Saturday, March 31, 2012

Broken by Diane Alberts

Title:  Broken
Author: Diane Alberts
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: 1 Night Stand
Main Characters: Matt and Tiffany
Release Date: March 2012
Publisher: Decadent

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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Staff Sergeant Matt Warwick returns from war with two broken legs—and a shattered future. Abandoned by his fiancée, he withdraws into a protective shell to hide from the pity filled glances thrown his way. His squad worries he’s fallen into depression, and arranges a 1NightStand through the renowned Madame Eve. Matt agrees, but fears he will not be able to satisfy his date, for who would want a crippled man in their bed? 

Tiffany Forsen escaped a brutal relationship, and seeks to jump-start her life with a fling. Bars aren’t her scene, so when she hears of the fabulous 1NightStand service, she contacts Madame Eve immediately. All she wants is a night of fun with the hot guy in her picture—but winds up with much more. Can she convince him that when she sees him, she doesn’t see a crippled man…but a hero? 

Or will his defenses keep her at arm’s length?

My Review:

I am a fan of this series. All of these books are hot little reads that you can easily read within an hour or so. This one has a particularly moving scenario in that both of these characters have self-image issues which are affecting their self confidence, although they are both incredibly good-looking people. Matt is suddenly in a wheelchair after being wounded overseas. Two shattered legs and he doesn't know if he will ever be able to walk again. Tiffany has just come out of an abusive relationship. As a therapist, she should know better, but she's simply human with human vulnerabilities regardless of her profession.

I like that both of these characters are wounded in some way, although you can't see Tiffany's wounds. They really are a perfect match, although Matt especially, has doubts throughout. Overall this was good for about 45 minutes of entertaining diversion. I enjoyed the story and getting to know these two characters.

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