Book Review-Crashed by K. Bromberg

Our beautiful tale continues with Colton and Rylee and the true test and healing that begins….

(Spoilers may be ahead…proceed with caution or you might crash )

What a sensational book and in all honesty book three was just about PERFECTION!! This book had everything I was hoping for and more. It pretty much takes off the moment that book two ends. At the end of book two, Colton crashes and has a brain injury and is taken to the hospital. Rylee has already lost one man she loved to a car wreck and she fears that she will lose Colton. Rylee is really helpless though, she is full of fear and anger and boy watch out because we definitely see another side of her. I love how protective she is of Colton, and I adored the way that Colton’s family and his best friend are her support through this traumatizing experience while they wait in the hospital.

This is love. Me and him, making it work. One being strong when the other is weak. Thinking of the other first when they know their partner is going to feel pain.

And honestly, these moments just tore me up inside because you can see how much these two care for each other. Just when their relationship was getting back on track and moving past the drama, the worst happens. Thankfully….and I can guarantee that these two do have an HEA. They begin to start healing each other. They definitely have their ups and downs in this story. Some crazy surprises and shocks and Colton will go through an experience where he almost loses Rylee himself, and it is the change that Colton needs to really get his head out of his ass and come to terms with his past openly and honestly with the one woman he loves.

We can do this… It’s just this selfless girl and this healing boy and we can really make this work.

After this pivotal change, we see such depth in their relationship. And ALL THE FEELS…this book had them all!!! It was the fastest 14 and 1.2 hours of my life. I just couldn’t put this down, seeing the drama die down, and seeing their relationship just blossom so much in this story. We see the bond between Colton and his father and yeah the father definitely puts Colton in his place and makes him believe of his worth and boy I was a watering pot of tears I can tell ya.

I would have liked to see interaction with Colton’s mother a bit more, we didn’t really see her except for the beginning of the story. And I was so fascinated by her personality in book two. So *crossing my fingers* that book four we see her more because she appears to be so awesome. We do get some fun times with the boys home of course, and boy some suspenseful moments that I could just see coming and was curious to see how it would pan out in the end. Zander is one of the boys that just tore through my emotions. As we see his character grow more through the series and he just stole my heart!!

From beginning to end this book just did it for the little romantic in me because I tell you this was the perfect book after dealing with all the drama these two give us in the previous two books. Now there is some drama, but it’s more they are working through everything and I felt like this book just “clicked”, everything just falls into place rightly. And boy so many swoony moments, I just wanted to stay in those moments. It was quite wonderful to see the events of the plot evolve and see these two characters finally get their happy ever after that they deserve.

I love who you are and what you make me. I love that your spark has stopped the blur. That you wanted to race with me. That I don’t need the superheroes anymore because I need you instead. Shit, we’ve already done the for better or worse part and the in sickness and in health, so let’s do the Til death do us part too. Make a life with me, Ryles. Start with me. End With Me. Complete Me. Be my one and only first. Be my goddamn victory lane and my fucking checkered flag because god knows I’ll be yours if you’ll let me.

About K. Bromberg

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.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She recently released a two book, sports romance series, The Player and The Catch. Cuffed is the first book in her new Everyday Heroes trilogy. This three-book series will be about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them. The remaining standalones in the series are Combust (January 29th) and Cockpit (Spring 2018).

Book Review-The Baller by Vi Keeland

The Baller brings together a sexy pro football quarterback and a feisty sportscaster….a story that begins with intense chemistry and develops into a strong and poignant romance to curl your toes.

The Baller is another single title by Vi Keeland, although I am crossing my fingers that she will continue more with books like this one because she does great SPORT romances. I mean I was definitely hooked on this book from beginning to end. I am beginning to get addicted to the style of Vi Keeland. Her writing is so sassy and fun and gives me hoots of entertainment from the first page to the very end. Our featured key players in this wonderful book are:

  • Brody Easton, our shameful playboy, Brody is the Quarterback for a Pro Football team. He seems to have everything: A successful career, playing a sport he loves, women dropping at his feet and more than enough money to suit him for the rest of his life. But Brody has a painful past, and has been hurt and keeps things casual even though he earns for love in a place that no one can see
  • Delilah Maddox is a Football TV presenter and reporter and has worked herself to the bone for YEARS to get to where she is. She can name any stat of any player in the league in a heartbeat. She is the daughter of an infamous football pro player herself and understands the passion for the sport.

I have to say how impressed I was with this story, and I honestly didn’t think that I would enjoy this one as much as I did. I have no clue how Vi Keeland does it, but her books SO work for me especially her audio books. She has the best narrators and these narrators ROCKED MY WORLD!! Their voices are beyond sexy and sultry and I just wanted to listen more and more. The lady narrator I believe I have listened to before: Mackenzie Cartright…I really loved her voice. It was very engaging and I felt she implemented the tones of the book very well. And our male narrator: Sean Crisden —has such a swoony voice. And he totally worked for this book, he had such a rough and deep voice that matches the hero so well.

A great aspect of this book that I really enjoyed that you don’t always see in dual POV, is that we just about get the hero’s perspective as much as the heroine and that was SO awesome. Too many times we get too much heroine and not enough of the hero’s side of things, so I found it quite refreshing to see his side of things and although I would have loved to see more of him, what we get to see is pretty stellar.

Our story begins when Delilah, has been promoted and is starting to settle into her new job. She still has to deal with rude male workers who try to make everything about sex. Delilah has had to work so hard for the position she got. And now she is the living the dream. When she goes to interview the star MVP quarterback, Brody Easton, chemistry is off the charts between them. Even though she tries to be professional….Brody is shameful when he likes a woman and drops his towel for the WHOLE world to see. Yeah….you bet that the start of this book is unconventional and I was curious to see how these two would get along because on the surface they are so different from each other. The hero is playful and carefree and our heroine is a bit too serious. But once you get to the inner cores of the characters you begin to see how they balance each other out especially in their quirks.

“… You’re hot as fuck. And I like you.”

 

“Oh really? You have a funny way of showing that you like me. Every time I see you, you try to sabotage my interview.”

 

“Every time I see you, I expose myself to you.” He flashed me his trademark smile. “That’s how we show girls we like them where I’m from.”

 

“Where are you from, the jungle?”

 

“Brooklyn.”

I truly adored both Delilah and Brody in different ways. However, I will say that Brody was a hero that I soon fell in love with. Because yeah he is silly at times, but he has such HEART and depth to him and I love seeing him being “peeled” like an onion and what great layers he has that you just fall so quickly into.

There is one aspect of the story that drove me a bit crazy was the ex-girlfriend of Brody’s. It does add a sense of conflict to the story, so I can see why the author put this aspect in, it just got a bit frustrating toward the end. But in all honesty, it didn’t take away at all of my enjoyment of this story. And it was very unique, much different from what I was expecting especially when we get to see her POV on occasion.

Overall The Baller was a fantastic and thrilling story that had me feeling…ALL THE FEELS!! A story that is engaging, endearing and empowering.

About Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than 1.5 million books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in sixteen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.