Series: Driven #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, New Adult, Romance, Sports
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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?
Hot guy who races hot cars, that’s pretty much a guaranteed read for me. So as a start to the series, this book was a good starter book, but I have the feeling that this series is going to get even better as it goes on.
So Colton is our hero in this series, and honestly I’m not sure how I feel about him. He’s got that kinda bad boy things going for, plus he’s kind of a jerk, or at least he comes off that way in the beginning. He’s got a ton of one liners, like the worst pick up lines ever, and he’s super cocky. And in the beginning he kind of comes off as some kind of stalker guy, because honestly once he meets Rylee he is determined to get her into bed, and he’s willing to just keep showing up until she realizes that she wants him too. But of course there is a reason for his for his attitude, he doesn’t believe he is capable of love or relationships, so he sticks to sex only. After getting to know him throughout this book I am totally looking forward to watching him throughout the series.
And now for Rylee. I honestly liked Rylee, I liked her a lot. She’s a good person who has devoted her life to helping kids who really need a good adult in their lives. I love the whole idea of what she does for a living, and how much she devotes herself to it, it’s not just a job to her. I also love that she’s a strong person just in general, and that she doesn’t immediately fall for Colton and his cheesy one liners. Yes, of course, she is attracted to him, but at the same time she isn’t going to just jump into things with him like every other girl around him. I liked that she held her own against him in a battle of the witty comebacks.
What I liked most about this book though is that Colton is much more than he appears on the surface. I liked the interaction between him and Rylee and how they have such great chemistry. More than that though, Colton kind of becomes a different person when he is around Rylee, like she opens up his eyes to being a different person. I think over the course of the series the two of them are going to be a really interesting and fun pair to read about.
All in all, I think this is a great opening to the series. I will admit that it took a tiny bit of time to get really into the story, but at the end of the day these two characters are just so easy to root for, and I really want to see how things turn out for these two. I think if you like a cocky semi-arrogant bad boy who drives fast cars and a girl who can hold her own, then this is a book you should check out.