Driven (Northern Waste, #1)

Driven (Northern Waste, #1)

by Eve Silver

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"One of the best books I've read in ages."--Marjorie M. Liu, New York Times bestselling author

In the harsh Northern Waste where human life is worth little, ice trucker Raina Bowen has learned to keep her eyes open and her knife close at hand. She's spent her life on the run, one step ahead of the megalomaniac who hunts her. All she wants is to stay out of trouble and haul her load of grain to Gladow Station—but trouble finds her in the form of a sexy stranger called Wizard. He has the trucking pass she needs, and she has to drag him out of a brawl with the very people she's trying to hide from in order to get it. She may have rescued him, but Raina's not foolish enough to see Wizard as anything close to helpless. He's hard and honed and full of secrets—secrets that may destroy them both.

As they race across the Waste, trying to outrun rival truckers, ice pirates, and the powerful man bent on their destruction, Raina's forced to admit that trouble's found her. And this time, there's nowhere left to run.

"Edgy, steamy, action packed, and plotted with nail-biting tension..."--Library Journal, Starred Review

"Anyone looking for something different will find [Silver]'s steamy, sinewy universe great fun..."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Eve [Silver] expertly fuses nonstop action and adventure; a cutting-edge, exceptionally inventive setting; and a terrific, take-charge, no-nonsense heroine in Driven, a fresh, fabulously fun futuristic romance."--The Chicago Tribune

"...kind of Mad Max meets Red Dawn..."

"Ms. [Silver] has created an incredible world and Driven is one of the most entertaining books I've read all year."--All About Romance

"Take one tough heroine and a hero who is more than he seems; throw in gritty action and sizzling passion and you have the perfect recipe for success. Awesome!"--RT BOOKreviews

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152735147
Publisher: Eve Silver
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Series: Northern Waste , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,476
File size: 676 KB

About the Author

National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. In 2015 she won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award, and her work was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2014), and was both an American Bookseller’s Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens (2013). She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar.

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Driven 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
SeaLaughing More than 1 year ago
I love both science fiction and romance, but futuristic romance usually doesn't meet my expectations. "Driven" is one of the best I've ever read. Most futuristic romance writers seem to write only one of the two genres well; either the romantic element is strong and the science fiction is weak, or vice versa. Eve Silver is one of the few who manages to balance both elements, giving the reader a solidly built futuristic society and a love story full of both fireworks and tenderness. I would give 5 stars, but most of my friends now discount 5 star reviews because they've been burned by too many paid reviewers. So I'm giving it 4 stars on this site, but I'm giving it a personaal 5 star recommendation.
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
Driven by Eve Silver A post-apocalyptic, trans-Siberian trucker tale in the Northern Waste. Huh? A dark futuristic, hard-life, survivor romance. Raina Bowen survives and travels on her own. It's her choice. It's what she knows. "She doesn't need anyone." Then she rescues Wizard from a group of truckers intending to beat him. So now they are traveling together in her long-haul truck.  They go back to the truck stop to help the rag-tag band of kids living there. And eventually find that the really nasty bad guy, Duncan Bane, is getting closer to finding Raina.  Does she run or stand her ground. However you describe this book, it was an adventure from start to finish. I really enjoyed Wizard. He reminds me a little of Spock.  He was brought up by a computer so he needs to learn emotions. And Raina is up for that task!  It's a great fast-moving story with a great romance.  I love this book.  It's been sitting on my shelf for years, but I'm glad I finally read it. Eve Silver has moved high on my list of "must read authors".
Anonymous 11 months ago
HEABookNerd 12 months ago
Driven was a very interesting read, centered on a post-apocalyptic icy wasteland ruled by a ruthless government, pirate like truckers, and a rebel faction determined to take down the government. There was plenty of action, romance, and a unique world that I would have loved to have known more about. The best thing about Driven was Raina, who has no problem taking care of herself and kicking some serious butt. Trust doesn't come easy to Raina and it takes her a while to warm up to the mysterious Wizard. One thing I found interesting about Raina is that she wants so desperately to be selfish and only care about her survival but she can't help but be compassionate towards others in need. As a former assassin for the New Government Order, Wizard is used to working alone and suppressing all emotions. I loved watching Wizard be completely baffled by his unexpected feelings toward Raina. Wizard was raised to be nothing but a ruthless killer with no feelings and a computer like intelligence. His lack of humor and odd way of stating things made him a bit of a puzzle for Raina. While the romance isn't the focus of the story it does get plenty of time on page and centers mostly around two loners who never really expected to find happiness. Was this the best story ever? No, but it sure was a lot of fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of like a porn novelist tried to get away into S.F and couldn't quite make it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a guy, and like action without all the emotion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book and I'm really glad she did; it's been excellent from start to finish!
TigerLily_Johnson More than 1 year ago
Read this book in one sitting. Fantastic read! I enjoyed the plot and the characters.
katbella More than 1 year ago
Love this book read it when it first came out under name Eve Kenin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this is hardly the worst book I've read, it left alot to be desired. Wizard and Raina weren'treally the issue; well, if you can get past the "perfect LI is perfect," syndrome and being reminded every other page of his profession and how "worthless" he is etc... I mean the steamy scenes were great, and I even liked the trope role reversal of the guy being all, "what are these strange feelings?!?!?" For me the real problem was the world building, i judt wasn't really into it and I found myself nit caring and skipping over a lot if scenes. Plus his name is Wizard...