Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crash Dash Day 4: Chapter 12 Colton POV, Review and Giveaway

We are huge fans of The Driven Trilogy and Colton and Rylee.  K. Bromberg has created a fun and exciting Crashed scavenger hunt for her readers.  Today is Day 4 of the Colton POV and the CRASH Dash.  In order to get the complete scene you need to visit the participating blogs each day.  For day one please go to A Book Whore's Obsession.  Day 2 can be found at The Books Vamps and Day 3 over at Romance Addiction.  

You can also follow along by going to the CRASH DASH FB PAGE.


When life crashes down around us, how hard are we willing to fight for the one thing we can’t live without, each other?

Life is full of moments. Big moments. Little moments. And none of them are inconsequential.Every single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything. 

Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she’s worth the fight…but how do you fight for someone you know you don’t deserve?

Love is full of ups and downs. Heart stopping highs. Soul shattering lows. And none of them are insignificant. Love is a racecourse of unexpected twists and turns that must be negotiated. You have to break down walls, learn to trust, and heal from your past in order to win. But sometimes it’s the expected that’s the hardest to hold on to. 

olton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love’s not predictable nor perfect—it’s bent. And bent’s okay. But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he’s worth the fight?
Whoever said love is patient and love is kind, never met the two of us. We know our love is worth it—have acknowledged that we were meant to be—but when our pasts crash into our future, will the repercussions make us stronger or break us apart?


Rylee’s sound asleep, curled up on her side so that she’s facing me, no doubt so that she can watch me and make sure that I’m okay.
The fucking self-sacrificing saint.

And I know she’s exhausted. She misses the boys desperately despite being on the phone with them every chance she gets. Add to that the nightmares she’s been having every single night that wake me so I can be a silent witness to the fucking agony I’m inflicting upon her. She shouts out Max’s name. My name. Begs for us to live. Begs to take our place so that she can die instead. Begs for me not to race again. Screams for a car to stop and let me out. And I know this because I lie awake every night holding her while she trembles in her sleep. Holding her—holding on to her as I breathe in every thing I can—so that I can live with the ghost of her when I finally bring myself to do what I need to do.

5 Amazing stars by Jen Skewes

Crashed was probably on top of my list for most anticipated books of this year.  To be honest I was so nervous every time I thought about this book and even going into it.  I knew that Colton and Rylee would get their HEA, I mean my god if anyone deserved a happily ever after it was certainly these two.  But I also knew that their journey would be a very emotional one.  I feared what or who would come in between them.  How hard would they both have to fight for each other and how much would they have to go through to get to their happy ending.  Crashed was simply fantastic and everything I could have asked for and more.  K. Bromberg is an amazing and talented writer and completely blew me away with the third and final installment of this series.

First of the all the prologue alone was simply brilliant, enough said.  Crashed starts exactly where Fueled left off.  Colton is fighting for his life and Rylee is there by his side fighting and waiting for him to come back to her.  When Colton wakes up there is a slight possibility that he may not remember what happened, he may forget parts of his life.  And if that does happen how will it have an affect on his relationship with Rylee?

There is so much that I would love to tell you about but do not want to ruin it for anyone.  This is Colton ad Rylee’s journey to finding happiness.  But it is anything but an easy one.  There are many obstacles along the way, and I am not talking small road bumps either.  Colton is still that damaged man who doesn’t think that he is capable of love.  We have an idea what he went through as a child but believe me it is nothing compared to the truth.  In some ways he is still that little boy who is scared, who has this distorted version of what love is.  He doesn’t think he is capable of it nor does he believe he deserves it.  He needs to move on from his past in order to be happy and have a future with Rylee.  He needs to break down the thick walls that he has built and let Rylee in.  He needs to heal and move on.  Crashed is about Colton and Ryee fighting for love, for their relationship and for each other. No matter how many times you push the other away, their love for each other is strong enough to bring them back. 

I am sure anyone who has read this series is in love with Colton just as much as I am.  He is a broken man and your heart just breaks for him.   He loved Rylee whether he was able to admit it or not.  And there were times he pushed her away but there were times when he fought for her as well.  That moment where it all comes out, where you learn of his past will completely rip your heart out.  It is completely gut wrenching. You feel every bit of pain that he went through as a little boy.  Your heart will completely break for that little boy and the man that he has become because of it. The words and the way it was written makes you feel like you were right there with him listening to his story and you want nothing more than to be able to hold him and tell him that it will be ok and that no one can hurt him now.  I loved this damaged man and he completely captured my heart. 

I loved Rylee more than I have loved any heroine.  She is by far one of my faves.  She loved Colton with everything that she had.  She fought for him.  She was everything that he needed.  She knew what he needed and when he needed it.  She never judged him and never gave up on him  Their journey wasn’t just about Colton and his past and how he deals with it.  Ryle is broken in her own way as well.  She too has her own heartache.  Together they make each other whole and help each other to heal

Now lets talk about Becks, because if you thought you loved him in the first two then wait until you read Crashed.  Colton and Rylee both fought for their happily ever after but in a way so did Becks.  He loved his best friend and wanted to see him move on from the past and be happy.  And he knew that the only one that could do that for him was Rylee.  He too fought for them.  I loved their bromance and the banter back and forth.  But what I loved the most was the friendship that he formed with Rylee.  He may have been Colton’s best friend but he was an amazing friend to Rylee as well and a great support system for them.

I couldn’t gush about this book and not mention Colton’s father.  He is everything a father should be.  He loved his son and wanted to see him happy.  He just wanted him to see what an amazing man he has become and that he deserves happiness.

Crashed was in a word amazing.  I cried many times, some were happy tears and some were tears of heartache.  My stomach dropped a few times, where I found myself holding my breath not being able to read fast enough to find out what happens next.   I wanted to punch Tawney on more than one occasion.  This was one heck of an emotional ride.  There was drama, angst, heartache, gut wrenching scenes that will rip your heart out.  But Ms. Bromberg managed to put all the pieces of my heart back together.  The epilogue was simply fantastic and perfect in every way.  This is one of my favorite series and one that will stay with me forever.  It is the story of a broken alpha male and a broken girl who fought the fight and came out on top .  It is a story about moving on from your past and learning to heal.  Learning to let people in and most of all learning what the true meaning of love is. 

Crashed was the perfect ending to an amazing story.  To put it in terms of racing:  Kristy Bromberg went for the mother fucking checkered flag and my god did she get it!!!  Amazing!!!


The premise of Colton & Rylee’s Awesome Scavenger Hunt (CRASH) is to create a fun task list for readers to complete and at the same time experience their own Driven Trilogy trip down memory lane like in Crashed. There are 22 tasks. Readers must complete 20 of the 22 tasks to be entered into the final grand prize drawing. The grand prize is a complete signed set of the Driven Trilogy and there will be a few runner ups as well. This is meant to be fun and readers can get as creative as they want with it. Please visit the Facebook Page or my Website for more information and how you submit your proof of task completed.

TODAY'S TASK IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IS: You must donate a used item to charity for kids



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