on February 24th 2015
Published by Penguin Group USA Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance
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Meet Becks & Haddie in SLOW BURN - the newest stand alone in the
Driven Series by K. Bromberg!
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 attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked....Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn't come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk? PAPERBACK ONLY—AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS SCENE
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An Excerpt from Slow Burn:
He bites his bottom lip and grimaces. “Fuck!” He growls out to the trees above him and then rolls his shoulders to dissipate some of the stress I see settling there. “Semantics aren’t an excuse. An omission is the same as lying Haddie, but you’re missing the point entirely. It’s not whether it was a lie or not. It’s so damn far from that. It’s you using the sex we’ve had to numb yourself when it should do the exact opposite. It should light your body on fire and burrow so deep under your skin that all you think about is the next time you can have me…because fuck if that’s not what you’ve done to me. So I call your bluff. I’ll keep calling it every fucking day until you admit you want me, that being with me does that to you too…but you won’t will you?” I just remain still, face impassive, body raging with emotion beneath the surface. “You’d rather stand there and tell me you prefer the numb, the void, the nothing, than admit you need me.”
His eyes have their own language as we stare at each other, the power of his words bringing tears to my eyes and knocking the words from my lips. “I was just doing what I thought was best, protecting everyone from more hurt, more everything.” And I hate the numb, I scream silently. I hate it so fucking much that every time we touch you make me feel so alive I realize how dead I’ve felt inside over the past year.
I don’t know why I don’t tell him the rest. Like if I do then I’m just sealing my fate by Murphy’s fucking Law so I keep quiet.
“Really? That’s all you’ve got for me? Next time make sure your eyes and your lips match up City because you’re just adding insult to injury right now. Your refusal to answer is infuriating. Need me Haddie. Use me as your goddamn emotional punching bag or your real one for that matter but fucking need me. I’m not some schmuck who’s going to bolt at the first rough patch and the fact that you still don’t see that is a crock.” He blows out a loud breath, jaw clenched, anger palpable. “I’m so fucking pissed but I’m also so fucking mesmerized by you right now and I don’t know what the hell to do or say. All I know is that protecting someone from the truth is just another way of shutting them out.”
Dear Colton, I still love you, but you’re not the only Driven man in my life anymore. You have to share with Becks; deal with it. #SorryNotSorry
Slow Burn, without a doubt, was everything I had hoped for! This was a perfect blend of emotional, funny, and of course, sexy. Becks and Haddie’s story had me laughing at their banter on one page and then sobbing on the next. I absolutely LOVE when an author can pull me into the story and make me FEEL what the characters are feeling and Bromberg did just that when it came to Haddie. I can’t put to words how much I’m in love with Becks; he’s a dirty talking alpha with a heart of pure gold. He goes for what he wants and even when Haddie pushes, he pushes back. Slow Burn truly is an amazing story of loss, healing, and finding love. It’s full of passion, tension, and chemistry, all of which you can feel coming off of the pages. This author KNOWS her characters and does a splendid job of telling their tale. As much as I love the Driven series, this is my new favorite. Bromberg has definitely upped her writing game with this one and I can’t wait for more from her with Sweet Ache!
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