Reviewed by Jen B.
(The series is rated 4.5 STARS – Individual ratings of the books can be found below along with the review.)
SERIES: Broken: Season One
AUTHOR: Kol Anderson
SERIES BLURB: What doesn’t kill you can still leave you broken.
Aaron Taylor is a rent-boy. The Dream everyone wants to come true. Vincent Greene is the client from hell. The man who wants to make sure that dream ends up BROKEN.
Just when Aaron thinks his life is beginning to make sense, his handler sends him to a new client. Vincent Greene looks like he might just be Aaron’s best client yet, but what Aaron doesn’t know, is that under Vincent’s alluring facade, lurks a heart capable of extreme cruelty.
The Prisoner (Book One, Broken: Season One)
It doesn’t take long for this story to get going. Once Aaron meets Vincent, things happen quickly and not for the better, that’s for sure. This was a super quick read for me, and even though I don’t think it needed to be much more drawn out than it was, there were parts I wish weren’t quite so glossed over.
There are a number of things going on here. Sebastian falls for Aaron the rentboy, but doesn’t want to give up his boyfriend, Eric, who is also cheating with rentboys. Aaron doesn’t want to give up his rentboy ways, for a number of reasons, and then goes to meet his next client, Vincent. Vincent abducts Aaron and attempts to break and turn him into a willing slave for a rich client. Poor Aaron endures an endless amount of pain, not to mention forced drug addiction.
Vincent eventually thinks he has some feelings for Aaron, but will it ever be enough to save him? Not sure. Thankfully, Sebastian has not given up on Aaron and is now convinced something happened and is attempting to find him. So, there are a few different scenarios at play here. Unfortunately, we are left hanging, and I really did not want this story to end where it did. I really hope we don’t have to wait too terribly long to find out what happens with everyone.
Jen rates it –
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Hell and Beyond (Book Two, Broken: Season One)
Wow. I was on the edge of my seat on this segment. Could poor Aaron handle much more? It seems that he can. I felt like I wanted to be right there holding his hand, encouraging him to hang on the entire time. He is so screwed, mentally, physically and every other way possible.
Vincent is one effed up character. He is the captor/director of all things good and evil to Aaron. Yet, he has screwed up feeling of his own where Aaron are concerned. Unfortunately, he is sort of stuck in that it’s either him or Aaron, so of course, he chooses Aaron.
And then there is Carl, supposedly worse than Vincent, if that can be believed. He is the one putting the pressure on Vincent after all. But then, wait, what? whoa! What kind of ending is that? Grrrr. Must read the next installment asap!
I will be honest, as I always try to be, and say that I could really care less about what Sebastian and Eric were going through or dealing with. Those who find these kinds of stories engaging and somewhat addicting, should definitely put this on their list.
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