Author: K. Bromberg
(one of the nicest, kindest, most genuinely awesome authors I’ve ever interacted with, as an FYI)
Series: Driven Trilogy
Books in Series:
The tl;dr recommendation: READ THESE MOTHERFUCKING BOOKS.
If you know me IRL, or have followed me on twitter, or read an ounce of this blog, you know I have a slight obsession with Gideon Cross. He is to whom I compare all other book boyfriends – he is, as my best friend says, a perfect fucking filet mignon. I mean, minus the murder and whatnot. Seriously, it just goes to show how amazingly developed of a character he is that a murder is committed, Gideon is implicated, and yet he remains No. 1 on my book boyfriend list. [let me take this moment to beg: please sylvia, please don’t throw him off of my pedestal].
How does this have anything to do with the Driven Trilogy?! Well, this is all relevant because I’ve been biding my time until Captivated by You is released [November 18th!!!!!]. I’ve been reading whatever books I can to fill the gap until November 10th (the day on which I am allowing myself to start re-reading Crossfire. I HAVE A TYPE-A PERSONALITY #sorrynotsorry). Anyway, I had just finished reading another erotica trilogy and was scrolling through Amazon and I randomly came across Driven. I read the Amazon summary and I hit ‘buy’ because the plotline reflects what I crave in these books. “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” [Thanks, Oscar Wilde].
I know what I like, and I don’t care if I get shit for continually seeking out the ‘bad/troubled boy meets strong girl that breaks through his shell’ plotline. I don’t care because I’ll keep buying them and I hope that the authors keep writing them. And because if they’re done well, the books can be great. I mean, go pick on authors who keep writing dystopian novels or something. Leave my erotica authors alone.
So, I buy Driven. I start reading, and I have to take a break because I had to attend my cousin’s wedding. Well, fuck. [the wedding was awesome, btw]. And yet, I somehow still managed to read FOUR BOOKS in TWO DAYS. Seriously. My husband was less than pleased, but the books are really that good. [“are you seriously reading another book?! really?!”….”uh. yes.”]
So, on to the books:
Colton Donovan (bad boy) has A Chance Encounter with Rylee Thomas [#seewhatididthere?!]. Colton is a CEO and driver of a racing team, Colton Donovan Enterprises. Anyway, so they meet and he’s a massive douchebag. He’s arrogant. conceited. and unbelievably challenging. And, well, Rylee challenges the fuck out of him – is quite witty, snarky, and strongwilled – and Colton does something he’s never done before…pursues a woman.
Rylee has some issues of her own that need sorting out – but I think these pale in comparison to many of the issues that Colton harbors. The two cannot stay away from one another, yet have difficulty communicating (unless they’re fucking) because each of their expectations, desires, and preconceived notions of what each is looking for clash loudly every time that they try. The series tells a love story about breaking through walls and building up trust and love. About what happens when they let each other in and let love rule all.
K. Bromberg does an amazing job of creating tag lines and themes that are littered throughout the series. They make me smile and really solidify the series for me. I don’t want to give out spoilers – so I won’t – just know that this series is the entire fucking alphabet – A to motherfucking Z.
I won’t be able to think of Cotton Candy or racing or red pocket squares or listen to Pink ever again without thinking of this series….Fuckin’ Pink. I’ve read a couple of erotica novels this year (last count, I’m at uhhh…..38) so when I say that this series is good, I really really mean it. The romance, K. Bromberg’s writing, Colton’s loyalty/issues/breaththroughs, the fact that there’s an actual plot (that’s really good!) and the alpha male dominance all push Colton to compete for that top slot. Colton and Rylee’s chemistry is incredibly hot, the scenes are well written, and I could not get enough of them. Well done K. Bromberg, well done.
If you’ve like Fifty Shades of Grey, Crossfire, The Breathless Trilogy, the Stark Trilogy, or any series along those lines, I highly recommend…I actually think that the Driven Trilogy isn’t getting the noise that it deserves – I’m clearly a little bit obsessed.
I’m also super pissed that this series was not in any of my Amazon recommendations. AMAZON, DO YOU NOT KNOW ME AT ALL?! That has to be remedied somehow –
but seriously…Fuckin’ Pink.