. Bromberg
My rating: 6 of 5 stars
”Love is rarely pretty. It’s messy. It’s complicated. It’s often ugly, but that’s how you know when it’s right.”
When you read a book that MOVED YOU SO MUCH that you’re not sure if you can put your feels into words, you have to JUST JUMP and pour your emotions into a review that can do the beloved book justice. K. Bromberg’s knack for humor, wit, soul, and sensitivity shines in her latest heart-hitter of a love story, Combust. COMBUST TOUCHED ME DEEPLY. I FELT SO MUCH!!! Combust made me melt. Made me feel. Made me break. Made me believe. Made me think. Made me value life. Made me want to always fight for love. Made me want to find my strong and conquer some important things I’ve brushed aside. Made me believe. MADE ME LOVE … so very much!
This is the story of a big-hearted and unabashedly beautiful woman who is learning to love and value herself, and a gorgeous and generous man who is learning to finally rise after falling. This is the story of a song-writer, Dylan, and a fire-fighter, Grady, who forge a deep connection more powerful than the sun. This is the story of two broken beauties, two broken hearts learning to be whole together. This is the story that BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY, and I’d let Combust break me again and again.
A broken hero and heroine drawn are together.
Broken sees broken.
Darkness sees darkness.
Like sees like.
”We drive into the dark.
Crash into the wall.
How do we find our way back from this endless free fall?”
Grady defines HERO in every way! Grady is gorgeous, humorous, and kind, a beacon of light fused with dark. I LOVED this man of many layers. Grady and his damaged heart—both I wanted to save. He couldn’t be saved until her. Until Dylan crosses his path and shows him the light in the dark.
From the first page of the Prologue, I loved the fierce and feisty Dylan, and I never stopped. Beautiful Dylan is a dreamer with new-found strength in spades. Her spirit has been shattered but Grady is helping her put together the pieces. I admired this tender-hearted heroine so much!
”Oh, the man can talk a good game.”
“It isn’t talking the good game you should be worrying about. It’s if a man can back it up with his actions.”
K. Bromberg creates the best characters, contradictions of hard and soft, and dark and light. Dylan and Grady are HERO AND HEROINE PERFECTION!!! This hero and heroines’ humorous and heated banter with innuendos was INTOXICATING!!! The witty writing made me chuckle. I loved these kindred spirits so much who MELTED ME with their darkness mixed with light! These two imperfectly perfect and shattered souls made each other whole.
”Tell me you want this.”
Combust hums with a razor-sharp INTENSITY that cuts like a knife, slicing through the soul. My heart beat out of my chest, pulsing in rhythm to the tension pounding throughout the story. Delicious tension, tension so thick I could cut it with a knife. I loved this angst that Combust delivered. I needed it. I craved every bit. I CRAVED EVERY WORD OF COMBUST.
”You are my shot in the dark.
The flame I can’t put out.
The dream I need to walk away from.”
Combust is as scorching HOT as it is HEARTFELT. This story strikes you with a match, heating your body, as your FEELS ARE ON FIRE! Combust is a romance that blazes your body and ignites your feels in flames but it’s so much MORE. It’s about slaying demons and surviving. It’s about facing the past and embracing the future. It’s about continuing to fight for yourself when you’ve lost all the will. It’s about embracing your flaws and seeing that they make you the most beautiful—PERFECTLY IMPERFECT. It’s about learning to love yourself. It’s about rising up after you fall down.
”It’s okay to forget what hurt you, but just remember to never forget what it taught you.”
Like Macallan whiskey, K. Bromberg infuses shots of potent and powerful wisdom in her words. Bits of truth that you can’t help but take to heart and feel with all your heart. It’s no surprise that K. Bromberg’s heart-hitting stories always do more than entertain: THEY INSPIRE. Combust is a story that will inspire and empower you while warming your heart. K. Bromberg’s words bring hope to hopelessly-seeming heroes and you can’t help but soak up that hope too. You can’t help but be infused with that Macallan, that whiskey in words. You can’t help but want to fight those fires burning your soul and holding you hostage from life. You can’t help but want to JUST JUMP. Rise after life made you fall.
”Face everything and rise.”
A superbly told tale of scorching heat meets heartbreak and healing, Combust is a journey felt until the end. This story is FEELS ON FIRE! Every FEEL was on fire as I BURNED from this book!!! I FELT EVERYTHING!!! I had tears in my eyes nearly the whole time reading as my emotions combusted all over the pages. I profess my mad love for COMBUST!!! There are not enough stars for this soul-stirring scorcher. I CAN’T LOVE COMBUST ENOUGH!!! It’s heat. It’s heart. It’s heartbreak. It’s hope. It’s healing. It’s heroism. It’s so much more than I can pen into words. COMBUST IS EVERYTHING!!!
This quote sums up how hard Combust hit me:
”You’re under my skin.
You’ve tattooed my soul.”
A TOP 2018 & LIFETIME READ!!!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 but worth all the ‘face everything and rise’ stars
From New York Times Bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new standalone book. 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?
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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, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.
She is currently working on her Everyday Heroes trilogy. This series consists of three complete standalone novels—Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit (late spring 2018)—and is about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them.
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