Title – Fueled
Author – K. Bromberg
Publication Date – August 27, 2013
Series – Driven, #2
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?
Wow, this book tore me the eff up. We got to see a whole lot more of Colton, and the broken state that he often hinted at in Driven. If you didn’t already develop a love/hate relationship with Colton, Fueled will definitely give you one– or deepen your existing one!
A large majority of this book had Colton and Rylee being apart. They were dealing with issues as individuals, rather than a couple. Because of this, I was extremely grateful to have Colton’s point of view in certain parts. I think it helped so much to be able to see what was going through his head and how he feels. I swear, seeing these glimpses is the only thing that saved me from completely hating his cocky, arrogant self! I also started to become a lot more invested in Rylee as well. She became a different person in this book, and I mean that in a good way. I admired her strength, but hated her stubborn child-like behavior at times. I adored the way she loved “her” children, but got frustrated when she tried to analyze Colton as though he was one of them. I also felt that her insecurities became a lot more apparent in this book and she became a lot more complex. It really worked for her character development.
The cliffhanger in this book is a lot more brutal than the first one. However, I thought it was done in an interesting way. Although I guessed at a certain point what the ending would be (as I knew it was a cliffhanger), I never became less invested in how the story would end. K. Bromberg writes the novel in such a way that you are still interested, and still feeling every emotion, up until that last second. I will say though that I’m so glad I don’t have to wait for the third installment, because I think I’d cry if I had to! If you weren’t completely sold after Driven, I would definitely give Fueled a try. The story becomes deeper, the characters more intricate, and it’s hard not to want to ride the rollercoaster that is Ryles and Ace!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Driven (Book #1)
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.