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Crashed (The Driven Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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|Book 3 of 8 in The Driven|
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About the Author
Tatiana Sokolov narrates a variety of fiction but especially likes saucy romances. She lives in the Midwest with her menagerie of pets.
Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00HG05AZC
- Publisher : JKB Publishing, LLC; 1st edition (March 3, 2014)
- Publication date : March 3, 2014
- Language: : English
- File size : 978 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,647 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I enjoyed book three even more than book two, probably because I don’t like loose ends. I see the series has expanded considerably beyond the originally intended three books. I believe it’s at eight and counting, which is a tribute to Ms. Bromberg’s talent. So, after a lovely binge read of three “Driven” novels in the past week, this reader is taking a short break to delve into the world of non-fiction. A huge heartfelt thank you to K. Bromberg for this delectable series. Woohoo! What a ride!
My 2018 wish list will include a wish for someone to put a bug in Ms. Bromberg’s ear about redundant phrasing, i.e., descend down the stairs (to descend IS to go down); he lifted his head up; he lifts his chin up (lift IS up therefore you don’t need up in either of those phrases). Just three representative examples of many such redundant phrases in an otherwise well told story.
I am so overwhelmed with emotions. This story had every single emotion embedded in it from laughing, crying, to angst and relief. I have never had anxiety with a book before and it was so overwhelming to me. There was times I wanted to kick some buttock or throw my reader and then I wanted to reach in and give such loving embrace to both of them. I am so sorry that I held onto to this series for so long before I actually read it. I am so in love with Ms. Bromberg ❤ What an amazingly talented writer. The storylines are very well written and I fell in love with our two characters whole heartily. Rylee and Colton. Even with the 747 plane full of baggage.
I will HIGHLY recommend this book and series to my friends ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
I have no words!! I wish I could write the beautiful review this book (and series) deserves. I will say this; I don't give many 5 star ratings. I save them for those very few, top-notch books that go on my favorites forever list. And this book did just that. Some authors seem to lose their momentum in the last book of a series, but Ms. Bromberg did not disappoint. She stayed true to Colton and Rylee's dynamic characters, added in all the right angst, drama, bitchy exes, hot sex, and finally culminating in the HEA this couple deserved!!! Well done!!! I race you Colton and Rylee and will miss you!!
Oh, hey, it looks like I had a few words after all!! :-)
Just when I thought they couldn’t possibly make it through anything else, bam!! If they could make it through this book, they can make it through everything.
I loved how no matter how stubborn they were, they knew they couldn’t live without the other. When push came to shove, they gravitated back together. They realized how much they needed the other. How they would never find anyone better suited.
This book had me crying ugly tears in so many parts! There is so much packed into this book! Being an abuse survivor, I really felt like this book was very accurate and made me feel very in touch with the characters, both heroine and hero. It felt good to know that even though Colton was bent, he was still lovable and deserved to find his happiness and his checked flag in life as well as on the track.
I also loved the idea of the boys stabilized home. I have no idea of places like this exist but I very much hope they are. What a wonderful idea! What an awesome thing for them to feel a part of. To have a bit of stability in a big bad world of meanness and instability.
I can not recommend this series enough. I will definitely reread it, probably more than once. It’s that good. You’re crazy if you don’t!! Highly highly highly recommend.
Top reviews from other countries
This series is simply wonderful! Colton and Rylee go through hell before they reach their happy ever after.
I may not have heard of K. Stromberg before but I'll certainly be buying more of her books in future.
Would some film producer please buy the rights to this series. It would make a wonderful film or mini series.
4.99 stars!! (Yes I know, but Fueled just topped it for me!)
“I’m all alone. All alone except for the comfort of those I’ve waited a lifetime to arrive. My decision’s been made. The superheroes finally came.”
Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE Kristy Bromberg fan, from the minute I picked up Driven those many moons ago, Rylee and Colton had me totally and utterly captivated and Fueled just drove them home to a permanent place in my heart and head. That is the beauty of Kristy Bromberg’s writing, she manages to instil her characters indelibly and unreservedly into your heart, her fluid words eat at you slowly and you live and breathe their story, they become your friends and family.
So, picking up Crashed was bittersweet, while I was excited to start the final instalment in their amazing journey, it also meant that this was the end. This was the end that I never wanted to see and still don’t. I think I am going to have to petition Kristy to #writekristywrite, while I am excited to read Beck’s story, personally I feel there is more to Colton and Rylee and I for one want to read more. Am I being greedy? Probably! Do I care? Nope, I want some more and no doubt so will a lot of other readers.
We all remember the killer ending of Fueled, I don’t think I have even recovered, even now, well Kristy is well renowned for her beginnings and her endings and this book is no different. The prologue will have you totally and utterly captivated from the start, in fact I don’t think I moved until I had finished the book, the world stood still, thank god I started it at night so the only thing that suffered was my sleep, because nothing was going to come between me and those words I never wanted to read “The End.”
Unsurprisingly, this book was extremely emotional, this is what Kristy does best, emotive writing. You feel the pain, you feel the love, you feel the sadness, you feel the happiness, you feel, feel every freaking word. It is this style that keeps your eyes glued to every page in every chapter. As much as I wanted to get to the end, I couldn’t do a quick read of this one, I savoured it, I devoured it and as a first for me, I read it slowly, extremely slowly. These characters deserved my undivided attention and they got it.
“Remember, life isn’t about how you survive the storm, but rather how you dance in the rain.”
