Something Shattered

Bailey Bradford
Something Shattered
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Pride Publishing
Release Date
November 2015
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Steampunk Romance

When something inside him is shattered by an act of violence, Caleb Tomas doesn't think he can ever be whole again.

Police Officer Jesse Martin has lived in the small town of El Jardin, New Mexico, for a decade, but he's never seen anything like the mysterious man who moves in in the middle of the night. The house across the street from Jesse's trailer is no longer empty. There's a puzzle waiting to be solved there, in the form of one sexy, but decidedly different, man.

Bruised and battered inside and out, Caleb Tomas flees to the town of El Jardin in the hopes of escaping the terror that haunts him. Instead, he becomes more of a recluse, scared of everything, unable to get more than a dozen feet past his porch before he panics. His head's a mess, and he knows he needs help, but that's a step he doesn't want to take. It's easier, safer, to stay hidden away with only his adorable puppy, Loopy, and the bird-murdering cat, Mix, for companionship.

But Caleb can't help but notice the sexy man across the street, and when Loopy escapes from the back yard, it's Jesse Martin who comes to the rescue.

And he might save more than one bouncy little poodle, if Caleb and Jesse are willing to take the risk.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to physical assault.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

Book Review by Evampire (reviewer)
Jan 13, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
96 people found the following review helpful
Police Officer Jesse Martin's new neighbor is a puzzle waiting to be solved, one in the form of a sexy but decidedly different man in this riveting romantic suspense.

In the hopes of escaping the terror that haunts him, Caleb Tomas fled to the town of El Jardin where he's become even more of a recluse. The reader can't help but be captivated as Jesse slowly wins more than Caleb's trust. The chemistry sizzles and the sex scenes are hot and steamy but this is one emotionally charged relationship as Caleb tries to overcome his personal demons which captures the reader's hearts with the turmoil that flows from the pages. The characters are strong, compelling and draw readers into their story while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot captivates readers with suspense, turmoil and romance.

Spine tingling tension builds as readers follow Caleb's road to recovery with the help of a very sexy police officer but some tension from Jesse's work causes friction and excitement, adding adrenaline pumping suspense to the story. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination while the intriguing plot and personal conflict ensures that the readers want to know every last detail with some unexpected twists and conflict with other characters adding spice.

The story is one of courage and triumph as well as one hot and sexy romance. I was totally captivated by Caleb's story and glued to the pages until the very end.
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