Broken by S.J. West

SJW- 1;a BrokenAt the tender age of seven, Jess Riley’s parents were ripped out of her life by the Tear, a ripple of white light in the sky which randomly transports people from Earth to alternate realities and distant planets once a year.

On the night the Tear first appeared, the Watchers, a mysterious group of men possessing supernatural powers, made their presence known to the leaders of the world, earning their complete trust to deal with the turmoil the Tear caused.

Now twenty-two years old, Jess is an agent working for the Watcher Agency searching for a away to bring her parents back home.

When the leader of the Watchers, Mason Collier, recruits her to join his team, Jess quickly discovers she is meant to play a major role in sealing the Tear forever. Mason and Jess instantly find themselves drawn to one another but they both resist their mutual attraction for different reasons.

Broken by past events in their lives, they each struggle to overcome their fears and find the strength to take a chance on one another.


Page Count: 357
Published Date: January 14, 2013
Publisher: Watchers Publishing

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*Author’s Note: It is not necessary to have read The Watchers Trilogy to read The Watcher Chronicles. But if you are interested in reading The Watchers Trilogy, I would recommend you not read this new series until you have finished Forgiven. What happens at the end of the trilogy is explained fairly early in Broken and I would hate for the ending of Forgiven to be ruined for you.
*Intended for mature audience 17+ due to sexual situations and adult themes*

*****STARS: 5!*****

I loved the shit out of this thing, it was so good.

Being in a foreign part of the world makes me realize how sheltered my life has been thus far. I open my eyes and look around me, marveling at the magnificence of a place that has existed for thousands of years, but is completely new to me.

Okay, so this hooked me in at the very beginning. Jess lost her parents to the giant rip in the sky that randomly takes people away to places no one can get to. This involuntary abandonment is what makes her push herself to be the agent she is today, a young woman who helps locate aliens and assures that their world’s peace is maintained.

I really loved everything about this book. Her (new) bosses, the antagonist (he’s a FUCKING AUSSIE OF THE SHADOWS AAHHHH), the writing style and flow, the plot, and the fucking feels. So many of my favorite things in one beautiful binding!

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Jess was a very relatable person that I easily clicked with. I loved her humor and- er, mild aggressiveness when it came to her obligations. Her time with Mason, one of the Watchers who are a sort of angel, was just all up in my chest cavity, their chemistry was that cute. The action was well paced and if anything, made their molasses romance all the more enticing. Very well done with that, yeah?

The whole idea of a ‘rip’ in the dimensions sending people this way and that was really interesting. I mean how frightening it must be, you know? To always wonder when it’d come again, who would leave… *shivers*¬†Then there’s the whole mystery with Jess’s true involvement and why she can kill some of the evils with ease. Don’t think that didn’t escape Mason’s notice, or another person’s…

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I recommend this. So. Hard. If you’re into urban fantasy with the play on angels and demons mixed with secret organizations and sci-fi portals, this is totally it. This had a lot of my usual favorite things so you can imagine how easy it was to slip right into it all.

So fucking good, and a great way to start this seemingly cool series.

Happy Reading,

A Little Darling

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