Series: Driven #8
Author: K. Bromberg
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2016
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Related Books: Sweet Ache, Hard Beat
About Down Shift:The New York Times bestselling Driven series continues with a standalone story about finding love where you least expect it…
Behind the wheel, racing champion Zander Donavan is at the top of his game. But after too much excess in his personal life, he’s forced to step away. He needs to accomplish something all on his own—outside of his famous father’s shadow.
Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she’s found the perfect escape—until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she’d been promised. He’s undeniably sexy, but she’s there to heal. Alone.
Before long though, fighting with each other turns into fighting their attraction. And giving into desire sets off a chain reaction that has their pasts colliding. With an unexpected love on the line, can they overcome the fallout to build a future?
There wasn’t anything legit that I disliked about this book but it didn’t really excite me. In fact, in the middle of it, I put it down for like a week. That may not seem like a deal, but normally once I start a book, I’m reading it at least a little bit every day until I finish. I don’t normally go entire days without picking it back up.
I just didn’t really have any strong reactions to it.
In fact, my strongest emotion is misplaced and irrational annoyance that this book is seemingly set in the present, but so was the rest of the series in which Zander is a young child.
First of all, timeline stuff like that wiggles into my brain and I can’t let it go throughout the whole book.
Second of all, such a missed opportunity…I would have loved a book about the driver of futuristic hovercars. 😂
I get that that’s not actually a big deal but it’s hard to let it go while I’m reading.
Getty pulled at my heartstrings, and my sockstrings, since I’m writing this in knee highs with ice cream cones on them. 💁🏻 But I still wasn’t hugely invested in her story except for the most climactic points.
Then Zander was moody and broody and yes he was hot but also generic romance bad boy.
So, yeah, an okay read but I could’ve taken or left it.