Saturday, July 20, 2013
Get Driven with K. Bromberg
“Driven (Book 1)” by K. Bromberg
Date Published: May 12, 2013
Review by Wendy Dawn
Rylee Thomas is known for her control. After being accidentally closed in a storage closet, her claustrophobia gets the best of her. So does her rescuer, he is the one man who can make her forget herself and enjoy loosing control.
Colton Donavan roguish and achingly handsome professional racecar driver is used to getting everything and every woman he wants. He is the reckless bad boy constantly on that razor edge of being out of control, on and off the track.
Rylee is the exception to the rule. As he crashes into her life like a tornado: sapping her control, testing her vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around her healing heart. Colton tears apart the world she so carefully rebuilt with structure, predictability and discipline.
Knowing she cannot give him what he wants and he can’t give her what she needs the best is to walk away. But after a glimpse beneath the refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, Rylee finds it impossible to go.
Their sexual chemistry is undeniable. Is chemistry enough to bring them together or will their untold secrets and battle of wills force them apart?
“The Reviews are in”:
Put two control freaks together and watch the sparks fly! This was seriously some hot stuff. From the moment Rylee fell out of the closet into Colton’s arms, it was “gentlemen start your engines”. And did he ever!
“Decide, Sweetheart,” he commands. “A man only has so much restraint.” ~Colton Donavan to Rylee Thomas after their first kiss/make-out session.
Rylee’s control was totally out the window! She was going on pure instinct. This really set the story line of how she would see Colton. He was pure temptation.
‘Images flash through my mind of back-arching, toe-pointing, sheet-gripping sex that no doubt would be as dominating as his kiss.’ ~Rylee Thomas during a kiss with Colton Donavan.
Working with troubled kids, she saw something in Colton. It is something that she would continue to recognize in him through out the novel. However, he does not want to talk about it or fix it. Therefore, Rylee just observes the behavior.
‘He exudes an aura of raw power mixed with something deeper, something darker that I can’t seem to put my finger on. Rogue. Rebel. Reckless.’ ~Rylee observing Colton across the room.
Rylee has her own demons to fight. She will not let any man get close to her. This really broke my heart. She was so compassionate to the boys she worked with but was making it clear she was destined to be alone.
“Because I want to know who’s standing in my way…” ~Colton to Rylee.
Rylee thinks Colton just sees her as a challenge and he thinks someone has to be standing in the way. Sometimes I just wanted to shake these two characters. I was actually screaming at my Kindle at one point.
“Once I fuck you, Rylee--it’s official, you’re mine and only mine.” ~Colton to Rylee.
Even though Rylee thinks Colton is just the kind of man to ‘love em and leave em’, she does not want to be another notch in his bedpost. Who can blame a girl?
“You’re so sure of yourself; do I even need to show up for the event?” I say haughtily. ~Rylee to Colton after he propositions her again.
I loved Rylee’s wit. She did not make it easy for Colton. Her sass and smart mouth were brilliant. She made me laugh out loud so many times.
Some serious subject matter was handled very nicely here, children being placed into the foster system or abandoned. The House Rylee works in and the company she works for is a wonderful concept, I do not know if anything like this exists in real life…I hope it does. Some of the boy’s stories broke my heart. In addition, the fact that an adult like Colton Donavon’s character could relate on any level and lend fame as well as financing was beautiful and inspiring.
I cannot wait for Book 2 of this trilogy!!!
The Ratings*:Hero: 4
*The rating system is based on 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.
Hero - The main male character of the story. Heroine - The main female character of the story. Story/Plot/HEA (Happy Ever After) - The over all story line and culmination of the