Series: The Driven Series #6
Published on June 2, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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 screwup 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....
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First review: Sweet Ache!
Quinlin Westin. Colton’s sister. College student and girl who is tired of falling for the bad boy and having her heart broken.
Hawkin Play. Lead singer of Bent. Bad boy rock star and a guy with a heart that survived all the damage.
A choice made based on a promise, land Hawkin on a college campus playing rock star turned professor when the TA with a back bone catches his eye. Quinlin might get a little weak in the knees when she stands too close, but she sure isn’t going to let him know just how much he’s getting to her. Ready to keep her distance, Hawkins plays on her attraction and wears her down. Wanting one thing from her but getting so much more than he bargained for. After all, a man like Hawkin does not do love, he can’t. But damn if this little spitfire isn’t making him chase when he normally would be running.
Kristy is back with the sixth book in the Driven series, and yes ladies – Colton does make an appearance – all alpha, overbearing brother – and all. So let me just say what I loved about this book. The feels. The way some just snuck up on you. Sure there are so many parts of this story were emotions were high and the story really had the ability to crack your resolve, but then there were these little sneaky moments. The ones I love the most, because they come out of nowhere and they hit you head on. There is no preparing for them, you just have to let them happen. Oh, and boy did they happen. Hawkin won my heart and it broke for him. Over and over again. He was this perfect mix of bad boy and broken. The real tragic kind. The kind that make you want to buy all the glue in the world so you can put them back together again.
But let’s not forget our Quinlin. She might end up being the strongest heroine that Kristy has written to date (although Rylee grew some strength as the Driven trilogy progressed, she was not this sturdy at the start). I loved that although she was sure that giving into Hawkin had nothing but bad idea written all over it, she still wasn’t ready to live with the regrets of saying no.
Much like the books prior in this series, the twists took me by surprise. This could have been just simple romance, it was all there – but nope. Kristy turned it up a notch and delivered so much more with her story than just two people falling in love. The characters and their backgrounds offered enough for this to be a solid story on its own – but the story that Kristy gave us took this to the next level.
I was a little worried after reading Had’s book if I’m being honest. I was worried that the voice of this author would always be overshadowed by Colton’s story. That worry is gone. I think with Sweet Ache, she really came into her own and although this is still part of the Driven Series, it really stands on its own and in a way was able to combine all of the feels that she delivered with the three books for Colton and Rylee into one story for these two, and without making it seemed rushed. I can’t wait for the next release!
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