Title: Broken, Collared and Ready for Revenge
The collar comes off and all that’s left is a broken man.
Alexander Gentlemen has spent fifteen years with the collar on, beaten into submission, tortured beyond anything a human mind can survive. He’s fractured around the edges when his brothers finally save him. With the help of ‘One Nut’ Nigel, the collar is removed. He’s starting to remember the faces of those he’s killed and fighting the urge to murder everyone around him. But the one who put that clockwork device on him is still on the loose. With the help of Nigel, he tries to be integrated into a society he no longer understands.
Can he control himself long enough to get his revenge? Will Nigel be his savior or will Alexander embrace his darker side?
Author: James Cox
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Handsome Hero Wanted, A Rampant Hunger, The Virus Maker, Heart of a Hero
Series: The Gentlemen Brothers #3
Published by Evernight Publishing Source: Author
Published: August 18, 2016
Genres: M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance, Steampunk
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Broken, Collared and Ready for Revenge is my first book in The Gentlemen Brothers trilogy was a bummer because it is the last book in the series. Nevertheless, I only had a few bumps keeping up. Alexander’s story was easy enough to follow it was more of the other characters, namely his brothers and their partners, that I stumbled over.
The story itself was easy to grasp. Alexander had been taken as a child where he was made into a slave. During that time, he was beaten, tortured, made to wear a collar and turned into a Wrath. After fifteen years, he is rescued from the Queen’s clutches and is back with his family. Struggling to fit in, Alexander is too broken to understand the society he had been stolen away from. However, with the help of ‘One Nut’ Nigel, Alexander finds a way to heal.
I’ve never read steampunk before and I see quite a few people are classifying Broken, Collared and Ready for Revenge as being in this genre. Actually, it felt more apocalyptic than anything else. The story reads fast, gives just enough information for me to keep up. The characters had me curious and the interactions between Alexander and Nigel were steamy. It was very easy to like Alexander from the very beginning and all the horrors he goes through had me cringing. There’s a nice glossary at the beginning of the book to help with Steampunk Slang and a Social Order listing. I’m not 100% sold on the whole Steampunk genre but overall my thoughts are that this was a good read.