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Driven

(Driven #1)

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Pour se protéger de déboires passés, Rylee Thomas est toujours dans le contrôle d'elle-même jusqu'au jour où elle rencontre le seul homme qui, justement, pourrait lui donner envie de lâcher prise... Colton Donavan, un boy superbe, arrogant et ténébreux, habitué à obtenir tout ce qu'il désire. Une histoire d'amour torride entre une femme qui cherche à se reconstruire et un ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published October 8th 2015 by Hugo (first published May 8th 2013)
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Kat Ryker I bought the whole series, unfortunately, before being so totally turned off on that ass who is the hero. Colton, in THIS day and age, shouldn't even…moreI bought the whole series, unfortunately, before being so totally turned off on that ass who is the hero. Colton, in THIS day and age, shouldn't even be written about. You don't use your past to justify bad behavior, abusive behavior. Then I made the mistake of watching the Passionflix series, or at least the part they made from the first book. Ugh. Rylee (I HATE it when cutesy 80's names are used, except in this case, suits her to a "T"), has no backbone, no strength, no nothing. Her personality falls flat and the fact that she lets him abuse her? I'm figuring Bromberg had to pay Passionflix to make a movie out of this, I know I just cancelled the Roku part of my subscription to Passionflix, solely because of this.(less)
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Alex
May 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

BR with Her Highness La-Lionne!! :D

FSoG, step aside! Make room for Driven, the new number 1 on The stupidest books ever written list!
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1% - And that’s when I hear them. The flirty, feminine giggle floats through the air, followed by the deep timber of a masculine moan. I freeze instantly, shocked at the audacity of our party’s attendees, when I hear the unmistakable sound of a zipper followed by a breathless but familiar feminine gasp of, “Oh yes!” in the dar
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La-Lionne
*BR with Alex. We should do it more often ;-)*

You've got to be kidding me? Couldn't even finish, gave up at 43%. What a mess.

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The story is absolutely ridiculous. We get yet another stupid thing falling out of some place and bumping into her prince charming. Can any of them walk a straight line anymore?

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First there was Anna who fell into Christian's office, looked up and there he was. Then there was Eva who ran into Gideon, fell to her knees spilling her purse, looked up and there he was. Don't f
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! The Driven Trilogy, book 1, a Debut by K. Blomberg. Famous, rich, sexy & unattainable playboy & race car driver Colton Donavan’s fast and furious pursuit of broken and withdrawn regular girl, Rylee Thomas!

“I will revel in that moment with him which will be filled with reverent sighs and entangled bodies, and I’ll be devastated when he walks away after having his fill of me.”

The Driven Trilogy is the fast-paced whirlwind romance of an ordinary girl with a painful past, Rylee
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♡Karlyn P♡

1 'LOGIC FAIL AHEAD!' star

Gaaahhhh!! I hate Alpha Jerks with CHEESY lines, and the doormat women who swoon over them! This was almost a DNF so many times, but I actually finished it. Maybe because it was such a train wreck, I actually found myself wondering just how fucked up these two really are. The answer? THEY ARE SERIOUSLY FUCKED UP.

FIRST, MEET COLTON:
He is the typical misogynist A-hole alpha-jerk hero who believes himself too damaged for love, so he commits to sex-only relationships. He
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Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5 AH-MAZING Stars*****

OMG what a Ride.... I don't know why its taken me so long to read this series, I'm telling you if you haven't just like me then STOP EVERYTHING and meet ACE!!!!!

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I'm not going to write a big review as planning to do a series review at the end, but here are some of my thoughts so far.

Sigh and swoon. what I have loved so far about this book is how Kristy has made palpable characters that give us feelings of realism. You literally feel and need to know what it's like to be T
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Aestas Book Blog
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


^^^ my casting for Colton

*** FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ***

Well, I'm officially in love with Colton Donavan and hooked on this series!

I'd been looking forward to starting this series for quite a while now. Honestly, I'd loved the sound it from the day I first heard about it but because of the cliffhangers, I was waiting to be able to read them all at once. Now that I've started it though, I totally get why so many readers are obsessed with these books!

The story followed Colton and Rylee. Rylee was
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Amber Rose
Sep 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF at 45%

First let me start off with this might work for others but not every book is for everyone. This simply did not work for me. I do not want to discourage others from reading this book. Just wanted to throw that out there.

I am starting to lose my focus when it comes to the same type of books over and over told into several different ways. Yeah I liked them when they first came out almost 2 years ago but I'm over the helpless girl falling over a rich handsome guy who she cannot underst
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Jennifer
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jerks, tears-sniff
4.5 OH. FUCKING. MY. STARS!!!!!!





My goal is to make you smile when reading this review, because I smiled so much in this book, my cheeks hurt!!!!

What are you doing right now? Well, stop it and read this book instead!!!

