by Hannah McBride
Series: Blackwater Pack #1.5
Published by Self-Pub
Release Date: October 30th, 2020
Genres: Romance, Fantasy, NA
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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A beta in denial
Rhodes DeWitt has always known he was a lost cause. The Blackwater beta embraces the bad boy label with open arms, praying that the girl next door will never know that the one thing he wants is the one girl he can’t have.
A heart that’s breaking
After spending years in love with the boy next door, Larkin Dawes is ready to move on. Her head knows this is for the best. Her heart hasn’t quite gotten the memo.
The storm of the century
Trapped and isolated together as a blizzard rages around them, Rhodes will finally have to decide if he’s going to watch Larkin move on with or without him.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
First things first, this review contains minor spoilers for the first book in the series. If you haven’t read that one, abort mission. You definitely need to read that one first. If you’re like me and felt like Pirate of the Caribbeans’ Captain Barbossa yelling, “JUST KISS!” throughout Sanctum, this one will be the answer to every single of your prayers.
Even before Remy confirmed Rhodes’ feelings for our little Larkin in Sanctum, we all knew he got it bad for her, and vice versa. I’m a total sucker for the whole we’ve known each other since we were kids, and then we sort of fell in love thing, so this one was right up my alley. In Broken, we get to know Rhodes and his motivations behind holding back from a relationship a bit better. We learn about the circumstances that made him the man he is today and get to follow his inner turmoil regarding Larkin and his future from inside his head. And I have to tell you, if Rhodes didn’t completely steal your heart in Sanctum, you can kiss it goodbye now. You won’t ever get it back. That fact that I can’t possibly pick one favorite character is testimony to Hannah’s extraordinary character-building skills. I never had trouble picking one favorite guy, and then there she goes.
Larkin has been in love with Rhodes for years and had finally decided to try and move on, tired of waiting for a day that may never come. When Rhodes realizes that this is it, that he could lose her for good, it’s now or never. Honestly, this book tore me apart and put me back together again in the best way. That scene when the dam finally breaks was complete and utter perfection. I could spend the rest of my life reading this scene over and over again. The steaminess in this one is several levels above what we got in Sanctum, so grab some refreshments or possibly a fan, and let’s go. I loved every second of it, and I’m positive you will too.
Filled with blizzards, drama, humor, and a decent amount of passion, Broken is exactly what you need to tide you over until Prey. I had extremely high hopes for this one, and Hannah managed to surpass every hope and dream I had for this book. Get ready, folks, because this the kind of book series that will stay with you forever.
Hi! I’m Lisa. I’m twenty-three, a college student and a book lover. I spend every free minute, and most of my lectures, reading all kinds of books, which is how I ended up here. While I particularly enjoy books of the young and new adult variety, I also love historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, all things romance, and one or the other classic as well. If I’m not reading, I’m either working, sleeping, binge-watching my newest obsession on Netflix, or on my way to Starbucks, to satisfy my slight caffeine addiction.