Then You Happened

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Publisher Description

From New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a standalone 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. 


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, 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 STANDALONE enemies to lovers, small town romance. Full-length at one hundred and seven thousand words)

February 3
JKB Publishing, LLC
Kristy Bromberg

Customer Reviews

Silverblossom<3 ,

A gripping, beautiful story of loss, heartbreak, hope and love.

What a gripping, beautiful story of loss, heartbreak, hope and love. Jack and Tate’s story is one that is full of emotions and feels.

Tatum Knox is one hell of a fighter. She’s been dealt with some horrible cards in life but forages ahead. She’s determined and brave but lost herself. I shed a few tears for all she’s been through and all she continued to shoulder.

Jack Sutton was a cocky cowboy who got on my nerves in the beginning but quickly snuck up on me. There were so many moments that Jack had me swooning. He was just the man Tate needed in her life and proved to be a formidable ally.

These two had the sparks flying even when they were butting heads. Their relationship developed slowly and I loved that. Given Tate’s circumstances, trusting others and opening herself up was not an easy feat.

With a twist of event whereupon the secrets unfurled, I was surprised but quite happy with how everything was handled. This is a story about finding oneself again and falling in love even when one least expects it.

pink1doll ,

Then You Happened

Five Full Stars from me on this book!!
K. Bromberg is one of my top authors! I have read every book she has written and she has never disappointed me.

This book has everything all the feels and my favourite kind of HEA!!

This is a definite must read .. you will not be disappointed Jack and Tate are incredible ❤️

Sandy Sch ,

4.5 stars-captivating and seductive

4.5 stars-- THEN YOU HAPPENED by K. Bromberg is a stand alone, contemporary, adult, cowboy romance focusing on ranchers Jack Sutton, and Tatum Knox.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Jack and Tatum) THEN YOU HAPPENED follows in the months after the death of Tatum’s husband Fletcher Knox, a man who gambled away, and destroyed everything Tatum held dear. Raised in privilege, Tatum fell in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks and in doing so was rejected by her mother and father. Fast forward to present day wherein Tatum, now widowed and the town pariah finds herself on the outside looking in as the bank threatens to foreclose due to her husbands debt and sins of the past. Enter Jack Sutton, a man who offers to manage the ranch, to bring it back to a thriving business. What ensues is the acrimonious but building relationship and romance between Jack and Tatum, and the potential fall-out as Jack’s true reasons for coming to town are revealed threatening Tatum’s hold on her hard fought sanity.

Jack Sutton is running from his responsibilities back home but a promise to his dying father meant Jack found himself working for Tatum Knox. Falling in love with Tatum was never on the agenda but the heart wants something it should not have. Tatum Knox is floundering under her late husband’s debt, a debt incurred through promises and gambling. With a price on her land, and a possible price on her head, Tatum is desperate for help but her stubborn pride refuses to accept that all is lost. The small town gossips and judgmental wannabes continue to fuel the hatred towards our story line heroine, a hatred that manifest towards her everyday life.

The relationship between Tatum and Jack begins acrimoniously as Tatum refuses to accept Jack Sutton at face value. Betrayed and destroyed by her late husbands lies, Tatum is barely able to survive as she is continuously the target of her husband’s former competition. Jack Sutton is anything if not persistent, and continues to push Tatum into hiring him for a six month contract, six months to turn the ranch around, in order to pay off the debts, and keep the wolves away from the door. Their attraction to one another is immediate but Tatum struggles in the face of what was, and what will never be. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic, language and text.

We are introduced to a lively group of characters including young ranch intern Will, hair stylist Fiona, and aging ranch hand Sylvester, Jack’s sister Lauren, as well as the requisite judgmental townies who see Tatum as nothing more than a stuck up snob.

THEN YOU HAPPENED is a story of secrets, lies, and betrayal; of family, friendships, romance and love. The premise is engaging, entertaining and endearing; the romance is captivating and seductive; the characters are colorful, energetic and charismatic. It took some time for me to accept the attitude of our story line heroine, a woman burned by the people she loved; a woman who is continually burned by her husband’s sins. Stubborn and proud, Tatum continues to struggle alone, knowing to ask for help, means sacrificing the independence she has longed for all of her life.

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