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.
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?
©2013 K. Bromberg (P)2014 Tantor
Very entertaining read. Hot alpha H and smart h. I can not stand books where the h is all whiney and stupid, though I have read my fair share of those too. Its the difference between what makes me go back to an author or listen to a book only when there is absolutely nothing else. Right back to the story. The book was hot. The relationship/chemistry between the H/h was palpable. There was enough smex to keep you simmering but there is definitely a story that sucks you in as well. The story has a lot of internal monologue but it adds to the story. I also love books told from both H/h perspective and of course dual narrations.Both narrators were superb. In fact I have bought a few books from authors I never tried before simply because they were narrated by one or the other. They rounded off the book perfectly for me.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Wow, where to start :) I really liked Rylee in Driven, and here in the second book, she’s still the feisty, say whats on her mind, will not settle woman who came into Colton’s life, but she has also grown in this novel. Her determination to understand and help heal the man she loves, has her refusing to be pushed over and making strides in holding her ground against the force of nature that is Colton Donovan. And a force of nature he is ladies!!!! But even in her demands, Rylee is terrified that it will be these same demands that might drive him away completely.
I’m not going to give spoilers, but Fueled really gave more than glimpses of what makes Colton Donovan... Through his hard alpha male exterior, I really began to really get Colton and what he’s going through and trying damn hard to keep hidden. Boy does he have some things hidden, and, wow, what a story he has, which continues to unfold. At times I found myself really hurting with and for Colton. I just wanted to Hug him and tell him he is so worth loving and take the risk - let some of those barrier walls down...
Their internal and external battles with each other has you holding on to the edge of your seat and fanning at the increased intensity between the two. They each knew just how to tick the other off which resulted in certain lines being drawn in the sand, obstacles arising everywhere, and oftentimes, reacting from a place of fear and pain...
Fueled had a truly unforgettable, cliffhanging ending... It was breathtaking, emotional, thrilling, frightening, amazing, beautiful, and crafted in such a way that - Yet again - I’m hot as fish grease because “Crashed (Book 3)” hasn't been release yet. Grrr... I’m so thankful that this sequel was even better than the first novel, but you must read Driven first!!. K. Bromberg is an amazing writer and I’m so happy that I this exceptional series.
Tatiana Sokolov and Sean Crisden are the perfect Narrators for this amazingly emotional story...
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Since Driven ended on such a dramatic cliffhanger, I was anxious to get Fueled to see how things worked out. Rylee just got on my last nerve for most of this book. The writing is so much like every other contemporary/erotic romance - isn't there any originality anymore? And all the references to songs - I don't think I'm alone when I say that I don't any of these songs, so inserting them into a story is just very distracting.
I suspect that when the third installment comes out, it will turn out that the story could have been told better in one well-written book rather than three mediocre ones.
Narrations wasn't all that good either. Sean Crisden was better than Tatiana Sokolov.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
OH MY!!! Where do I begin with this one???? Well, let me start by saying that K.Bomberg writes some very riveting, emotionally jarring scenes and this book starts off with one.
In Fueled, we get some of Colton's POV narrated by Sean Crisden who did an amazing job (loved his performance). Colton's POV was raw, honest and he's such a MAN….LOL--
It was great to get his candid, gritty, vulgar thoughts throughout this emotional roller coaster relationship.
I felt for Colton because of the reason behind his duality of natures….Colton can be romantic, charming, funny and playful, but the way he distances himself from Rylee can also be considered a form of emotional abuse…at least that's what it felt like to me. Colton is a tortured man due to his past and readers are given a glimpse of that nightmare, and it was awful. But, I loved Rylee because she was able to love Colton and be strong for the both of them when she needed to.
Colton fears the verbal acknowledgement of commitment, but in reality Colton is committed to Rylee. From the moment he met her, there's no one but her. It was so funny to listen to Colton talk about Rylee's "voodoo magic" on him (I'm conveying that in a real tame terms since Colton uses other words…hahaha).
