Meet Zander & Getty in DOWN SHIFT –
the newest stand alone in the Driven Series by K. Bromberg!
Driven Series – Book 8
By K. Bromberg
Release Date: October 4, 2016
The New York Times bestselling Driven series continues with a standalone story about finding love where you least expect it…
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?
I force myself to look away because . . . well, because he’s a stranger. In my house. Naked. And oh my God, something is wrong with me, because I’m not running and calling 911 like I should.
When his chuckle subsides, he brings his head back down, so I can see the tears in his eyes from laughter. “That thing is my cock, and since this is my bathroom and you seem to be attempting to seduce me in my house, I don’t think you have any right to tell me what to do.” And with that, he leans a hip against the counter and folds his arms across his chest, eyes locked on mine and one eyebrow lifted. Everything else is left hanging out there in the wind.
“Your house? Seduce you?” At that point I realize I’m sputtering and shaking my head. “This is my house. You’re in my house.”
Confusion drifts across his face and his jaw falls lax. “Hold up.” He lifts his hands in the hold on a minute position, drawing my eyes back to where they don’t want to be. If this whole situation weren’t so unbelievable, it would be comical, and yet as true as that is, I don’t seem to be laughing at all. “I think there seems to be some misunderstanding.”
“No shit.” Sarcasm is my fallback and it doesn’t disappoint me now. A lot of good it does me, though, as I’m still doing the naked dance while trying to react to this surreal situation.
The look of disdain he gives me at my comment earns him no points in my book. “While I’m digging the socks with your outfit,” he says with a smirk, eyes veering down and then back up to my strategically placed hands, “you should cover up.” I catch the towel he tosses me and immediately wrap it around myself. I’m certain my mismatching knee-high socks make a statement about me, but I’m beyond caring, because I’m still alone in my house with a strange man and have no answers as to how this has happened.
With one hand clutching onto the towel at my collarbone, I use the other to motion to him. “You too.”
A lightning flash of a grin glances across his lips. “Sorry, but you just took the only towel left.”
I think Downshift by K. Bromberg may be one of my favorite books in the Driven series since the first few books in the series. It features Colton and Riley’s adopted son Zander Donovan. Zander was the troubled boy that touched Colton and Riley’s hearts. They both did everything in their power to protect, nurture, and love this very damaged little boy.
Zander is a grown man now with a promising career in racing until his past comes back to haunt him. As an adult he can realistically see the facts of his childhood life and put them in perspective. But the little boy still lives within his soul, the little boy who experienced a nightmare of a life and lost everything. That little boy never got answers to the whys and hows. Now that the truths are blatantly clear and in black & white, he doesn’t know how to handle these truths. Rather than leaning on those who love him unconditionally, he withdraws into himself and begins a downward spiral. He’s lost his place on the racing team, his reputation is on the line, and his out of control behavior is beyond repair. Colton Donovan has made a final decision in Zander’s life, he has let him go. He’s exercising hard love so that Zander can find the truths within his soul and finally have complete peace in his life. It is a hard journey for all of the family but very necessary. Zander will finally have the peace he desperately needs and realize that family comes from the heart and not by blood.
Zander left the racing world and holed up in a small coastal New England town. In exchange for rent, he is doing repairs on the property. Rather than finding a rundown cottage, he finds an unexpected quirky roommate that has more damage in her soul than he does.
Getty Caster fled an abusive, controlling marriage. Her entire life has been dictated by her extremely wealthy father and her hand chosen wealthy husband. Not only did they break Getty as a person, they also broke her spirit. She left her world behind and is determined to find herself.
Together Zander and Getty find their inner peace and become the people they need to be. The bonus was finding a love that happens once in a lifetime.
K. Bromberg delivered another winning romance,
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift (Releasing 10/4/16)), and a short story titled UnRaveled. She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out at the end of 2016.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (The Player (#1) and The Catch (#2)) and the Everyday Heroes series (Cuffed (#1), Combust (#2), and Cockpit (#3). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
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