Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Control (Everyday Heroes #3.5)” as Want to Read:
Control (Everyday Heroes #3.5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Everyday Heroes #3.5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,287 ratings  ·  265 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new story in her Everyday Heroes series…

Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines?

But when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel.

Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #92 , 125 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Control, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Alison Manning It will be eventually but may take a little while x

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.17  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,287 ratings  ·  265 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Control (Everyday Heroes #3.5)
✰ Liz ✰
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
"There was no softness, no tenderness—just stripped-down necessity in that first kiss."

Control is an Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg. It has been a while since I have explored Bromberg's work and I can say with complete certainty that this quickie read gave me a delicious taste of one smoking hot series. Desi Whitman has a secret and to overcome her fears, she enrolls herself in a self-defense class. Although she is strong, a big part of her secretly craves protection and love. After
K. Bromberg
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
YAY! Desi and Reznor's story is out in the world.

If you like a heroine with a little sass and a hero who is more than game to go toe to toe with her, then Control is your book.

Control is a standalone novella set in the Everyday Heroes world (think Cuffed, Combust, and Worth the Risk). I hope you enjoy it!
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Blah-blah-blah!!!" stars***

"I don't need a hero swooping in to save the day."
"I'm far from a hero, but I'd try to nonetheless."

This was a lovely addition to the "Everyday heroes" series!!!
To tell you the truth, when i start reading Cuffed, i thought that Desi will end up with some of the other two Malone boys, but nope, that wasn't the deal and thank God for that, because the things are perfect as they are!!!!
Desi was having a big part on Grant and Emerson's book since she is Em's
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
There was no softness, no tenderness—just stripped-down necessity in that first kiss.

I've loved sassy and quirky Desi ever since we first met her as the bff in Cuffed. And I couldn't wait to meet the man that will shake up her world.

Demi doesn't believe in forever. At least not with a man. Dogs? Absolutely! As the owner of Doggy Style, she loves her furry companions. But she hasn't had much luck with men. They lie, they cheat, and what's the point of forever when you can have
Maria Naydenova
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book in one sitting. I really couldn’t put this down. It caught my interest from the start and I absolutely devoured it in no time. Classic Bromberg that I could describe with 3 words:


I loved every minute of it. I only wish it was a full-length novel so I could swoon more over this hot AF SWAT agent Reznor Mayne. He was sexy, tattooed, alpha, a bit cocky, very determined to get what he wanted, persistent, unrelenting even and although he wasn’t a patient
“What is it, Desi, that makes you push me away when clearly you want me to stay?”

Control by K. Bromberg was a sexy, charming, and sweet novella packed with quite an emotional punch! I absolutely loved Desi and Reznor. There were scorching hot fireworks right off the bat and their banter was steamy with a little bite! I was entertained and charmed from beginning to end and I knew once I started, there was no setting this romantic gem down. This incredible, fast-paced, easy to read novella is
Wil Loves Books!
Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook
This was a novella and a quick read. There wasn’t really much character development with either character really or too much conflict. The audiobook is good though, Jason Clarke is awesome, enough said.
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Practice saying yes' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

K. Bromberg always does it for me! I loved this series and I was impatently waiting for Desi's story since we meet her sassy self on the first book. And of course, I knew Kristy would make her justice and write a beautiful love story for her. And also create a swoony alpha that would steal Desi's (and mine's) heart. Oh yes, this was definitely a good read!

So, Control is a novella coming f
Tricia Bartley.  #AuthorStalker
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Doing the Happy Dance...I am sooo excited that Bromberg wrote Desi's story. We fell in LOVE with her in Control. She was the hot and very sassy dispatcher in the Everyday Heroes series and now she is back with her own book in the 1001 Dark Nights 3.5.

Yesss ladies this book is sooo Out-of-Control in the Hawtness meter!!! Better go grab that fire extinguisher for your kindle cuz it's about to combust!!! lol

Again this book is about Desi. She decides to take a Self Defense Class in her hometown. Sh
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I try to match him kiss for kiss—lick for lick—nip for nip—each touch feeding our urgency to take more from the other. To demand more from the other. We are chaos."

OH.EM.GEE!! I. WANT. MORE. I am so in love with Control. IT. WAS. EVERYTHING. K. Bromberg has done it again. I could not get enough of this book. I flew through the pages like a women possessed. Every word was just never enough. Control quickly cemented a place in my heart. I could not recommend reading this book enough. This is
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Desi from the little bit we saw of her in the other Everyday Heroes books, so I was super excited that K. Bromberg gave her a novella.

