Thursday, February 26, 2015

Book Review: Slow Burn by K. Bromberg + Giveaway!!

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?


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Review


This was one of my most anticipated books of 2015 and it did not disappoint. FIVE freakin' stars for this one!

Many readers fell in love with Becks and Haddie as individuals as we saw them interact with the main characters of Driven, but it wasn't until I read Slow Burn that I realized we didn't really know them at all. Especially Haddie.

It's true, I was on a deadline to read this book so I could get my review up, but there was a point a little over half way through the book that Hell could have frozen over and I wouldn't have been able to put this book down.

The sex scenes are a little drawn out, like entire chapters worth of sexcapades so I could have done without all that but that's why a lot of people read "romance" novels, so I get it. I'm all about the love story, the slow burn and K. Bromberg definitely delivered that for me.

I was an absolute emotional wreck reading this book as I literally placed myself in Haddie's shoes many times. What she was going through, that I never imagined when I picked up this book, just felt so real.

And Beckett Daniels, oh how I fell so much more in love with him throughout Slow Burn. The way he is there for Haddie, even when she keeps pushing him away is exactly the kind of guy I'm eventually going to be looking for because I am one crazy lady.

Don't worry, if you haven't read the Driven series or never finished the other books (which got better as they went along) you can still read this. They allude to things from the Driven books but nothing substantial and it was almost like I was reading a completely different story.

I can't wait for the release of Sweet Ache revolving around another different couple we were introduced to in Driven, and whatever else K. Bromgerg puts out.

You can read a little more about my love for Driven here , plus check out when I did the 4th Driven book cover reveal here.

Excerpt


“Yeah. That’s one way to put it. Is there something else you called for besides trying to stick your nose in where it doesn’t belong?”
I open my mouth and then shut it, unsure how calling him because I just needed to hear his voice has devolved so quickly into this. Into me scrambling for words I can’t find to fix shit that doesn’t need fixing.

Because I don’t want this. Don’t want him.

“Well then, if you want to actually talk instead of pull this ridiculous bullshit, I’m here for you…but Had…? Whatever this is here…this passive aggressive crap? I don’t do too well with that. We had our one night. You made it quite clear you didn’t want anything more than that so you don’t get to call me up and question what I might or might not be doing with anybody else. You want no strings? Then cut the ties…but frankly I don’t think you know what the fuck you want so until you figure your shit out, I think it’s best that we say good night before we make a bad situation even worse.”

“Wait!” Desperation rings in my voice in the single word. And I hate myself for sounding like this but I’m so lonely, so scared and just want the comfort I know he can bring me right now.

I wait for the sound of the dial tone to assault my ears. Wait for the incessant beep that reaffirms why I have barbed wire wrapped around my heart – painful but necessary. But there is nothing for a few moments until I hear the phone scrape against the stubble on his face.

And I wait…my throat burning with the tears I want to shed but am so sick of. The ones that no longer bring me comfort.

“I’m here, Haddie. I’m not going anywhere, okay?” The timbre of his voice carries his concern and sympathy to me through the line.

The incoherent sound I make is all I can offer in thank you to him for not hanging up on me. For not giving up on me.

About the Author


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.

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3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good read. Adding it to my list.

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  2. I am going to have to check this series out, it sounds good! I love a book that I cant put down.

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  3. Sounds great!! Ill have to check it out!

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