Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Release Blitz ~ Excerpt, Review & Giveaway ~ Raced (Driven 4) by K Bromberg

Book Description:

The Colton Points of View Collection

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a companion novella to the best selling Driven Trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed). This novella is a compilation of reader requested scenes from the series retold through the eyes of Colton Donavan.

Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane, but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about. 


You think you know me? 

Think again.

*Raced is not a complete re-write of the Driven Trilogy. This companion explores pivotal scenes as well as some new ones written in Colton Donavan’s point of view that were not previously published in Driven, Fueled, and Crashed. Hear his thoughts, experience his inner-turmoil, and laugh with him on his journey as he overcomes his demons and accepts what it means to love.  

This novella is for the devoted readers of the Driven series. It is recommended that this companion be read after Driven, Fueled, and Crashed.
Our Review:
**ARC received for honest review**
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars

“And I’ve never felt more exposed in my life. Guard down. Heart open. Soul needing. Accepting. Wanting.”

As most of you are aware I am a super fan of The Driven Trilogy, I have loved every single word; except maybe the word/person “Tawny!” However, there have been a number of pivotal scenes and intense moments whereby I would have loved to have been inside Colton’s head, just to see what he was really thinking rather than what we the reader, perceived him to be thinking. This novella gives even more depth to Colton Donovan and while you think he is all calm on the exterior this insight reveals that he was anything but and you cannot help but fall in love with him all the more. Are you ready for more Colton Donovan…yes please!!

This is NOT a novel, this is a series of scenes throughout the trilogy that were originally written in Rylee’s point of view, turned around so that they are now written in Colton’s. These scenes cover Driven, Fueled and Crashed and as I stated above, some of them were really pivotal to their relationship.

From the moment that Rylee and Colton met or fell into each other, you could tell that Colton was a bit knocked back. He was feeling things that he had never felt before, he was confused and he was anxious…we find this out as we went through the series but what did Colton really think when they first met? I think you would be surprised!! It is these little snippets that let us the reader in, into a mind that was scared…scared to love and be loved. We know his back story, we know how screwed his head really is, but his mind set and thought processes that are shown throughout this book are enlightening to say the least. Our ACE was not at all the brave, arrogant, cocky, self-assured person we thought he was, in fact he is…



“With temerity and defiance, obstinance and patience, she chipped away at every hard edge of me until there was nothing left but the truths I feared. The bent and broken. The ones buried so goddamn deep I knew they’d push her away.”

Throughout this novella, you see all his internal monologues and internal battles, a man struggling with alien feelings and his own struggle in coming to terms with his propensity to love and be loved. Some of these scenes are emotional, you may have the odd errant tear…but once you have that connection to a character you cannot help but feel their pain and Kristy really brought that to the forefront. You also have a scene with Becks that shows their true bromance, what a best friend! The scene with his dad too, heart-breaking, but monumental!

“I love you.” The words are out without thought, my hands shaking, the little boy in me hoping he hears them. I immediately hear the hitch of his breath as his whole body freezes. He slowly hangs his head forward, his shoulders shuddering momentarily. He raised his head and nods a couple of times. “And that is my unexpected reward for my scavenger hunt.” His voice is thick with emotion. “I love you too, Son.”

For any Driven series fan, this is a must read and one that will only leave you loving and understanding Colton all the more.

I raise my head and look into her eyes. Last chance, Ryles. Escape while you can. But she stands her ground, unwavering, accepting of the warning in my eyes and the dominance in my stance.

“Come.” God help me because when all is said and done, I think I’m going to need it to walk away from her. She bites her bottom lip to stop it from quivering. Even she knows I’m inviting her into the lion’s den.

I give her a soft smile, pretending I can’t see the vulnerability in her eyes, ignoring it as I draw her further in … and that makes me even worse of a man than I already thought.

We walk, desire leading us and desperation owning our thoughts. I think I mumble an explanation that I have a room, but I’m not sure because my thoughts are consumed by every single thing about her. Fucking consumed when I’ve never been this way before.

I usher her into the elevator, unlock the penthouse all the while my dick is begging me to push the red button, halt the elevator right here, right now and take her on the floor. Feed the greed and be done with her.

Return to familiar ground and be the asshole I know that I am.

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 two stand alones, Slow Burn and Sweet Ache, as well as an untitled novella to the Driven Series.


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