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Slow Burn

(Driven #5)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  12,346 ratings  ·  1,356 reviews
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Driven series. 

One Night. That's all it was supposed to be.

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while....There weren’t supposed to be any strings atta
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Signet
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Nancy's Romance Reads
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arcs, 6-stars


This book was AMAZING!! So incredibly beautiful, sexy, and captivating that I cannot believe how overjoyed I feel to have read it. That's because this is the type of story where you get everything you can hope for in a romance: dual POVs, scorching passion, tension, sweetness, anticipation, laugh-out-loud-humor, and a very heartfelt kind of drama. Imagine all that plus two very strong characters that drive the story in such a way that they make you feel all t
4 “We are.” Stars.

Haddie and Beckett met for the force of circumstances: their best-friends fell in love. And then, in their wedding, as the best-man and maid of honor they hook up for the first time.
The rules were simple: No strings. Just sex.
But while Beckett makes pretty clear from the beginning that he wants more, Haddie has her own reasons for refusing getting serious with him.
She pushes. He pulls. But there will come a time when pulling gets tiresome, and it will fall on Haddie to deci
Aestas Book Blog
Mar 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
OMG!!!!! Driven series fans, LOOK!!!!! It's Becks & Haddie's story!!! I can't wait for it!!!

Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4,5 Emotional Stars

Wow this book blew me away! It was simple amazing!!This book had exactly what I wanted!There were parts in this book that touched me and made me love it even more!I laughed and I cried!The writing is so beautiful that I read some parts two times!!I loved that this book was written in dual POV’s so we can see what Haddie and Becks are thinking.

No strings. Just sex. This is exactly what it was supposed to be for Haddie and Becks.. Haddie wants to forget her pain so she doesn't
Slow Burn was an emotional read, dealing with a subject that’s very personal to me.

Haddie Montgomery is determined to be a “no strings” kind of girl, but her resolve to remain emotionally detached is put to the test when she has a drunken night of hot sex with Beckett Daniels. Becks is different from the bad boy type of guy she’s normally attracted to, but that doesn’t change the fact that he completely gets under her skin. Still, in spite of the intense pull he has on her, Haddie pushes and fi
Jan 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Well, that was a tear jerker. Hot and heavy. And very emotional. Ok read.

Sorry I’m not really reviewing...taking a fast ride through the Driven series. I don’t really think it needs anymore lengthy reviews at this point. So I can just save time and enjoy the madness.
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Driven Stars

Slow Burn is a standalone novel, part of the Driven series. This is my first novel by K. Bromberg. I heard the series is very steamy and let’s be honest, I totally have cover love.

Becks and Haddie had one night. No strings attached. It was magical and wonderful.

Haddie uses sex to escape from her internal issues.

Haddie’s sister died a very slow and painful death. Haddie’s sister had breast cancer and Haddie watched her die over the course of 6 months. This makes Haddie very nervous
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4.5 City and Country Stars

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What a rollercoaster of a journey... I have been in a somewhat of a Bromberg journey. I'm in love with Kristys writing ability. she holds me captive with her spirit and meanings behind the story. That although these ARE Epic love stories I just love the plots and they grip me to the edge of my seat!

Haddie lost her sister through the C word that destroyed her, and her most loved ones. This story was about her battle with dealing with that, the pain, the guilt and
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
When the weight of the day comes crashing down around Haddie, the loss of her sister, Riley’s wedding... she knows just the thing that will allow her to go numb to everything that hurts. Sex. But when Beckett refuses to let her leave, she starts to look at her friend with less than friendly intentions.

One night.
No strings.
Not so much.

I feel torn about this story. There were elements that utterly destroyed me and others that had me wanting to rip out my hair. I didn’t quite expect the story that
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it

4 We are star ♥


That was an intense and exhausting read! But at the end I was smiling like a baby, first because Becks was EVERYTHING I thought he would be and second because the last two chapters + epilogue were PERFECT


It's been since Driven that I wanted Becks story and I wanted his HEA with Haddie. If you haven't read the Driven Trilogy, no worries, you can still start with Slow Burn and you won't be lost.
And if you've already read the Driven Trilogy, you have to
Kelli C
I finished this book hours ago, yet I sat and stared at the screen because I could not come up with the right words to adequately review this book.

