Combust by K. Bromberg is the story of Grady Malone and Dylan McCoy. Dylan is a songwriter who just caught her rocker boyfriend in a compromising position in their apartment. She breaks it off and heads to her agents office who then proceeds to tell her she must make it look like they are still together. Dylan agrees but calls up her brother to get her out of town to where she can work on the songs and be away from the spotlight. Her brother has her stay with his friend Grady. Grady is a firefighter and playboy. He is always smiling and cutting up, but you know that there is something burning deep in his eyes.
I really liked this book. It was an emotional read for me. This deals with a lot of abandonment issues (Dylan) and Survivors guilt (Grady). I just wanted so many times to hug the both of them and just let them cry it out. The healing that they give to one another is just beautiful.
There were a lot of laugh out loud moments amid all the heartache. The banter was great with all of the characters and the hero/heroine. As a person who suffers panic attacks, I felt that the author dealt with the attacks in a very real way. She didn’t sugar coat it, you could honestly feel that Grady was struggling. He was trying to do what he loved, but it would just paralyze him.
I felt that both Grady and Dylan were real. I think that they both dealt with the hands they were given as best as they could, however them together is what helped the ultimately heal. I LOVE this book. I highly recommend if you are looking for something that will give you all the feels.
I found all the characters to be relateable, the flow and pacing was excellent and the depth of these characters are what truly drew me into this story. 10 stars if I could!