March 20, 2016

20646135Broken is the new novel by Nicola Haken and deals with the human mind. It is one of the most powerful things, but at the same time it is so fragile, the smallest thing can make it break and shatter in a thousand pieces. And what does it take for it to get back together again? Or is the mind really broken once and for all?

Theodore Davenport is looking for a new thing in life and decides to switch careers. He is starting a new job in publishing and lands a position at Holden House Publishing, a big firm in town. He likes his job very much and soon he is making new friends and starting to feel at home. Of course he hears the rumors about James Holden, the owner of Holden House and a very mysterious man. Rumor has it he is working his way through all new employees no matter if they are male or female. But no one seems to stick around longer than one night.

One night Theo goes out with his friends and has an encounter with another man in the bathroom. Unknown to him, the other man is James Holden. James cannot forget the guy he met in the bathroom, and when he discovers the guy is actually working for him he sets his mind on pursuing Theo until they get together again.

James thinks it will only be a little fun and that’s it. He is sure no man will ever want to stay with him once they learn what he really is and how damaged he really is. No person should be willing to carry his burden with him, he is a broken man and doesn’t deserve to be loved by anyone else.

Theo is falling for James more and more and he is convinced there is more to this man than meets the eye. Why is the man so shy and why does he insist on keeping their relation on a basic level. Theo wants it to be so much more, but will he be ready once he learns James true nature?

When I read the blurb for this book I was immediately captured by it. Such a powerful story and such a perfect character description. I do like a story about damaged people finding true love and happiness and that is exactly what this is. At some points in the story there were actually tears in my eyes from pure emotion. I love this story very much !

You can find Nicola Haken’s personal page here. This book is for sale at Amazon.

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