Blurb: 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 screw-up 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…
First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Sweet Ache is part of the Driven Series but it can be perfectly read as a stand alone as there are very few references to the previous books, just some appearances of race driver Colton. But you don't need to know anything beforehand to follow this story perfectly. In fact, the book is all about Quinlan, Colton's little sister, and sexy rocker Hawking Play.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of reading Slow Burn, also from the Driven Series, and I enjoyed it quite a lot, especially because it turned out to be a really emotional read and had a depth I was not expecting. So I wasn't expecting less from Sweet Ache. I am glad to say that it did not disappoint. K. Bromberg handles serious topics with tact and without over using them. And her characters are really complex and tormented (but not too much). The book had plenty of emotional moments and some scenes were hard to read without shading a tear or two. But there were plenty of laughs too.
Also, K. Bromberg managed to surprise me more than once during the story. You might think the story could be quite simple: smart girls falls for rocker god, rocker god realises what he needs is a smart girl. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Quinlan was such an interesting character. I really liked her attitude and how strong she was. And I also liked that Hawking was quite straight forward most of the time and so protective of his loved ones. There were not endless misunderstandings and misinterpretations and the story was fast paced and sexy as hell.
All in all, K. Bromberg has written yet another steamy and sexy captivating read with so many honest and raw emotions going on between the characters that it will keep you glued to its page into the early hours.