Published by Self-Published on 4th October 2014
Genres: Abuse, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Suspense
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There are no superheroes to come save the day, no knight in shining armor. No, it’s just me living in this nightmare that will never end. No one will even notice I am gone. The only family I have is stuck here in this dark place with me and I refuse to let her future repeat my past. So it’s up to me now, I am the only one that can change her fate.
McKenna Brooks believed the past was behind her, until the day she woke up to find that she and her only friend have been kidnapped, and fighting to survive.
Dalton “The Detonator” Taylor is living the dream. His MMA title fight is just around the corner and life is good. That is until he finds out that his sister has gone missing and his life is turned upside down. Will Dalton be able to find her before it’s too late? And what will happen when he finds out his sister is not alone? Will he be able to make the sacrifices to save them both?
Can the deep connection of two people that never really knew each other save them or will they be fractured beyond repair?
This is not a love story, this is the tragedy that brings two people together.
Reviewed by Shannon
*An E-ARC was supplied to me in exchange for an honest review*
Damn this book was crazy awesome! I started it on a Sunday afternoon, stopped to do things in between reading and ended up staying up late to finish it. Once I got to a certain point I just could not put it down! Ahhh soo good!
Fractured starts off with McKenna and Millie being locked up after being kidnapped by Millie’s boyfriend. From there it’s a fight for survival and accepting that things aren’t always what they seem. The book switches off POVs between McKenna and Dalton, Millie’s brother. We also have some flashbacks from the first time McKenna and Dalton met, but I should warn you now this is not a love story. It is very much a dark mystery with a lot of twisted people who do a lot of unspeakable acts. If I had to compare it to another book and movie I would say it was like Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts mixed in with the movie Taken. Though I will say it is not as graphic as Captive in the Dark. You know that these awful things are happening but the authors do not show it. It is definitely more about what the characters, mainly McKenna is feeling when it is happening, but the actual acts are not described in detail.
I really enjoyed this book! It had that dark, suspenseful tone that I really like in books. It also wasn’t too graphic so that helped. I will read books that have graphic content but I don’t know if I would have been able to take it if the whole book was super graphic because there was a lot of bad things that happened to these girls. At about the 40% mark, I just could not put this book down. It was so intense and so many unexpected things started happening that I just wanted to find out what was going on. There were a lot of twists and turns throughout the whole book and so many unanswered questions up to the very end. And the ending…damn was it intense!! I kept looking at the percentage on the bottom of my kindle wondering if it was going to have at least some conclusion or if it was just going to end in the middle of a scene with an epic cliffhanger. Luckily there was no epic cliffhanger. There were still a lot of questions I had by the end but it ended with enough of an ending to satisfy me and my curiosity. I still want to know what happens next but I’m okay waiting.
Besides the suspenseful story, McKenna was my favorite part of the book. Her strength was just amazing. I don’t know how she did it. And damn…that girl had such a tragic past. She just could not catch a break. She was definitely someone you just wanted to hug and tell her everything would be okay and to not give up hope even when she had every right to. Yeah…she was just amazing. There was no denying that. Plus I mean the girl made it her mission to protect Millie. You had to admire her.
The Dalton chapters were probably my least favorite part of the book. Not saying it wasn’t good but his temper was just so out of control that I just wanted to slap him and tell him to keep it together or else he would never find his sister. Luckily, he had his friend Becks with him otherwise I don’t know how he would have kept it together. While his temper was out there, it was interesting seeing him and Becks try to find Millie and McKenna. It was a nice break from seeing the pain the girls were going through. It also made me very curious about Becks’ background. Hopefully the next book will dive into his background more or he gets his own book or something. Inquiring minds want to know!
But man this book was just wow! You get sucked in right away and don’t want to stop until it’s over and you’re wanting more. I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next. Loved it!