I start by saying that this is a "standalone" read, but having the Driven Trilogy under belt will give the foundation...the "in" with the characters...the whole feel for Bromberg. So now I say that many will dislike this as it is quite taxing. For me, I BEYOND LOVED this book. K. Bromberg rocked me hard with Becks and Haddie. I laughed. I panted. I sw
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

2 Frustrating Stars!!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin Group

"Remember, Had. Time is precious. Waste it wisely."

Ok, after reading the first four books I could NOT wait for this book!!! I was so excited to read about Haddie and Becks but after this book I was sadly disappointed. This is one of those storylines that you will absolutely resonate with and love it or the complete opposite and not like it. If it weren't for me loving Beck it would have gotten a 1 star from me.

Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Screw the strings. They can be cut.
I'm using chains to tie us together
because it takes a hell of a lot more to break those."


I'm still in awe with this man. I already liked him in The Driven Series. But in Slow Burn I fell really hard for him.

"There's something about the way he kisses
that makes me hope he never stops."

This book easily could've been a 5 ★★★★★ read for me. Thanks to HADDIE it wasn't.

There were times when I just wanted to slap s
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
So many push an pull games goin on in this book

Becks an Haddie have meet a few times there best friends have just got married an they end up have really hot sexy time at the end of the nite but 1 thing Haddie wants is not strings just sex but the thing is that Becks as liked Haddie 4 a while an Haddie does like him just has much but Haddie is hidin a lot of things up since her sister died of cancer she doesn't want 2 let Becks 2 close 2 her cause she is scared she doesn't want 2 c him go th
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
5 Time-Is-Precious-Stars!!

I have a confession to make: I read this book a while ago and have simmered over what I could possibly write that would do justice to this unexpectedly sexy, warm-hearted and funny story. Slow Burn was nothing that I expected from Ms. Bromberg, and it totally took me by surprise and blew me away!!

Ah, Becks and Haddie. If you think you know them from the Driven Trilogy, you will see them in a whole new light in Slow Burn. With that being said, this book can absolutely be
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Actual rating: 2.5 stars.

I am a bit disappointed with this book. I really enjoyed the first few books of this series and I was hoping this book would maintain the same standards.

About the romance:
I missed more interaction between the two main characters to explain the love affair. A more intimate connection.

Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
#preorder #mustclick
4.5 stars

Slow Burn is the story of Haddie Montgomery and Beckett Daniels.
Though readers meet Haddie and Beckett in The Driven Series this book truly is stand alone.
Rylee and Colton the stars of the Driven Trilogy make wonderful secondary characters in this book!

From the opening of the book it is clear the Becks wants Haddie but not just the sex she is willing to give; he wants all of her: “I want you strung so goddamn tight, you beg me to f&ck you, beg
Renita McKinney
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Slow Burn. It is such an emotional roller coaster, and there is no one I would want to be at helm of that ride more than Kristy Bromberg. She spins the controls to the point that she has you caught up, twisted and screaming for release, though you know you will never remove yourself from the topsy turvy thrill the ride brings.

Slow Burn. It is a compilation of love, faith, hope, fear, determination, and survival. Ms. Bromberg captures each emotion with the tenacity that only she can bring to a st
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Slow Burn is a refreshing, sexy, indulgent erotic romance full of witty one-liners and angsty sexual tension. I was owned by K Bromberg from the very first chapter. Haddie and Becks drunkenly stumble into a no-strings-attached post-wedding one night stand. Sounds simple enough but it's clear going in that there might be more than just a physical attraction between these two. Checkered flags fly high screaming that this won't end well, feelings will tangle, lines will blur, hearts will break. But ...more
✰ Liz ✰
"No strings, Haddie. No ties, I remind myself."


Slow Burn is the fifth book in the Driven Series. Although it is standalone, I highly recommend reading the Driven Series Book 1-3 before you read this one. Haddie is Rylee's BFF and Becks is Colton's. Haddie and Becks met back when Rylee and Colton were just starting to get together. They took a trip to Vegas and boom! There was a smoking attraction between Haddie and Becks but they didn't act on it....yet!

Haddie is feeling lonely after Rylee and
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
“Time is precious. Waste it wisely.”

