Driven (The Driven Trilogy) Summary & Study Guide

K. Bromberg
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Driven, a novel by K. Bromberg, is the first book in a trilogy detailing the relationship between Rylee Thomas and Colton Donavan. Although they are from different backgrounds and lifestyles, the heat between them is palpable when they meet by chance, and a tumultuous affair begins even though neither can give the other what they most want and need.

When Rylee Thomas accidentally locks herself in a closet at a charity date auction she is hosting, her claustrophobia takes over until the door is opened by a handsome, sexy man she does not know. Their physical attraction is immediate, but although he insists that he will have her, she is put off by his arrogance. Later in the evening, she is shocked to learn that he has paid $25,000 for a date with her and later her boss reveals that they will have a business relationship as well. The man is Colton Donavan, a wealthy race car driver and entrepreneur, and he has offered to contribute $1 million and raise the remainder of the funds needed to build a much-needed new facility for Corporate Cares, the non profit for which Rylee works. The organization runs The House, a home for boys whose parents have died or lost custody of them because of drug abuse, neglect or other issues. Riley is very dedicated to her job, so he has no choice but to accept Colton's generous offer even though it will mean seeing him regularly, something she both wants and dreads.

As the book progresses, it is revealed that Rylee is still haunted by a car accident two years earlier that killed her fiance, Max, and left her seriously injured. Colton is not without demons of his own, having been adopted at age 8 by a wealthy film director, but his life before that has left him tormented and damaged. Although he pursues Rylee relentlessly, he makes it clear that he can give her only one thing -- mind-blowing sex -- and when he is tired of her, he will cast her aside just as he has done with every other woman he has been with.

Rylee is offended by Colton's attitude, but her physical desire for him makes it impossible to resist playing along and eventually they end up in bed. The experience is as amazing as Colton promised, but afterward she senses a change in his demeanor and leaves in tears. Thus begins a continuing dance as they gradually reveal more of themselves to each other while knowing that neither can give the other what they need most. As Rylee gradually peels back the layers of Colton's facade, she realizes she has fallen in love with him and she begins to hope that they have a future together, and Colton, despite his protests, begins to fall for her too even though he continues to insist that he is incapable of love and will hurt her in the end.

When he takes her to his home -- something he has done with no other woman -- Rylee's hopes begin to rise, but after a night of wonderful sex, Colton awakens to a horrifying nightmare. Although Rylee tries to comfort him, he coldly demands that she get out, insisting that he is tired of her now that he has had her, and she leaves his house in tears.

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