Guest Review: Broken Pieces (Broken) by Deja Black

A detective and the future leader of a deadly coven. What can go wrong?
Remi Devereaux is a Louisiana born detective working murder cases in Louisville, Kentucky. While shopping for game-day with the guys, he spots the most amazing person he has ever seen. Peter is a man Remi wants with his whole being, a man he just can’t let go.

Peter Romanoff is a photographer who possesses the spirit of two creatures. Two beings that are slowly tearing him apart. He needs a Supruga, a mate, to help give him balance. When he meets Remi, there is a magnetic pull he can’t deny.

The next in line to lead a powerful coven, Peter is hunted, and the people he knows and loves are being killed. It will take Remi’s love and Peter’s skills to combat the enemy after them. Can Remi be the balance Peter needs before the coven destroys them both?

Reviewer: NeRdyWYRM


I loved this farcical bit of unreality. Luuuurrved it. It was over the top. It was an over the top paranormal romance mate situation. Did I say it was over the top? Well, it was. There were some beastly aspects of this that were just kind of ... skeery. Yep.

The author walked a fine line between gross and titillating, I'll be honest, but it somehow worked. And probably because the deceptively delicate MC, Peter, was really a beastly fucking badass while alpha cop and intuitive spiritualist Remi was just as badass from the bottom. What's not to love.

Blood, guts, gore, vamp-wolf hybrid (semi-deposed) reluctant kings, semi-psychic voodoo descendents, murder, mayhem, attempted coups ... yeah, what's not to love?

wolf slobber

Still, it was over the top and completely unrealistic, even for a paranormal. That's not necessarily a bad thing here. I think the plot needed that "feel". It had kind of an opera-ish vibe to it if you know what I mean. The pacing was a little fast, even for something like this with a mate angle and let's face it, the whole first 'real' time they did anything together was ... scary as fuck but inexplicably hot. I'm a little worried what that says about me to be honest, but screw it.

Read it and see what I mean. Like I said, there are aspects of this book that walk a knife's edge with at least one pretty hard pass taboo, but somehow it works. It certainly gives a whole new meaning to the words: fearless acceptance. I'd like to see more of this world and find out what Peter and Remi face in the future and what they're capable of with their bond.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! I enjoyed reading this review almost as much as I enjoyed writing the book! This was intense! Thank you! You honestly should consider writing yourself if you're not already. You'd be fabulous!