Review: Broken (By a Dangerous Man #7) by Cleo Peitsche

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Title:  Broken
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Publisher/Year: Pouch Publications 3/01/15
Length: 108 pages
Series: By a Dangerous Man #7

Overview

Audrey’s shortcomings as a bounty hunter and as a girlfriend rise to the surface during a trip to Paris, and Corbin is the only one who can save her… But will he forgive her?

A desperate fugitive begs Audrey to help clear him of a murder charge. He’s hiding something, but he isn’t necessarily guilty. Before Audrey can make a decision, she learns that she and her family are already involved.

My Thoughts

I don’t know that i can honestly say that there was a significant point to this 7th installment.  While we finally made our way to Paris with Audrey, there wasn’t much substance to the piece tied to her and Corbin.  Yes, their relationship is in a weird place but there wasn’t that much development with that.

What we did get though is the interesting twist and turn of events tied to Massimo – the guy that Audrey had been asked to investigate.  Although if you remember, she didn’t think that there was anything notable to worry about with him before, she sees him on her flight to paris which is strange and then he confronts her and gives up information that may tie him to a murder and beating of Neil (his ex) and Neil’s ex Jack.  That’s really the big excitement in this next set of chapters.

What i’m still pondering though is whether Massimo did it and if he didn’t – who did?  While it won’t make or break the story – i thin kthat it’s an interesting sub plot.

What happens towards the end though – the information that we learn that Henry is getting out of jail, well that’s a great piece of information since you know that something bad is going to happen.  Given that Corbin’s attention isn’t focused 100% on Audrey, (he’s still searching for his ex wife and the informant we learned has escaped) it will leave an open opportunity for Henry to get at Audrey and that means that we’ll get to see the bad ass side of her again i’m sure.  Whether it will be in the US or in Paris i’m not sure, but i’m sure that we won’t be disappointed.

The sweet element of this story though ist hat we get to see that Corbin really is in the relationship for all the right reasons and even though Audrey is a bit uncertain about her place with him, he’s clear that he doesn’t just love her, but that he’s IN LOVE with her and that’s what every girl wants to hear.  the other bit is that he asks her about marriage and what she thinks and while her response isn’t necessarily the one that he was hoping for, at least it leaves the door open for things.  I feel like his dom side will make thigns all work out in the end.

Throughout this installment though, at least we continued to get what Cleo does best.  Steamy, passionate, naughty sex and that’s something that you come to crave from her stories.  We see that there’s still such great chemistry between our mains even though they may not be in the happiest of places. i think that the fact that Audrey thrives and loves the pain and punishment aspect of what they do makes it even hotter and while it’s not necessarily one of my own personal things (at the moment) it’s still really hot and exciting.  so….enjoy!

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