13 March 2015

Review - Slow Burn (Driven #5) By: K. Bromberg

Title: Slow Burn (Driven #5)
Author: K. Bromberg
Publisher: Signet, 400 Pages (February 24th, 2015)
From: the Publisher
Format: Paperback
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Order a copy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

NOTE: This is a Adult novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Driven series.

One Night. That's all it was supposed to be.

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while....There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?

No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked....

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

Review: 4.5 Stars - Slow Burn is the fifth title in author K. Brombergs Driven series. This book is a spin off from the previous installments and follows two characters who we had a chance to meet and spend time with as secondary characters. Now, center with their own story readers have a chance to find out what makes these two characters tick.

So, Slow Burn is about Haddie, Rylee’s best friend and Beckett… Colton’s best friend. These two have had their fair share of time within Rylee and Coltons story so they are far from strangers for those of us who have read the four previous books. We have somewhat of an idea who they are, yet in this book they are center stage and their story wasn’t at all what I was expecting.

Haddie has reasons, deep rooted reasons to not want to let anyone else close to her. It’s these reasons that she wants a no string night with Beckett. And Beckett being that good guy that he is wants more. He wants the strings Haddie is so hell bent on keeping loose. So, when she wears him down and their night is beyond what either thought it’d be, it’s then that trouble finds these two and makes them question things they might not have.

The book is written mostly from Haddies point of view as she’s dealing with so much more than just the loss of her sister. She’s really struggling with how she lives her life yet knows she doesn’t want anyone to face what her sister’s husband did. She pushes people away yet Beckett makes her question all that.

These two have chemistry that could heat a small country! WOW! Bromberg has them burning (no pun intended) up the pages and with all the pushing and pulling they go through as they try to figure out each other and more what’s holding Haddie back.

There’s smaller things in the story that I loved. Like Becketts mom and pink flip-flops. And I loved having a chance to see how Rylee and Colton are doing. I also love that there are some pretty amazing one lines that I’ve come to love with this series and was happy to see they were included in this book too.

Also, without giving too much away, Haddie and Becketts story will without a doubt pull on your heartstrings because there’s such a bigger thing that’s going on… that if it doesn’t affect readers like it affected me, I’d be shocked.

I had tons of emotions hit me while reading and being scared for characters in the way that I was scared doesn’t happen often but I felt these feelings quite often throughout much of the book. It’s an emotional story with a strong undercurrent of love that you won’t miss because it’s there in huge ways.

In the end I was thrilled to hear we’d get a chance to spend more time in Brombergs “Driven” world and I look forward to the next book to have a chance to visit again. These characters have become a favorite of mine so news of another book was exciting to say the least. If you haven’t read the four previous books, it’s not really needed to pick this title up, however you’d be doing yourself a great injustice in missing out on some extremely memorable characters. Please note that this is an Adult title with adult themes that should be taken into thought for younger readers or readers who don’t care for sex, cursing and drinking in their stories. Otherwise, grab this one and dive right in. Hold on tight and have some tissues handy because it’s a tear jerker. Happy Reading!

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