Raced (Driven Series) by K. Bromberg – Review and Release Week Blitz
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 15, 2014
The Colton Points of View Collection
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a companion novella to the 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.
Arrogant, Rogue, Broken, Conceited, Dirty-Talking, Rebel, Egomaniacal, Voodooed, Bent, Reckless
You think you know me?
*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.
REVIEW: RACED is the companion novella to K. Bromberg’s wildly successful Driven Trilogy focusing on billionaire race-car driver Colton Donavan and the love of his life Rylee Thomas. The book is written from Colton’s POV and covers some of the timeline throughout the Driven Trilogy.
K. Bromberg takes the reader into the mind of Colton Donavan. We are privy to his private thoughts, his anxiety, his needs and his desires. Colton’s past has formed the man that he is today and we are up close and personal with the demons that have all but destroyed his mind. Colton is a man possessed, who believes he is not worthy of love or affection, and a man who is on a path of destruction from where there may be no return.
K. Bromberg introduces each new chapter with a bit of history and explanation as to why she chose that particular scenario. Some reasoning includes a better understanding of Colton’s mindset at the time or the introduction of a completely new scene that was never written because the original trilogy is told from Rylee’s POV. From emotional rants to pages of self-debasing, Colton is a man who wants and needs Rylee like the air that he breathes but he believes he will destroy her faith and her love. He continually pushes away the woman that he loves because he is too frightened to admit that his need for Rylee may be stronger than her love for him.
The storyline is heavy with graphic language and profanity-almost stereotypical and clichéd of the male species. As the author has explained, DRIVEN is not a complete re-write from Colton’s POV but addresses specific plot points and events throughout the trilogy. Colton’s one –on-one time with his best friend Beck reveals a bromance, of sorts, with the man who will soon get a story of his own.
If you are a fan of K. Bromberg’s DRIVEN Trilogy then RACED is a revealing addition to the series. RACED is not a stand alone storyline-the DRIVEN series must be read in order to understand the significance of the outtakes and Colton’s POV throughout the novella. The DRIVEN series is about a tragic hero; a man whose public persona hides a past mired in abuse, devastation and such low self esteem that even his heroes have a difficult time finding their way to save a little boy when he needs them the most.
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Reviewed by Sandy
by K. Bromberg
Release Date: May 2013
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Rylee Thomas is used to being in control. But she’s about to meet the one man that just might make her enjoy losing it…
I am the exception to the rule.
In a world full of willing women, I’m a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He’s the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.
Colton crashes into my life like a tornado: sapping my control, testing my vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around my healing heart. Tearing apart the world I rebuilt so carefully with structure, predictability, and discipline.
by K. Bromberg
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Genre: adult, contemporary,erotic, adult
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?
by K. Bromberg
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: March 3, 2014
When life crashes down around us, how hard are we willing to fight for the one thing we can’t live without, each other?
Life is full of moments.
And none of them are inconsequential.
Every single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything.
Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she’s worth the fight…but how do you fight for someone you know you don’t deserve?
Love is full of ups and downs.
Heart stopping highs.
Soul shattering lows.
And none of them are insignificant.
Love is a racecourse of unexpected twists and turns that must be negotiated. You have to break down walls, learn to trust, and heal from your past in order to win. But sometimes it’s the expected that’s the hardest to hold on to.
Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love’s not predictable nor perfect—it’s bent. And bent’s okay. But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he’s worth the fight?
Whoever said love is patient and love is kind, never met the two of us. We know our love is worth it—have acknowledged that we were meant to be—but when our pasts crash into our future, will the repercussions make us stronger or break us apart?
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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In addition: K. Bromberg will be hosting a contest on her Facebook author page. On Sunday September 14, K. Bromberg will post a cover image of RACED and any reader who changes their profile picture to the RACED image and then types ‘done’ in the Facebook comments beneath her post, , will be in the running for several signed paperbacks of RACED to be chosen at random at the end of the week. The important thing to note is that when K. Bromberg picks the winners on Saturday, their profile picture must still be the Raced Cover Image in order to win.