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  1. says:

    5 Hard Male POV Stars ARC generously provided per publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest reviewFrom my star rating you can guess that for me there is nothing better than the MALE POV I love reading the contrast of dominant behavior with vulnerable feels the struggle with the insecurities of life and mostly the war of the heart and the mind when faced with wanting a woman I was beyond thrilled that K Bromberg's new read provided me with the fabulous Tanner Thomas and his conflicting emotions swirling around his heart while set deep in a land of foreign strifeHard Beat is a stunning read that is both sexually charged and dramatically tense Fans of Driven have come to expect high drama and scorching heat Now Bromberg takes it a step further and adds in the element of suspense to the romance Journalist Tanner Thomas has always chased the buzz He is know for getting the story in the harshest of elements His time abroad has not been without loss and the most recent his in his profession has also rocked his heartWhat better way to move on than to find the rush the chase the unknown to focus his time Again in a world of danger he is unprepared to get the story with a new partnerphotog BJBeaux Crosley was not what he had in mind as there is no way he can focus around this sassy sexy enigma especially when her brass tactics rub him so wrong but so goodBJ and Tanner have the same combustible attraction that only Bromberg can deliver With life and death a constant the danger of the environment heightens the tension and strengthens their bond There is definite attraction and carnal need as BJ and Tanner also battle the elements of trust and respect It does not take long for the battle to explode and for them to find than just a release But even with the something seems amiss Can love really develop in such a furious environment? How can Tanner be sure of what he is really feeling? What is Beaux holding back?This read was simply amazing It was than a scorching romance As the tale of suspense and danger escalated the emotional development that finds Tanner makes the heart beat I loved the struggle with falling into a romance while rationalizing if it could even be real Everything is fast and escalated due to the environment but it is Tanner's thought that make the romance real For a man who typically falls fast and drops the ILYsfinding a reason to finally hesitate is amazing Saying ILY is just too commonto pauseto want to say MOREnot having the opportunityugh totally gut wrenching Be prepared to have your breath stoleto have your pulse racingto have your heart crushedHard Beat is another one of Bromberg's gems and many will come to love Tanner as much as his beloved sister Rylee If you are looking for a steamy romantic suspense this will not only keep you rapt but it will definitely keep you warm in all the right ways

  2. says:

    5 Stars She's my little piece of Heaven in the land full of Hell It's been uite a while since I read an all male POV that was this engrossing Hard Beat was simply unputdownable from beginning to end It was everything I love and I really do mean everything It managed to tick all my boxesA reedemable asshole hero Guilt is a goddamn vise sueezing out of me every ounce of emotion I never wanted to feel You may remember Tanner as Rylee Thomas's older brother Well now it's his turn for a HEA and it's going to be one bumpy road Tanner is a famous foreign war correspondent Now back to doing what he does best after a tragic loss that absolutely gutted him he's interested in one thing and one thing only; his career No woman especially not some newbie photographer that's still green behind her ears will deter him from that So when a dark haired beauty approaches him at a bar he rejects her But her appeal is just too much for him to fight so when her flirtation turns into sarcastic insults after his treatment a few heated words turn into something much hotter You're arrogant and You don't have to like me to fuck me I say cutting her off You just have to want meFuck youI chuckle against her lips before pulling back and looking straight into her desire laden eyes That's the plan until he figures out that she's his new photographerI think that had this been written in dual POV the effect would have been lost I absolutely LOVED being in Tanner's head You get to experience every single emotion right along with him So even when he's being a downright asshole your heart still breaks for him because you know what's behind every word She wants to be a bitch? Well I can be a grade A asshole She has no idea who she's messing with We already started this relationship with a bang so why not keep it going that way right? Utterly delicious hate to love tropeThe relationship development here was phenomenal The rocky start the hate lust all of which leads to inevitable feelings But man oh man was it done well I couldn't get enough of Tanner and Beaux These two seriously burn up the pages together So much so that the tension between them sizzle and crackles so much it practically vibrates your finger with every turn of the page Ugh It was perfectionA sassy and sharp witted heroine that gives as good as she getsBeaux Croslyn is a mystery for a large portion of the book but in that lies her appeal You're figuring out the puzzle that is her right along side Tanner But what you do know is this is a woman that doesn't give in easily For every asshole remark Tanner has she gives it right back She's no pushover and she sure has a smart mouth on her Like I said fuck offIt seems to me your mouth needs to be washed out with soap Not real classy for a lady to keep repeating words like thatOh I'm a whole lot of classy I just reserve all my fucks for assholes like you who deserve them I simply couldn't envision a better match for TannerAn unputdownable story filled with twists and turnsWhile the romance is emotional erotic and oh so satisfying what truly made this a 5 star read for me was the plot that tied it all together It was fantastic Then that last 30% happened and I was completely blown away The twists and turns I never saw coming kept me riveted to the pages I couldn't put it down until I finishedThere's not a single part about this book that I didn't love uick paced filled with action and even a little suspense erotic and emotionally charged made this the absolute perfect read A must read ARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on

