Combust (Everyday Heroes #2) by K. Bromberg
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?
These Malone brothers are going to kill me.
There is something about a man who is willing to sacrifice everything for others that is incredibly hot. In the case of Grady, that’s literal. I can’t even imagine how hard it would be to lose your fire fighting partner without being consumed by guilt. And Grady is quickly suffocating under the guilt that losing Drew has thrown his life into.
I couldn’t even be irritated by his unwillingness to get into something serious with Dylan. I would think that what he’s been through would cause anyone to question whether they could potentially destroy someone’s life by what he considers selfish choices. I’m almost afraid to see what happened to Grayson, the youngest Malone, to leave him a single father. The guilt with these brothers just seems to keep multiplying exponentially, which doesn’t bode well for Gray.
Dylan was a hard character for me to like. It’s not that she was a horrible person, it wasn’t even that she was wishy washy. I think what irritated me the most about her was that Jett was obviously a tool to everyone who knew him and yet, she stayed with this immature little asshat for over two years. She was obviously an enabler for both Jett and her mother. Ava was another sore spot for me and I feel like it was a huge conflict of interest for her to be both Jett and Dylan’s agent. But, what irritated me the most was that she was still so hung up on Jett after she finally figured out he’d been playing her for a while.
What I continue to love about this series are mom and dad Malone, who are just as kind and loving of their children as they were in Cuffed. Desi is also still a favorite and I’m hoping that when we finally get Control she gets her HEA. And, I’m also kind of intrigued by Marcy and hope we get more of her in the upcoming books.
One thing you can always count on is that K. Bromberg is going to give you a story that sucks you in and makes you feel. I love that her books can do that and can’t wait to lose myself in book three in this series.