TeriLyn's thoughts: **Hard Beat generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
Having first met Tanner Thomas, our hero, in the Driven trilogy I was excited to read his story. The glimpses and side notes we learn about Rylee's brother were quite intriguing. In Hard Beat, Tanner tells us his story from his point of view.
Full of secrecy and mystery the story of Tanner and Beaux zigzags with angst. Their connection happened almost immediately although Tanner did his best to fight it. He's grappling with demons from his past and Beaux is seemingly running from something. There were several moments between the two when they let their guards down that were very touching making their connection palpable. Being that the story was told entirely from Tanner's point of view, I thought were a few spots where the his thoughts were very back and forth for a man. But also some instances where his analyzing helped me understand a little more about Beaux. And while I never guessed the plot twist, I thought it was a very intriguing choice.
The writing of Bromberg gets very detailed for me. I found myself getting a little bored in some of the details. But what I find so interesting is when I feel like I'm start to lose interest Bromberg supplies another hook and I'm right back invested in the love story of the characters. Hard Beat wasn't epic for me nor did I not like it, it just fell into my category of OK reads. For those readers who love angst ridden stories I definitely recommend this for you. For fans of the previously published Driven trilogy - you can expect the same angst factors of Bromberg's characters getting together but it's much different in presentation from the story of Colton and Rylee.