Meet Tanner & Beaux in HARD BEAT - the newest stand alone in the
Driven Series by K. Bromberg!
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Cover & Book Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Ache comes a blistering new novel filled with danger, secrecy, and a desire that can’t be sated…
Foreign war correspondent Tanner Thomas is addicted to living on the edge. Needing the adrenaline rush of his job to help him cope with a personal loss, he throws himself back into the game, concentrating all his energy on getting the next big story. But when he meets his new photojournalist, Beaux Croslyn, he can’t help but feel like he’s losing his focus—and maybe risking more…
With secrets she won’t address, Beaux is far from your ordinary woman. Determined to keep her distance, she’s willing to pull Tanner in closer and hide behind the sparks flying between them. But as Beaux’s past begins to put their relationship—and their lives—at risk, Tanner’s determination to find the truth puts them both in jeopardy.
He's ready to chase her to the ends of the earth to find out if what they had was real, or if the danger surrounding them was just an exquisite heat fated to burn out….
The tension in the car between us thickens. The current of desire is so palpable, I feel like it kick-starts my heart every other beat. I blow out a breath as the elevator ascends, Beaux shifting her feet beside me.
“Did I do something wrong?”
I snort. Fuck, yes. But where do I even begin to explain? You made me want you? You made me worry when I told myself I wasn’t going to put myself in that situation ever again? You fucking don’t ever listen about not going off on your own? I want you so goddamn bad right now that the desire is so sharp, it’s painful.
The elevator dings, and I stride off the car to her door without looking back to see if she’s following. My body just knows she is.
It takes her a moment to fumble with her bag, get her room key out, and open her door, all the while casting curious glances my way.
“Put the camera down,” I order the minute we’re inside the door and it’s shut.
“What is your problem—?” she asks, but the question is cut off the second the camera strap leaves her hand, my body crashing into hers and pushing her up against the wall behind her. My lips find hers instantly.
It takes her a millisecond for the shock to fade and for her to respond, but once she does, we meet in a savage union of frenzied hands gripping, mouths taking, bodies begging to join in every way possible.
Beaux weaves her fingers in my hair and holds tight as she tears her mouth momentarily from mine. “I thought you were pissed at me.”
I kiss her fiercely, all tongue and teeth and possession, before I respond. “I’m furious. But I want you more.” It’s as true a statement as I’ve ever given, the moment stripping away any superfluous words. “You came back to me.”
“I’ll always come back to you,” she says, her voice breathless but resolute.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today 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.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced (releasing 1/11/16)), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat (releasing 11/3/15), and a short story titled UnRaveled. She is currently working on new projects and a few surprises for her readers.
She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.
"Remember, sometimes what's right isn't always what's needed. Sometimes what's needed isn't always what's wanted. And sometimes you just have to live in the moment, take what's given, and sort out the consequences later."
Hard Beat is book 7 of the Driven Series. K. Bromberg offers a steamy story set in the treacherous world of war. Hard Beat is a beautiful and raw story of a man getting a second chance at love and life!
Tanner has always been a take no prisoner's street smart reporter. He is willing to go the distance to get a story. He is strong, confident, and cocky! When his best friend and partner Stella is killed on the job, Tanner has to find his way back. He is tortured by her memory and feels in his heart he will never find peace in his work again. The only way to chase his demons is to get back on the job. Despite his fears, he makes his way back to the shadows of the war torn world where he can find the next best story and regain his semblance of life.
"Guess it's time for this pawn to move past its zone of protection and face the queen."-Tanner
Upon his return, it doesn't take Tanner long to recognize a new face in the press crowd. The sultry and sassy photographer Beaux is new to the scene. Instantly, Tanner's body recognizes her as a temptation from the moment their eyes meet! The connection is fierce and smoking hot. After a one night stand, Tanner makes the realization that Beaux is not only the newest "hot piece" on the scene but in fact, she is his new partner. The realization cuts Tanner deep in his soul as he must come to terms with this new arrangement. Not only does he have a replacement for Stella but he has strong feelings for her that neither can deny.
"See something you want, Pulitzer?"-Beaux
As Tanner and Beaux navigate through their new working relationship, the sexual tension continues to rise. Both are headstrong individuals and the dialogue of give and take between the two would put any presidential debate to shame! The constant "advance/retreat" between them is a like a seductive tango full of twists and turns. Even with the stressful work conditions and the internal demons they both are facing, they manage to form a friendship that quickly progresses into so much more. And yet, things aren't always as they seem. Beaux has many secrets and the harder Tanner tries to push her to reveal them the harder she pushes him away.
"The sound of her coming undone is enough to make every part of me ache like a man on fire walking knowingly into the flame."-Tanner
Told in Tanner's POV, Hard Beat is a must read for Driven Fans! The plot is unique and well developed with plenty of action, steamy sex, and tenderness. Tanner and Beaux are both well developed characters. The tempo is well paced and the heart of the story is one that I will never forget! It has taken me a few days for the story to really sink in and settle. This is a story with a complex plot and you don't want to miss any of the pieces as they come together! In true Bromberg fashion, we get a glimpse of some of our favorite characters from other books in the series. The continuity of being back with old characters is like coming home!
"If you don't like the ending, change it."
Overall, Hard Beat was a fantastic read! I am never disappointed when I pick up a K. Bromberg book. She pours an abundance of love into her characters and it spills out on the pages as each scene unfolds. I will never get tired of reading her work! Hard Beat is a true delight!
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