Today we have a little something different for you, not a mini book review a tv mini-series review. Enjoy!
Colton Donavan lives on that razor-thin edge toward out of control. Whether it’s on the track or off of it, everything he wants is at his fingertips: success, willing women, media attention. Everything that is, but Rylee. She’s the exception this reckless bad boy can’t seem to win over. Her heart is healing. His soul is damaged. They both know the two of them could never work. But he crashes into her life without apology-disrupting her world, testing her boundaries, and uncovering the darkness of her past. Their chemistry is undeniable. Their attraction is magnetic. Their ability to help each other heal obvious. And even though he won’t let her in, there’s something about Colton she can’t walk away from. This is the beginning of their story. Their fight. Their perfectly imperfect love.
The Driven series by K Bromberg is a must read for any fan of contemporary romance. You want a handsome, bad boy with plenty of charm and a strong female lead with oozes of confidence, then the story of Colton Donovan and Rylee Thomas is just what you need.
I originally came across the series as an audiobook, because here at The P Turners we love books in any shape or form. It was whilst listening to the audiobook and later reading the novel on my Kindle that the streaming site PassionFlix started to advertise their mini series of the first novel. As mentioned we love books in all formats, so when PassionFlix announced the release of a number of novels to be turned into films or a mini series, this avid reader was beyond excited.
Book adaptations have been around for years, some not always good, others exceeding expectations. But for a book lover, especially one as critical as me, seeing how the story of Colton and Rylee played out on screen was a temptation I could not resist. Once I had finished reading I just had to watch.
Of course if you love a novel, there is always going to be some elements of the screen adaptation that you’re not 100% happy with, are the characters represented well, is the storyline compelling, is there chemistry between our lead actors? All these things that go on in the back of your mind whilst you devour someone else’s interpretation of a book. Because that is what this is, an interpretation of what someone else has taken from the same book you’ve read.
As with any form of media, we each take a different experience from what we’re consuming, see different representations and meanings behind a piece of art that the creator, in this case the author, has a totally different view off. In this case we’re seeing play out the tale of two characters that as a reader we’ve taken into our hearts, held them close and gone on this rollercoaster journey with.
I loved PassionFlix’s work on the mini series, bringing to life the steamy, undeniable chemistry between head strong characters and making them seem even more real. Sure we now this isn’t reality, just two actors pretending, but the test is in making the audience feel like it’s real. As much as there were parts of the book missing, as there always will be, here is a show that managed to pull me in, make me want to see this passionate relationship play out and fall slightly in love even more with the characters and actors.
One thing you can’t deny with any PassionFlix film or series, they take our favourite contemporary romance novels and where other adaptations may skip over the scenes we all love so much, it’s safe to say we get don’t get any rubbish fade to black or cut away here. Now that contemporary romance is the mainstream, we can finally enjoy all our favourite steamy romance novels in more ways than one.
You can find more information regarding Driven on the series website Driven Website
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