2.5 stars

This book is a spin off from the Driven series, but can easily be read as a standalone. It is the story of Beck and Haddie, the respective best friends of Colton and Rylee from Driven and is an emotional friends-to-lovers romance with a surprising dramatic element.

Beck is Colton Donovan’s pit boss and right-hand man, and an all-round great guy. He’s sweet, kind and funny, with a bit of a dirty side, and he’s a wonderful romantic hero, I love him!
Alison Manning
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
....”Like that priceless sip of Macallan, it ruins you for all others”

I don’t know where to start ...... such a superb read. It had everything you need in a book. It is just WOW! It’s full of every kind of emotion!!

K.Bromberg’s writing is just superb and just gets better and better. Be warned once you start reading you won’t be able to stop until you reach the End.

Another Bestseller without a doubt!

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An AMAZING and EMOTIONAL masterpiece! Get the tissues ready, and prepare your heart for an emotional beating. K. Bromberg's brilliant writing, gripping storylines, and unbelievably captivating characters are just some of the reasons why she is a master of her craft. Her books consume me, obliterate me, and brings out emotions that I didn't even know I had. It's amazing that someone can bring me to my knees with her words alone, leaving me broken and emotionally drained. But at the same time,
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this book has totally f--ked me up. Why you ask? Well, for one thing, the subject matter. Everyone has their hard limits in a book. A subject for some reason or other you don't want to read about. This was a hard limit for me, but come on, it's K Bromberg. She brought us Colton for crying out loud, so I knew the book was going to be amazing. Once I realized what the story contained I sat for a long time trying to decide what to it or don't read it. Here is the conclusion I came u ...more
Ramona Popescu
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was very hard for me to read, mainly because of the story line. It was heartbreaking and unfortunately, with a very realistic subject.

After reading Colton's and Rylee story, I was sure that K. won't go easy on us for Becks story.. It had to have different topics to melt and break our hearts, all in the same time.
I was eager for Becks story, because he was perfect for me, cut from my perfection boy box and planted in a body. Yap, he had it all, the looks, the brains and the heart. OMG
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 *WE ARE* Stars

I'm going to get my negative out of the way first. It is just one word: Haddie

I just didn't like her. I couldn't connect with her or her feelings most of the book. She came around some after like 85% but that was just too much of the book that she annoyed me for it to be saved. She was so back and forth. I get it, shit is going on in your life! I just couldn't really FEEL her or her love for Becks. Her decisions made me want to slap her a lot. Also I just read a book that kin
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The driven world is one of my absolute favorite series. Getting a chance to to read the side characters stories...well that was a no brainer for me.

As much as I loved getting Haddie and Becks story, it was also not an easy read. This has one of those storylines that I have a hard time reading about and usually try to avoid. And yet, it was very much worth reading.

I loved Haddie. She is wild and crazy and played a great best friend role to Rylee in Driven. In Slow Burn we learn she has a lot of
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I laughed;
I swooned;
I cried.

Then I repeated it again and again.

K`s Driven series is one of my ALL time favorites; I`ve read it three times now so when I saw that she was publishing a continuation of Beck`s and Haddie`s story, I pretty much squealed like a little kid on christmas morning.

I adored this story and everything about it; K is a go to author for me cause her story telling and her writing style (in my opinion) is perfection ;D

Lovely BR with Stephanie & Alice; Thanks for the invite ladies
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Slow Burn (Driven #5) by K Bromberg
4.5 stars!!

“A life without passion and love is like slowly freezing to death.”

It is no secret that K Bromberg is one of my favourite authors and I was eagerly anticipating the release of Becks and Haddie’s story. After the huge success of Colton and Rylee I was anxious to see if Kristy’s writing would have the same effect, that intense draw into her characters, the emotional pull and the all compassing love for them you are left feeling at the end.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
"Time is precious, waste it wisely."

This is the first book I've read from K. Bromberg and I'm pretty sure it will be my last. I've had the other books in the Driven series on my TBR for awhile and jumped at the chance to read this when I saw it could be read as a standalone. It may have just been my mood or it could have been the author's style of writing, but something just didn't click for me with this one. I liked the premise, but never found myself caught up in the story or the character
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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

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