Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Broken: Secrets In Madison Falls by Rachel Hanna

Broken: Secrets In Madison Falls
Blurb (from Goodreads):
This story is a contemporary romance in the New Adult genre.

When twenty-four year old Bella Clay experiences yet another major loss in her life, she is forced to come home and become a young, single mother to her seven year old nephew. No one in the small town of Madison Falls knows just how damaged she is, and they certainly don't know her dirty little secret about where's she been for the last two years.

Grant Brady is the local hunk who works as the elementary school PE and history teacher. When he takes an interest in helping Bella start over in Madison Falls, she tries to push him away afraid that he will find out her dark secrets. What she doesn't know is that Grant has a secret of his own.

Will love prevail or will one or both of them run for the hills out of fear?

This book is a novella, so you can enjoy it in just one day! :)

Broken: Secrets In Madison Falls by Rachel Hanna

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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24-year-old Bella is in for the shock of her life when her younger sister is killed and she becomes guardian to her 8-year-old Nephew Ethan.
Leaving her job as a porn star and flying to Madison Falls to look after Ethan, Bella starts a new life, and meets Grant, a primary school teacher, and her close neighbour.
Is Bella ready to play Mom though? What will Grant say when he finds out she was a porn star? And can Bella’s life really take a turn for the better now?

This was an okay NA contemporary romance that was also quite a quick read.

Bella was an okay character, although she did come off a little na├»ve, which is not what you expect from a porn star. She seemed to take her role as Ethan’s new mother seriously though, and did her best for him.
Grant was obviously a good guy, and he really took the time to both get to know, and take care of Bella, which was nice.

The storyline in this book was okay, if a tad predictable in places. I was initially quite shocked that Bella had been working as a porn star, but it did make sense once her background was explored a bit more.
I did wonder how Grant would take the news that Bella was a porn star, especially considering that he was a primary school teacher, and that was one of the main mysteries in the story that kept me wanting to read more!
I did like the ending, although it was a bit cheesy. If you’re a fan of Mills & Boon type romances, you will probably enjoy this.
Overall; a quick NA contemporary romance.
6.5 out of 10.

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