Although I am not happy about it, some authors have decided to divide one story into three books. However, Bromberg ends book one before any pieces of..Show More » the plot come together. The cliffhanger ends book 1 in the middle of a conflict . Rylee has been surviving after a big loss. In the story, she meets a gorgeous, self confident man to whom she feels an attraction for the first time in ages. Colton Donavan has issues of his own that prevent him from participating in more than a one night stand or a fling type relationship. During their first encounter, they both feel the chemistry. However, chemistry or not, Rylee keeps getting her emotions shattered by Colton. Why would she do that? If cliffhangers are your thing, the writing is good, the narrator is good, and you will enjoy the series. However, cliffhangers are not for me - even though at the end of book three, I know- well I am almost sure - everything will wrap up into happily ever after.
this was my 6th read in this series. I LOVED the trilogy of Colton and Rylee but this was just too heavy of a listen for me. I realize that it was v..Show More »ery real and probably needs more attention to this condition but it is also very sad. I like a little drama in the books that I listen to which makes them interesting and the happy ending even better. this was just very depressing for me and made me sad. the beginning of the book was good and the very end. It seems like most of the book was about the depression. I wish there would have been more 'happy' chapters at the end. I guess I may seem shallow, but if I want sad and depressing, I'll listen to the news. I very rarely give a bad review but I wish I wouldn't have listened to this. Looking forward to happier subject matter in the next 2 books
The story managed to capture my attention span which quite a few books failed to do lately. The focus was the evil disease of cancer. Haddie was so t..Show More »aken over by first the devastation it left on her family and the effects it left on family and friends as with what happened to her brother-in-law. Then her battle to face it. As a result I found very very few things to like about her. Yes. I understand her situation, but the lies on top of lies in an effort to separate herself from others and in particular from Beck got to me. I got the impression all she cared about was escape into sex and it did not matter with whom either) . To me, Beck was too good for her. She came off as a selfish bitch. I did not feel the love between them. It was just sexual chemistry.
WITH A LISTEN LIKE THIS, FOR ME, SLEEP IS NOT AN OPTION
I sadly haven't had a chance to listen to all the books in the amazing Driven series but this book has made me think again and perhaps I'll go back an..Show More »d download the rest and have a K. Bromberg fest. Because this book had everything I love..... a hot Rocker, a feisty Heroine, a great plot that I just didn't want to stop listening to and the narration was excellent.
Underneath Hawkin's drool worthy, sexy, tattooed and confident Lead Singer persona he was emotionally scarred by his past (sorry no spoilers) which made him incapable on loving or feeling too deeply for women. He was a fantastic loyal friend to his fellow Band members, was always covering up for his twin brother Hunter's screw-ups and was a tortured son because of the past. You couldn't help but like him because of all that he was dealing with and what he had emotionally gone through but when he saw Quinlan sparks flew igniting a passionate affair. Nevertheless however sexy, feisty, understanding and altogether compatible with him in every way Quinlan was Hawkin couldn't and wouldn't allow himself to feel more but, as much as he fought it, her support, compassion, friendship and growing feelings drew him in and he finally found himself opening up and believing in the impossible. But he made a crazy stupid sexual bet with one of his Band mates about a threesome involving Quinlan and you knew that this bet was going to come back to bite him in the ass when Quinlan found out and it was just going to be a question of when and where the shit was eventually going to hit the fan.
Worth a credit? It was a really emotional and touching story, it had plenty of drama and angst, was very romantic, annoying, frustrating, had some great sizzling sex scenes and some heartbreaking ones too. Dual POV's. I loved loved loved every well written Chapter.... so creditworthy? well that would be a HELL YEAH.
I love how K Bromberg writes the male POV, so I was really excited to read this book. The premise intrigued me too - foreign war co..Show More »rrespondent falling for his photojournalist.
But the first half of the book really dragged for me. I liked getting to know the background behind Tanner's time off from his job and seeing the sparks between him and Beaux. But there was just SO MUCH INFORMATION that I got lost in the words and struggled to connect with the story. But the second half of the book was awesome :) so it made up for it.
I loved Tanner. He's tough and dedicated. And I loved that his first instinct was to protect Beaux. But Beaux was such a mystery, not really divulging much about who she is or was. Once all the puzzle pieces were put back together at the end of the book, finding out more about her was the best part of the story. And made for AN INCREDIBLE ENDING!! One that I did not see coming.
No matter my issues with the pace of this book, there were plenty of feels and lots of emotions to ride through. I enjoyed the sizzle between these two characters, and loved those very hott scenes. And the amount of detail K Bromberg includes about Tanner's job, the environment, expectations, and volatility, etc. is incredible. I'm really glad she took the chance to write this story.
"Whoever said love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end, knew exactly what he was talking about."
PS - the narrator does an incredible job bring the characters to life. loved listening to him!!
Past: We meet Zander in book 1 of the Driven Series. As a child Zander was found next to his dead mother putting band aids on her trying to stop her..Show More » bleeding. He was sent to the boys home ran by Riley. Zander liked race cars, so of course, Colton became his role model.
Present: Zander is now a professional race car driver working for Colton. Zander receives a box that contains items about his mother and it sends him into a downward spiral. He won't talk to anyone about what's bothering him. Colton tells Zander he's out-of-control and is fired from driving until he works out his issues. Zander makes a deal with his friend, Smitty, to stay at his cabin for a few months and complete renovations in exchange for anonymity.
Getty is running from an abusive past. Her husband was mentally abusive and cheated on her. She was able to divorce him without his signature and now wants to start a new life. A friend of Getty's, Darcey, told Getty she can stay in the cabin.
Getty comes home from work and undresses to get in the shower but much to her surprise there's a man in the shower. So the first time they meet their both naked in the bathroom. This is their story...
I really enjoyed this story and have already listened to it a few times. It was fun to catch up with Colton and Riley; and to find out how Zander's life turned out.
This book can be a stand alone but Driven is a really good trilogy you're missing out on.
K. Bromberg is a very talented writer. I adore her Driven Trilogy and Zander's story.
Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell gave an entertaining performance. They are two of my favorite performers.