Born to be Broken

Born to be Broken

by Addison Cain

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Born to be Broken by Addison Cain

Claire has a score to settle.

Unwilling mate to the brute who viciously conquered her city, she has fled her Alpha. Hardened by betrayal, cold as the ice outside the Dome no matter how warm her savior's embrace might be, Claire becomes the mission. The Omegas must be freed, no matter the cost.

The price on her head will not deter her; after all, she knows her life retains no value. She can't eat, she can't sleep, and she's running out of time before the inevitable end.

She'd rather die than return to her captor.

For once, Shepherd finds himself facing an adversary he cannot simply crush, and a situation far out of his depth. Desperate to draw his mate back, racked and restless, he is forced to acknowledge that his pregnant Omega is willing to sacrifice her life for her false notion of a greater good.

He holds the key to her compliance and his dying mate's survival – all he must do is give her exactly what she wants.

The Omega must be rejoined with him, because he loves her... though he knows she'll never love him back.

Born to be Broken is the second book in Addison Cain's bestselling Alpha's Claim trilogy, an unabashedly dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. If you enjoy gritty fiction and suspense that sticks long after you've finished reading, this series is not to be missed.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158532610
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 06/04/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 62,890
File size: 482 KB

About the Author

Addison L. Cain was born in sunny California, but found herself drawn to dwell in older, history-rich places. Japan, Ireland, Qatar, and now Washington DC, Addison is always on the move, always eager to immerse herself in new cultures and people. Her stories reflect the antiquities she loves: deep and sometimes very dark. Driven to push her characters beyond the pale, Addison’s books are not for the faint of heart.

An alumni of California State University Fullerton, she earned a degree in Japanese and spent years in Asia studying indigenous Japanese religion. Primeval forests and worn pathways have led to her obsession with gardening. Her Great Dane approves, loping around the yard and getting into mischief. Unfortunately the cat has to watch from a window, and because Addison is a total sucker for his sad golden eyes, he gets hours of belly rubs and too many treats.

