From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Driven series.
One Night. That’s all it was supposed to be.
Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while….There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?
No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked….
Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?
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Slow Burn by K. Bromberg
Haddie & Becks
HEARTS AND HEELS!!
Let’s talk about Slow Burn. It’s a good story line and the characters are relatable, however there’s just too much story line. I found that in the first 50% I wanted to skim and skip stuff and the second 50% I still sort of wanted to skim a bit but it got more interesting toward the conclusion. There are several things that I like about the story and only a couple that I don’t, but you be the judge.
Haddie drove me absolutely in fucking sane. Here’s this girl whose mother had breast cancer and survived and a sister who had it and did not. She knows she may be carrying the gene that causes this cancer, but she seems to feel that if she is or if she’s not she doesn’t want to saddle anybody with her troubles. The whole story felt like a struggle to get Haddie to open up, to trust someone other than herself. It has to be said… she made me want to punch my Kindle several times. Through all of this anguish she did have an extraordinary sense of humor and thank God for that.
Becks on the other hand was all ooey gooey hot man. As far as I was concerned Becks deserved more than what he got from Haddie. He seemed to go out of his way to accommodate her and her crazy quirks. I’m surprised he didn’t find his hands wrapped around her throat a few times wanting to choke the ever loving life out of her. I’d have to say he was my favorite character in this book.
Good supporting character cast. Rylee was a great friend to Haddie, however I feel she could have pushed her in the right direction a little bit more than she did. Dante, the ex boyfriend was total jerkface and needed a good punch in the nuts. Oh and that cutie patutie Maddie (Haddies neice)… So. Damn Cute. Maddie Haddie!!!
All in all, like I said before it’s a good story line, there’s just too much of it. When there was dialogue it did flow very nicely, I just wish there was more of it. The pacing for me was slow and I found myself skipping parts just to read dialogue. It made me laugh out loud sometimes and towards the end it even made me cry a bit.
ARC provided by Berkley/Penguin publishing for an honest review