Broken (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Broken
Author: Colette Davison
Publisher: Colette Davison
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 211
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Rule #1: Keep running.

Jag’s rules have kept him safe and free since he escaped conversion therapy, but that was before he walked into Heaven and Hell. A no-strings fling with the club owner, Michael, turns into so much more as Jag finds himself breaking one rule after another.

Michael hasn’t been able to commit to anyone since his partner died, until Jag walks into his club. Falling in lust with the elfin young dancer is easy, and his heart is quick to follow.

Michael gives Jag a reason to stay, but fear rules Jag’s heart more than love. Despite his deepening feelings for Michael, Jag knows he can’t stay. Can he?

Emotionally healing and well written, this story sweeps you away and takes you on a journey of self discovery and love.

Jag has been on his own since he was 16. Now 20, he’s made up a few rules to live by. Rules to keep him safe. Rules to keep him sane.

Michael is the owner of a pole dancing workout center by day, a gay night club by night. When a young, hot new dancer waltzes into his bar and asks for a job, he gets more than he bargained for.

Jag had such a painful past that traumatized him and made him fear intimacy, attachment, friendship, and finding a place to call home. His character was so deep and rigid, yet he somehow managed to wear his heart on his sleeve. He was an amazing character and I loved that he found himself and learned how to let go and heal.

Michael was truly everything. He gave and gave without taking and showed Jag what life could be like if he was willing to give up running. He was written so well, satisfyingly so.

I truly enjoyed their story. I would have liked a bit more information regarding the outcome of the letter home, and maybe a bit more of the friendships that were created with the other dancers. It felt a bit like Jag would have been more emotionally grounded with that piece as more than an afterthought.

Overall, I really loved reading Broken and truly felt involved in their story. A great read.

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Galley copy of Broken provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday

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