Desi is spunky and has a fierce attitude! She is definitely someone I would want on my side. She is the type of person who needs control in her life, but unfortunately, her security and control was stolen from her by a random stranger in her own home. Now, she now lives in a constant state of fear and doubt. At the urging of her best friend's husband, Off
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reznor Mayne is a Team Leader of a S.W.A.T. team in San Francisco. After 15 years, he is burned out and needs a change of scenery and some down time. He travels to Sunnyville to get away and agrees to teach a self-defense class for women during his time off.

Desi Whitman is a dog groomer/dog sitter. She’s a strong woman who doesn’t do relationships and doesn't let anyone get close. After a scary situation, Desi enrolls in a self-defense class, hoping to get a sense of normalcy back.

When Desi and
Trish Sutherland
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is K Bromberg at her best! The Swoon, the sizzle and a storyline that has you captivated from the very first page and wanting it to never end.
“Hello to you, Mister A-Little-Rugged-And-Whole-Lot-Sexy.”
Reznor Mayne has Desi Whitman all hot and bother and tied up in knots. Their story will have you a little tingly or a lot and most definitely squirming in your seat.
As a fill self defence instructor/S.W.A.T commander Reznor is hot as hell and so so swoon worthy. Questioning everything about hi
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Timing is everything!

Reznor Mayne has been commander of one of SFPD's SWAT teams for the past fifteen years. Sadly there was a multiple fatality incident that happened and it has made him question his decisions that day. He requests some time off. It's either that or quit. So his commanding officer helps him secure a small gig in Sunnyvale California teaching a self defense class. Coincidentally, it just so happens he runs into his old friend from the Police Academy, Grant Malone, here in Sunnyv
MaryLee Huerta
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
K. Bromberg has written another 5 star book with all the emotions that will pull you every which way but down! Reznor Mayne is all the hotness that you would expect of a S.W.A.T. officer. Desi Whitman is a strong willed woman who doesn't need a man to complete her life. Tragic situations in their lives lead to their paths crossing in a self defense class. The immediate sparks and sexual tension between them have them second guessing if they ever had CONTROL of their lives.

Viviana Varona
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was provided an ARC for an honest opnion.
What a wonderful, and beautiful love story. I definitely recommend this book, this author and this wonderful series.
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
If you have read the Everyday Heroes series then Desi will be familiar to you as Emerson’s best friend, if you haven’t begun the series yet this can be read as a stand alone too.

Reznor is on leave from his job as a SWAT officer after a recent operation messed with him so much that he is questioning if he still wants this career. Spending some time away in the quiet town of Sunnyville, helping out at some self defence classes, is just what he needs to regather his thoughts and think about his fut
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: k-bromberg
"We all have fears, Desi. Even the strongest of us have fears. It's okay to have one--or many. It doesn't make you makes you human."

"Everyone has a story to tell..." and Desi and Reznor's stories meshed together perfectly.

A novella packed full of "flutter, swoon, and sagging", that has the reader rooting for these two characters from the very beginning. Desi has to learn how to let her guard down enough to let someone in and overcome her fear of relationships. "You're only pushing me
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Kristy Bromberg delivers again with the slow burn. When Desi meets Mr. A-Little-Rugged-And-Whole-Lot-Sexy, things in Sunnyville get a whole lot brighter. Reznor is the perfect mix of iresistable charm with a whole lot of SWAT hotness. The banter between these two was so well written and was a key factor in Reznor's mission to bring Desi back to herself.... after all humour is the way to a girls heart. Enjoy!
Alison Manning
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Desi in Cuffed so couldn't wait to read her story!

Her 'chat' can get her in trouble, in a good and bad way. Reznor definitely has some Serious Weapons and Tactics .......... read the synopsis and get reading!

Another fabulous 'can't put it down' read from K. Bromberg!
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy SWOON! The Man, the myth, the Legend, that is Reznor Mayne will have you swooning so freaking hard. I needed a fan to finish! Hot. Sexy. Swoony. All the things that makes a woman fall to her knees. He has them all and then some. Desi has a hard shell to crack but Reznor is a determined man and did I say he’s all the things? I loved this story. It’s a novella but still packs the punch of a full length novel.
Gi's Spot Reviews
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 'All About Control' Stars

Desi and Reznor's story truly was all about Control, and for such a little novella it packed quite a punch! Control was the perfect addition to one of my all time fav series, Everyday heroes: heart-touchingly emotional, raw and oh so ÜBER SEXY! 

