I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Broken by Laura Wright
Genres: Romance, Western Romance
Published by Penguin, Signet Select Pages: 336
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
The Cavanaugh brothers left behind River Black, Texas, long ago. But after their father dies, bequeathing them the Triple C, a cattle ranch that sustains their small town, they return—and confront the painful memories of their childhood home and the truth about their sister’s murder…
For years, James Cavanaugh has traveled the world as a horse whisperer, but even the millions he’s earned hasn’t healed the pain he hides behind his stoic exterior. Forced to tackle old demons at the ranch, James throws himself into work to avoid his true feelings. Until he meets a woman who shakes the foundations of his well-built walls…
Sheridan O’Neil’s quiet confidence has served her well, except when it comes to romance. Tired of rejection, she’s ready to swear off men. But after being rescued from a horse stampede by the most beautiful cowboy she’s ever met, her resolve wavers. Only, as Sheridan uncovers James’s belief that no woman is safe with him, she wonders if such a wounded man could ever give in to love, or if some hearts are too broken to be healed…
I love me some sexy Cavanaugh brothers!
What I thought of this book.
James Cavanaugh has traveled all over as a horse whisper, but now he is back home trying to take care of some wild horse on their old homestead. His brother’s assistant Sheridan has been in town while Deacon settles the old homestead and gets married and James can’t seem to keep his eyes off of her.
Both James and Sheridan have something in common, neither one of them want to have a relationship or ever get married. So they decide that some no commitment hooking up wouldn’t be that bad, but it soon turns into to more than just a hook up. James is really an emotionally broken man, he has blamed himself for the death of his sister and others who have been hurt because of him. So no matter how much he falls for Sheridan he can’t be with her because she will just get hurt. The fact that she gets attacked twice by the same man confirms it. He wasn’t there to save her and being around him will just get her hurt.
James is such a sexy broken cowboy and he makes you really want to give him a hug and tell him it wasn’t his fault. His sister getting killed was nobodies fault but the man who did it. His mother blamed him and he took it to heart all these years keeping his distance from people, just him and his horses. Sheridan is just as broken, she doesn’t really have any friends. She isn’t quite sure how to take Mac, Deacon’s fiance. She keeps asking her for help, trying to be her friend and all Sheridan can think is that she is her bosses soon to be wife and business and personal life should be separate. It’s also how she viewed James at first too, but James was to sexy to keep telling herself to stay away even if she gets her heart broke. I really enjoyed both characters and loved watching them change.
I loved getting a bit more of Mac and Deacon from the first book Branded and I can’t wait for Cole’s story because I could tell which girl was going to be in his story and it’s going to be fun..lol.
Broken was a sexy, sweet cowboy romance which is one of my favorite kinds of romances. I loved all the characters and the bit of mystery it had with it as the Cavanaugh’s have been trying to figure out who killed their sister all those years ago. If you love western romances then you should give this series a try as I am really enjoying them.
Kaleo Griffith is one of my favorite male narrators and he has an ooh so sexy voice that is very good for romance. I don’t like a lot of male narrators in my romances but he is the one exception, he just makes me melt! His female voices could use a bit of help, but other than that he is great.