Rylee is at a charity event that she has helped organize when she finds herself accidentally locked in a closet. When her claustrophobia starts to kick in she yells for help and Colton Donovan comes to the rescue. Sexy sexy Colton Donovan.
From a step back, the man is even more disarming now that I’m able to drink in the whole length of him. Imperfectly perfect and sexy as hell with a smirk suggesting arrogance and an air exuding trouble.
She’s immediately attracted to him, until she realizes he’s a womanizer who has made out with at least one other guest. Her bid to distance herself from him doesn’t go as planned. See, Colton is used to women fawning all over him, and he sees the only one to say no, Rylee, as a challenge.
Rylee is almost put off by his arrogance… almost. But that is the least of her worries. A past that left her with both physical and emotional scars makes it impossible for her to get close to men. She hasn’t been attracted to one in a long time. Her best friend Haddie has watched Rylee struggle with her past, and she feels it’s time to move on… if only for a little while… and who best to help her move on than the sexy as sin Colton Donovan?!
“He’s probably great in bed,” she smirks wickedly. “I bet he fucks like he drives – a little reckless, pushing all the limits, and in it until the very last lap.”
Rylee decides to give it a try. Others can have a friends with benefits type of thing, so why shouldn’t she? While things heat up (and I mean super steamy heat up!) Rylee starts getting to know Colton. She can see that there’s something from his past that’s unresolved. Something that has turned him into this ‘use them and leave them’ kind of man. And due to her job and her nature, she can’t help but try to save him. Unfortunately Colton doesn’t need her help…
It was such a rollercoaster of feelings. At first I felt it was a bit too descriptive. Rylee (just like me) overanalyses everything! Since it’s a trait that I so unfortunately have, I can finally see why it annoys people But truth be told, I identified with her. So much so that when the things that annoy me about myself cropped up, I’d be a tad pissed at her for reminding me that I need to fix them in myself! 🙂
Anyway, the angst then picks up. We get to know what happened to Rylee and it will break your heart… and then we get glimpses of Colton’s past, though not enough to get the entire picture. And on top of that is the story of these two, so desperately needing each other but keep fighting it. Especially Colton, he was confusing me how back and forth he went, but all totally understandable I thought. That was exactly the thing, they both reasonated with me too much… made me feel immensley for them, for what they could have but wouldn’t allow themselves to have.
Music played a big role in the book. They communicated through music and a wide range of genres at that. I love when couples do that. Reminds me of when I used to do that 🙂 I absolutely loved when Colton started opening up… not just about his past, but also his feelings… sigh…
Not inconsequential, Rylee. You could never be inconsequential,” … He rests his forehead to mine, our noses brushing each other’s. “No – you and me – together,” he grinds the words out, “That would make you mine.”
I can’t even describe those last few chapters. I was smiling, then I was swooning, then I was fanning myself, then I was almost in tears because of how sweet it was, then I actually got teary because of that end… sigh… yes, a cliffhanger, and I absolutely have to see what happens with this two.
A beautiful story, and not just Colton and Rylee’s story… but Zander’s and all the kids… so full of hope… just beautiful.
Amazon: Driven by K. Bromberg
I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.
One e-copy is up for grabs! All you have to do is comment… since music plays such a huge role in this book, comment and let me know your favorite song right now… or favorite song ever… write fifty of them if you have as much 🙂 Don’t forget to head over to https://www.facebook.com/JessysBookClub and like the page!
The giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway closes on 6 June 2013 at 17:00 EST.