Born to be Broken

Addison Cain
Born to be Broken
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Blushing Books
Release Date
June 2016
Book 2 of Alpha's Claim
Action/Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance, Horror Romance, Urban Fantasy

Claire has a score to settle.

Unwilling mate to the brute who viciously conquered her city, she has fled her Alpha. Hardened by betrayal, cold as the ice outside the Dome no matter how warm her savior's embrace might be, Claire becomes the mission. The Omegas must be freed, no matter the cost.

The price on her head will not deter her; after all, she knows her life retains no value. She can't eat, she can't sleep, and she's running out of time before the inevitable end.

She'd rather die than return to her captor.

For once, Shepherd finds himself facing an adversary he cannot simply crush, and a situation far out of his depth. Desperate to draw his mate back, racked and restless, he is forced to acknowledge that his pregnant Omega is willing to sacrifice her life for her false notion of a greater good.

He holds the key to her compliance and his dying mate's survival – all he must do is give her exactly what she wants.

The Omega must be rejoined with him, because he loves her... though he knows she'll never love him back.

Born to be Broken is the second book in Addison Cain's bestselling Alpha's Claim trilogy, an unabashedly dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. If you enjoy gritty fiction and suspense that sticks long after you've finished reading, this series is not to be missed.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Jun 27, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
313 people found the following review helpful
BORN TO BE BROKEN by Addison Cain is story two and picks up where book one leaves off in the Alpha's Claim trilogy, when Claire agrees to return with Shepherd. This story gives us a much stronger Claire. While she is broken in many ways, you get these glimpses of a fire in her as she fights to save those most dear to her. Shepherd is much kinder to her. I don't know if it's because she's pregnant or if he's simply softening toward her, but he seems to have a better understanding of how to treat her.

Likes: The story's overall edginess. The post-apocalyptic nature to it. The author does a much better job of feeding the readers details about what's going on and through Shepherd, we get a much better idea of what has happened, although Claire seems to be stubbornly holding on to an ideal that may never have existed. I really enjoyed seeing more of Jules and the addition of Maryanne as a means to get Claire to see things as they really are. The little bits with Shepherd searching for things that would please Claire and the small details (her favorite color, his favorite color) are just fantastic.

Dislikes: Claire's stubborn refusal to see anything the way it truly is and her insistence on harboring dated thoughts/ideals. So quickly, I found myself rooting for Shepherd and hoping that she would wake up and see what was really going on.

These aren't easy stories to read. The psychological aspects coupled with the violence and the world they live in might make some readers uncomfortable. The sex scenes are much less harsh, physically, but the emotional turmoil is still there. And Addison Cain does a great job in this book of preparing us for the climax that is to come in the third book. Well done!
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