Broken by Eva Dresden – 5+ Stars
Damn, five stars is just not enough for this book!
I’ve been lucky enough through my blogging that every now and then an author contacts me and asks if I would read their new book. I’m always a little nervous that I’ll really not like it and have that awkward moment of wondering whether to slink quietly away or say something.
When Eva Dresden offered me an arc copy of Broken, promising a dark omegaverse read my greedy little soul couldn’t resist. I mean dark AND omegaverse, two of my most very favourite tropes/genres in a book. Anyway it was gone 11 pm when I picked it up, but I though, ‘go on, read the first chapter, see what it’s like’. Yes curiosity will not only be killing the cat, it will also leave me with very little sleep!
So just gone 2 am, with gritty eyes and a huffing husband, I had to put the book down. Thankfully I started it at the weekend so as soon as I was awake the next day I got right back to reading. I ignored the housework, my husband and basic hygiene because OMG I had to finish this book.
Anyone who is a fan of Addison Cain needs to read this book. Seriously. It is on a par with her Alpha’s Claim series but is still very much it’s own book and world. A world that it dragged me into, a dark and sometimes violent world, a world of lies, deceit and heartache. Eva Dresden has an unusual writing style, both good and easy to read but also – hmm- slightly cloudy? It’s hard to put into words but it’s an implied and suggested style of writing, sometimes vague in detail which perfectly matched the confusion and bewilderment of Quinn. The writing mirrored the feel of the story, adding atmosphere, depth and emotion just at the point it was needed.
I just don’t have adequate words to do justice to this book. I have words, words like DARK, other words like AMAZING, and still further words like WOW, OMG OMG OMG I NEED MORE NOW. But those words don’t tell you how fantastic the writing is, how powerful and domineering the alpha’s are, how sweet and gentle, bloody but unbowed Quinn is. They don’t describe the emotions and feels I got from this story. The sadness of Quinn’s situation and treatment, the frenzy of the lustful rutting, the ‘you go girl’ at her inner strength, the terror of being powerless and the horror of out of control, uncaring, a-hole Alpha’s.
I’m not embarrassed to admit that this book made me cry. Well if we burrow down to the truth the mistreatment of Quinn and her brokenness made me sob. There are a whole heap of Alpha males who I would like to slowly torture before removing their genitals with a blunt, rusty table knife. Oh yes my lovelies it is one of THOSE reads.
Please if you know someone who loves dark omegaverse books let them know about this one, for no other reason than the fact that in their place I would want to know about it. There is no financial gain for me, just the knowledge that I’ve helped boost an amazing author to an audience that will love her work.
AMAZON US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TT7HFC5/
AMAZON UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TT7HFC5/
GOODREADS – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46755543-broken
Quinn struggles in a world where Omegas are viewed as less than nothing and Alphas reign supreme. She scrapes by one day at a time, selling the illusion of sex with trays full of drinks.
Until Tobias Kahler appears, ruining everything. Ruining her.
Taken by an Alpha who will not be denied, she fights to keep her sanity and herself alive. Broken, she’s forced to endure untold evil.
For the spark of hope buried under all of the pain, she’ll do a lot more than that.
Broken is the first book in the Omega’s Destruction series, a raw and thrilling Omegaverse tale. It is not a traditional romance, containing dark, explicit themes and complete power exchange. These scenes are graphic and may trigger some readers. If this material offends you, please do not purchase.