Driven by K. Bromberg (1st in a series, must me read in order)
Audible audiobook narrated by Tatiana Sokolov
Driven by K. Bromberg has been on my TBR forever. I don’t know a soul that hasn’t liked it. I honestly didn’t know much beyond “Colton Donovan is a racecar driver that has all the girls swooning”. I didn’t know it was a trilogy going in, but that is my own fault. Driven has everything I love in a book. A sexy dominant, cocky alpha, a female that I like, great sex, some funny lines, and banter. But, I don’t know…it just didn’t do it for me.
This is going to be a hard review, because I can’t put my finger on WHY. I guess it just felt like every other book, just substituting racer driver for the corporate billionaire. It felt like Fifty. It felt like Crossfire. It felt like an old-school Harlequin bodice ripper. Honestly, I think maybe at least 50% of the reason I didn’t love Driven was because I listened on audio, and the narrator was too much of a drama queen. I listened to the sample, and I liked her voice, so I was surprised when it started to get on my nerves at about halfway through.
“I bet he fucks like he drives— a little reckless, pushing all the limits, and in it until the very last lap.”
The story started off slow and very typical. I liked Rylee, and loved her work helping foster children. I thought it was cute that this prudish (but thank God not a virgin) woman had an ‘accidental’ sexy time with a hot racecar driver. But I don’t know….nothing ever screamed “unique” to me. The dialogue seemed very cheesy at times. Do people really talk like that? Again, maybe reading instead of listening would have brought me to a whole different conclusion, because usually I like the cheese!
Rylee literally falls into Colton’s arms within the first two minutes of the story (sound familiar?) after hearing him with another chick. Throughout the book she is appalled by his behavior, yet her body constantly betrays her and goes for it.
I am so tired of smart, professional women listening to their bodies and not their heads. I don’t mind a confident guy, but he just kept talking about how awesome he was in the sack. Gag.
“Just know, Rylee, the best sex you will ever have… will be with me.”
“I told you you wouldn’t be able to resist me.”
“If I want you, I can and will have you, at any time and in anyplace, sweetheart.”
“I’m used to women falling at my feet.”
He lets her know he doesn’t do commitment, and just wants to use her and get her out of his system. She knows she can’t handle that, but can’t resist.
“Let’s face it, you’re not a spend the night kind of guy, and I’m not a one-night stand kind of girl.”
But every time, her vagina thought for her, and she couldn’t resist his allure.
Now, let me make this clear again…I listened to the audiobook. The female narrator did all of Colton’s parts, and she made him sound a little um…sleazy? I bet if he had a super sexy male voice I would have felt differently. But I honestly can’t separate the audio from the story enough to judge them separately.
- HOT SEX!
- I love a cocky alpha male.
- I liked the banter.
- I liked Rylee.
- Had everything in a story I usually love.
- Some humorous moments.
- The narrator doing Colton’s part.
- Very cheesy dialogue.
- Colton was a bit too much of a cocky asshole.
- Rylee’s vagina overruled her head too often.
Audiobook Rating: 3 stars, 4.5 Heat
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