This book is for YOU.

Sexy. Sweet. Heart-warming. Bossy. Dirty.



This book made me FEEL.

I sigh into the welcoming silence, grateful for the chance to escape, even if only momentarily, from the mindsuck of the meaningless conversations on the other side of the door.

That is the first
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ღFloღ the coffee addict
Cliché central...I don't even know what to say.
Too much of everything. Too much sex, too much sexual frustration, too many descriptions of how Colton makes her body go tingly, too many bitchy ex-girlfriends to circumvent and please stop with the obvious childhood drama. We have had this before many times over. Like watching a car crash in slow motion. I'm pretty sure I will read the rest in no time, but damn this is bad in a seriously addictive way. I hate myself a little for even starting this
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Catarina
4 Fast Stars.

Rylee went through a pretty tragic event and never completely recovered from that. Until he had been adopted Colton also had a pretty tragic past. Neither of them wants to feel, because they both believe they doesn’t know how to do that anymore.
Until their worlds collide, they both have to work together and everything changes. Colton wants her and she wants him back, but he’s an f1 racer, with more money that he can count and a sordid past that insists on not being forgotten, wh
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Duchess Nicole
DNF
To be fair, I haven't given this a real shot...I only read about 25% of it. But this guy is just slaying me, and I keep cringing when he opens his overly sexual, cocky, condescending, egotistical, know-it-all mouth. I'm going to just give a few of my not so favorite quotes and move on to something I know I'll like. So, if you'd like a little taste, read on:

In order of appearance:
"You're lucky I don't drag you back in that storage closet I found you in and take what you offered. Make you cry o
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
I hate to say this but I dnf'ed at 68%.



I just wasn't feeling it anymore. It started off really well, don't get me wrong this book is seriously well written and there is some extensive character development with some angst thrown in. But unfortunately it just wasn't enough for me.

I felt it was drawn out, I didn't like the heroine, Some of her behavior I understood but she had some serious self esteem issues. I mean everyone was a threat including her best friend. One minute she's sure of herself
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Smitten's Book Blog
Jun 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
Marked as DNF at 32%.



Just too many things went wrong for me with this one. Such a shame, as I was so damn excited to read this book and started it right now because I felt like I needed a sure thing, that I could almost guarantee I'd love.

However, the all too frequent and cringe-worthy grammatical errors, the cheesy dialogue, the unbelievable (not in a good way) storyline, the ridiculous first encounter, the whole sentences randomly in italics, the fact that both the hero and the heroine pissed
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K. Bromberg
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm biased here...
Anja
1st re-read from March 11 to 13, 2015
2nd re-read from May 1o to 14, 2018



Well...this book was full of clichés and a bit predictable for sure.

But you know what ..




I wanted ALPHA MALE . I got ALPHA MALE .

...and what a fine specimen of alpha *sigh*




I'm so glad that I have the 2nd book already on my kindle because it ends - **I know** like all these kinds of books - with a huge cliffhanger!

J
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites


IT'S LIVE ON AMAZON.....

http://www.amazon.com/Driven-The-Tril...



Full review now posted!!!!



Oh my HOLY. FREAKING. GOODNESS. THIS. BOOK. IS.... BEYOND. AMAZING.



I'm still trying to catch my breath... Man is this book AWESOME!!



The story is told from the perspective of Rylee Thomas.
26 yr. old Rylee works for Corporate Cares, a company that houses orphans. The state turns over their guardianship to her company. Corporate Care, houses kids who are at an age that the chance of adoptions are
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Jennifer
*4.5 Racing Stars*

Before I started reading Driven I had heard people comparing it to Fifty Shades of Grey. I can see some similarities but to me it felt more like Bared to You. There were some cheesy lines like: "Me playing Ana to his Christian." Either way this book holds its own in entertaining the readers.

Colton is the bad boy with a sordid past. He's a famous racecar driver who has commitment issues. Reylee is the 'do-gooder' with a tragic past. These two are drawn to each other even thoug
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Hel
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: one-clicked
HOLY SHIT...DAMN HOT...OH GOODNESS...FUCKING AMAZING...ummm...were to start? First of all I fucking LOVED this book. It is funny, heartwrenching and sexy as hell! Oh boy...Ladies did you meet Colton afuckingmazing Donovan yet?! NO? Stop doing whatever you're doing and start reading this book NOW!!! Colton a hot car racer -Hello ?! what more to say!...- okay just stick with 'sex on legs' 'fucks like he drives' 'lick on a stick' - you're sure will love him as much as I did!!!

'I want to take my tim
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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

UPDATE - Someone recently liked my review and I came back to re-read what I wrote for this first book in one of my favorite series. I felt the need to update the review with a quick note. I have never in my MANY years of reading seen such a change/improvement from a debut book to everything else going forward from an author. It pains me that this series has such a weak start and that this first book might put people off from reading the rest of this series.