  3. says:

    Wow wow wow Talk about chemistryThis was amazing I felt it all Joy Thrill Pain Happiness Passion Lust Falling in love Butterflies in my stomach Tension Fear Anguish Disbelief And I could go on and on As soon as I started reading it I didn't want it ever to end Have you ever had a feeling some book was written personally for you? There is a proverb in my country that says there are as many opinions as there are people Not everybody will love this book but I loved absolutely everything about itOverall rating 5 stars Writing style 5 stars Story 5 stars Flow of the story 5 stars Character development 5 stars Hero 5 stars Heroine 5 stars Secondary characters 5 stars Tonemood of the book 5 stars Emotion evoking 5 stars Originality 5 stars Enjoyment 5 stars Effect on me 5 stars

  4. says:

    Hard Beat by the incredible K Bromberg is a sizzling suspenseful serious and oh so sweet sensory spinning ride of a romance that hugs your heart burns your body and shatters your soul Deeper and darker than the other Driven novels this book shakes breaks and steals your heart Hard Beat renders an unwavering electric surge of excitement during the whole reading experience like the anticipated first kiss a thrilling roller coaster ride or wedding day jitters Like its title a hard beat is what your heart is pumping and feeling full of adrenaline adoration and amazement while being held captive by this enthralling and emotional story Hard Beat sends you wading into an ocean of feels trying to reel in your emotions this story steals from you on this riveting reading adventure K Bromberg shook up the series with Hard Beat a book that is so different from the other Driven books and I was unsure how I felt at first However several chapters into this story I forgot about the disparities when Hard Beat took over me haunting my head holding on to my heart and delving deep into my soul Hard Beat’s powerful plot could be a box office hit suspenseful sexy sorrowful thrilling tantalizing and terrific The writing is achingly addictive where you eat up every word with a hunger that one feels with K Bromberg’s brilliant and beautiful books Brought to life with a picture painted so vividly you feel like a creeper watching the characters as they are charismatic and compelling with a chemistry that is electricTanner Thomas ‘T Suared’ is hot with messy brown hair violet eyes and a tall and delicious body made for sin Intense and intelligent Tanner rocks the brains to match the braun Arrogant to the tee Tanner is a ‘Grade A’ ass mostly from a terrible tragedy A ghost from his past haunts him a constant reminder of the risks he takes and the dangers that lurk around him as a worldwide renowned journalist An adrenaline loving junkie Tanner is looking for his next rush a risky assignment the next head enticing heart thumping hard beat While stationed at his new assignment overseas he meets a sexy siren BJ at a bar one night where the chemistry is so powerful it nearly combusts around them They cannot decide if they want to punch or pounce on each other with the lust hate fest they instantly ignite“I don’t want to feel that grenade of desire sitting low in my bellybut goddamn her small display of independence turns me on something fierce I brand my mouth to hers press my tongue between her lips as she parts them Her hands push me away but the movement of her tongue tells me she wants ”A one night stand with BJ may be the temporary fix to ease the painful past that engulfs Tanner Tanner and BJ’s encounter in the sheets is explosive with the tantalizing tango of verbal assaults as they assault each other’s bodies K Bromberg delivers the heat from head to toe in her usual witty and wanton inducing words“I have a lot of wants so right now I’m going to take the one thing I need You think you can handle me?”