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?
The trailer for Fueled made by yours truly ;)
HOW do I write about this book and not scream and yell and use 1000 exclamation points? I am not really sure how I am going to manage this because I am THAT FREAKING IN LOVE! We did our review of Driven as a blog swap, it was a total fluke that I found this series. I didn’t know I would be finding one of my favorite books. A story that would draw me in, take me under and make me completely bat shit crazy over a fictional character. I have LITERALLY forced my friends to read this book, I have bought more copies of this series as gifts to help others fall in love. Never before have I felt so strongly about a book. This is one of the BEST second books in a series I have ever read!! Usually they fall a little flat.. NOPE not here! You will be BLOWN away at how this book superceeds any expectations you may have.
Well first thing HOLY FUCKING PROLOGUE… I mean seriously I was immediately sucked in. #1 I love Colton! #2 I love Colton oh did I mention I LOVE COLTON????? Rip my heart out and then stomp on it. I don’t think I have ever felt so unbelievably raw in the first 100 words of any book EVER. I mean WHO starts a book like this? Just destroyed me, absolutely destroyed me. If you were still pissed from Driven after reading that, then I don’t know what to say. I wanted to crawl through a book and hold him, I wanted to just GAH I don’t even know smother the shit out of him. My husband is really tired of me talking about how much I love a fictional character. Especially since I often refer to him as my #bookhusband OH WELL BABE, get use to it.
So Rylee goes back and ummm I will never look at a shower again thank you very much! I loved how she may have allowed herself to give him what he needed but then she is sure to put him back in his place! Rylee is one of my favorite female characters, she is strong, and loves fiercely. I also love that she stands her ground, yet knows when she needs to bend a little. My heart broke for her, when we learned more about what she has endured, and how she still deals with that guilt every day.
I feel like I am talking in crazy circles because there is so much I want to say and so much I want to scream about but I can’t because that would be a spoiler. Rylee and Colton have a “747 worth of baggage”. The issues that Colton is dealing with is far beyond what I think Rylee expected. They hurt each other over and over. Colton lashes out in anger and Rylee has to push him. When they are in Vegas (again I just was there and was begging my husband to try that scene.. HOLY SHIT) I was almost in tears. The pain, trust issues, and self-loathing is just so sad. I felt more often that it wasn’t always just his issues though. You saw Rylee’s self-image problems and her insecurities. Add that onto Colton’s crap load and you got yourself some D-R-A-M-A.
“This is me, Rylee!” he shouts. “All of me in my fucked up glory! I’m not Max-perfect in everyday, never making a goddamned mistake. I can’t live up to the incomparable standard he’s set, to the pedestal you’ve placed him on!”
There is healing and forgiveness. There is hope and understanding throughout the entire book. We feel each and every rollercoaster of emotions that they go through. I hated Colton then I loved him. I wanted to punch Rylee then I wanted to hug her. I just was so emotionally jarred I couldn’t figure out what I was feeling. The sex is so unbelievably hot I just can’t EVEN tell you. I swear you could feel the chemistry through the pages.
Now onto some of the secondary characters. I love Haddie, I swear she is my best friend. Most of us have a friend like her, the one who will put you in your place but always be on your side. She is awesome! I loved when she told Colton to get his shit together! OMG laughed out loud. Then there is Tawny, UGH. I swear that bitch rivals one of my most loathed characters in a book. I swear I would punch her in the face. Her and all her little snobby friends. Again, I will hand it to to Rylee she tells them where to stick it!
So through this insanely amazing book we go through so many different places in their relationship. It is sometimes hard for me to remember that this is all happening in such a short time span. It is so easy to get so immersed in the beautifully woven story to forget just how quickly all of the events unfold. When I read I like to be taken away, and K. Bromberg does just that. I forgot I was reading a story and not watching a movie. I was captivated from the very beginning, and then devastated when it ended. I could have read another 50,000 words and still not have been content. I know I am greedy but when you love a story that much, I think it is ok. I was Driven, then Fueled by love, now I am ready to be Crashed. Bring it on K., and #WriteKristyWrite because my heart can’t wait for more Colton & Rylee!! You have wrecked all mothers of boys K., you have made it impossible to for us to not associate superheroes to this beautiful story…
Spiderman. Batman. Superman. Ironman.
I blog you K.
Interview with Colton Donavan
My heart is thumping as I am yet again preparing to sit down with a follow up interview with Colton Donavan. There are no words to describe how nervous I am because the last time we met I had a hard time controlling myself. Jesey wasn’t able to make it this time (secretly very very happy). We decided to meet at the track since he is preparing for Fueled, (which released on August 27th) As most of our readers know, I am in love with him and I have a very hard time being so close to him. I have had some time to relax while waiting.
