Title – Crashed
Author – K. Bromberg
Publication Date – March 6, 2014
Series – Driven, #3
When life crashes down around us, how hard are we willing to fight for the one thing we can’t live without, each other?
Life is full of moments.
And none of them are inconsequential.
Every single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything.
Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she’s worth the fight…but how do you fight for someone you know you don’t deserve?
Love is full of ups and downs.
Heart stopping highs.
Soul shattering lows.
And none of them are insignificant.
Love is a racecourse of unexpected twists and turns that must be negotiated. You have to break down walls, learn to trust, and heal from your past in order to win. But sometimes it’s the expected that’s the hardest to hold on to.
Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love’s not predictable nor perfect—it’s bent. And bent’s okay. But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he’s worth the fight?
Whoever said love is patient and love is kind, never met the two of us. We know our love is worth it—have acknowledged that we were meant to be—but when our pasts crash into our future, will the repercussions make us stronger or break us apart?
To say that this whole trilogy, Crashed specifically, put me on an emotional rollercoaster full of ups and downs would be a total understatement. K Bromberg wrote such a beautiful love story that kept you invested, kept you guessing, and insisted that you root for Rylee and Colton.
Crashed was the epitome of tearing your heart apart to slowly piece it back together. There were times I cried, and then there were moments that were so tender and beautiful that you couldn’t help but smile. I love Rylee and the fact that she became such a fighter – or even more so than she was before. She continued to break down Colton and I loved every single moment of it. And what can I say about Colton, except WOW. He was a character who I saw do a complete 180, but her easily. I loved that he never just changed and stuck to his ways. He really had trouble but that’s the core of WHO his character is.
I really loved this trilogy but I would say that this book was my favorite. It tried and tested their relationship numerous times, but they wouldn’t give up on each other. They taught one another to love and to forgive and how to heal. It was a beautiful love story but so much more than that as well. I can’t wait to see what else K Bromberg comes up with!
And then there is Rylee.
Little pieces of her everywhere. Sheets that still smell like her. A ponytail holder on the bathroom counter. The cans of her beloved Diet Coke lined perfectly in the refrigerator. Her Kindle on the nightstand. The strands of her hair on my shirt. Evidence that her perfection exists. Evidence that something so good—so pure—actually can want someone like me—tainted and fucked up with a capital F.
I want, need, hate that I want, hate that I need her so fucking bad, but I can’t do it. I can’t pull her into this fucking rainstorm of bullshit surrounding me, don’t want her to deal with the fucked up me that even I hate until I can wrap my head around everything. Until I can control the emotions that are ruling my actions.
My mom was fucking right. Fucking right and she only knew me for eight of my thirty two years … if that doesn’t say something, I’m not sure what else does. I can’t be loved. If someone loves me—if I let someone in too much—my own demons will start in on them too. Work their way through the cracks in me and find a way to ruin them.
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Driven (Driven #1)
Fueled (Driven #2)
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.