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Born to be Broken 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended if you don't mind a little sci-fi, this book surprised me in some very good ways! Besides the obviously hot love scenes, I was very impressed how well-balanced the characters seemed -- Claire is an Omega taken against her will, but she never stops fighting, never let's go of that fire, and two very good escape scenes have two VERY satisfying endings. Shepherd seems to have all-consuming power, he is very intense, and I love how we slowly learn his way of thinking as a despot. The world the author paints is intriguing, and will on occasion drop a small clue about the Dome's history and location, and I am excited to learn more. I am eager for the third book!
rbotbyl More than 1 year ago
*4.5 Stars* The majority of the book I absolutely loved. Claire...just wow. She's amazing and for the most part a fighter. However, she began to wear on me a bit and it started to become annoying. Shepherd I continued to love despite the moments of hate. I enjoyed most seeing the character development in book 2. It really began to sing for me especially the secondary characters finally being given more development as well. The author also began to really fill in the blanks of the world and it kept me interested. There were so many twists and turns I didn't know who or what to hope for which is always enjoyable (even if it's frustrating). Definitely recommend!
Books6565 More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading an Omegaverse book and I am thoroughly enjoying this series! In this book, the reader really starts to see bits of humanity in Shepard and Claire comes into her own. After hearing Shepard's heartrending story, one can understand his and his followers' anger. Although Claire gets stronger, she also makes stupid mistakes all in the name of her "moral" views of Tholos. Her naivety with how the world works ends up hurting everyone. I loved her friend Maryanne and hope she stays her friend because there are definite twists in this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story captivated me and I couldn't put it down. I want Shepherd to be a better man...It's crazy how much I want their relationship to work while at the same time proud of Claire for staying stubborn against him...
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
4 “Alpha-Omega” Stars! Gritty, profound and almost dismal, but so so good... The Review: After the huge cliffy the first book leaves off on, I was anxious to start reading book two. I wasn’t disappointed either. Gritty, profound and almost dismal, but so so good! Claire was inspirational. Even when she feels she has nothing left, she’s courageous and martyr-like. I loved her in this book! Story/Characters... Claire is on the run. Having escaped the prison Shepherd forced her in, she’s hiding out in Enforcer Corday’s house. She’s scared and hurt and trying to find some of her old self and strength inside the broken Claire she has now become. When she realizes the Rebellion can’t help her and the pair-bond Shepherd forced on her will soon take over, she decides to become a one woman army and do the one thing she set out originally to do. Help her Omega sisters. The same sisters who betrayed her. Claire’s bravery and her ideals were so genuine. After everything she endured, she still believed in good and held tight to her values. She refused to see the world in the same sinister light Shepherd did. She wanted her people to stand up to the tyranny and fight for the peace she craved. There were several scenes that stuck out in my mind. Walking around the destroyed Thólos, the “flyer” scene and the “ice” scene. I got chills reading them. This author created visuals in this story that will definitely stick with me for a long time to come. Shepherd was desperate to get Claire back and though he is still very much set in his way of thinking and determined to create some sort of twisted Utopia in the world he’s torn apart, you start to understand his madness. Through all he’s done, the author intelligently creates circumstances that make you sympathetic to his character and to his plight. It was brilliant, really. I actually started to really like him and I didn’t think that was possible. This book, like the first, had very vivid sexual encounters and forced captivity. There’s complete power exchange and forced situations that some might consider dark. But there’s also a hopefulness to this book. Things are changing. Claire and Shepherd are both different. She knows the only way to get through to him, is to play the game by his rules and she sets out to try and enlighten him. And though he’s trying much harder to please Claire and he starts to see things a little differently with Svana, he’s still very much in denial and set to change the fraudulent world he was forced to live in. It’s going to be intriguing to see how things end for him... and for them as a couple. The Wrap Up: The author did a fantastic job of making me see both sides of the coin. I understand Shepherd. I even agree with him on a lot of his points. I also understand Claire and understand her disappointment when she realizes the world she thought she knew, didn't really exist. My heart broke for her as her eyes slowly open to the darkness Shepherd lives in. I can’t wait for book three to find out how this all plays out. There’s definitely a trader in their midst and I think before it’s all said and done, everyone is going to have to see things a lot differently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cynical and dark. While a hopeful outlook remains. It's interesting to see moral debates and discussions between our two leads. As we learn more, we begin to understand more of each of their motives. Character development is spot on, and the setting remains well-developed. 10/10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is amazing! This series is an emotional rollercoaster and you never know if you want Shepherd dead, or in your bed. One of my all time favorite books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fter the intense ending of the previous book, this installment couldn't have come quicker! Clair and Shepard continue to be one of the worst couples that you can't help but root for. We gained more insight into Shepard's messed up past and his intentions for the Dome, proving that this isn't just a messy love story but also one with sustenance and a pretty hardcore back story. Although Corday has once again proved that he is a man of honor and respect, Shepard has wormed his way into the hearts of the reader (much like the retched pair bond!) and you can't help but want tell Clair to shut up and just love him. But she is the ultimate heroine. She is strong, smart and not just any old fool. Ms Cain has weaved a tale that is more than just a (very hot) sordid love affair.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
I HAVE BEEN DEFILED, MANIPULATED, BETRAYED AND BROKEN. I AM WAY PAST ANGRY. The saga continues with book two. Claire will do her best to help the Omegas, and she is resilient in freeing them, but even freedom has a price and is it actually freedom they have if they must stay in hiding. How far will Claire go with her act of martyrdom? She is willing to give up her freedom and continue living underground with Shepherd for the lives of forty-three others. No matter what she gathered from reading The Art of War by Sun Tzu, it is something that Shepherd will always best her in. In this post-apocalyptic world, there are three classes of people, Alphas, Betas, and Omegas. What will it take for Shepherd to get Claire to see she can’t save them all, that the people are responsible for the destruction and deaths they bring about, and that he really has saved her? Oh just as we get to the end of book two, major trouble is in the works. The plot is extremely unique as are the characters. They mating, bonding and rituals are a cross between human and animal. Shepherd is trying to bring joy to Claire, and slowly she may be coming around. I look forward to book three, Reborn. The series will need to be read in order to fully grasp everything that has happened. If you are looking for a sweet, happy romance, this is not the book series for you. It is graphic in both violence and sex scenes.
MiraA More than 1 year ago
AMAZING READ! I read Born to be Broken in one sitting and it did not disappoint! Though there are some dark themes in this book but Addison Cain has written a very well developed plot following on from the first book. We get to understand more of Claire and Shepherd's pasts in this book. Claire is a self-sacrificing, determined, but somewhat innocent and powerless heroine and Shepherd is a crazy possessive alpha male mate (the best kind!) who totally loves her in his own "anti-hero" way. These two are such a messed up couple but I definitely see a HEA for them. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book!!!