Review: BROKEN by Emma Luna





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For years I've lived in the shadow of my Father. Raised to obey and take over from him as the biggest crime boss in London. I was told what to do, who to be, and even who to marry, but that's where I drew the line. That's why I need Ava. She will be the perfect wife and my perfect revenge. All I need to do is break her and make her mine.


For years I have taken care of my Papa. I have given up everything to help him while he drinks and gambles away all we have. Now his life is on the line and I only have one thing left to give, me. Grant doesn't just want to marry me, he wants to change me and make me his perfect obedient wife, but that's where I draw the line. It’s then that I meet Ryder, he seems like my light in the darkness, but I'm not sure if he will be the savior I need or just another monster.


For years I have followed the instructions of my Dad. He wanted me to join the Blakeman crime family and so I did. I'm on track to go right to the top and get everything I've ever wanted. That's when I meet Ava. The perfect girl, trapped in a dangerous world. She begs me to save her but it would mean destroying everything I've worked towards. Is she worth risking everything for? If I do save her, will she already be too broken?

Author’s Note.

This book is a dark romance featuring scenes not suitable for under 18’s. It is part of a duet and does end on a cliffhanger. There are trigger scenes which may not be suitable for some people. Please ask if you want to know more! 

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This book was not what I was expecting and I mean that in a good way as I love being pleasantly surprised when the author takes the novel in a different, but entertaining direction.  Broken is a fast-paced, dark, and gritty romance that captured my attention from the beginning and keep me fully engaged until the very end. This book is not your usual mafia romance, which is one of the reasons it was so riveting. With its originality and twists & turns, I was unable to put it down.

I want to keep this vague, but know that Ava, Grant, and Ryder are fascinating characters.  You will find yourself in a love-hate relationship with some of them, but in utilizing a tri-POV, the author provides some great insight as to why the characters make the decisions that they do.  Grant is a tad unhinged, obsessive, and arrogant with a capital A.  Ryder is seductive and intelligent with a protective streak.  Ava is a spirited and resilient heroine.  The dynamic between all of them is interesting and contribute to making this such a tantalizing read.

Broken is my first book by this author and it will definitely not be the last.  I do believe Broken is her debut novel and I must say that I am impressed with the character development and intricate plot line.  As this is book 1 in the Sins Of Our Fathers duet, the Broken does end in a cliffhanger.  Typically, I loathe cliffhangers, but with this book, it is so worth it. Be forewarned that this is a dark romance and does contain potential triggers.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  The plot is well flushed out, the characters are intriguing, and the story itself was entertaining.  I definitely cannot wait to see how things will all play out in the next book!

Emma Luna is a midwife and lecturer who lives in Cambridgeshire, UK, despite her heart still very much being Northern. She lives surrounded by her crazy family; her Mum, who is her best friend and biggest fan; her Dad who helps her remember to always laugh; her Grandparents and Brother who can never read what she writes, her gorgeous Nephew who lights up her world and her long suffering man-child Boyfriend who she couldn't live without (but don't tell him that!).

In her spare time she likes to create new worlds and tell the stories of the characters that are constantly shouting in her head. She also loves falling into the worlds created by other authors and escaping for a while through reading.

When she's not adulting or chasing her writing dream she loves dog-napping her Mums shih-tzu Hector, chilling curled up on the sofa with her Boyfriend binge watching the latest series or movie, drinking too much diet coke (it's her drug of choice), buying too many novelty notebooks, and completing adult colouring books as a form of relaxation. Oh and she is a massive hardcore Harry Potter geek. Ravenclaw for life!

Thank you for taking a chance on a newbie author - hope you enjoy and come back for more!

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