Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Review - Sweet Ache by K. Bromberg

Title: Sweet Ache
Series: Driven #6
Author: K. Bromberg
Release Date: June 2, 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of Slow Burn turns up the heat when a sexy bet turns into so much more…

Hawkin Play, the bad boy rock star with a good guy heart, has lived a lifetime of cleaning up after his twin brother’s mistakes. Hunter’s most recent screw-up could land Hawke in jail and risk the band’s future. Hawke agrees to guest lecture at a local college to stay in the judge’s good graces—and a bet with his bandmate to seduce his sexy teaching assistant is icing on the cake.

Quinlan Westin is harder to bed than Hawke imagined. She knows his type and is determined to avoid the rocker at all costs—even if their attraction runs deeper than simple lust.

Just as Hawke might finally be winning over the girl, his brother has other plans. When Hunter realizes his twin finally has a weakness, he’ll stop at nothing to take advantage…



God damn, Ms. Bromberg can write the hell out of a book! I couldn’t put this book down. I lost sleep to read this book. My children ate PB&J for dinner so I didn’t have to stop reading. I devoured every last word!

I was so excited to get Quinlan’s book. I loved meeting Colton’s feisty sister in the Driven series. This is her story with rock star, Hawkin. Hawkin is a sexy-as-sin bad boy, the tattooed lead singer of Bent who is fighting his own demons. Watching him unravel and let Quinlan in was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. 

“Scars run so deep sometimes, the invisible ones cutting the deepest of them all.”

Apparently, it’s true what they say: musicians are good with their hands. Hawkin Play sure knows how to play Quinlan’s body, just as well, if not better than, his guitar. The chemistry between Hawke and Q is intoxicating and addicting. 

“I want you. Take me now. Fuck me. Wreck me. Make me yours.”

I didn’t know if Kristy would be able to top Colton, one of my all-time fave book boyfriends, but like it was said numerous times in this book: rocker trumps racer every time. I think for me that might just be true, and that Hawkin may have edged Colton out. Though, I loved that we got to see Colton and Rylee in this story and he played the protective big brother role very well. 

“Because falling in love is like the rain. You can’t always predict it and when you do it might never appear, but you can always see the signs of it before it falls.”

Run, don’t walk to buy this book. One-click the shit out of it! But be prepared to be consumed. You will not want to put it down until it is finished if you are anything like me. This book will pull on your heartstrings. It will make you cry. You will need to change your panties multiple times; I suggest not even wearing any while reading. That guitar scene – enough said. Another phenomenal read from Ms. Bromberg! 5 ++ stars!

~ Review by Tiffany

What happens when the ultimate in bad boy rockers meets the first woman who doesn’t immediately drop her panties or to her knees?

Hawkin “Hawke” Play has spent most of his life cleaning up the messes his identical twin brother, Hunter, has left behind. Always the protector, Hawke finds himself potentially facing jail time and risking the bands future because of Hunter’s latest screw-up. Agreeing to act as a guest lecturer at the local college to try to keep in the judge’s good graces gives Hawke and the band access to some hot college women. High on the hot list is his sexy teaching assistant—Quinlan Westin. Hawke’s never been turned down—betting on seducing Quinlan is a “gimme” bet he plans to win.

Quinlan Westin has seen it all—between her brother, Colton Donovan and his womanizing ways and the celebrity status of her father, the famous director Alex Westin, she’s not impressed nor is she intimidated by the hotness in front of her. Sure Hawke is tempting—she is a woman after all, but she’s got more than enough on her plate and doesn’t need the known heartache his “type” leaves behind.

As the sparks fly, Hawke slowly but surely is winning Quinlan over. They’re spending a lot of time together—in and out of bed. Quin gives Hawke a run for his money—she’s smart, beautiful, funny, and fun to be around and spend time with. Just when Hawke thinks that he might finally be ready to live for himself, Hunter has other plans—he’s discovered his brother’s weakness and he sees it as an opportunity to take advantage of Hawke once again.

Oh man, do I love these characters. Quinlan is a strong minded woman—she has a great support system in her family and friends, especially her brother and sister-in-law, Colton and Rylee. Oh, and when Colton offers Quinlan relationship advice—that alone was priceless. 

Hawke has a wonderful support system too, his band mates and lawyer. They’ve always been there for him—so much more than his own blood. The guys would do anything for Hawke, even sacrifice their future. I love the dynamic between the guys—they’re more like brothers than friends. The way they pick on each other, support each other, love each other is awesome. Especially how they rally around Hawke when he’s dealing with Hunter and all his crap. And, man does Hunter bring a ton of crap to the table.

But the best parts of the book are the moments between Quinlan and Hawke. Neither one is ready for a relationship—neither would recognize a healthy one if it slapped them across their faces. But it sure is fun to watch them struggle to figure out what’s going on between them and where it’s going. 

~ Review by Missy

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her--the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard. 

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, DrivenFueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow BurnSweet Ache, and Hard Beat as well as a '10 year gap' novel to follow up the conclusion of Crashed.

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