Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Review: DRIVEN by K. Bromberg

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 2013


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?



What a HOT ride this book was!! Omg, why didn't I read it sooner?! It was so breathtakingly sexy!

This is a story about a very intense connection and a very complicated relationship. Rylee Thomas is a woman with a heartbreaking past and a well organized life. She never finds herself in need of taking risks because she feels in control of her life for the most part. That completely changes when she meets Colton Donavan.

Colton is an irresistible man and there's no way Rylee can scape him even when she tries. His confidence and bad boy personality always get him what he wants and when he meets Rylee he instantly knows he wants her.

The attraction and chemistry between them is undeniable and fire burning but Rylee is not sure what Colton is really after. She battles between taking a risk and let herself really experience desires she didn't know she had or be safe and stay away from a man that could possibly break her heart. But how can she resist Colton's allure and seduction?

As things unfold, Rylee starts to discover that behind the powerful, goodhearted, and charming play boy there's a broken man with a lot of dark secrets. Secrets that prevent him from giving himself to Rylee in the only way she needs him. Would passion be enough to keep them together or would their pasts be the ultimate obstacle for any possible future?

Omg, Colton might be the most skilled panty-dropper I have ever read about! His swagger and sexiness are really out of this world. He has such an intensity about him and it showed every time he was with Rylee. He also has this soft and super funny side which was heart-melting too. He totally has all the charms so it was impossible not to fall for him. But as perfect as he is, he's also mysteriously broken which I found very intriguing... This first book doesn't answer many questions about him but it does a fine job in introducing him and making me fall in love with the story and characters.♥

I loved Rylee! I really liked her strong personality and even with a man like Colton she was not a submissive and/or timid heroine. Yes, she's vulnerable when it comes to emotions and feelings but when times required her to be strong and decide what was best for her she took a stand and I admired her for that. But I love her even more for actually taking a leap of faith on Colton because from the ending (a cliffhanger!) I can sense heartbreak in her future and I think I'm going to love her more yet for what she's going to mean to him and his story. I can't wait to start Fueled and find out what happens next in this captivating story! :D

I totally recommend Driven; it was intense, provocative, and charming. And if you enjoy complicated  and sexy as hell heroes this trilogy it's definitely for you! ;)

Favorite Quotes:

“A heady combination hinting he’s a bad boy that this good girl should stay clear of.”

“If I want you, I can and will have you, at anytime and in anyplace, sweetheart.”

“Rogue. Rebel. Reckless. All three descriptions fit him, and despite this man’s refined look, he screams trouble.”

“I can sense his hunger, his fiery need as our teeth clash. His lips and tongue move at a frenzied pace against mine while his hand grabs hold of my ponytail and tugs down, holding me in place.”

“The bad boy with a touch of vulnerability who leaves you breathless and steals your heart.”

“He leans in and kisses me. A kiss so gentle and affectionate that I have to fight back tears because his tenderness disarms me and strips me to the core.”

“He is my fire on a cold night, the sun warming my skin on a cool spring morning, the wind caressing my face on an autumn day—he is everything that makes me feel alive, and whole, and beautiful.”

“He oozes sex appeal, smolders with rebellion, and radiates confidence. One look at him makes me crave and want and fear all at once.”

“I want to be with him despite knowing deep down I will be destroyed in the end.”

“He looks like sex: hot, sweaty, disheveled, and mouthwateringly irresistible.”



About the Author:
K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner that has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her--the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard. She’s a wife, mom, child rustler, toy pick-er-upper, chauffer, resident web-slinger, LaLaloopsy watching, American Girl doll dressing multi-tasker of all things domestic and otherwise. She likes her diet cokes with rum, her music loud, and her pantry stocked with a cache of chocolate.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

Fueled is K. Bromberg’s second published novel and is the highly anticipated second book of “The Driven Trilogy.” Driven was her well-received debut novel and Book #1 of the series.

Find K. Bromberg on:

#1 - Driven: Amazon * Amazon UK
#2 - Fueled: Amazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#3 - Crashed: Amazon * Amazon UK *My Review

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