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Blog Tour + ARC Review: ‘Then You Happened’ by K. Bromberg

Then You Happened, an all-new small town stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg, is available now!


“Bromberg is the master of making hearts race and pulses pound.” – Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author



Jack Sutton was the man I didn’t want to need.

His know-it-all attitude. His annoying suggestions. His outlook on life.

He was determined to help me while I had resolved to figure it out on my own.

But he taught me things I’d forgotten.

How to trust. How to believe in myself. Who I was.

The problem?
I went and fell in love with him.


Tatum Knox was the disaster I should have walked away from.

Her ruined reputation. Her failing business. Her chaotic life.

She hated me at first sight and yet intrigued me all at the same time.

I was only supposed to be there six months.
I was supposed to use that time to make amends for things I’d done wrong.

Instead I fell in love with her.


They say it’s better to have loved and lost, then not to have loved at all. Does that hold true when the love is based on a lie to begin with?

(THEN YOU HAPPENED is a STANDALONE enemies to lovers, small town romance. Full-length at one hundred and seven thousand words)


5 ‘Your wild next time’ Stars!

ARC provided via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

K. Bromberg giving us a sexy, mysterious cowboy? And a strong ass heroine? I am all over it! I always have crazy high expectations for this author and she surely did not fail me with this emotional love story. This is my first 5 star read of 2020 so that should tell you how much I enjoyed this one. Get ready because Jack and Tate’s fateful story will find a special place in your heart!

Then You Happened is a standalone enemies-to-lovers novel and it focuses on the second chance at love for Tatum Knox and Jack Sutton. Tatum (Tate) left her wealthy family life after falling in love with Fletcher. Years later, she is now a widow, with lots of money problems, living in a town where people do not like her and living without many motivation. Enter Jack. Jack is her new ranch manager, he is secretive and sexy as hell and that makes these two instantly hate each other. Both hurt by past experiences, they are afraid to trust anyone but fate and chemistry get in the way and falling in love is unstoppable.

All of these feelings, these realizations, within me came to life the minute he stepped on my porch.
The minute he somehow entered my life.

This book feels a little bit different from what we have read from Kristy before and I was so ready for it. Still in this author’s style and with emotions running high, Then You Happened was an outstanding romance to read. I loved peeling the layers of these two people, seeing them vulnerable after suffering so many things and trying not to feel the connection between them. The back and forth between Tate and Jack was awesome and when that chemistry exploded it was burning hot.

Restraint snaps.
Gentle. Soft. Slow—cease to exist.
Now. Need. Hard.
It’s all I can think.
All I can feel.
Until I can’t think.

I mean, are you surprised? K. Bromberg definitely knows how to create incredibly deep characters and write explosive and gripping sex scenes. It was beautiful to see this couple start trusting each other and falling completely in love. And there is even some drama and some secrets mixed in there and it was surely surprising and entertaining to me! Things get difficult for Tate and Jack for a while towards the end but their connection is too strong to break. I just loved these two together!

“Today is the day you own your wild.” 

Therefore, I am rating Then You Happened with 5 STARS because it was a fantastic reading experience, especially due to these two complex characters that I really loved together. The feelings between them run high and that chemistry was mind-blowing. I really adored Jack and Tate, both as individuals and a couple. I am so glad they found each other and their deserved happy ever after. If you love hate to love stories and K. Bromberg’s style, you should definitely read this one!

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“Just face it, Knox. You’re head over heels in love with me.” Jack finally smiles, dimple winking and those eyes lighting up as he takes a step toward me, holding the scoop to his chest. “You can’t be near me because you want me, and you can’t talk to me because you get all flustered and tongue-tied.”

“There is nothing about you I find attractive,” I lie.

He places the scoop in my hand but doesn’t let it go when I try to take it. “It’d be much easier and a whole lot less distracting if I could say the same of you.” He lets go of the scoop and dips the tip of his hat in an aw-shucks kind of way. “But I’m not one to lie.”

Our eyes hold across the short distance as his comment floats through the air and fades like the dust specks dancing in the sunlight.

“That won’t work, you know?” I say.

“What won’t?”

“You trying to charm me every time you want something. I know your kind, Jack Sutton, and I’m not impressed by them.”

“Is that so?” He shifts on his feet and adjusts his hat before re-crossing his arms over his chest. “And what kind is that?”

“A man who uses his good looks and smooth words to get his way with people. A man who turns on the charm to disguise it.”

His eyes darken and then narrow. “Just like you’re the woman who keeps living her privileged life . . . fiddling while Rome burns down around her?” he counters, making me want to scream that he knows nothing about me or how I live or what I’ve been through for the last year. A small part of me is shouting about how that was his point, but I tell the voice to shut up. “And if by good looks and smooth words, you’re implying I’m like Fletcher, I suggest you not infer that again.” That muscle in his jaw feathers in contempt.

“I’m not the woman you think I am.”

He twists his lips and stares at me in a way that feels like he is seeing right through me. It’s unnerving and unsettling, and I force myself not to look away because his silence is telling me that maybe he thinks I am.

I’m not sure why that bugs me. Why I want him to see me as someone different.

“I’m not even certain you know who that woman is either.”

The Author

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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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