Monday, July 6, 2015

Review 'Sweet Ache' by K. Bromberg
From K Bromberg, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Driven series comes another pulse-raising, unputdownable romance . . .

Hawkin Play, the bad boy rock star with a good guy heart, has lived a lifetime of cleaning up after his twin brother's mistakes. Hunter's most recent screwup could land Hawke in jail and risk the band's future. Hawke agrees to guest lecture at a local college to stay in the judge's good graces-and a bet with his bandmate to seduce his sexy teaching assistant is icing on the cake.

Quinlan Westin is harder to bed than Hawke imagined. She knows his type and is determined to avoid the rocker at all costs-even if their attraction runs deeper than simple lust.
Just as Hawke might finally be winning over the girl, his brother has other plans. When Hunter realizes his twin finally has a weakness, he'll stop at nothing to take advantage...

My Review:

Last March I read ‘Slow Burn’ the fifth book in the Driven series by K. Bromberg. Although this book was already the fifth one in the series, it can be read as a standalone, and I completely fell in love with this book. So when I was asked to read and review ‘Sweet Ache’, the sixth book in the series, I was super excited and immediately agreed to the review. This book is also a standalone.

In ‘Sweet Ache’ we meet Quinlan Westin, a graduate student who is completely done with love and guys. All Quinlan wants is to graduate, have fun and not worry about guys. Her plan is working out great so far. But one day she is asked to be the TA of a new guest teacher. Unfortunately for Quinlan, the guest teacher is Hawkin Play, the star of a rock band. Hawking Play is the ultimate rock star, he is very handsome and has many groupies. But what the outside world doesn’t see is the broken heart he has after a horrible experience in his past.
Now Hawkin excepts a bet with his bandmate to seduce his new sexy teaching assistant. But what he didn’t expect was this girl to change his life.

I was super excited to start reading this book. Since ‘Slow Burn’ is one of my favorite reads of this year so far, my expectations were really high for ‘Sweet Ache’. But I really shouldn’t have worried, K. Bromberg did another amazing job. From the moment I started reading this book I just couldn’t put it down. This is such a beautiful and touching book. I just couldn’t get enough.

The main characters Quinlan and Hawkin immediately grabbed my attention. Quinlan is a fun, sweet girl who has been hurt too much by man in the past. Since she grew up watching her brother be a huge player when he was single, and now being hurt by another player..  She is done with players. She just wants to date casual with no strings attached and graduate.  But then Hawkin comes along. I don’t think anyone could blame her for liking Hawkin. He is sexy, handsome, a rock star and seems to be all into her. I loved how Quinlan stood up to Hawkin and how she was able to stand her own against him.
Hawkin was a character I won’t forget for a long time. His past made him who he is today and people don’t really see the guy he really is. I definitely had a crush on his character. I mean.. Wow!!

The rock star vs teaching assistant concept was really wonderful. This book was so romantic and addicting I just never wanted it to end. K. Bromberg was again able to write a wonderful story that is fun to read, romantic, addicting and makes you feel a ton of emotions.
What I love the most about the two books I read by K. Bromberg so far, is the way these books are sexy, but it all really is about the connection between the two main characters. Intense is definitely the best word to describe these books.

I think I just became a groupie to K. Bromberg! Go read this book everyone!! 

My Rating:


About the Author:


K. Bromberg was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from University of California at San Diego with two bachelors-economics and political science-but always loved to write.

K. Bromberg remains in Southern California with her husband and their three young children. When not writing or working her day job, she can be found playing ninjas or power rangers with her son, fixing the hair of her oldest daughter's American girl doll, or doing 'arts and crafts' with her youngest daughter, or listening to any or all of them fight/whine/laugh at once. When she needs a break from the daily chaos, you can almost always find her with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good book or mentally outlining her next set of characters.
For more information about K. Bromberg and her books please visit her website, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from the Little, Brown Book Group.


  1. So glad you enjoyed this Maureen. The romance sounds sweet and their stories touching. I love when an author pulls you into the story

  2. So glad you enjoyed this Maureen. The romance sounds sweet and their stories touching. I love when an author pulls you into the story

    1. Thanks! This author is definitely one of my new favorites. I love how she writes.
      Thank you so much for stopping by ;)


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