Review: Hard Beat by K. Bromberg

Posted 3 November, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Hard Beat by K. BrombergTitle: Hard Beat
Series: Driven #7
Author: K. Bromberg
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About 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 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...
Related Books: Sweet Ache, Down Shift


So, I didn’t quite remember Tanner at first – even when he mentioned his sister once or twice. Then the third time or so, he mentioned his sister by name, and that’s when I put it together. But by his first trip up to the rooftop, I didn’t really care who he was. 😛

What I loved most about Hard Beat: the location.

How many contemporary romances have you read lately that take place in the Middle East? Not your average beach area, small rural town, or big city that most contemporary and new adult books are located in. I don’t particularly mind those locations at all, but snaps for originality, K. Bromberg!

And the same goes with the job. I feel like journalist is one of those jobs that’s very common for a romance heroine. Along with bakery shop owner, PR pro, chef, etc.

But foreign correspondents? Not so much. And that was awesome.

Overall, this book was just really unique.

Like, let’s talk about all the craziness. Well, let’s not, if you haven’t read it yet. But let me tell you that it’s completely apeshit crazy in a wonderful way.

Every time you think the crazy conflict is about to get resolved, you find out something crazy that actually makes it 10x worse and crazier. I kept thinking, “How can they even bounce back from this? How could this possibly have a resolution that makes any sense?”

Not many contemporary romances keep me on my toes like that anymore.

About K. Bromberg

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.

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.

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