“Down Shift” Book Review

October 10, 2016 / 0 comments

“Down Shift” Book ReviewDown Shift by K. Bromberg
Series: Driven #8
Published by Penguin on October 4th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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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?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Zander Donovan also known as “The Golden Boy” is spiraling out of control. His family tries their best to save him from utter destruction but they too are unable to get through to him. It takes one disastrous and career-ending conversation with Colton for him to finally realize that things are that serious. This is what kept me tied to this book.

I needed to know what happened to  Zander for him to change that drastically and what would it take for him to overcome the circumstances. And what I can say after finishing this book last night is that K. Bromberg played out Zander’s story beautifully. I couldn’t help but feel  every emotion that Zander was feeling during his entire ordeal and thought he deserved something “grand.”

“Grand” would be someone like Getty but Getty was in so much more of a dilemma than even Zander was in. At first, I thought that Getty was just a conquest for him but as the story unfolded we could see that their connection was way deeper than that. I couldn’t ask for a better pairing between these two.

Their circumstances were  extremely different and at the very same time difficult but you just knew they were meant to meet at that particular time in their lives. I do have to be honest and say that the introduction felt a bit long and drawn out for me but once Getty and Zander let loose… GAH! It was beyond spectacular!

Again, I appreciated the appearance of both Colton and Rylie in this book. The way they raised and nurtured these boys, by all means, was magnificent and it shows with each and every one of their stories.

I loved everything about “Down Shift”. I would definitely recommend this book of self-discovery,  forgiveness and of finding  love that was destined to last a lifetime.

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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.

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