“Slow Burn” Book Review

February 27, 2015 / 11 comments

“Slow Burn” Book ReviewSlow Burn by K. Bromberg
Series: Driven #5
Published by Penguin on February 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I’ve enjoyed everything that K. Bromberg has written so far so I thought that “Slow Burn” wouldn’t be any different. Sadly, I have to say that this one was a quite the disappointment. I expected so much more.

So a little background about the story.. “Slow Burn” revolved around Colton and Rylee’s respective bffs – Becks and Haddie. These two have always been attracted to each other but never gave in up until  the previous couples’ wedding night.That night of intimacy was never meant to happen but Haddie was pretty determined to get Becks in bed. It was supposed to be a one-night stand…your typical “no strings attached” affair yet after that night of total bliss both couldn’t get each other out of their thoughts.

Becks was the first to admit that he wanted so much more than a night. Haddie  felt something  too but at the time she wasn’t in the right place to let anybody in. You see, she had recently lost her dearest sister to cancer and was still in the process of grieving. It’s safe to say that she was basically using Becks for sex as a means to escape. And while the sex was outstanding… I couldn’t help but be annoyed with her.

Here we have this all around fantastic guy willing to commit to a relationship. Then we have Haddie who couldn’t make up her mind  what she wanted.  She was melodramatic, complicated and very unpredictable. You couldn’t tell if she was coming or going. They would make a small step forward but it never failed as soon as that step was made Haddie would get cold feet and would  RUN the other way.

“I don’t walk away from the people I love without a fight, and damn it to hell, Haddie Montgomery, you’d better prepare for that fight…”

I understand that she had some personal issues that she needed to process but when she does this countless times to poor Becks I felt irritated  to the point that I almost altogether gave up. Besides the wishy-washy heroine there were  certain quotations that I thought were extremely corny. There was just something about the delivery that was just …off.

I would have to say that it was Rylee’s presence and Danny’s encouragement was what made the book worthwhile. It was Becks however who was the saving grace. I do have to admit that the story definitely made a turn for the  better when Becks was finally able to convince Haddie that he wasn’t going anywhere no matter what came her way. But to be totally honest, it was a little  too late in the book to make  that huge of a difference.

The Verdict:


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About K. Bromberg

K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner that has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her–the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard. She’s a wife, mom, child rustler, toy pick-er-upper, chauffer, resident web-slinger, LaLaloopsy watching, American Girl doll dressing multi-tasker of all things domestic and otherwise. She likes her diet cokes with rum, her music loud, and her pantry stocked with a cache of chocolate.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

Fueled is K. Bromberg’s second published novel and is the highly anticipated second book of “The Driven Trilogy.” Driven was her well-received debut novel and Book #1 of the series.

11 Responses to ““Slow Burn” Book Review”

  1. Karen G.

    It is not a hard and fast system for me. If a book comes out from an author I love I read that right away. If I win a book or receive an arc to review that always cuts ahead of the line. Of course I seem to have so many squirrel moments when a new book comes out that is getting rave reviews too. haha :p Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this book, I found them very interesting. I have read many different opinions on this book but would still like to read it if only for Becks, he is such a great character from the series. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

    • liezelsb

      There are so many mixed reviews… I can’t wait to hear what your thoughts are about it. Gluck!

  2. Kim Perry

    I prioritize the books I get for reviews. I’ll try to read books that have just been released that are a part of a series I’m following.

  3. Jenn McElroy

    I don’t really have a rhyme or reason for choosing my next book. If I see a teaser or a blurb that interests me, I’ll read that. Sometimes I recognize that I don’t really have the energy or attention span for a long read, so I’ll pick something shorter/lighter.

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