Review: Fueled (Driven #2) by K Bromberg

No-Brainer

Title:  Fueled
Author: K Bromberg
Publisher/Year: JKB Publishing 9/5/13
Length: 399 pages
Series:  Driven #2

Overview

What happens when the one person you never expected suddenly happens to be the one you’ll fight the hardest to keep?

Colton stole my heart. He wasn’t supposed to, and I sure as hell didn’t want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist.

Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don’t think I’ll ever be the same. She’s seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she’s still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint, and I am most definitely the sinner.

How is it the one thing neither of us wanted-neither of us anticipated that fateful night-has us fighting so hard to keep?

He steals my breath, stops my heart, and brings me back to life again all in a split second of time. But how can I love a man who won’t let me in? Who continually pushes me away to prevent me from seeing the damaged secrets in his past? My heart has fallen, but patience and forgiveness can only go so far.

How can I desire a woman who unnerves me, defies me, and forces me to see that in the deep, black abyss of my soul there’s someone worthy of her love? A place and person I swore I’d never be again. Her selfless heart and sexy body deserve so much more than I’ll ever be capable of giving her. I know I can’t be what she needs, so why can’t I just let her go?

We are driven by need and fueled with desire, but is that enough for us to crash into love?

My Thoughts

I LOVE this series – i think that there so much darkness behind the characters that it makes their bond and interactions that much more powerful.  The other great bit here too is that our author has revised the format that this 2nd installment is written in and throughout the story, we get these ‘Colton’ chapters which are just little bits of what’s going through his head.  it makes the story that much more complex.

So where we ended the first book, they had started to get to a good place in things and then Colton freaks out when Rylee admits that she loves him or implies it at least, and they end up going their separate ways.  We know that it’s not going to last, but every step that they take closer together, they end up taking another 2 away.  It’s really exciting though to see where things are going.

In this 2nd book, we see that Tawny continues to play a role in screwing things yup – I knew that she would and it’s nice to see that as self assured Rylee is in everything else, she’s still very susceptible to letting someone like Tawny convince her that she’s nothing.

Beckett and Haddie – the appropriate best friends continue to play a large role here and it’s nice to see them get their own little side thing on a trip to vegas.  if that plays out more – i’d be thrilled but to be honest, there’s so much excitement and a roller coaster of events with Colton and Rylee that i don’t know that we’re necessarily missing anything.

Just when things seem like they are getting better- when Rylee is able to get Colton to share bits of himself that he’s never shared before, we see that it is never something that we can rest on our laurels about – that the other shoe will drop and it does.  He gets even more scared – pushes her away and while everyone else sees that they are far better together, we see that they aren’t able to come to those same terms themselves and that’s where we spend a bulk of the book.

The biggest concern for everyone though is that there’s a HUGE race coming up for Colton and his head is clearly not in the game – he’s driving like he’s got a chip on his shoulder and that’s not a safe thing.  everyone’s worried about it – even to the extent that Becks goes to Rylee and asks her to even fake it with Colton so that he can focus.

We are left off with catastrophe on the race track.  There’s an accident – Colton’s car gets dragged into it somehow and we don’t know the extent of things .  I guess the question is will he make it out of the wreck, and it what shape and what will it mean for Rylee who has her own past traumas stemming from a car wreck as well as wondering if they have enough together to pull through this.

 

Aside from all that, there are some of the steamiest scenes that i’ve read in a long time between these two and that’s intense.  We can see that sometimes it’s better to have hate AND love for someone to make the chemistry so strong, although i don’t know that they would even need that necessarily since they really are a great match.  It’s been a while since i’ve read scenes as hot as these so it’s a welcome change.

Great news again is that i have the 3rd book already, so i’m diving (or driving) right into it. and i’ll get back to you on how great it is.  Happy sunday all!

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