Title – Driven
Author – K. Bromberg
Publication Date – May 8, 2013
Series – Driven, #1
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?
So I know that I am extremely late to the Colton Donavan party, but man – better late than never, right? 😉 Driven was such a wonderfully written novel, and I never would have guessed it was K. Bromberg’s debut. The writing was superb, and the characters gave us enough information to keep us invested, but not without mystery.
I love the that the foster system and its practices get spotlights in this book through Rylee’s job. It’s such an important topic of conversation, but one we rarely hear about. Introducing it into popular books and media outlets helps people start a conversation – so that really touched my soul. As for Rylee, I loved her! She was so strong, in multiple senses of the word, and sassy. She exuded this confidence, even when in her mind she was faltering and weak. She cared for those boys as if they were her own, and grew to care about Colton. She’s incredibly loyal and giving of herself, which I think is quite the anomaly from female characters I’ve come across. As for Colton, I have a serious love/hate relationship with him right now. He was pure alpha male but I never felt that it overstepped healthy boundaries. The way he didn’t let fame get to him and he remained down to earth really helped keep my interest in him though. Yes, he was confident and at times cocky as all hell, but that level-headedness was such a giant turn on for me! Disclaimer – this is NOT to say I didn’t want to slap him and/or cuss him out multiple times.
Driven was a fast paced, great book. From the very first moment, the book just jumps into action. I actually had to make sure I was reading the beginning! However, it’s really appropriate to the story, as there isn’t a lot of background information needed immediately. The book does end on a little bit of a cliffhanger, but luckily book two, Fueled, is already released — and now I get to see what happens!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Fueled (Driven, #2)
Crashed (Driven, #3)
Raced (Driven #4)
Aced (Driven #5)
And Don’t Miss the Spin-Offs That Can be Read as Standalones!
Slow Burn (Driven, #6)
Sweet Ache (Driven, #7)
Hard Beat (Driven, #8)
Down Shift (Driven, #9)
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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.