REVIEW: Broken by Nicola Haken

Posted March 15, 2016 by abbeyneilclark in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

REVIEW: Broken by Nicola HakenBroken by Nicola Haken, Reese Dante
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12.06am and I've just finished it. Last year one of my all time fave M/M reads was The Making of Matt, and Broken has quite easily jumped on up there on par with that book.

⭐️"I’ve got you,” he whispers . “I’m here.” ⭐️

I have been anticipating this book since you first announced you were writing it, and my god lady, you did not disappoint.

The story was incredibly emotional, heart wrenching, and I'm pretty sure I cried through most of it - whether be happy tears, sad tears, funny tears or devastated tears, every single emotion I think you were trying to showcase throughout this story was projected perfectly.

James' character just about killed me off with the feels, and after suffering a "version" of depression myself, I honestly felt like I could connect with him on some mental level.

Theo's strength and determination to stick around just proves what an honourable man he is.

⭐️“We’ll take it one breath, one moment…” I brush his lips with mine. “…One kiss at a time.” ⭐️

The chemistry between the two characters was sizzling also which is also a plus for M/M fans.

(DISCLAIMER - I did write a big long review which for some reason Goodreads has deleted half off)

Anyways - this book is most def a MUST READ for all M/M fan who want to experience all the feels.

Title: Broken
Author: Nicola Haken
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 29, 2016

When Theodore Davenport decides to switch his mundane job for a career, he walks into Holden House Publishing with enthusiasm and determination to succeed. As he settles into his new role, makes new friends, and dreams of making it to the top, everything is going to plan.

Until he meets James Holden, CEO of Holden House.

James Holden hasn’t been able to stop thinking about his encounter with the timid man he met in a club bathroom last week, and when he discovers the one haunting his dreams is an employee, he can’t seem to stop himself from pursuing him.

Just a little fun – that’s what James tells himself. He can’t afford to care for someone who can never reciprocate, not once they find out who he really is. James believes nobody deserves the burden of being attached to him. He’s a complicated man. Damaged. Difficult. Demanding.


Is Theodore strong enough to confront James’ demons? More importantly, is James?

(M/M romance. Not suitable for readers under 18 years of age due to language and sexual content. ***Please note*** This book contains scenes of self harm, mental illness and suicidal ideation which may pose as a trigger, or be uncomfortable for some readers.)


“Broken is truly a remarkable book. I was blown away by it, by the raw and sincere way Ms. Haken took these men through the roller coaster of living with unrelenting demons. And now, as I sit here wondering if I have to courage to post this review, all I can think about is how far into my heart Theo and James have embedded themselves–and how I hope they never leave. I think it might be too hard to say goodbye…although maybe not as hard as it was find the words that I hope compel you to read this breathtaking book.” ~ Beth, Give Me Books

“A stunning but achingly painful read” ~ Author Sloane Kennedy

“This is an amazing book full of so much raw emotion that it gripped me and wouldn’t let up. I felt like I was watching a movie in my head and I wanted to just jump in the book and give James a huge hug. Lots of FEELz in this book.. both good and bad.” ~ Alpha Book Club


Nicola lives in Rochdale, England with her husband and four children (six if you include the dog and cat!) She is the author the author of the m/m romance Souls of the Knight series, and is currently working on a standalone with new boys, James and Theo, due for release early 2016. When she is not busy playing with her imaginary book friends (or talking about them with real life friends!) she can usually be found carrying out her ordinary mum/housewife/all round slave duties. Oh, and if the kids ever ask, she moonlights as the Pink Power Ranger while they’re sleeping…



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