Broken Bastard (Broken #1)

Title: Broken Bastard (Broken #1)
Author: A.L. Simpson
Publisher: Cocky Romance Publishing
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 166 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Present Day

My name is Tyler Maxwell Alexander. I’m twenty-eight years old. A few months ago, I had it all. An executive job in a prestigious investment firm owned by my father. Ha! Yeah, right – father. I’ll explain about that later. I lived in a waterfront apartment overlooking the harbor and drove a Mercedes convertible. Then, in the blink of an eye, it was gone. All of it. Everything, except the fucking clothes on my back. I was broken. A bastard. Did I mention, I’m gay? No? Oh well, I have now.

This is the story of how my fairytale life turned to shit in the blink of an eye…

What a sad read. The things this poor man went through was horrible. But the fact that something bad came from something so awful is such an amazing thing. This is a book about a broken man that figures out being broken and putting himself back together again instead of giving up can lead to something amazing. Great book!!!

Tyler is a man that seems to have it all. Including a family he has to hide his true self from. A father that is mean as hell and a younger brother who is quickly following in his footsteps. A mother who really does not have a thing to do with him. Though he has a great job, he has a nice car, a nice apartment, and a boyfriend….he has to hide who he is from everyone and hope that his father never finds out. If he was to find out then he would lose everything.

When things start to seem like they are picking up and his boyfriend has finally told him he loves him, Tyler finally decides it is time to show his boyfriend who he really is stature wise. Only problem is his boyfriend does not like rich people so Tyler is nervous rightly so about telling him.

The worst happens and his boyfriend leaves him. This is just the start of what is to come. After that it seems like his life is going to the drain. A string of very bad things happen to Tyler and if he is lucky he may get away still intact.

How can a man that has lost everything find his way back from a situation that seems hopeless? Will he ever be the same if he does?

This book is a very sad read with a happy ending. The pain, heartache, and fear that Tyler feels through this read is so intense that me as the reader, felt every emotion that he felt. I truly enjoyed this read. A.L. Simpson did an amazing job on this book.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.