Everyday Heroes is indeed one of my all time fav series, and every since Desi showed up in the first books as Em's bff, I've been dying to find out more about the funny, flirty and outspoken pet groomer. Well, my wishes were ful
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Control is K. Bromberg's newest novella in the Everyday Heroes series. I love this series and I was very excited to hear that Desi was getting her own story. She's Emerson's best friend and I loved her in the previous books. She's fun, flirty, and crazy, in good way. But she's being haunted by the past. Scared and looking over her shoulder and she hates it. She signs up to take a self-defense class and the teacher is a tall, dark and handsome SWAT commander in town for a few weeks. Desi can't he ...more
Stacy Ross
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 star must read!!!!

I received an ARC for K. Bromberg’s Control. Control is a novella from the Everyday Hero’s series. It’s Desi’s story, Emerson’s best friend. I absolutely love Desi’s spunk, I think she’s my favorite heroine in this series!

I loved this book but it was too short, but then again I feel this way about book from Kristy. I didn’t want the book to end but that’s nothing new when you read a good book. Both Desi and Rez have demons they are trying to rid from their mind and both are
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Desi gets her story! I am a huge fan of the Everyday Heroes series. When we first read about the sexy Officer Grant Malone, we were also introduced to Desi. The firecracker that had you cracking up with her wild free antics. With Control, her whole life is turned upside down and we meet a new and subdued Desi that broke my heart.

When Mr. Hottie himself, Reznor, comes into the picture, you felt the insta connection that these two characters had for each other. Desi reminded me of a skittish cat
4 Stars

Here we have the story of Desi, and I must say that after reading Cuffed, I was more than ready to hear more about the heroine's best friend in that story. So when I found out I knew there was a novel coming up, I could not wait to read it - and it was not disappointing. Desi suffered a traumatic event that made her take self defense classes and Ali she met the San Francisco Swat team officer who for a change of scenery is in her small town teaching defense class for women, her life is a
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
If it weren’t for the fact that I was so tired this week with so much lack of sleep I would have finished this novella in one sitting.
It is so good. This is a stand alone so don’t need to read the previous books but I promise you will want to read all of the books .

I do highly recommend .

Ninfa Zito-Maisano
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Author K. Bromberg delivered and left me breathless with her words and characters. I lost control of my heart on the very first page and still many hours after, Reznor's still in control of it!

I need a reread already! Reznor has managed to secure a top spot as one of my top rank book boyfriends of ALL time! #ControlMeReznor

Isn't that what the best books do?!

4.5 stars

I really enjoyed Control by K. Bromberg.
The storyline is well written, the plot entertaining from start to end and the characters Desi and Reznor have amazing chemistry. I truly loved watching them come together.
These two are hot, hot, hot!!!


After getting to know Desi while watching the Malone brothers find their happily ever after's in the Everyday Heroes Series I was very happy author K. Bromberg gave us Desi's story.
That girl deserved to find her special one and Rez was the perfec
Heather andrews
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think Reznor likes to amuse/annoy his woman, “because I’m a nice guy? Because you had your water off, and I didn’t want your flowers to die?” I snort, not buying it for a second. “What? You don’t believe me?” Reznor is always making himself at home, “I’ve heard that before,” Reznor murmurs as he walks in the back door without being invited and rests a shoulder against the doorjamb." I loved this book, I fell in love with Reznor. ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Hunky Heartbreaker (Whiskey Kisses #1.5)
  • Evermore (Salvation, #5.5)
  • Cautious (The Everyday Heroes World)
  • Branded (The Everyday Heroes World)
  • Cop-Out (The Everyday Heroes World)
  • Distracted  (The Everyday Heroes World)
  • Dirty Sexy Games (Dirty Games Duet, #2)
  • Trust (The Everyday Heroes World)
  • If I Only Knew (Second Time Around, #4)
  • The Stud Next Door (Frisky Business, #3)
  • Dirty Filthy Fix (Fixed #5.5)
  • Infinite (Salvation, #7; The Indefinite Duet, #2)
  • Stay for Me (The Arrowood Brothers, #4 )
  • Finding Alexei
  • Close (Ryder Brothers, #1)
  • The What If Guy (The Guys Who Got Away, #2)
  • Dirty Sexy Bastard (Dirty Games Duet, #0.5)
  • Cocky Carpenter (Cocky Hero Club)
See similar books…
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publish

Other books in the series

Everyday Heroes (3 books)
  • Cuffed (Everyday Heroes, #1)
  • Combust (Everyday Heroes, #2)
  • Worth the Risk (Everyday Heroes, #3)

Related Articles

Buckle up, readers—K. Bromberg's back on the racetrack. The Driven author shares the books that surprised her, made her fall for "non-alpha jerks,"...
15 likes · 2 comments