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From New York Times best-selling author K. Bromberg comes a stand-alone contemporary romance about trusting fate and finding yourself again. 

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.  

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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. 

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They say it’s better to have loved and lost, than 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 stand-alone enemies to lovers, small-town romance. Full-length at 107,000 words.

©2020 Kristy Bromberg (P)2020 JKB Publishing, LLC

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 09-02-20

5 ⭐️.. A PROMISE, A PASSION & A PLACE TO BELONG

When I start a new KB book I settle back and relax because I know that the journey she’s about to take me on will be good, will have intense multi-layered characters, will be filled with feels and will have sizzling chemistry too.. and Jack and Tatum’s story didn’t disappoint. A woman isolated, bent but not broken struggling to keep the horse breeding ranch her dead husband had gambled into debt a year earlier, robbing Peter to pay Paul, hated by her small town residents, lied about and lied to, alone, desperate, strong-willed.. and needs a miracle. Well, that miracle happens when a stranger tries to step-in and help with a six month life-line to try to do the impossible.. turn her failing ranch around.. but the jaded disbelieving woman takes some convincing. Then, when Jack’s hired, the manoeuvring around each other starts along with the letting go of walls, boundaries and fears, the slaying of enemies and rumours, the building-up of the horse breeding business, the slow clarity to finally see the picture perfect lifestyle they could have and the love and respect earned and given sets a solid foundation. But there’s a deadline approaching, a commitment pulling Jack elsewhere and he’s got secrets.. big secrets.. secrets that’ll devastate and destroy those solid foundations until there’s nothing left but the rubble of two broken hearts.

This was a very entertaining story.. with its initial conflicts, it’s slow climb as friction ebbs and lust steps in, with its passion, chemistry, sex, tantalizing secrets and it’s character development as two people who’d once broken ties with their families to ‘go it alone’ learn to trust one-another and learn that they never want to be alone again. It’s a dual POV story with a HEA ending and a sweet well-deserved Epilogue - and the narration by Grace and Brian brought its chapters and it’s characters to life.

Worth a credit? Yes absolutely.. a sssexy mysterious cowboy with a secret and a strong proud widow who’s been there done that with secrets and has her shattered heart and tattered dreams to prove it and, in Ms Bromberg’s safe hands, she guides the pair through muddy waters and turbulent skies into fresh dreams and new beginnings.

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  • JC
  • 18-02-20

So Worth It

So, at the end of the book K. Bromberg said she struggled with this book, to find her creativity. I just want to say thank you for writing this book. It's a great love story, simple but rock solid. I love strong female characters. I compare all of Ms. Bromberg's book to her Drive series and, I mean this as the best compliment ever, but nothing compares to that series. The narrators of this book were GREAT. I'm not sure if I've ever listened to Brian Pallino before but I have added him to my "preferred" list. Sometimes, as I'm listening to a book I'm following along in my Kindle and I would have really miss some emphasis if it were not for the narrators. Great job. Worth a credit? Absolutely.

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  • LeeAnne
  • 14-02-20

Loved Jack and Tatum

I haven’t read many books by this author but each time I do I’m reminded of how real the characters are, how easy they are to connect with. Jack and Tatum are no exception. Their connection pulls you in, lights them up and makes for amazing camaraderie, foreplay and passion. The fights are sexual tension and self preservation, but they are inevitable and it was beautiful. The last chapters broke my heart and made me hate a man so selfish he broke not one but two people. Will? Great supporting character the last few chapters.

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  • Sandee
  • 30-04-20

Then You Happened is a great read!

This is one of my favorite books ever! It was so well thought out and a wonderful love story!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-20

Did not finish

I just couldn't finish this book. The h was so angry and I waited for it to get better but I just couldn't like her.i used to love everything from Ms. bromberg but this is my third book from her that I haven't liked and I think I'm done. Too bad.

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 18-04-20

Great cowboy romance!

This was a great story written by a favorite Author with excellent performances by Grace Grant and Brian Pallino. The story was well written with interesting characters. Very stubborn characters, but it fits them perfectly. Some people are just so very reluctant to accept help they can't get out of their own way. Still others can get convinced they aren't worthy of love or worthy of another person. It can be frustrating as a reader, but it just shows you are invested in the story and the characters. I would recommend this audiobook!

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  • Kelly Combs
  • 27-03-21

Awesome

This book hooked me in with a twist And actually made me cry a few times I am addicted to K Bromberg I came upon her from passion flix and driven I have loved everything I do audible books never been into reading but listening I am addicted to them 24/7

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  • Christine Stalker
  • 26-02-21

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Tate is on strong stubborn woman. She has o lot of old baggage. Jack is one complicated amazing man. He has his own issues to work through. Couldn’t wait to see where the story would go.

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  • 30-01-21

Should have read the book instead of listening

Although, I enjoyed the story overall, I think I could have enjoyed it more if I just read the book instead of buying the audiobook. I’ve liked Grace in other stories, but in this one she just fell flat for me. Brian did a great job on his narration, but I found myself wishing for Tate’s chapters to be shorter and shorter just to get back to the other narrator.

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  • LexiMuse
  • 08-12-20

Good story but overly drawn out

An emotional, overly long romance between a couple emerging from tragic pasts involving their separate impetuous behaviors in their early 20’s, that place them a few years later in each other’s paths. Their story involves saving a horse ranch while coping with grief, anger, and self esteem. The dialogue drags in several places but the story develops into a hot, steamy story set in a small, somewhat backward town in Texas hill country. The narration is well done but sadly this is one of the last stories narrated by the late Brian Pallino.

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  • The-Scarlet-Finch
  • 21-07-20

Time fades all scars. Even the ones we can't see.

This book was intense. These two couldn't decide if their connection was hot or cold.

"Then why do you always call me Knox?"
"Because it reminds me that you're another man's."

Honestly there was something about these two that just really worked for me. Horses, stubborn widows and hot ranchers... what's not to love?
Tate's had a terrible time since she left home in the name of love with her now-dead husband and the strength in her was brought to life by Grace Grants amazing performance. Brian Pallino as Jack Sutton was the perfect combination with K Bromberg's story. Jack shows up to take up the head rancher position on Tate's failing property and he's anything but friendly but determined to keep a promise to his old man.

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"Like a jackass, I just stand there and stare at her. At Tate. At the woman I want but have known since day one that I should walk away from."

He can't help it though, and things get more complicated when she returns his feelings but the impact of the secrets Jack has been keeping could destroy the happiness they have found. It was a twist I hadn't seen coming.

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  • joyly55
  • 20-04-20

Romantic story with unusual twists

An emotional story which had Tate a widow and ranch manager Jack, working out trust issues when trying to save a horse ranch. But both holding back important information which could destroy their developing relationship. I really enjoyed this story and the narrators did an excellent job in making it come to life. This is the second book I've read from this author and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  • Cas
  • 25-02-20

Wow

Really loved this book. Something was always coming at you to keep the book travelling at full speed.
Narration was awesome too. A great book.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 11-02-20

Beautiful 😘😘

This was a huge twist. Not knowing this was going to be what brought them together I never would have guessed it . I so glad I got this on audiobook . Was perfectly presented by Grace Grant and Brian Pallino . Perfect 👌❤️💕💋💕❤️👌