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.
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 10 years later, I should have known to steer clear. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex's wedding and told him he was crazy when he suggested we act like a couple to show my ex, it's true, I could do better than him.
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?
©2016 K. Bromberg (P)2016 K. Bromberg
I love second chance romances, and this book is right at the top with the best of them. When Hollywood star Hayes Whitely walked out of Saylor's life 10 years previously, it wasn't because he'd stopped loving her. He never intended to not return, but the Hollywood lights were a calling and he never looked back. Saylor struggled with a broken heart until eventually meeting a stuck up mummy's boy, after 6 years (during which time she got engaged) she realises she didn't love him and broke off the engagement. 6 months later when she receives an invitation to the wedding of her ex fiancé (it was literally a carbon copy of her planned wedding), she ends up going with her first love, Hayes Whitely. Well, herein starts a rollercoaster ride of love, loss, emotions, sex, promises, misunderstandings, lies, regrets and payback. Written in dual POV, it had just the fight amount of angst, along with some fun humour added in to the mix. Thoroughly enjoyable, light feel good read.
I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed this story. Just wonderful! The characters, the warmth, the common experiences that led to their love. A true happily ever after!
"SO SWEET, FUNNY AND HOT!!!"
This was a really good listen. Of course the narration was excellent and the story was just so seeet. It is not as predictable as I thought it would be and was such a loving cute story I ALMOST cried. Highly Enjoyable.
"YUmmm.. ANOTHER GREAT LISTEN FROM K.B."
K. Bromberg books are an auto download for me because she has consistently written stories that have gripped me and filled them with characters that have wowed me.. and Sweet Cheeks didn't disappoint. Saylor owns a cup cake business and she's working flat out to keep things going - so when she gets a wedding invite from her ex Saylor, in a moment of weakness, decides to RSVP it saying she'd be going.. and bringing someone as her date too. Saylor never really intended to post it back but her very helpful Assistant saw the envelope and mailed it. This causes Saylor to have a meltdown but her supportive Brother took this opportunity to secretly call in a favor from an old friend - and when he turned up out of the blue he was the last person Saylor wanted, or expected, to see. It was Hayes the mega star Actor, her childhood friend, her teenage boyfriend and the love of her life who'd suddenly walked away 10 years previously for the chance of making it big in Hollywood.. and he did.
Hayes is handsome, sexy, successful and wants to help his old friend but it's all hush hush from Saylor and when he confronts her he's blown away by her beauty, her sass and her eagerness to succeed despite all the odds against her. Their first few meeting don't go to plan - but things start to change and then he's taking a trip down memory lane with the only woman that's ever meant anything to him. However, Saylor isn't quite ready to forgive and forget the heartbreak that Hayes caused her - but the more time she spends with the A list droolworthy actor, the more he awakens their dormant feeling and the harder they fall.
With K. Bromberg you're guaranteed a sexy Alpha Hero and a feisty Heroine, plenty of fun times between the sheets (or wherever!) and a story that'll captivate you and, when the narration has been done by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, you just KNOW it's going to be mega good, it's going to be entertaining and going to be sighworthy too. Standalone, dual POVs and a sweet HEA after some angst.
Worth a credit? YES - it's a K. Bromberg book and it's read by two of my favorite narrators.. so there was never any doubt.
"Sweet like Sugar"
Sweet, cute, predictable
The most interesting aspect of the story was what kept me listening, there was a subplot that I had to know what happened. Of course the main characters were cute with their rekindling romance and the push and pull, but I really wanted to know what would happen with the ex fiancé.
The least interesting was just that is was predictable and I felt like I have heard this story many times. There was nothing about the characters that made me love them or care what happened to them.
Andi and SebYo are solid. They always are and it made the book just that much better.
Of course an HEA always gets me in the ticker.
This was funny, steamy, HOT, and memorable. Sebastian York makes a good read with smoky voice.
This book has all the ingredients of a great story--good narrators, a storyline with potential, a seriously HOT book cover! :-) But it fell totally flat for me. It was like a bad mashup and just never piqued my interest fully. The situations throughout the story kind of dragged on annoyingly with unnecessary angst, and contemplation, or the drama was just not an interesting direction for the story. Usually Sebastian York is awesome, but even his delicious voice couldn't salvage this story and these characters. The best part was the last hour, which was very cute and interesting. I can't put my finger on it, and maybe it will resonate with other listeners but, I could've been listening to paint dry and that would be the equivalent of me listening to this story unfold.
"Wow!!! Don't miss out on a great book!"
I love a book that can bring out all emotions from happy to sad and a bit of sass. Great job K Bromberg, you brought your A game.
"5 Sweet Cheeks Stars"
Holy Moly am I glad I snatched up this audio…It was AWESOME! I mean hello look who wrote it right…butttt…look who narrated it, they killed it! Fantastic job.
You know when you finish a book and you just sigh because it was so sweet so romantic yet had the dirty edge? Well that’s exactly what I just did. It was everything I hoped it was going to be.
Childhood friends turned sweethearts turned estranged get a second chance. How awesome is that. Saylor receives an invitation.. she picked out.. to a wedding she planned to her ex fiancé and his soon to be new bride.
What is she to do.. but accept and go. Only the plus one was the question.
Enter Hayes, brothers best friend and ex childhood love.
The sparks fly both because of connection and tension, animosity because of past hurts and who could blame either of them really. Life isn't black and white but you just have to work it out maybe with a cupcake or two. ;)
I know I already said I loved it but I really did. It was my kind of sweet and dirty. Just how I like my romances to be.
Again the narration was freaking awesome, dual narrating by two of my favorites, fabulous job. Just listen you will see.
*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
I simply loved this childhood friend to lovers story. It was very well written and also had great narration. There were funny little things in the story to make you smile and it had a wonderful ending.
"Love the Photo"
Although the narration was awesome and the writing was excellent, the plot seemed geared to college/young adult readers - not a criticism, just an opinion.
I believe I would have loved Sweet Cheeks if I were 20 years younger! At least Hayes (29) seemed to genuinely like & respect women and Saylor (26) was strong & smart.
I would absolutely try another novel by K. Bromberg if the characters were a bit older. I did, however, enjoy the cover photo. Good choice!
Great, believable story and awesome narration! Kudos to Andy and Sebastian. I'll have another please.
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