Guest Review: Down Shift by K. Bromberg
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?
Zander is all grown up and chasing after the truth. But in his chase he chases all his loved ones away. Including Colton and Rylee. I remember Zander as a broken little boy whose heart was mended by the love of our Ryles and Colton. He even grew up in his adoptive dad’s racing shoes. Seeing Zander act the way he did toward Colton was a little off putting. I wanted to smack some sense into him. Just like I did with his dad. This is what K does. She makes us care just a little too much. When Zander realizes that he needs to be by himself to get his head on straight he runs into someone who just wants to start over and be alone.
Enter Getty Caster. I loved her. She is just trying to make it on her own. She reminded me of the Julia Roberts character from the movie Sleeping with the Enemy. Her first meeting with Zander nearly knocked the socks off her. :) But not quite. Soon these two are sharing both the good and the bad with each other.
What I really loved about this book was that it was not all about the angst. Sure they both had angst of their own but it was dealt with like an adult. Zander warned her he was moody. “Mander” is what they called this side of Zander. And Getty was referred to as “Socks.” Read the book and you will find out why. They both knew they had issues of their own and never pushed each other to cross the boundaries of their lives. Instead, they learned to trust each other the old fashioned way. By getting to know each other and slowly falling in love. And with this love they both had their own HEA. Thank you K. Bromberg for giving our Zander the HEA he truly deserved.
Rating: 4 Stars
I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.