Series: Driven #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Fueled, Down Shift
Also by this author: Fueled, Down Shift, Sweet Cheeks, Sweet Rivalry, The Player, The Catch, Cuffed, Control, Resist, Reveal, Hard to Handle, Flirting with 40, Hard to Hold, Hard to Score, Hard to Lose, Hard to Love
Rylee Thomas is used to being in control. But she's about to meet the one man that just might make her enjoy losing it... "I am the exception to the rule." In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track. Colton crashes into my life like a tornado: sapping my control, testing my vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around my healing heart. Tearing apart the world I rebuilt so carefully with structure, predictability, and discipline. "I can't give him what he wants and he can't give me what I need. "But after a glimpse beneath his refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, can I bring myself to walk away? Our sexual chemistry is undeniable. Our individual need for complete control is irrefutable. But when our worlds collide, is the chemistry enough to bring us together or will our untold secrets and battle of wills force us apart?
I finally caved and read Driven. Why did I wait so long? I will admit that at first, I thought it would be a bit too much on the erotic side for me to enjoy (I mean, just look at the cover!). You all know I am a bit of a prude. However, since starting my blogging journey, I have become less prudish. Will I ever read erotica? No. Its just not me, but I am giving books I had passed up previously a second glance. I grabbed Driven when it was free. Then it sat on my Kindle. I will just say there was some serious trepidation for me. I can’t even really explain why, but I was just unsure about this book. But, some blogger friends
demanded encouraged me to try it. Here are my thoughts…
I hated Colton in the beginning. I hated him at the end. In the middle he was starting to warm up to me a little bit. Then he went and fucked it all up. MAJORLY! I get that he is a damaged boy. But, dude, I need you to be less of an ass. I felt that there was NO compromise in the relationship at all. Rylee had to accept his terms and that was it. Yes, he said he was ‘trying’ but it was crap.
I wanted to be mad at Rylee for not kicking his ass to the curb but I just couldn’t. Why? Because I would have let some pretty boy walk all over me too. I would have wanted to be the one to save him. I was angry at Rylee because she was ME! I would have done the same thing and ended up the same way! And I will say her job is amazing.
So, Rylee gets 5 stars, Colton gets 1. And that ending???? Yeah, thats why I will continue the series!
- POV: 1st (all Rylee)
- Tears: Yes I did tear up a few times!
- Trope: Billionaire, Dead Lover
- Triggers: Abuse
- Cliffhanger: YES!!!
- HEA: ????
New York Times and USA Today 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 and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced (releasing 1/11/16)), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat (releasing 11/3/15), Aced (a new Rylee and Colton novel releasing 1/11/16), and a short story titled UnRaveled. She is currently working on new projects and a few surprises for her readers.
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