Series: Driven #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Driven, Down Shift
Also by this author: Driven, 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
What happens when the one person you never expected suddenly happens to be the one you'll fight the hardest to keep? Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint, and I am most definitely the sinner. "How is it the one thing neither of us wanted-neither of us anticipated that fateful night-has us fighting so hard to keep?" He steals my breath, stops my heart, and brings me back to life again all in a split second of time. But how can I love a man who won't let me in? Who continually pushes me away to prevent me from seeing the damaged secrets in his past? My heart has fallen, but patience and forgiveness can only go so far. How can I desire a woman who unnerves me, defies me, and forces me to see that in the deep, black abyss of my soul there's someone worthy of her love? A place and person I swore I'd never be again. Her selfless heart and sexy body deserve so much more than I'll ever be capable of giving her. I know I can't be what she needs, so why can't I just let her go? "We are driven by need and fueled with desire, but is that enough for us to crash into love?"
Gah! Fueled! Gah!! Quack!
So, that was pretty much the only words I had at the end of Fueled. When you read it you will understand the Quack thing (which I thought was HILARIOUS btw!). I was not thrilled with Colton in Driven (understand of the year!). K. Bromberg promised me I would like him more if I kept reading the series. She was right, I do like Colton more, but man he does not make it easy to like him!!! You really do get a better understanding of his life growing up and the abuse he endured. It does make you understand why he acts the way he does. However, understanding it and accepting it are two different things. His behavior is immature and frustrating. Yes, he experienced terrible trauma in his childhood. I still wanted him to handle adulthood with a bit more maturity! Needless to say when Rylee was only yelling “Quack” at him, I realized that they are both super immature (however, I still think she is hilarious!). Talk about major angst! These two just could not get on the same page for longer than a quick minute. But when they are on the same page? Its hot.
I must say I was a little disappointed with Haddie at times. I felt like she was pushing Rylee to forgive something that she was obviously upset about. I wanted someone to be on Rylee’s side and while I understand Haddie’s reasons, I wanted her to be a more supportive friend. It just seemed like everyone was telling Rylee she needed to be the bigger person. Yes, she did, but how is that fair to her to always be the one who has to fight for the relationship?!? He should fight for her as hard as she fights for him and that didn’t happen (usually).
And the ending?!?! GRRRRR!!! Darn you K. Bromberg! Seriously though, she is the master of the perfectly timed cliffhanger! Its both incredibly frustrating and super amazing. I am glad I was not reading these books as they were released because I would have died.
- POV: Mostly Rylee with the occasional Colton chapter
- Tears: I did tear up a few times! So much emotional pain for these two!
- Trope: Famous, Childhood Trauma
- Triggers: childhood abuse (not graphically described but it is discussed and explained)
- Cliffhanger: YES!
- HEA: ????
Hero by Samantha Young, Obligation by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley, Accelerate by Tracy Wolff…then you will probably like Fueled!
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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