Broken (A Dark Romance)
Author: Willow Winters
Publication Date: 10/7/2016
Heartless. Ruthless. Stone Cold Killer.
That’s me. I destroy anything in my path to get what I want.
Then she showed up. Olivia Bell. She’s sweet and innocent, and in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Now she’s mine. My property. I own her. Given to me as a bargaining chip.
She’s not a part of my plans, but plans change. Her pouty lips and gorgeous curves beg me to break her.
Taking her lush curvy body, and ravaging it for all its worth would be easy, but I want to earn her submission. It’s addictive. I want it. I want her.
They wanted me to break her. I am. And I’m enjoying it. Now they want to take her from me.
Over my dead body.
Let them come for us. I’ll kill them all.
By the time I’m done, everyone will know. She belongs to me.
BDSM. I just don’t get it.
The relationship between Olivia and Kade is what drove me crazy the most. The book starts with Kade kidnapping Olivia. I mean, he has reasons… technically good ones… but yet he breaks her anyways. Against her will obviously. At least with Fifty it was a mutual understanding so I could get behind it.
Olivia has a lot of internal monologue about whether or not she’s broken for finding herself enjoying what Kade puts her through, but the story takes place over three months and while he isn’t a complete animal to her, she is still his prisoner… meaning she has no choice but to do what he wants her to do. But he is also her protector from all the other men around her, so it’s really no wonder that she starts to feel the need to please him and love him. That’s the very definition of Stockholm syndrome.
Overall the writing and delivery was well done. And I did enjoy reading Broken as long as I kept myself from thinking about the logistics of it. Sometimes you just need to suspend reality to enjoy fiction. So go into this and try to keep yourself from judging Kade as harshly as I did… If I look at it from Olivia’s pov I really can see why she would love him. But I still consider it Stockholm’s and have a hard time accepting the ending.