Title: Broken Innocence
Series: Broken Rebel Brotherhood #2
Author: Andi Rhodes
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 6, 2020
I loved her for years but she never loved me back.
When she was taken, I snapped.
Now she’s back and not herself.
She’s an empty shell of the woman I knew.
But I still love her.
Her demons are many, and I want to slay every one.
Problem is, she thinks she’s too broken.
He never knew I loved him. I made sure of that.
Then I was taken and made unloveable.
My past hadn’t prepared me for the hell I was put through.
I’d wanted to die, but he wouldn’t let me.
No matter what I did, he made sure to save me.
He says he loves me and that he always will.
Problem is, I’m too broken to love him back.
The Broken Rebel Brotherhood series consists of
three complete stories with guaranteed HEA’s. All three books can be read as a
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“You all right, man?” Micah asked, his tone serious.
“Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. It’s just…” He wouldn’t understand. Nobody would.
“I know, Griff.” Micah placed his hand on my shoulder. I didn’t bother
trying to remove it. Micah wouldn’t budge. “We’ll find her. You’ve gotta
“Alive or dead?” I whispered.
“Yes, we’ll find her,” I lifted my eyes to the ceiling and blew out a
frustrated breath. “But will it be alive or dead?”
“She’s a fighter, Griffin. We’re
going to bring her home.” Micah’s head twisted toward the kitchen as another
cry rang out. He turned back to me and squeezed my shoulder. “We won’t stop
until we do.” And then he was gone.
Of course we’d bring her home. I knew that. Leave no man behind. Dead or alive. Jesus, let her be alive.
I followed the sounds of laughter and made my way into the kitchen,
pausing at the door and taking in the sight of my family. No one acknowledged
my presence, and that suited me fine. Nell was putting some snacks out for
everyone. Micah and Sadie each held a baby, swaying to calm them. Doc and Aiden
sat at the bar shoveling food into their mouths as quickly as it hit the
She should be here.
I rubbed the ache in my chest as I walked the rest of the way into the
“Finally.” Nell winked to soften the comment.
“Sorry,” I mumbled to no one in particular. No one acknowledged the
apology, nor had I expected them to. I knew they weren’t angry with me for my
broodiness, and certainly, they had an idea of the cause. With our shared past,
most of us had PTSD, causing some off
days. Sure, I’d been cranky and anti-social more than usual, but they
understood why. Partially, anyway.
The next hour was as close to fun as it could get. We ate, joked,
laughed, and ribbed each other. We talked about our time together in the Navy
Seals, regaling Sadie with more stories than she probably wanted to hear. It
all felt so...normal.
She should be here.
As Doc was reminiscing about his first day with the BRB, my phone
vibrated in my pocket. I ignored it, wanting to stay present in the moment.
When it vibrated again, and again, I gave in and took it out of my jeans. After
swiping my finger over the screen, I punched in the passcode, and my stomach
dropped as I read text messages from Jackson, the Sheriff.
Possible break in the case.
need you. Be at my office in
half an hour.
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Andi is an author of contemporary romance who started her journey when
her career in social work was no longer her passion. Her books are sassy and
suspenseful with a heavy dose of sizzle and are guaranteed to deliver an HEA
and all the feels. She loves writing about alpha males and the women who tame
them. When she’s not writing, Andi is an avid reader of the romance genre and
prefers books that teeter on the edge of decent. She also loves spending time
with her husband and their pack of dogs. For access to release info, updates,
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This book was dark. And unnerving. It definitely threw me out of my comfort zone a time or two, but that didn’t stop me from going forward, and I’m glad for that. From time to time I like when a book shakes me up, and this one did just that.
I was intrigued by the heroine, Brie, from the moment she stepped onto the page in the first book. I could sense that she had a dark past. What I wasn’t prepared for was that her present was about to become utter hell. This woman is strong and rarely lets anyone see beyond that, but I like that the author showed us Brie’s vulnerable and broken side. It helped me to understand her better.
Griffin is, well, he’s pretty amazing. He has always loved Brie and hasn’t given up that he’ll find her alive. Though not having any answers on who has her, or where to search, day after day, and month after month, is killing him. Like Brie, we get to see Griff’s softer side in this book. I mean, he’s still growly and alpha as can be, but there’s layers to him that only Brie is able to expose. I really think the author did a great job with character development in this book. There were so many facets to them.
This is classified as an MC romance, but it’s not the typical kind of club. It was refreshing to have a different spin on the genre.
I was a little thrown by the out of nowhere addition of another bad guy. It’s towards the very end, and it just seemed unnecessary. It didn’t pull me out the story, but it was a little eye brow raising.
This was a damn good dark romantic suspense. I recommend starting with book #1 to get the most enjoyment.
Rating: 4 Stars (A)
Review copy provided by publisher