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Friday, 16 May 2014

Broken by M.L. Young

BrokenBroken by M.L. Young
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to agree with the previous reviewers.

I've bumped it from 2 stars to 3 because it has great potential to be an excellent story with some help from an editor. Even talking to another author who can give some imput of some kind.

It had a great all round feel to it, but many a times it fell flat on its face. Because I read many books [as most reviewer/readers do] we often times come across similar things in the same genre and I have to say, I've read stories like this before. Just a little spice, something challenging in between the pages and it could be a wrap.

I give honest feed back, my own thoughts and I wish no harm to the author. This is just my humble opinion and take on it. I struggled a lot with this book. But I did read it until the end, so that proves to me, there is a lot there than can be altered to keep full attention of a reader.

Bailey Wrenn is a small town girl with a big back story. Her mother left when she was young, leaving her in the care of an out of touch alcoholic father that barely noticed her existence. After trudging through life with no clear direction, she begins to wonder if she needs to leave this scarred memory of a town behind and finally move on. When Bailey hears from her friend Julie that life in Chicago is great and she should come out sometime, she takes that open invitation, and comes to visit her old friend with no idea of when she’s going to leave. 

One night, after Julie drags her from the apartment to see a local fight, she sees Kyle, a mysterious MMA fighter with a winning streak and an elusive personality. He doesn’t talk to anybody after his fights, and disappears faster than Bailey can blink. One day during a chance encounter filling out job applications, Bailey runs into Kyle at his work, and the electricity between them is bright enough to light up the city. 

It’s only when they begin to get close, though, that things are turned upside down. An old boyfriend and a brutal and devastating past makes Bailey believe she can’t be close to another man ever again, even if he seems perfect. She feels alone. She’s broken. 

HEA and no cliffhanger! This is a standalone novel. 
*This book is recommended for readers 17 and up for violence, language, and some adult situations.*

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