Because people....YOU WOULD BE SERIOU
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Lo Bookfrantic
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Come join us at Shh K. Bromberg Pre-Chat Co-hosting with my girl LIZ"

If you haven't met Colton yet now is the time if you already read all these amazing books come chat with us about it. We will be interviwing K.B on the 20th...Don't miss out on the fun


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Read On January 18, 2014
WOW so good couldn't put this one down good! If you liked 50shades? Well you will love this one. I have so many butterflies right now...all I'm thinking is ACE aka Colton. I am so glad I waited to read this because now a
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Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
Colton was definitely a swoon worthy tortured hero. I can't wait to read more about him. His scenes with the children were so precious!! Rylee was also a cool heroine. I liked how she would challenge him and would play hard to get. Overall, I truly enjoyed it, I just wish they would Stop.Talking.Like.This.

The ending definitely makes me want to dive into Fueled immediately. Can't wait to see how their journey is going to continue.


Deeksha
Mar 10, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
1 Star

Around page 5-6,

The flirty, feminine giggle floats through the air , followed by the deep timber of a masculine moan. I freeze instantly , shocked at the audacity of our party's attendees ....... you couldn't pay me enough money to do something like that in public

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Page 11,

My resistance [to his kiss] is futile and lasts seconds before I surrender to him . Instinctively I move my hands over the rasp of his unshaven neck........
......A slow seductive ballet highlighted with breathy mo
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Kellie Maddox-Ward

So as usual I saw everyone reading this and I got jealous and wanted to read it too...
Oh and also cos of the pretty cover!!

But then I found it was a trilogy with a cliffhanger so I was all like ppfftt I'm not falling for that trick! I'll wait....

AND THEN
I read wayyyyy to emotionally charged books so I was all like.. man I need some sex...
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"Goodreads come at me with an alpha", and I remembered the delicious Colton Donovan that everyone was talking about it..
So I took the plunge!!

BOY AM I H
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melissafandomworld
Ok, so this was a difficult review to write. I don't like to put a negative vibe on a review, you know? And it's sometimes hard to find the right words when describing what you didn't like about a book. I always want to highlight the things I did like as well, but mostly this is a book I just couldn't fall in love with and I feel very sad about that because I had high hopes for it!

I wanted to read this book because it was on my kindle, the synopsis sounds great and I know that Passionflix even t
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Jen
This was a so-so book for me. I can't say that I loved it; but I certainly enjoyed parts of it. The sex scenes were written superbly, and the chemistry between Colton and Rylee was off the charts. As far as Ms. Bromberg's writing skills went, I thought she did a wonderful job, although I did have a few complaints with the story and how it resembled parts of other popular books. I counted at least three other stories that had come out more than a year ago, that had very similar ideas displayed as ...more
Denisa
2.5 Gah, this is a trilogy?!


It's not awful, but it's pretty boring, I admit.
It has potential and all that, but it's way, way too long! Only reason why it got 3 stars, not 2, is because it made me curious about the next book...
Miri
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A FICTIONAL CHARACTER JUST FUCKED ME THROUGH A BOOK!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Wow!!!! This book was a rollercoaster of emotions for me! I cried, laugh, cried, cried. Ad. Cried!! Wow!! I freaking love love love love love love love (get my point) love Colton!! What is it about alpha make men!? I swear I love them!!

Anyways, Colton is amazing sexy, confident, cocky, arrogant, crazy at times but sweet Jesus that man has a way with words.

I love rylee too.. I thought she was so strong and l
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* Meli Mel *


♥♥♥ 3.75 "MIXED SIGNALS" STARS ♥♥♥



After reading a few mixed reviews, I wasn't to sure if I wanted to read this one or not. In the end, I decided to try it for myself and hope for the best. After a weird start to the book--which already had me thinking I might not end up liking it--I became quite hooked. And was pleasantly surprised to end up enjoying this book.

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"Let’s face it, you’re not a spend the night kind of guy, and I’m not a one-night st
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Sabrina
Get it here:
Amazon US * Amazon UK



I can't believe it took me so long to start this series!
Full trilogy review here
ღTierraღ
Colton Donavan



Rylee Thomas



My Mini-playlist:
Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Hot n' Cold - Katy Perry
I Never Want To Leave This Bed - Maroon 5


When we're introduced to Colton and his ridiculous ego..


Rylee's response to Colton's butt-ness..


The tug-of-war-of-love between the two (I LOVE YOU...Or Nah?)......


Queue the snooty hoe...(Tauny)..


The carnival scene ;)....


The hanky-panky at the beach ;)....


That ending though D:.....




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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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“I bet he fucks like he drives— a little reckless, pushing all the limits, and in it until the very last lap.” 218 likes
“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.” 108 likes
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