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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Broken is far from broken...in fact it's just about perfection!

I have nothing but praise for Broken by Shiloh Walker. I loved everything about Quinn and Sarah's love story. I thought it was a "true" romantic suspense; while the danger Sarah finds herself embroiled in brought her to a place where she meets Quinn, it's not the cata...
I have nothing but praise for Broken by Shiloh Walker. I loved everything about Quinn and Sarah's love story. I thought it was a "true" romantic suspense; while the danger Sarah finds herself embroiled in brought her to a place where she meets Quinn, it's not the catalyst to their developing relationship.

The suspense in this novel is that you don't understand the motives or the truths of the story until the end. The author cleverly uses flashbacks of the same or similar scenes throughout the book.slowly revealing shrouded secrets to the reader each time with additional details and insights to unravel the mystery surrounding Sarah.

Sarah and Quinn are attracted to each other instantly, but both try to convince themselves that to act on it would be unwise because neither feels that they are free to form an attachment, let alone fall in love. And Quinn.sigh, I love Quinn as a hero. He is such a wounded soul. He is a man who has overcome amazing odds to become who he is. He doesn't trust or love easily, yet with Sarah he finds that he is willing to reach for a chance at love. When he believes that she has betrayed him and his love, he tries to turn his back on her and leave her to her fate. He tries. Sarah is the mysterious soul in this love story, but Quinn is its heart.

Broken isn't a romantic suspense where the hero and the heroine are thrown together, then expected to fall in love while dodging bullets and saving the world. It's a love story about two people who are broken, but heal themselves and each other with their love. Broken is passionate, and emotional, and intriguing, and so very far from being broken..in fact I thought it was just about perfection. I read all but 70 pages in one day because it was so hard to put down....one of the best books I've read this year.

p.s. Broken is loosely connected to Fragile, also by Shiloh Walker. I didn't think it was necessary to read Fragile in order to enjoy Broken. That being said if you haven't read Fragile yet, you most certainly will after finishing Broken so do yourself a favor and pick up both and read them back to back :)

Ratings: 4.75 stars (a very very seductively steamy read!)

posted by booklover1335 on March 19, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not my taste

I admit I didn't finish this book, which is a rarity for me. Quite frankly, if I had known the "romance" scenes explicitly described anal sex, I would never have bought the book. Just not what I'm looking for in a romance novel. I found the way the author would repea...
I admit I didn't finish this book, which is a rarity for me. Quite frankly, if I had known the "romance" scenes explicitly described anal sex, I would never have bought the book. Just not what I'm looking for in a romance novel. I found the way the author would repeatedly bring up the same events from the characters' past annoying. It was as if the characters were who they were based on one or two single events from their past, not a whole life of experiences. The demonic husband out to kill his wife seemed cartoonish and unbelievable as a character. It was an intriguing premise, but it didn't live up to my expectations.

posted by Inspiration_Perspiration on March 29, 2012

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    I loved the first in this series, Fragile, and couldn't wait to

    I loved the first in this series, Fragile, and couldn't wait to read Broken. I wasn't disappointed. Quinn is a broken soul in need of repair and love. What he finds is a woman in the same situation for a bunch of different reasons than his own. The twists and turns in this story were great, and kept you guessing. The relationship with Sarah and Quinn was sweet and explosive at times. I found myself wanting to skip ahead, not because the writing wasn't good, but because I really wanted to know what was going to happen next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    :-)

    ** spoiler alert ** I really loved this book, but I spent the 2nd half of this book frustrated with the H/H and their secrets. He doesn't want to tell her about his childhood abuse and what's giving him nightmares and she's holding back why she's on the run. Then even once her secret is revealed, Sarah/Sam is the most ornery heroine I've ever read. I loved Quinn - What's not to love about guy who doesn't let people in easily falling hard for this woman he barely knows anything about. Overall, well written, well-paced suspense and love scenes. I was really glad for the addition of Devon and Luke. I wonder if there'll be a story for Sam's twin, Sarah.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Great Follow up to Fragile

    This is a wonderful second book by a dynamic author. Shiloh Walker's books are always very character driven and this is no exception. Quinn and Sarah are compelling and interesting. Also Walker actually surprised me with her twist, which rarely happens for me when reading a novel. It was wonderful to learn more about the elusive Quinn.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

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    Quinn + Sara

    I cannot think of a better title for this book. The protagonist Quinn Rafferty has one of those childhood gone bad past. His mother is a drug addict and an alcoholic who beats him for trying to go to school, for reading and just for being alive. He was also emotionally battered, reading that part of him was close to unbearable, I hate reading kids being beat up by their parents, thankfully it wasn't that long. His mother died from drug overdose (no surprise there) while in the police station he found himself staring at another boy that looks like him, only this boy wears clean clothes and expensive shoes. He's got a twin and his name is Luke, and his father found him. Twenty years later he has become a bounty hunter. He especially caters to those bastards who gets a knack out of beating their wife / girlfriend or their kid.

    Sara the other half in this story, pretty impressive character. She is a strong woman with great personality and is logically sound even after everything that has happened to her. Sara is currently a waitress, she's been on the run for two years, moving from town to town, not staying for more than 3 months in a specific place. She can't afford it, she can't stop being paranoid and she can't trust anybody, until she met this elderly woman at the diner where she's working and offer her an apartment better than the one she's living in at that moment. Little did she know that there is one awesome incentive waiting for her.

    Sara and Quinn's first glimpse of each other was full of tension right away. It will kill you. LOL. Walker built up an exciting anticipation on what will happen to this two characters once they get acquainted emotionally and physically. The tension was like a seduction for me. I kept on reading, not only looking forward to the sex scenes (which was hot as expected) but towards the revelation of Sara's past. I wasn't sure at first if two tormented people can really help each other. Sara and especially Quinn have a long history of emotional turmoil that I don't even think any one can help. Usually, the horrors and tortures from their past leaves them lonely and borderline psycho but when these two got close to each other the wounds seems to close and open up to a new and brighter morning. It was especially nice when Quinn woke up that one morning and he felt contentment.

    Shiloh Walker virgin here, and I love this book and I love her writing style so I went out to buy more of her books. I wonder is Luke's story is as good as Quinn's? I have a heart for bad and dangerous boys, Luke doesn't seem to be the type. I have to find out.

    Broken is a book full of intense situations. A tale that tells how bad things happen to good people. Their amazing struggle to keep their sanity, survival, hope and love. Exciting, lust worthy, and gripping. Definitely have to be on your tbr list.

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