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REVIEW : Broken Lion by Devon Hartford

 
 

August 1, 2016

 

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Jeri’s Book Attic

 
 

 

 

Title :              Broken Lion

Author:            Devon Hartford

Series :            n/a

Release date :   August 1st 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

 

Blurb : Bestselling author Devon Hartford brings you another scorching hot and scandalous standalone romance.

 

SOME SECRETS ARE TOO HARD TO KEEP

 

The night the EMTs rolled Lion Maxwell into my ER turned my life upside down.

Although he was bloody and battered from defending his title as the WMAA’s reigning cruiserweight champion, his cocky grin lit up the room. And every cell in my body.Our fiery chemistry was off the charts.

 

The ER staff sensed it.

Lion’s entourage and his drooling groupies sensed it too.

 

If the two of us had been alone, I might have done something entirely unprofessional and completely unethical right there in the exam room. But I was his attending physician. A sexual or romantic relationship with him was grounds for my termination or worse, revoking my medical license.

 

I wouldn’t risk my career on a moment of passion. It didn’t stop that arrogant caveman from doing everything he could to get me into his hospital bed. After denying his advances for weeks, the last thing I expected were the wild nights he would be spending in my bed.It was supposed to be nothing more than a secret fling.

 

I knew it couldn’t last.

He was still my patient.

What we were doing was wrong.If anyone found out, it could ruin my life.

But we couldn’t let go.

We were bound to each other on some primal level that consumed us.Sometimes love is tragic.

Sometimes two people aren’t meant to be together.

But sometimes, two people overcome all adversity and build a love that lasts forever.

I knew deep in my heart that Lion Maxwell could be my happily ever after.

As long as we kept our love a secret.I wish I’d known that some secrets are too hard to keep…

 

Review : As I had just finished another book I could directly dive into “Broken Lion” by Devon Hartford when it appeared on my Kindle.

 

And I have to say it was not what I expected it to be from the blurb. Well it is exactly like it is described in the Blurb yes but somehow I thought it would be different.

 

Gosh – how do I explain myself … first things first …

 

I enjoyed the book it is a solid 4 star – which is great in my world. But still there was something different about the characters and I mean different bordering on strange.

 

Especially Lion was a walking contradiction… Didn’t that man feel any pain ? Yeah here I am directly in the middle of my “no 5th star for this book” issue … – The issue that is called feeling.

 

Our female lead Brigid is solid – from all sides – she is solid in her part of this book, solid written and a clear / great character.

 

But Lion is sorry to says – as equally strange as he is great …. It is difficult to explain my thoughts without spoilers so I try to be vague.

OK.

So from the Blurb we know he is in hospital – so no surprise in me telling you YES he is hurt … but is he hurting … ahm let me check… ahm NO … instead he is so cocky he might be sitting in a bar with his pickup lines….

 

Maybe that was the reason I had problems to pick up the moment when the playful banter became a real relationship… after a while it worked but still that guy remained strange … I am just thinking about his interactions and thoughts about the cats ..

 

I would have never expected those from a guy Lets just say … the reader needs to be open minded when it comes to Lion because he changes so fast from sweet and thoughtful to outright strange and annoying in the blink of an eye.

 

It was my fist book by this author so I am not sure if this character development is a trait of him or not or if it was just special in this book.

 

Anyway it is different – but not in a bad way. The plot and writing of this story is solid and well developed with characters that are real (when it comes to Brigid) and intriguingly strange (Lion).

 

I enjoyed my time with this book that I managed to read in one extended session lasting all day yesterday.

 

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