Blog Tour, Erica's Review: Broken by Nicola Haken

Title: Broken
Author: Nicola Haken
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 29, 2016
When Theodore Davenport decides to switch his mundane job for a career, he walks into Holden House Publishing with enthusiasm and determination to succeed. As he settles into his new role, makes new friends, and dreams of making it to the top, everything is going to plan. Until he meets James Holden, CEO of Holden House. James Holden hasn’t been able to stop thinking about his encounter with the timid man he met in a club bathroom last week, and when he discovers the one haunting his dreams is an employee, he can’t seem to stop himself from pursuing him. Just a little fun - that’s what James tells himself. He can’t afford to care for someone who can never reciprocate, not once they find out who he really is. James believes nobody deserves the burden of being attached to him. He’s a complicated man. Damaged. Difficult. Demanding. Broken. Is Theodore strong enough to confront James’ demons? More importantly, is James? (M/M romance. Not suitable for readers under 18 years of age due to language and sexual content. ***Please note*** This book contains scenes of self harm, mental illness and suicidal ideation which may pose as a trigger, or be uncomfortable for some readers.)

Erica's Review~

Broken!!!! Yes this was the right title for this book.  I was a beautifully read book full of 

broken emotions.  I’m going to start with a warning, because this book contains some 

serious triggers.  My warning has been stated.  

This was a really good book; I enjoyed the story mainly because it touched on a real life 

illness.  It wasn’t just heart and flowers.  It was love with struggles, not I don’t love or 

trust you struggle, but I don’t know how to love you or myself.   I thought this book was 

very realistic, and well written.  Although I never experienced anything like this, I felt 

every emotion, help, love, hurt, and pain.  I could tell that Nicola Haken put in a hard 

work and research in this story.  She told about the good and bad of the illness, but what 

I like most is she also made it and point to show that James was still lovable, still a 

person, still a person that could love in return.  I love how Theo never gave up on loving 

James.  Broken was about true love.  It showed that if you love a person you love them 

through it all. The good, bad, and the ugly.  I will be looking for more reads by Nicola. 

JOB WELL DONE! I got this book 4.5****

“Broken is truly a remarkable book. I was blown away by it, by the raw and sincere way Ms. Haken took these men through the roller coaster of living with unrelenting demons. And now, as I sit here wondering if I have to courage to post this review, all I can think about is how far into my heart Theo and James have embedded themselves--and how I hope they never leave. I think it might be too hard to say goodbye...although maybe not as hard as it was find the words that I hope compel you to read this breathtaking book.” ~ Beth, Give Me Books 
“A stunning but achingly painful read” ~ Author Sloane Kennedy 
“This is an amazing book full of so much raw emotion that it gripped me and wouldn't let up. I felt like I was watching a movie in my head and I wanted to just jump in the book and give James a huge hug. Lots of FEELz in this book.. both good and bad.” ~ Alpha Book Club

Nicola lives in Rochdale, England with her husband and four children (six if you include the dog and cat!) She is the author the author of the m/m romance Souls of the Knight series, and is currently working on a standalone with new boys, James and Theo, due for release early 2016. When she is not busy playing with her imaginary book friends (or talking about them with real life friends!) she can usually be found carrying out her ordinary mum/housewife/all round slave duties. Oh, and if the kids ever ask, she moonlights as the Pink Power Ranger while they're sleeping...


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for joining in with the tour, and for such a great review! <3