Tuesday, May 6, 2014

REVIEW: Driven (The Driven Trilogy #1) – K. Bromberg

Released: April 10th, 2014

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?
"We forget that the journey is the best part. The reason for taking the ride. What we learn most from."
Driven was emotionally packed but also had a large dose of hot sex in it and super sweet moments. I have an on-and-off relationship with this book but damn, it's actually pretty damn intense and good. It had a strong heroine and a strong hero as well, über-hot.

However, the ending was a cliffy. And when I started the second book, it totally affected my opinion on this one. What I would have initially given a 4.5, it dropped down to a 3.75.

Anyways, more on that later. Now onto the characters…

I read this book a while ago but I remember Colton's sweet moments when he went to help out Rylee during her tough times with the kids. Colton's a cutie and he would definitely make a great father. He gets along with children so well, maybe because he's famous but well, he's also super nice.

And he can have his deep moments…
"Sometimes our journeys in life seem to take forever to get to the culmination of our efforts—to achieving the goal. And once we get there, it goes so fast and then it's over."

Then we have Rylee. I honestly don't remember much about her, guess that means that she wasn't that special. Anywho, she's a social worker that I remember and she's patient. But yeah, that's all I remember.

I mean, yes their connection was electrifying but I don't know, it lacked development and more chemistry.


But guess what? It was solved on the second page in the second book. Hell no, you do not get to do that to me. You build up suspense, you continue it. She does not get to fall putty into his hands after he fucks up again. NO.

So, this totally affected my decision for this book.

3.75 – 4 APPLES!!!!!

(Click book cover for Goodreads link)

♕ Driven (The Driven Trilogy #1) ♕
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♕ Fueled (The Driven Trilogy #2) ♕
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♕ Crashed (The Driven Trilogy #3) ♕

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling 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 picker-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. 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.

On a whim in 2013, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists.

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