I will start with Rylee, she really developed in this book, she became stronger, she evolved, yes she still had her moments of weakness and self-doubt, but she really found her back bone. She had to fight in this book and she did it brilliantly. You felt her pain, you felt her heart break, she goes through the mill, but you go through it with her. There were many tears spilled reading this book and none more so at times for Rylee. But this woman has spunk, she never gives up and this I love about her. She always knows what Colton needs, she knows when to push, she knows when to hold back but most of all, you feel the love she feels for him radiate off the page. It is this love that is all encompassing, that pulls you in to this beautiful story and is like crack, you cannot stop reading.
“You could never be inconsequential.”
Colton, my my my, those words haunted me again in this book…
“Spiderman. Batman. Superman. Ironman.”
Never have four words that mean so little, mean so much…it was these four little words that killed me in Fueled and for a while they decimated me in Crashed. He is in my No1 BBF spot, he is tied, as I am greedy, but this broken man wheedled his way into my heart from the beginning, there was something about him, something that drew me to him, maybe it was his back story, maybe even his inner demons that I wanted to quell, but that mix of swagger together with his lack of self-belief and his stunted emotions, I couldn’t help but “race” him even more in this book.
“Remember, hurting is feeling and feeling is living, and isn’t it good to be alive?”
He really does go through it in this book, not only does he have to recover physically, but he needs to come terms with his own emotional wellbeing. He does a lot of soul searching in this book; he needs to fix the broken before he can move on completely. He knows that Rylee deserves 100% and he wanted to give it to her. He wanted to give himself completely and unequivocally and it was this that led to more tears for me. To live and breathe this with him was heart breaking but on the other hand heart-warming. You witness the slow metamorphosis, you see the eureka moment and you are patiently waiting excitedly for the moment that Colton realises he has succeeded, the one where he finally realises that he can love and he can finally live.
“Relationships aren’t easy. They’re hard and can be brutal at times… but those are the times you learn the most about yourself. And when they’re right…” “they can be like coming home…finding the rest of your soul…”
Kristy, I am speechless, it has taken a long time for me to write this and a couple of re-reads in between. I wanted to do this book and series justice, but trying to get the words onto paper was sooo difficult. I now appreciate #writersblock. All I can say is that this is one of my favourite series, one that I still struggle to believe was written by a new author. Someone that has bled their heart and soul onto the pages, you feel the love for these characters, you see the growth in her writing and you can’t help but sit back in amazement and revel in what you have just read. This series is one of my go to books, it never fails to pull me out of a funk and I cannot wait to see what Kristy has in store for us next. Whatever it is, you can be guaranteed of my 1click.
“A to motherfing Z.”
Unbelievably brilliant, totally loved it, and the epilogue gahhhhh the epilogue, freaking loved it.
“Nothing but sheets.”
Ok lets get down to the nitty gritty. When I finished Fueled I was left in a state of deep book hangoveritis, I think if I had met K. Bromberg in the street I would have punched her in the nose…and I feel like that after this one. I’m not sure how I have been left in this state after Colton and Rylee got their HEA! I have gone through three days of listening to certain songs from the playlist and still crying.
Lets go back…do you remember the cliffy in the last book. I hope you do because I couldn’t get that last chapter out of my mind even now…four words people. She broke me with four words! So when Crashed came out I jumped right in, I needed to know what was happening and I hit the prologue. That’s when I knew I was never going to be the same again. It broke me. Full on big fat ugly crying! Not little girly sniffles! And things went down hill from there…but in such n amazing way. The emotions that were brought into this story were amazing. I can’t even put into words properly the way I felt reading this book, it really did break me. I mean that in the best possible way because I wanted…no needed to read this book. I was left raw and my nerves were exposed. Parts of this story had me wanting to put my kindle in the freezer…so you know its bad.
Colton is still as dreamy as ever, actually he is more perfect now that he is discovering his feelings and opening up. For a man who doesn’t do romance he makes me very jealous of what he does for Rylee. The man is a walking, talking sex God…but he has a heart of gold and I want one like him…no scrap that I want him!
Rylee is stronger in this book, which was nice to see. She was never weak but this time she can see through Colton’s actions and she doesn’t run when he pushes her away. And she needs strength to get through some of the things they go through together in this book.
I think Becks is funny. I love the way he seems to bring the most out of both Colton and Rylee with his humour. He is the comic relief that the book needs…well him and Haddie who always had me laughing.
I don’t want to mention her but I’m going to! Tawny is back! And I want to stab her…with a fork…in the eye! Ok that’s enough about her.
If you read my other reviews of this series then you will know I say, each and every time, that the new book is written better than the one previous. Well I am about to say it again. Driven was fantastic. Fueled was amazing. Crashed is truly epic! The writing in this book has reached a level that I don’t know if she will ever get better, and if she doesn’t then I will still be a happy woman.
The story itself is full of everything that you would ever need. There is drama, heartache, angst and those sweet moments that just make you sigh. The relationships between the characters just work, they make you want to know more about every single on of them, and the story just wouldn’t be the same without every single one of them.
Ok the ending…damn…the ending! What can I say! I got chills! Colton’s epilogue was just something else…it made me smile and made me cry! As I said before I have such a bad book hangover…and it wasn’t a cliffy. I just can’t explain my feeling properly. I tried to explain it to some friends and all I came up with was ‘I feel…I…em…I don’t know! I am broken’ And I haven’t really got past that yet. And in the best Colton style I can honestly say I’m not bent…I’m broken!! If you read one series this year it needs to be this one…you will never forgive yourself if you miss this story.
I see big things for K Bromberg after this book… big things! I have given this book five huge stars but I would so give it more if I could!
I will leave you with a comment I left on her page!
‘Swing batter batter swing…yeah she just knocked it clean out of the park’