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Jen's Review: Broken: The Gallagher Family by Annie Jocoby

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Publisher: Tobann Publishing

Released: Janurary

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Length: 258 Pages

Format: ebook, Paperback



Nick O'Hara is, for lack of a better word, a man-wh***. Look in the Urban Dictionary under that word, and his name will no doubt be mentioned. The only qualifications that he looks for in a bed-mate is that the person is hot and breathing. Mainly hot. He has no desire for an emotional connection with another person, and that's the way he lives his life. He has his fabulous wealth and his reputation as a premiere architect, and that's enough for him. Until Scotty James. Scotty is a graduate student at Columbia University in New York City. She's broken from traumatic experiences from her years in foster care and living on the streets. Scotty has a dark secret that has led her to protect herself to the point where, at the age of 23, she has never been on a date. She has never even been kissed. Yet Scotty has a vulnerability that is intoxicating to Nick, because, deep down, he knows that he is as broken as she. When Nick pursues Scotty, it seems that she is the only woman who doesn't want to be with him. At first she's a challenge, but Nick soon finds himself falling in love for the first time in his life. With a woman who wants nothing to do with him. Can Scotty overcome her trust issues and fear to let Nick in? Or will she prove to be too broken to trust? This is a full-length, 95,000 word, New Adult novel with mature themes, an alpha male and a vulnerable and broken virgin. Also featuring a loyal gay bestie. :)

Review 2 Stars

I read this book in only a few hours, it was an easy read which i usually really love. In this case, this book was a good starter book if you are wanting to read romance. I loved the main characters: Scotty James, Nick O'Hara, and of course Jack he made me smile. I was disappointed with this book because there wasn't enough backstory of the characters which I feel is crucial especially if they have all of these emotional issues. The author touched on them and left you hanging and not in a good way. Sure she touched base on Scotty's past a little and it was referenced a lot but not really fully explained. I felt the same way about her leading man Nick O'Hara. I have so many questions about him that i feel should have been answered in this book containing 62 chapters, they could have been longer. Nick is still a stranger to me, I would have loved to read his entire backstory instead of confusing references being explained when you got to them. That took away from the story for me. I believe this book could have been great if all of the holes were filled in within the characters. The only question I should be left asking is, What happens next!!!

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