Both leads have extreme challenges, but I loved it when they were together enjoying the glory of their love. Their chemistry reminds me of the scene in Agua Para Chocolate, where the two leads come together and everything around them burns up in fierce flames….well, that's what Colton & Rylee's love is like…IT'S FREAKEN HOT, DESPERATE, CONSUMING, ON FIRE!!! And, their make-up sex is even hotter.
Some of my favorite parts included how Rylee dealt with the is how she deals the "biotches" that followed Colton, especially Tawny. Rylee doesn't hold back & I LOVED her sharp tongue. I also appreciated the friendship of Becks to Colton and Hatty (sp?) to Rylee. And, who could forget Rylee's boys??? Zander and the rest of the boys are endearing and amazing.
This book ends with another startling incident which will push readers to quickly devour the 3rd and final installment……Although this book brought me a lot of angst, it also brought about some relief as both leads grow and make progress in their love.
Yes, It was a great story with a great narrator.
I would compare Fueled to books like, "Crossfire Series," by Sylvia Day. A troubled strong Alpha-HOT male character struggling with his past.
Oh I loved that this book had 2 different voices- A great female voice and a great male voice. It brought the characters more to life. I love listening rather than reading, because I am able to get a lot of work done around my house and I commute a lot.
Yes, sadly I did have to pause for some sleep. I finished this book real fast, anxious for the next and last in the series.
This series is worth a credit!
Well.... This book started out as a promising squeal to "Driven" which I enjoyed. But then she managed to destroy the characters for me by letting them become the stupidest couple of people I've ever read... Talk about using half the book for them to beat around the bush like a couple of neanderthals! Seriously! Hours of it... Honestly It was so annoying how Riley sunk down in to the cliche pit of believing the pitiful bitch on the side - She had such promise! But no... Half the book made me roll my eyes and rip my hair out of how incredibly wasteful this whole second half of the book was. They could easily fixed this the first morning and filled the book with more hot chemistry and broken little boy revelations... But no - the total lack of letting anyone explain completely took the fun out of the story and everyone say all the wrong things. Did they all loose their whits? It just went on for way too long. Thinking the right things but never saying them... And then B.A.M!?? wth? Blææh.
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
Great book, love the draw between Colton and Riley. The selfless love she has for so many. It's a 5⭐️ All the way across the board!
They worked together so good. They are a great match together for all the characters they did. Especially anytime they stretched out the word F***k!
The stories of each of the boys is a great attraction. It really makes me ache for more info about them. It kind of sounds like we may get more in site to a few of them on this next book. I hope so.
I loved the first book but the second I found myself saying "what friend would tell you that" or "why isn't the story line of the kids or his mother being featured". Hell at that moment I would have liked more about racing. Just missed the mark for me.
It's like a whole 'nother book from a whole other Author! While I think Rylee is touching she can be quite redundant - Colton is a breath of fresh air and all man. LOVE Colton's POV! I can't believe how K has captured inside Colton's head! Sean Crisden tops it off.
While I have liked Tatiana's narration for Rylee, her voice for Colton has a lisp that I cannot handle or get used to! I almost can't listen to it when she does him - but Sean, narrate all of Colton's parts PLEASE!!!!! Sean joins my list of favored male narrators! (Sebastian York, Jonathan Cole, Jim Frangione and now Sean!)
The narration by Sean AND K's amazing Colton's inner dialogue - it's like a different writer, a different book - I love it when you write from the MALE pov K! Just like Christian Grey's inner dialogue with EL James - feels very real, very possible!
I don't know yet - I'm not done, but I just had to weigh in - Fueled is much more than Driven - ....
There are a lot of moments that moved me - I love love when Colton and Rylee take care of these kids and Colton's childhood revelations are very moving, sad.
I have read a few books like this - 50 shades series, etc where there are various childhood demons and I feel it is a subject that when realistically broached needs to be out there - awareness needs to be had in case there is somewhere, WE can help someone in a similar situation instead of looking the other way...
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