- Release Date
- January 2014
- Book 1 of The Driven Trilogy
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.
I can't give him what he wants and he can't give me what I need. But after a glimpse beneath his refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, can I bring myself to walk away?
Our sexual chemistry is undeniable. Our individual need for complete control is irrefutable. But when our worlds collide, is the chemistry enough to bring us together or will our untold secrets and battle of wills force us apart?
Book Review by SamCrescent
Jul 04, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
154 people found the following review helpful
Be Warned: This has a cliffhanger ending and a hero with a fast-changing mood.
Rylee doesn't want to be attracted to Colton Donavan but he crashes into her life in such a way that he's in her thoughts all the time. Their chemistry is off the charts but Rylee doesn't trust him. He's a man used to getting what he wants and he wants her. However, the more time they spend together, the harder it is for Rylee to ignore him. There is more to Colton than she originally thought but can she take the risk of getting to know him?
DRIVEN had me a little all over the place with regards to the main characters. Rylee feels like a strong female character and she fights her attraction for Colton, but she does give in and ends up getting her heart broken. She reacts how she thinks she needs to react and I found at times her own thoughts annoying when it came to Colton. There was the attitude that she knew him and what was expected of her, which wasn't the case at all. I think what made it hard for me with regards to the heroine's actions in some of the scenes is how she knows he's different and has a troubled past but yet, keeps him in the same box with how he uses women. I found this at times to be a little annoying as I felt it was more of an excuse to keep her away from Colton even though she wanted him. It was like Rylee was giving herself another reason to stay away from him. Beside this point, I actually really enjoyed the book.
I loved Colton purely because of the way we were introduced to him. There is something about his bad boy approach that I loved. When Rylee first saw him, it wasn't love at first sight. She was embarrassed by what he was doing with another woman. He'd never even met her yet and I thought it was rather believable and added to the story. Also, his pursuit of her is damn hot. I like the fact he won't take no for an answer; it's as if the word is not in his vocabulary. What I also enjoyed about this story and the main character in particular is the way he treated the boys from the home where Rylee was working. There was more to his character than just being a playboy racer. I saw depth, even though we were not in his point of view. It was a nice change from Rylee's determination to see him differently.
Overall, there were times this book made me want to throw my kindle and there were times I wanted to give a giant whoop. I really liked Colton, which is why I'm intrigued by what he actually did. I really did enjoy this story a lot and once it got going, the chemistry between the two main characters was really good.
I would recommend this book but with a warning it does have a cliffhanger. I didn't mind the cliffhanger though.
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