Hello again Colton!! Schmexy Girls are so humbled that you were willing to meet with us again.
Well, you know me, I’m not big on coming back for seconds, but you were well worth my troubles last time. *winks*
I am very glad we made an impression last time. I can assure you it was an interview that neither our fans, nor I have not forgotten *smirks*.
Damn straight I’m hard to forget. I can hear Rylee telling you to not make my head any bigger. *shakes his head with a devilish smirk* No, not that head! Keep it clean Amy,…screw that, keep it dirty. You know me, I like it that way.
Ok Colton (scoots closer) are you ready?
Revved and raring to go baby. *Becks walks by and hands him a beer* Thanks Becks.
I may need one of those.. *nervous laughs*..
Hey douchebag *Colton calls over his shoulder* Where’s your manners? Get the lady a beer please.
Beckett brings back a beer and apologizes before hitting Colton playfully in the back of the head before walking away.
Thanks fucker *he calls to Becks* Sorry about that…Now where were we?
Here we go.
We had such a great time the last time and since then a lot has happened. Seems K. really did lay all your dirt out in Fueled. How do you feel now that it’s all out there?
*scrubs hand over face* That was some pretty fucked up shit, huh? Talk about unzipping me like a fucking jacket and laying it out there. It pissed me off at first, but I knew she had to do it—if not, you all would still be pissed at me for what I did to Ry at the end of Driven…which by the way was pretty fucking brutal of K. to do me like that…but you know what? It only makes how she handled the beginning of Fueled more poignant. Poignant? Where the fuck did that word come from? K.’s starting to rub off on me. Shit! Fuckin’ authors.
I am glad we got to see some more of you exposed *cough* I do feel it helped with understanding you a bit more.
There you go…right back to dirty again. I knew I liked you.
I love..I mean like you too “wink” Anyway (gathering my wits)…How do you feel about the fact that you had quite a few of your own POV chapters in Fueled?
It was fucking awesome for some parts and brutal in others. The best part is that maybe you guys actually got the real me for once…not that bullshit stereo-type the media likes to play up in their rags. There’s more to me than just the three P’s—partying, pussy, and pretention—if you know what I mean? I do have a good side to me. The downside is you see parts of me that I’m not too fucking cool with. Skeletons I prefer to keep in my own closet under lock and key but shit, K just takes the bolt cutters and breaks the fucking lock off.
(grabs beer) I am sorry I am still stuck on the three P’s comment. I may need hard liquor for this interview *smiles*.
Hard liquor or hard licker? Because sweetheart, it’s not how hard you lick, it’s the skill you use that’s important.
(spits beer out) I don’t even know how to respond to this Colton..*blushing* Ok…*cough* ummm… so… oh yes the interview…What do you say to those who are rather upset with the way you handled things with Rylee at the end of Driven?
Join the fucking club. I’m not too cool with it either but what the fuck was I supposed to do? Rylee is…she’s fucking Rylee…and if I say much more, K will kick my ass because it’ll give away the beginning of Fueled.
But back to your question, what do I say? I was a dick. I have my reasons—they’re not good and words from my mouth won’t change your mind, but I’m pretty certain when they’re from K’s, you just might.
Ok Colton, we are going to play the game, we played last time. Are you up for it??
Oh Amy, you know I can last more than two rounds. Stamina’s my middle name.
*giggles* Oh. My. God! Yes I remember.. Ok I am going to say a word you say the first thing that comes to mind…
Here it goes…
Fueled: Honest, raw, gritty, real and superheroes
Favorite Confection: Cotton Candy and Rylee
Women: A fucking confusing necessity
Vegas: *devilish grin* 6th VIP room at Rain, orange chair,good times, ‘prove it’ – that takes the motherfucking cake
Race: newly defined
I just want to thank you again for meeting with us. I know you have a lot going on. We hope that your fans enjoy reading a bit more about you as well. You know how high you rank with me *wink*.. I mean us, I wouldn’t want to be called greedy *laughs*.
Remember, greedy can be good in certain circumstances. *winks* Never getting enough of some things is not always a bad thing. Thanks for having me again…and be sure to let me K and I know what you think of Fueled once you get a chance to read it.
About the Author
K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner that has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard. She’s a wife, mom, child rustler, toy pick-er-upper, chauffer, resident web-slinger, LaLaloopsy watching, American Girl doll dressing multi-tasker of all things domestic and otherwise. She likes her diet cokes with rum, her music loud, and her pantry stocked with a cache of chocolate.
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.
Fueled is K. Bromberg’s second published novel and is the highly anticipated second book of “The Driven Trilogy.” Driven was her well-received debut novel and Book #1 of the series.