Broken [NOOK Book]

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The national bestselling author of Fragile returns with a luscious new blend of sex and suspense.

Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter for a private detective agency in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He's drawn to her-but he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.

Sarah McElyea is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a ...
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Overview

The national bestselling author of Fragile returns with a luscious new blend of sex and suspense.

Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter for a private detective agency in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He's drawn to her-but he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.

Sarah McElyea is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She has a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can't risk telling him the secrets she's hiding.

But Quinn must get closer to Sarah when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and both Quinn and Sarah will have to expose their true feelings-as well as their fragile hearts-if their love is to survive.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101185735
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 104,924
  • File size: 335 KB

Meet the Author


Shiloh Walker is the national bestselling author of many novels, including Hunting the Hunter, Hunter's Salvation, and Hunters: Heart and Soul.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted March 22, 2010

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    Broken is exceptional

    Broken By Shiloh Walker is a compelling story of love, betray and overcoming terrible odds.

    Quinn Rafferty excelled at his job as a bounty hunter for a private detective agency. His new neighbor has a quietness about her that intrigues him. But Quinn knows that Sara Davis is hiding from something or someone. Knowing this doesn't stop him from wanting her.

    Sara Davis is on the run from a dangerous situation. Every time she thinks those out to get her are close she bolts. She knows that she has no business wanting to know Quinn Rafferty any better. Sara feels a comfort and security with him that has been missing from her life for so long.

    Sara and Quinn stumble into a hot and steamy relationship. Quinn just begins to trust Sara when his next assignment is finding Sara. This changes everything and sets in motion more danger then he could imagine.

    Broken is intense and show how vulnerable we all can be. These two wounded souls have a complex love that both are unsure about. Shiloh Walker takes you on an emotional and sultry journey that will linger in your heart for days and weeks to come.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

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    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 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!)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    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 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Loved this book##

    I couldn't put this book down. I absolutely loved it. The chemistry between the two leads was undeniable. And the male lead: YUM! Intrigue and romance at its best! And the sex was hot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

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    his is a terrific romantic suspense thriller

    In St. Louis Sara Davis is attracted to her new neighbor, Quinn Rafferty. Alas she knows nothing can come of it as she is on the lam from someone who wants her dead. However, Quinn reciprocates and refuses to stay distantly friendly as he has a nasty past too.

    As Sara and Quinn become closer, she still conceals her dark secrets from him as he does with her. However, as they fall in love, fate twists them to the wind when his next skip as a bounty hunter is Sara.

    This is a terrific romantic suspense thriller that grips the audience from the onset as Sara knows she could easily fall in love with Quinn, but must instead avoid him. The story line is fast-paced yet filled with angst as he has issues having initially been raised by an abusive addict until his father and twin brother (see Fragile for Luke's tale) rescued him two decades ago. If Sara was to pick the perfect man to love her, he is it because as an adult he never forgot the abuse so he personally prefers beating up abusers. Readers will enjoy this terrific thriller as fans will wonder if Quinn has finally found happiness only will he give away the Elusive Butterfly Of Love (Bob Lind).

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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 November 22, 2011

    Great story, not crazy about so called "romance"

    Really enjoyed the story, with one exception...the sex. I am certainly not a prude, but when I read the sex scenes, I had to cringe at the language. I found that part was just too much.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    great read!!

    I loved this one. Definetly keep me on hooked. And loved the huge twists at the end. I couldn't put this one down.

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  • Posted June 2, 2010

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    Fantastic

    Second book in the "series: (Fragile being hte first) It was fantastic! Help me on the edge of my seat until the end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

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    Enjoyable book

    I have previously read "The Missing" by this author and enjoyed it. I gave "Broken" a try and found that I enjoyed that as well. The author includes a mix of suspense, action, drama, romance, and everything else that catches your attention.

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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 April 18, 2010

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    Great book

    This is the second book in the series and I doubt there will be more but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. I felt the pain that the characters went through and wanted everything to work out in the end.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    LOVED THIS BOOK

    This book kept u at the edge of ur seat aand kept u guessing.The characters lead u to believe that u were apart of the story.i just loved it.

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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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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Broken no more

    Shiloh Walker has done it again. After reading Fragile ( the story of Luke Rafferty) I had high hopes in regards to the story Shiloh would deliver for Quinn Rafferty. Quinn is a warrior running from his past, a past which has left him broken on the inside. No longer does he trust those around him, relationships are kept strictly professional, and love? Well love has no meaning in his world. He is really a man going through the motions of life..He does his civic duty by hunting down the low-life scums of the world and making sure they do their time in jail. He prefers to spend his time alone, not wanting to think about that one night that changed the course of life. Now after running into his new building flat neighbor, he is simply a man running from the hungers hos body is demanding he confront. Sara Davis is a woman on the run from a man who wants her out of his life and six feet under. Quinn simply screams "Wounded Warrior" and Sara is helpless in her attraction to the hunky broody neighbor. Yes she tries to deny him, but in the end who can deny the fireworks that erupts when the two are within eying distance of one another? Sara is afraid to trust Quinn to help her win the fight she is running from and Quinn wants nothing but to help the woman who has stolen his heart and soul. Before they can work their relationship out..Quinn is in the fight of life to save the love of his life. Will Sara and Quinn be able to overcome their pasts and acknowledge the love they so desperately share? All I will say is this is one book I couldn't put down and man this has got to be hands down the best work Shiloh has put out. Quinn and Sara bring so much energy to this story and watching them fight their pasts and learn to trust again is an adventure well worth the journey these two take. The story is feisty, sassy, heart wenching, touching, but most of all it is a reminder why the journey for true love is not always easy, is full of bumps and heartache, but in the end is worth it. BROKEN is well worth the wait for it debut in March and Shiloh has once again taken me into another world and given me a chance to escape my mundane life and experience first hand the fight for love.

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  • Posted January 21, 2010

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    Review based on Advanced Reading Copy

    I won an advanced reading copy of this book from the writer. Shiloh Walker has done it again! This book is a phenomenal story about two very damaged, broken people (hence the title) just trying to make their way through life. Sara is a fantastically feisty leading lady, possibly my favorite out of all the books by Ms Walker I've read. Which is a very big deal as she is the best at creating leading ladies! Quinn takes dark and brooding to a whole new level. I especially love the twin connection from Quinn's side after reading Luke's side in Fragile. I had high hopes for this book and it delivered 110%. Shiloh has a great way of drawing readers in from page one. She weaves such an amazing story, you really care about these characters, what they've been through and where they are going. As always, the connections between the characters are undeniable.. and let's not forget the oh so steamy sex scenes! It's a great stand alone book, but I would highly suggest reading Fragile, if you have not already done so, while you wait for Broken to be released! With a twist you won't see coming, your jaw will drop! You absolutely will not be able to put this book down! Just ask my family, I had it finished in less than 24 hours!

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