Series: WIcked Ways
Published by Montlake Romance on 07/30/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Who says you have to play by the rules to get what you want?
Agreeing to meet Ryker Lockhart is my first mistake. Rich, handsome, and more than intriguing, he thinks blackmail will bend me to his will.
But he’s wrong.
I may have done a few things that weren’t exactly legal, but I have my own reasons for that. The last thing I’m going to do is let some high-powered divorce attorney come into my life, have my body, and rule my heart. Not to mention ruin everything that I have carefully built in just a short amount of time.
But as much as I try to resist him, and against my better judgment, there is something about him that has me agreeing to his proposal.
I’m putting everything on the line for him. I just hope I won’t lose everything when this is all over.
Resist by K. Bromberg is now available!
I can easily say I’ve just read the BEST K. Bromberg book to date. I fell head over heels for Resist, the dirty, sexy and shocking tale of Ryker and Vaughn.
Ryker is a successful divorce attorney who is the epitome of an alpha male. He works hard and plays even harder. Vaughn is a waitress at a club for the wealthy, making it look like this is the job that pays the bills when in all actuality, she is the madam of an escort service. When an unfortunate event has Vaughn stepping in to accompany Ryker, all bets are off in this incredible game of push and pull, give and take.
Both characters took me by surprise. Just when I would start to fall in love with their characters, I would be ready to scream at the games Ryker and Vaughn were playing with each other. However, the emotion pouring out of both of them was truly unexpected and I came to find my self falling for Ryker!
Ryker and Vaughn have THE most amazing chemistry. It pulls at you from the pages of this amazing story and leaves you breathless with one of the most fantastic cliffhangers I’ve ever read. I cannot wait to see what happens in Reveal!
It has been a minute since I read a book by K. Bromberg. I have enjoyed every book I have read of hers, life just got in the way. But I am so glad I decided to pick this one up. I do not even know where to start, except to say I absolutely loved Resist by K. Bromberg. I was consumed by this book, the characters and their journey. I devoured this book. I could not read fast enough and yet I did not want it to end and when I did get to the end, I wanted to throw my eReader. This is K. Bromberg in her absolute best.
I want to just tell you everything I loved about thig book and yet I do not want to give too much of the story away. This is a story you should just dive into and enjoy. I can say I loved Vaughn
Ryker so much. Vaughn was strong and determined and yet vulnerable. She was set on her path and then Ryker entered her life. Ryker is a man used to getting what he wants. He could be ruthless and cold. Neither wanted the other, and yet the heart wants what it wants. Drawn to each other, can they play this cat and mouse game and win? Resist by K. Bromberg is a must-read for this year. It is captivating from start to finish.
Guest Post: A Pretty Woman With Power by K. Bromberg
Ryker Lockhart: Powerful. Unrelenting. Stubborn.
Vaughn Sanders: Defiant. Strong. Unyielding.
With those two sets of characteristics, Ryker and Vaughn are definitely oil and water one moment and then an ember met with gasoline the next. That dynamic is what made writing them and their story so much fun in my latest book, Resist. Their tale was a delicate dance though because the push and pull of the chase better be worth the reward for readers.
I often enjoy taking characters and painting them with broad strokes (i.e. Vaughn’s profession) so that readers initially question them. Then over the next 100,000 words, I love to smash their preconceived notions so that they root for the heroine. So that they are right beside her cheering her on and falling in love with the hero just like she is.
It’s not often an easy task to write a heroine, because women are often harsher on female characters than they are males. Heroes can be over the top alphas who are dominant and say all the wrong things, but once they show vulnerability, we somehow forgive them. Heroines on the other hand, are judged more fiercely. She’s too weak. She’s too strong. She’s too wishy- washy. She’s being a b*tch for pushing him away. Making a reader like a strong-willed female character isn’t always an easy task. So when you put two characters together who embody all of these things, it’s a delicate balance to have enough push and pull. Enough sexual tension. Enough redeemable qualities so you can love them despite their faults.
This challenge is one of the reasons I loved writing Resist (and its sequel Reveal). I don’t quite remember where the storyline came from, but I recall the furious scribbling on paper as Ryker and Vaughn’s story came to life in my imagination. Take a strong-willed woman with a risqué job and give her a real reason to need that job. Take a domineering divorce attorney who deals with love gone wrong day-in and day-out, and force him to see that there can be more than just sex between a man and a woman. That love is, in fact, possible.
Is Resist a subtle nod to the Pretty Woman trope? I never really thought of it that way, but I can see the similarities being drawn. Vaughn (my character) and Vivian (movie character) have names that both start with the letter V. They both wear a red dress in a scene. The both work in fields that deal with selling sex for profit . . . but that’s where the comparisons stop.
Vaughn Sanders is a force to be reckoned with. Sure, she’s a madam, but once you get beneath the moniker, readers find a strong-willed woman taking measures into her own hands for the benefit of someone else. Readers will find a woman with a strong backbone and a take no prisoners attitude. A woman they can’t wait to see succeed. Sure, we throw in our hero–Ryker, a senator you know is dirty somehow, an adorable niece, and whole cast of other characters and situations and we’re left trying to figure out how it’s all going to play out . . . but the one thing we know for sure, is that we want Ryker and Vaughn to end up together.
Because hopefully when you finish Resist, like Ryker and Vaughn, you start to believe true love does in fact exist.
The lobby is elegant, with its large chandeliers, but they’re kept dim so as to allow each of its patrons some privacy. Almost as if they know I’m trying to hide some from the rest of the room for a bit. Soft classical music flows from the overhead speakers as people mill about in evening wear. There are hugs given among people, and laughs echo off the walls and marble floors.
I stand in the corner, surveying the crowd as nerves I don’t want to admit to run a riotous act within, and my mind tries to grapple for the nth time with what I’m about to do.
You’re keeping your reputation intact.
That’s how I have to look at this. That’s how I have to justify this.
Just like that, my breath catches when Ryker Lockhart waltzes into the lobby. I’m rarely affected by a man—sure, I can say one is handsome or sexy or gorgeous, but rarely does a man really catch my eye.
But there he is . . . standing in the middle of the lobby, surveying everyone around him, making my pulse race.
This is a bad idea.
He’s tall, his shoulders are broad, and there’s an air about him that screams authority while a magnetism about him makes people look his way.
And he hasn’t even spoken a word to anyone yet.
Such a bad idea.
He’s in a well-tailored tuxedo, everything black save for the crisp white dress shirt beneath it. His hair is styled, and an expensive watch glints at his wrist when he holds it up to look at the time.
Of course, that’s my cue that I’m not there exactly on time, but I give him a few more seconds to make him wait.
It’s all about power, even when I’m in a different pair of shoes.
With a deep breath, I walk toward him, shoulders square, head high, and remind myself that I’m not Vee right now. I can’t act like we’re on an equal playing field.
He has hired me. I am his.
About the Book
Author: K. Bromberg
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
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