“How do you like it Beaux? Do you like when I slide my fingers right here rub a little harderfasteror do you like when I bury my fingers in your pussy and stroke right here?”“Sueak all you want because I have no problem oiling you up”Holy shocker when Tanner discovers the next day that the saucy and sexy siren who steamed up his sheets the night before ‘BJ’ is his new photographer and partner Beaux Croslyn From lovers to workers from super sexy and casual to professional the chemistry burns while Tanner and Beaux try to remain all business without killing each other The beautiful and brash Beaux stirs up emotions and a deep desire he thought were buried foreverPush and pullhurls and heat The cat and mouse game they play volleying insults back and forth like a swinging pendulum is entertaining and exciting There is nothing stimulating and spicy than an enemies to lovers storyThe biggest risk to Tanner is not his death defying assignments in the mix of war but in Beaux who is penetrating the walls he erected around his heart As if through her camera lens Beaux captures Tanner perfectly and sees through his barriers and bullst Beaux sees the real him “It scares me that she can see through things so well because that means she’s probably seeing everything I’m trying to hide”However to Tanner Beaux is an enigma He can’t break through her stockade of secrecy In a harsh war torn world Beaux and Tanner are each other’s sunlight in the darkness Tanner doesn’t want to want Beaux However if there is any hope for a future with the woman who is uickly penetrating his heart he has to break the chains of the past to embrace the present and hope for the future Beaux has to let Tanner into her heart and her past sharing than her bed with him “My anger collides with my insecurity and makes me realize just why I’m so upset No one likes to be made to feel like a fool and right now it’s exactly how I feel”Near death devastation a dark and perhaps deadly déjà vous tragedy and a tornado of a twist hit so hard that Tanner and Beaux may lose the bits of trust they have built and the bond they share Everything is on the verge of crumbling into ruins including their future “A false hope is the worst kind of all”Hard Beat spins your emotions around like a hurricane anger happiness sadness frustration and most of all hope Hope for that much fought for happily ever after the hell that this couple has endured This story and series are not just books but emotional and enlightening experiences that make you feel Feel for the characters as if they are sitting with you telling the story Feel every emotion that they experience With each devastatingly beautiful and brilliant Driven series book that K Bromberg creates there is a perpetual and powerful pattern a meaningful message Live life to the fullest Take a chancea risk Make every moment matter This book and all of K Bromberg's other masterpieces matterFive heart beating stars ARC received for an honest review from Bookalicious Babes Blog

  5. says:

    I received an arc for an honest review by the authorFirst and foremost I absolutely LOVE KBromberg All of her books are amazing keep you on the edge This book will grip you in ways you don't see coming Which is exactly what we like to read right? I did struggle at first getting my mind set into the background of foreign territory landscapes imagining the environment of the story HOWEVER it did not deter me from recognizing an amazing story You won't see the twists turns coming as they approach You'll get to it and just be like WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED? I love when hat happens Kristy has always been able to do that with her wordsThis story is told from Tanner's POV no alternating Beaux is a great female lead and you will instantly love the wit between the two characters Tanner is sexy domineering protective swoon he knows how to get the story he wants will stop at nothing to get the piece ; wink wink5 stars from this Redhead Reading

  6. says:

