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by Annie Jocoby

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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


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 homelessness. She 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.

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Broken (Nick, #1) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 of trilogy(?). You get a chapter on each person's thoughts, Nick's and Scotty's. The writing is at times disjointed. Scotty's story I can understand. Nick's...well he is a man-whore. This is a 260 page story. Realistically, the author or a good editor could cut about 75 pages and have a better story. Thankfully it was free. Will not purchase the remaining books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first trilogy and now Nicks has started off terrific with a lot twists. I'm hoping Portia the witch gets herself fired for her gross moral wrongdoing. I love these characters and hope we see much more of them. The only thing is with the cliff hanger ending it left me jonesing for the second book but I have to wait 3 months so I guess that shows how much I love this author!
vero2 More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like it the premise of the story could have been good but just no. sorry no
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story kept saying the same thing over & over. The characters were just not put together enough for me. I mean it lost me when Nick used the phrase "cray-cray". Only middle schoole GIRLS use that. Also he new what a chigon hair style was. Ya right. Needs editing. If you are going to write a fictional romance we the readers normaly want something realistic. You no so we can actually connect with it. & I like a good love seen as much as the next girl but I think this was just a unbelievable porn script. I will not puchase the other books, not because I wouldn't finish the series but because on the nook they are $4.99 & they should either be free or no more than .99 cent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was just ok, though it is badly in need of editing. Also, be warned it is NOT a standalone novel in the series. I hate when authors try to dupe you into buying more of their books by using cliffhangers.
bigfanofreading71 More than 1 year ago
Nick was not only a man whore,he was into kinky sex.Scotty was so damaged she needed to be in therapy. I won't be reading any more of this. Dint reall care for it. Kd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wont be buying the rest in the series. Not a very ood author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really disliked this book. I do not recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have tried several times to read this bood and after about 5 pages I'm sleep literally it puts me to sleep. The story line is annoying the charaters are thought out but the story line sucks and does nothing to keep readers attention... this will be one I don't finish and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I made it about 3/4 of the way through the book before i gave up. I normally really enjoy this genre of stories however this one was not on par with the others I've read. The stuttering of the characters speech, Nick professing to love Scotty but then continuing to sleep with other people and the overall structure of the story is what kept me from being able to finish the book
Anonymous 12 months ago
Kinda all over the place and a cliff hanger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the first book and the second one gives it a little twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Broken:Nick is book four in the Gallagher Family series by Annie Jacoby, but it's the first book in the trilogy that focuses around Nick. Scotty and Nick have baggage. That's an understatement. We know her issues, but he haven't learned the root cause of why Nick is the way he is yet. It's alluded to, but never revealed. I'm guessing his baggage will be revealed in upcoming books. I didn't find the characters to be very believable. The romance was fast. They both do things that that don't make sense or that don't fit their character. At all. They also lack common sense. With their education and life experiences, you'd expect them to have a little more street sense. So, that was disappointing. I'm curious to know what happens next, but at the same time, I'm still pretty annoyed at them. Broken:Nick by Annie Jocoby was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story even more than Ryan's series. Nick is finally growing up and becoming the man he should be but i hope he continues to evolve in the rest of the stories
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Nick is a player. He doesn’t want to settle down, ever, and takes his single status very seriously. He only goes out with women who do not tempt him to settle down. So, when he sees his architecture grad student at a bar, dealing with her drunk mother, he comes to her rescue and later offers her a paid internship at his firm. She says no at first because she has a lot on her plate and being tempted by the sexy professor is not something she wants to deal with. Scotty lives paycheck to paycheck while trying to finish grad school for architecture. When her sexy, but talented, professor offers her an internship at his prestigious firm she thinks it is too good to be true. Not only does she doubt her talent, but she also has a drunken mother to deal with, a toddler brother in her mother’s care, and a dark past. Her lack of self-esteem doesn’t allow her to think of herself as worthy of such a position, but Nick won’t take no for an answer and she relents. Nick becomes attracted to his newest intern and is the kind of guy that won’t take no for an answer when it comes to anything in life. However, Scotty is so broken and damaged that she can’t love anyone, including herself. There is so much angst and turmoil throughout the story and I love a great angst filled book! The emotional rollercoaster ride between the two made me want to keep on reading and not put the book down. There were a few things that I did not enjoy in this book – the constant changing POV, the slow moving beginning, and the intense cliffhanger at the end. They don’t make this a bad book by any means, but bothered me enough to call attention to them. With that said, I’m glad I read Broken and I did enjoy it. *Copy provided for review.
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mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Annie Jocoby's "Broken" is the first book in the Broken series. I like Scotty's backstory - very detailed and realistic. Nick is a guy you love to hate. Some parts reminded me of that Josh Hartnett movie "40 Days and 40 Nights." There's a lot of drama and chemistry. I don't want to do any spoilers, but I'll just say that when you reach the end of #1, you'll definitely be waiting for #2 to come quickly!
Amers86 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Overall, I can honestly say I enjoyed this story, start to finish. It's not a story that everyone may like. It's not easy to read at times and is down right depressing in others. It might break your heart and might bring tears to your eyes. However, I believe it's those types of stories that affect us all more than we might ever admit. So, to the author, great job for writing a great story with such deep writing behind it. Unfortunately, there were at times that I felt this story was hard to read not due to its nature, but the writing. It left me confused in a few spots and at times the storyline kind of drug. By far, this is not a common problem in this book through, but it has a few spots that weren't "great". The relationship between the male lead and the female lead were written well and they are a couple I'd like to read more about. I could read another book about them without becoming bored because they were written to have so much detail behind and in front of them. It's really a great job on the author for the way she wrote the characters. There were some funny times and some serious times. I would say that this book was a roller coaster of emotions, so be prepared for some ups and downs. This story is such a great story though. I definitely think you need to pick up your copy of this story!
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