Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Down Shift (Driven #8)

Author:  K. Bromberg
Series:  Driven Series #8 (Stand Alone)
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Signet
Published:  October 4, 2016

Description:  Behind the wheel, racing champion Zander Donavan is at the top of his game. But after too much excess in his personal life, he’s forced to step away. He needs to accomplish something all on his own—outside of his famous father's shadow.  
Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she’s found the perfect escape—until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she’d been promised. He’s undeniably sexy, but she’s there to heal. Alone.
Before long though, fighting with each other turns into fighting their attraction. And giving into desire sets off a chain reaction that has their pasts colliding. With an unexpected love on the line, can they overcome the fallout to build a future?

My Review

I haven't been a K. Bromberg fan that long , having only discovered her last year, but she is now one of those authors who is on my automatic buy list.  With every book I have read by her, she delivers each and every time.  In my opinion, she is one of the best authors in this genre writing today.  Her stories are powerful, and evoke so many emotions in the reader.  This book is no exception.  Each of her stories are well crafted and bring the reader along on an emotional ride as she demonstrates the power of true love.

Down Shift is the story of Zander Donovan, the adopted son of the main characters in the Driven Series, Rylee and Colton.  We caught glimpses of him as a little boy who was terrified and vulnerable.  We watched him come out of that dark place with the love of his adoptive parents.  In Down Shift, we get to see Zander the man,  I was a little afraid to read this story because parts of the Driven Series between Zander and Colton were some of my favorite because they were so powerful.  With K. Bromberg writing this story, I should have known that it would be nothing but phenomenal.  Zander is struggling with his past and with each page, this author is such a talented writer that his struggles and emotions jump off the page earning him a place in the readers heart.

Getty is the perfect compliment to Zander.  She is also struggling with her past which has left her vulnerable and full of self doubt.  But in the hands of this author all the reader see is a strong woman who won't cave to the past and is writing her own story with the ending that she wants.  There were so many times in this book that I could feel tears in my eyes and yet at the same time I was reveling at some small breakthrough that one of the characters made.  This is ultimately a love story about two people who help each other heal and find that they are worth this love they have found.

This is another book in the Driven Series that will go on my keeper shelf to be read again.  I don't typically re-read many books, but with these I find that there is some nuance that I missed the first time around.  If you haven't tried K. Bromberg I would urge you to give her a try.  She is a talented author who weavers incredible stories about the power of love and how two people who are meant to be will find each other.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good series, thanks for sharing your review.