Broken (Broken #1)

by Annie Jocoby

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Synopsis

Nick O’Hara is, for lack of a better word, a man-wh***. Look in the Urban Dictionary under that word, and his name will no doubt be mentioned. The only qualifications that he looks for in a bed-mate is that the person is hot and breathing. Mainly hot. He has no desire for an emotional connection with another person, and that’s the way he lives his life. He has his fabulous wealth and his reputation as a premiere architect, and that’s enough for him.

Until Scotty James.

Scotty is a graduate student at Columbia University in New York City. She’s broken from traumatic experiences from her years in foster care and homelessness. She has a vulnerability that is intoxicating to Nick, because, deep down, he knows that he is as broken as she.

When Nick pursues Scotty, it seems that she is the only woman who doesn’t want to be with him. At first she’s a challenge, but Nick soon finds himself falling in love for the first time in his life. With a woman who wants nothing to do with him.

Can Scotty overcome her trust issues and fear to let Nick in? Or will she prove to be too broken to trust?

My Review

Simply beautiful story with so much emotion and two characters that are so conflicted by their past.

Scotty is so contradicting as a person, she has such strength to compartmentalise her intense trauma as a young women and to come out working and studying and making her way is inspiring.  She is strong but weak, happy but sad, passionate yet cold and ultimately beautiful but incredibly broken as a human being.  I had so much hate for the adults in her life that did not care for her as a child and I struggled with her initial reasons in ignoring her younger brother but understood in the end what could she do?

Annie Jocoby takes us on a simply emotional read, I loved Nick and Scotty and the journey they had to take, it was not easy to get them together.

The ending is a cliffhanger that will have you like me pressing the buy button for “Saving Scotty” (Broken #2) straight away – I am beside myself and want to take a pitch fork to Portia – just saying !!!!!!

 

My rating: 5 Hearts

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