Title: Visibly Broken
In a powerful, smoldering novel from the bestselling authors of the Caldwell Brothers series (“Bad boy heroes to die for!”—Tracy Wolff), two tortured souls team up to overcome the past, finding the courage to heal . . . and to love.
Jason “Cobra” Stanley was born to fight. With a father like his, he had to toughen up just to survive. Now Cobra tries to take out all of his frustration, all of his anger, and all of his pain in the MMA cage. But after he receives one too many hits to the head during a match with Jagger Caldwell, the cycle of violence comes to a screeching halt. Cobra wakes up in the hospital, under the care of a nurse whose blond hair shines like a halo—and whose pure heart touches him on the deepest level.
Lorraine Bosch is a fighter too. Having escaped from her own controlling father, she prides herself on remaining professional, despite the chaos of the ER. But Cobra is the ultimate distraction. Lorraine knows she should run away screaming from his rippling muscles and shattered psyche. And yet how can she deny this broken man a second chance—especially since she knows exactly what he’s been through? Lorraine’s used to playing guardian angel. Now it’s her turn to find heaven in Cobra’s arms.
Author: Chelsea Camaron, M.J. Fields
Published by LoveSwept Source: Publisher
Published: September 20, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Let me just say first on, going into this book I did not know it was a spinoff series to the Caldwell brothers. Also, I like the idea of this book very much. Everyone loves a tortured soul redemption story. Especially if that soul comes in a six foot plus muscular frame with sexy tattoos running up and down his body. Overcoming the past, facing the demons that haunt someone, finding love and lust in the right person, and avenging a wrongful deed is a story I would read over and over again. But that is as far as good things go.
Reading the prolog, I thought I was going to like Jason. Then the next page it went downhill from there. Jason seemed borderline abusive even if he says he doesn’t want to be anything like his father. He isn’t really but he has so much rage but enjoys being pushed by his ex. Then he meets Lorraine and he ‘changes’ but secretly hopes she pushes him over the edge. He doesn’t push her physically but sexually and a little bit cruelly. Then there is Lorraine who masquerades as her dead sister to avenge her family. This blew me away as the first chapter she is in she was her own person. It was over-the-top.
Finding out that they all knew the same people and even spent time together was a bit ridiculous. Everything came round full circle, literally. The family that Lorraine felt totally safe with were actually enablers and very interfering with Lorraine’s life. None of the characters were really likeable or intriguing. About 40% in I was over it and ended up skimming through the rest. In the end, it was not a book I would re-read or recommend. Visibly Broken did not do it for me no matter how hot some of the scenes were.
I was gifted a copy of the novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review