Friday, March 6, 2015

Slow Burn (Driven #5) by K. Bromberg

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?
4 Driven Stars

Slow Burn is a standalone novel, a part of the Driven series.  This is my first novel by K. Bromberg. I heard the series is very steamy and let’s be honest, I totally have cover love.

Becks and Haddie had one night. No strings attached. It was magical and wonderful.

Haddie uses sex to escape from her internal issues.

Haddie’s sister died a very slow and painful death. Haddie’s sister had breast cancer and Haddie watched her die over the course of 6 months. This makes Haddie very nervous in regard towards men and her life in general. She doesn’t want to involve herself in anyone, since that means she might get the same cancer and die too.

Slow Burn is filled with ANGST.

Haddie is a bit frustrating. She is very guarded and with that she keeps Becks at double arm’s length.

Beck is the kind of guy you want to be friends with. He’s perfect boyfriend material. He’s sweet, loyal, adorable and very sexy. Haddie knows this. She knows he’s the perfect boyfriend and that is one of the reasons why she doesn’t want to pursue a relationship with him.

She doesn’t want to break his heart if she gets cancer and die.

I was going crazy reading Haddie’s internal dialogue. She has a lot of issues. She obviously loves her sister (I have one too, so I completely understand this). But every time she pushed Becks away, I felt like a part of my heart broke a little more for Becks.

She keeps pushing him away (it’s a lot) and you want to slap her and tell her to just be with him! It’s overwhelming, but it keeps you glued to the pages.

It’s a roller coaster of emotions and Haddie will keep you on your toes. You will never know how she reacts towards Becks and let’s just say, a lot goes on with her.

There are other elements, I assume some of the previous characters from the series are in there, there’s ex’s involved which creates some additional mild tension.

If you are a fan of angsty reads with guarded heroines, this one is for you. I will definitely read more Bromberg’s books.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015
twitter: @KBrombergDriven   



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