Author: K. Bromberg
Series: Driven #5
Published by: Signet
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
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?
I know a lot of people love the Driven series, but I never got around to it. Until now. So technically Slow Burn is the 5th book in the series, but it’s more of a companion that can be read as a standalone. It features different characters than the first four books, so I felt completely comfortable about reading it without feeling like I missed out on important information.
So. Haddie and Becks are opposites. She nicknamed him Country, and he calls her City. He’s the All-American, easygoing good boy, and she’s a bit of a rebel who likes the bad boys. They’ve known each other for over a year through their best friends, but one night they give in to their very strong mutual attraction. Weddings will do that to you. Now everything has changed. Haddie is a no strings kind of woman, but she unwittingly gets tangled up with Beckett.
Haddie is still dealing with the death of her sister, who died only six months before. She refused to let Beckett get close and kept pushing him away. She’s torn between allowing herself to have this chance at love, but has her reasons not to. Haddie was kind of all over the place with what she wanted, and gave Becks some serious emotional whiplash. However, once you discover why Haddie is all mixed up, it’s perfectly understandable. It’s pretty freaking heart-wrenching at times, actually. To be honest, I’d probably be the same way if I were in her situation.
With that being said, I certainly wasn’t expecting where Slow Burn took me. Believe me, I’m not complaining. And while this is emotional, it’s also totally fun and sweet. Oh, and sexy. Grr, baby! I even found myself highlighting quite a bit, because there are a lot of witty passages and one-liners.
The chemistry between Haddie and Beck is fantastic. Beck may be a good boy type, but Had gets to see a whole other side to the guy. And oh, what a yummy side it is! It’s more than bumping uglies, though. Even though Maddie made Beck’s head spin, he handled her really well. Yeah, he’s definitely easygoing, but he’s also aggressive in just the right ways that Haddie needs.
I mean, really, the only thing that even remotely bothered me was how Slow Burn seemed to drag a little at times, because there was a lot of analyzing everything over and over in their heads. Ah, but it was still so good.
Slow Burn was my introduction to this author’s writing, and it’s safe to say that I’m looking forward to my next Bromberg experience.