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I felt that this author took her time developing the story, and revealing the important moments as I was getting further involved with the story and connected to these characters. I was swept away. The character development worked out well with a deliberate and seamless pace. Throughout the story we get to know them but are left feeling there is so much more to know and looking forward to it. -Book Crush
I will certainly be reading the next two books and can recommend it for a really good and fast read. - Romantic Reading Escapes
This was a quick read and will not take you long to sit down and devour. There is some warning though....be ready to dive right into the second book of the story when you finish. J. B. left me dying to find out where the story was heading next! - The Indie Bookshelf
The way J.B. McGee explains the emotions flying between Gabby and Bradley astounded me. The way she used "THIS" to explain how they felt was simply amazing. Broken will most defiantly have you reeling and aching for more. - Lives and Breathes Book Blog
About the Author
- ASIN : B009JFTSE6
- Publication date : September 29, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 1949 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 184 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,454 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Gabby is damaged. She doesn't have a relationship with her father and has blocked out things that her father did to her as a child. Her mother, who sounded like a wonderful woman, died when she was in high school and all she is left with is her sister Sam. Gabby does not let her guard down often and when she did in high school, her heart was crushed into a million pieces. She has a lot going for her but has low self-esteem and doesn't always see herself as others see her. She doesn't think she is pretty and therefore cannot understand why a handsome man would be attracted to her.
I did not get to see enough of Bradley in this book to get a real clear picture on him but this is the first of three books and I am sure everything will be clearer in book 2! I do know he is a playboy and doesn't do the whole relationship thing. He is successful in his career but wants to keep his personal life simple. He is also a guy that goes after what he wants and does not get rejected. There is also a kind, considerate side of him that made him very hard to resist.
When Gabby and Bradley meet at a wedding, they have instant mutual attraction, however, only one of them is willing to act on it. Gabby can't let those walls down and she has a feeling that Bradley will expect more from her than she is willing to give. Gabby made a promise to her mother before she died to remain a virgin and she has every intention of keeping it. She is looking for the perfect guy, a prince charming per say, but she doesn't realize that she actually needs to take a chance and let someone in to accomplish that. Bradley may not be her prince charming but she will never know if she doesn't give him a chance.
I had some unanswered questions about Bradley's past and why he lives such a playboy lifestyle and would like to know a little bit more about why he wants to give it all up for Gabby. This book was really about the first phase of a relationship and I am hoping to learn and feel more in the next book.
Overall, I found this to be a good book that I couldn't put down. I can't wait to read the next installment and find out what happens between Gabby and Bradley!
Author JB McGee writes this story alternating between the past and present and at times gives us a glimpse through different characters points of view. I liked the way that Gabby's past was told leading up to the current events, and it unfolds slowly and continues to build throughout the book. The writing and changing between past and present was woven together nicely and was like slowly unwrapping a gift while making you feel nervous and excited to look inside the box.
I felt that this author took her time developing the story, and revealing the important moments as I was getting further involved with the story and connected to these characters. I was swept away. The character development worked out well with a deliberate and seamless pace. Throughout the story we get to know them but are left feeling there is so much more to know and looking forward to it.
The first book in a trilogy, Broken left me full of anticipation, excitement and hope. By the end of the book you will be left emotional, with a racing heart and left wanting more. I'm excited and anxiously awaiting for Mending, the second novel in this series to be released as I can't wait to see how this burgeoning romance will take me next. JB McGee did a fantastic job with her debut novel that you will understandably be engaged and touched by her stories. Give it a try!!
Broken is about Gabby, a sweet naïve, immature 20 something who is dealing with loss, betrayal and not knowing if she can trust a man ever again. I had a hard time dealing with her in this book. She comes across as whiney and very immature, I had to remember though that I was reading about 19 to 20 year old girl who doesn’t have all the answers or life experience that you get with age.
Gabby was hurt by her high school pre-college boyfriend, and she has pretty much sworn off relationships. She attends a wedding of a very close friend with her sister Samantha, where she meets Bradley. The have an instant mutual attraction, but Gabby thinks Bradley is too good looking for her and is a playboy.
Bradley is business man who doesn’t have time for relationships, he want’s Gabby, but she is rebuffs all his advances at the wedding. For a few months he cannot get Gabby out of his head and comes to see her to try to get her to go out with him.
This story flip flops between the present and the past, so you learn a little bit of what happened to Gabby with her ex Ian. My only wish is we got more of some back story on Bradley.
This is easily a 3.5 star read, the potential is there for a great story and I will be reading the following books in the series. My only issue with this book is the different points of view got confusing at times. It wasn’t clear who I was reading. I think it was a great first novel and can’t wait to see where it heads.
Top reviews from other countries
Broken is a fab book for those people that believe in romance. Broken is about a lady called Gabby who hasn't had the easiest life, hasn't had everything handed to her on a plate. And a Man Bradley who has money, social standing and confidence which Gabby lacks in. Bradley shows his confident side and manages to convince Gabby to be open. I will not say anything more, read it and you shall find out. The way the relationship becomes, changes is wrote in a way where you feel that you are there with them.
Fantastic book, i have suggested it unlimited amount of time already and will continue to do so, such a easy read that can lighten up your day.Thank You J.B for writing such a book. I can not wait till book 2 (Mending) comes out.
J.B.McGee is such a down to earth person and spends time chatting to her fans. After reading this book and seeing how J.B.McGee is with her fans. She has inspired me to finally give it a go and write a book myself. Well write it but i don't think i have the guts to have it read by anyone.
Thank you J.B.McGee,
To be completely honest, at first I felt it was a little slow, but I can assure you once it picked up it was an amazing read. I've read the other 3 books and this is definitely a series i have recommended. You won't be disappointed!
A beautiful love story that will keep you engaged through-out