Cuffed by K. Bromberg
Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell
Standalone. First in an interrelated Series.
WHOA!!! Cuffed by K. Bromberg was NOT what I expected! It’s SO.MUCH.MORE. From the cover I figured it’s a lighthearted, funny, sexy, protective cop story. At times, that’s exactly what it was. But it was also heartbreaking and devastating, romantic and swoony. And it was an absolutely GORGEOUS combination of all of that and more.
I haven’t read too many books that can make me laugh out loud and make me sob, but Cuffed did just that.
Grant and Emerson were best friends in grade school. Grant was protective even then, but Emerson moved away, and he was a big part of the reason. Now she’s back in town, and her past is completely off-limits, and that includes the hot cop she hasn’t seen since 3rd grade.
“I only live in the now. I only live in tomorrows. I can only cope with the future I make for myself.”
Grant is having none of that. He just goes ahead and inserts himself into her life.
“She’s always been there in my mind. Sure, it’s been a long ass time since third grade, but in some sort of way, I knew I’d see her again. She isn’t someone I could easily forget.”
Emerson is running a parachuting school. I loved the unique profession, and the slogan from her mom: “Head up. Wings Out.” She is such a great character and despite her torturous past, she has a love for fun and adventure.
”I don’t need a hero.”
The book is told with flashbacks of the past and it’s not easy to read. Have some tissues ready and know that there may be triggers. But the funny, sexy, hot moments take a lot of sting out of the emotional moments! I just love a protective man….sigh…
- Took it’s time to tell a full, well rounded story with fleshed out characters.
- Brought out every emotion
- The rare book that can make me laugh and ugly cry.
- The drug store scene will be a 2017 favorite book scene for me.
- So excited to get his brother’s stories.
- I loved all the side characters.
- The cover doesn’t fit. It made the book seem more light and fun than it was.
- It was a bit on the long side with a few story threads that didn’t quite materialize, but they may in future books.
I LOVED the narration from Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell. They were PERFECT and made the story even better. There is something about both of these narrators that allow me to forget any other books I have heard them in. They easily and immediately become the characters.
The Down & Dirty:
Cuffed may look like a light and fun romcom, but it was more than I ever expected, Ms. Bromberg brought out every single emotion from laughing out loud to ugly crying. The story and characters were well developed with full backstories and I really loved getting to know them. Cuffed was sexy, swoony, emotional, funny, and heartbreaking. It’s a story of promises broken, second chances, forgiveness and healing. K. Bromberg outdid herself here. If you want a swoony alpha hero, a strong heroine, and strong emotion mixed with humor, (plus great narration!) K. Bromberg’s Cuffed is a must listen.
Rating: 4.75-5 Stars (Will be rounded up everywhere, but I need my 1/4 stars for me!), 5 Heat, 5 Narration