    Another masterpiece delivered by talented author K Bromberg I absolutely loved this book Hard Beat sucked me in from page one and kept me on the edge for the last 30% of the book K Bromberg is one of my all time favorite authors She is a master storyteller who takes you inside her inspirational stories and won't let you go I love her books so much and they always hit the spot This author’s characters are so consistent so true to their personalitiesI loved Tanner and Beaux and the two of them together were amazing I absolutely ADORED Tanner and since it was told from his POV I fell even harderThis book has it all heartache hurt passion secrets happy and sad moments friendship rock solid connection crazy twists and turns steamy sex scenes beautiful love story and action The writing is flawless and intense and the story is just so captivatingThere is a twist that had me gasping and I just wanted to jump inside my kindle and smack BJ This is a feel good story all the way An absolute MUST read

  7. says:

    5 'Bubbles and buzz' Stars I am SO GLAD I decided to read this I've been wanting to read this for a long time and I still don't know why I waited so much I loved this book I loved Tanner and I loved this love storyBecause I am so freaking especial about series and reading order I had to read Hard Beat before starting Down Shift I know they are standalones but still especial one here This was an absolutely fantastic plot amazing writing as always and extremely sexy and emotional story K Bromberg I love you and every time I read your booksIf you still haven't check this one out I strongly recommend it it's just a freaking great experience to read it

  8. says:

    An undeniable connection turns into an undeniable love A stunning romance filled with passion heart and so much emotion K Bromberg branches out and gives her readers something different but NO less special Whatever genre she chooses she kills it 100% of the time Bromberg is a definite auto click author for me She writesI read Simple as that Another amazing read by a truly talented storytellerCan I just tell you how much I crave a good male POV in a romance? Can I also tell you that K Bromberg is a KILLER at it? I think it just brings another level to the story and we us females don't have to ponder about what the hero is really thinking It takes out all the guess work and makes it incredibly enjoyable And are you ready for one hell of a plot twist? HA I knew you would be You will not see it coming and yet you will tell yourself I KNEW IT I literally had to put my iPad down and close my eyes for a minute I had to gather myself to continue Tons of these emotions came over me and I didn't know what to do with myself It was brilliant I expect nothing less from an author as talented as K BrombergI laughed I cried I screamed I shouted to whoever would hear me I felt like I was getting punched in the face with blow after blow after blow of adrenaline pumping events My heart went pitter patter I swooned all over the place I re read so many lines because I loved it all so freaking hard I didn't think my heart could take it K Bromberg made us work for Tanner and Beaux's happily ever after It's not simple It's complex It's raw It's ridiculously sexy It's magic Pure magic I felt a buzz throughout the entire book I never wanted it to end but I wanted that damn happily ever after Don't worry we get one but it's not your normal run of the mill contemporary romance It's difficult Even though your heart will feel like it went through a meat grinder have no fear the author mends it back up so beautifully so thoroughly you will think that it was all worth it in the end Gifted copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  9. says:

    35 starsNot bad I actually enjoyed this very much My only issue is desperately wanted to connect to Beaux and I couldn't I wish K Bromberg has given us her POV I feel like the only reason why she didn't have a POV was to protect the plot twist Again if you like surprises this would be perfect for you I'm the type of reader who enjoys knowing the secret while the characters have no clue or no idea about it I like the tension and it makes me feel invested in the one keeping the secret Nevertheless I enjoyed the writing and the chemistry between Beaux and Tanner The setting was also interesting In fact the characters' jobs were fascinating to me I'm glad K Bromberg wrote that into the narrative very well Overall this was good It just lacked that extra omph that I was looking for ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  10. says:

    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 conseuences laterHard 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 lifeTanner 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 lifeGuess it's time for this pawn to move past its zone of protection and face the ueen TannerUpon 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 denySee something you want Pulitzer? BeauxAs 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 advanceretreat 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 uickly progresses into so much 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 TannerTold in Tanner's POV Hard Beat is a must read for Driven Fans The plot is uniue 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 homeIf you don't like the ending change itOverall 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 The Driven SeriesPurchased on and Audiblecom for Blog Tour Review PostFor reviewsrevealsgiveaways visit

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Hard Beat 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 satedForeign 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 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 exuisite heat fated to burn out

  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Hard Beat
  • K. Bromberg
  • English
  • 03 October 2016
  • 9780451476814

About the Author: K. Bromberg

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