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 book is only for those fans who have already listened to Colton and Rylee's story and, as we catch up with them, they're still very happy, deeply..Show More » in love and they are about to be even happier..... overjoyed infact. Although they're still madly in love with each other someone from their past is out to destroy them and hopefully tear them apart - which adds drama, anguish and intrigue to the story. There is also angst when one of her precious boys is to be sent to live with his no good druggie of an Uncle which brings about heartache and regression of his spirits.... and Rylee is unable to help.
Then it loses it's pace slightly when Rylee becomes depressed as one thing after another goes hopelessly wrong and she is in a very dark place - but Colton's there by her side as the months pass looking after her, supporting her and doing all he can to bring his wife back to him. It's a heartbreaking look into an all too overlooked mental condition. Dual POV's and the narration, as always, adds depth and life to all the main characters throughout the passion-filled, frightening, heartbreaking, joyous, frustrating or romantic situations they find themselves plunged into.
Worth a credit? I've loved this series, it was brilliantly written, awesomely narrated and yes it's creditworthy BUT only as an addition to the previous 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!!