Review by Lee Savino
Born to be Broken picks up where Born to be Bound left off: with Claire on the run and doing everything she can to fight the pair bond that ties her to the man she considers a monster. Shepherd is the biggest, baddest Alpha in Tholos, a post-apocalyptic city under a dome. Unfairly imprisoned in the Undercroft, a hellish place under the dome where people are sent to die, Shepherd will stop at nothing to wreak his revenge on the city that tried to destroy him. Smaller, weaker, but no less determined than her giant mate, Claire will do whatever she can to stop him.
In this second installment of her brilliantly imagined Omega-verse, author Addison Cain gives us two main characters diametrically opposed to one another…and linked forever by a pair bond that makes them want each other every moment of every day.
The sex scenes are explosive.
They fight nonstop, Claire resisting Shepherd’s seduction, while he resists her attempts at his redemption. By the end we are still questioning who will win in the end: idealistic but naive Claire, or the barbaric and powerful dictator Shepherd. Will Shepherd destroy Tholos, or is his love for Claire enough to save it? If not, can love grow among the ruins?
I recommend this plot driven, exquisitely imagined book, the anti-romance that will satisfy a craving for a love story even while stalking a fine line between consent and non-consent.
This book is not a stand alone, and ends on a cliff hanger. And you will love it every step of the way.