Sweet Ache (Driven #6) by K. Bromberg
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.
Hawke (the bad boy rocker) and Quinlan’s story struck many cords of my heart. Hawke made a promise to his father that he’s tried to live by in his day to day life. But he’s suffering, he’s lonely and he doesn’t realize this until Quinlan’s comes into his life. Hawke and his bandmates are betting men, but the risk of a particular bet can throw his heart for a loop that he didn’t see coming. Hunter (Hawkin’s identical twin brother) throws repeated sucker punches towards Hawke. How Hawke deals in these situations is all part of the journey he’s treading through to no longer feel like he’s drowning. There’s struggles, hurt, grief, bets, betrayal and curiosity. Quinlan doesn’t hold back and doesn’t settle. She fights and gives her all in all that she encounters, making it all count. Quinlan is Colton’s sister, so his presence as a steady foundation, a support in Quin’s life was a softer, protective side of Colton that I deeply enjoyed seeing pieces of outside of his relationship with Rylee. Quinlan and Hawke test the durability of many instruments to determine if they can produce a pleasurable sound. And you are to be judge of this. Give Hawkin a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 4 stars