The second in a three book series by Ghiselle St. James.
This isn’t a perfect story. It’s gritty, dark, frustrating but beautiful. Love isn’t all hearts and flowers and bullshit declarations that are hollow and empty. If you love someone, you have to PROVE you’re worth they’re love. The road to happily ever after is paved with mistakes and horrible decisions…don’t hold mine against me.
I have been captured by the only person I hate in this life; a person that I once foolishly loved. He is poison to me. Will I ever be free of him? Will I ever see Rachel again? Will I ever see my parents, my brother again? And Ben…will he ever know how I feel about him? So many wasted days I spent resisting him. A tear trickles down my face at that; because as I see Rick shaking that needle with a wicked gleam in his eye, I know this is the last time anyone will ever see me alive.
I’ve worked very hard to maintain this control I have, but in just a few weeks Sullivan Beal came into my life and toppled my carefully constructed walls, and for a moment I didn’t care. Now that she is out of my life, I should be happy…but all I can do is think about her; how I miss her smile and how she made me feel free. I have to get her back. The love I have for her may not be perfect, but our relationship scarcely is. And that’s what makes it perfect. She may be tainted with demons from her past that she holds close to her chest, but I will free her from them; because as frustrating as my sweet girl is…I’m in this for the long haul. She might be broken, but I love her anyway.
It takes talent to write something so dark and twisted, yet so full of light and live. Ghiselle St. James not only does it, but does it so well that I could not help but want to read this book again and again. (For the record – I read it twice. Yes, it is that good). Broken Love is dark, but there is light. There is pain, but there is also healing. There is anger, but, also, so much love.
As the second book in the author’s Tainted Love Series, Broken Love picks up right where the first book, Tainted Love, leaves off. Sullivan is kidnapped by a horrible man from her past. He does things to her…horrible and disgusting things. Things that can break a person. And they do break her, or so it seems. Ben’s love for Sully is proven in this part of their story. His true feelings come to light and it shocks him to his core. If only Sully was coherent enough to know the depth of his love. We, also, find out that Sullivan’s name is Delilah and her past and reason for running are very valid and not at ALL what I expected. But, not only do we have the suspense of Sully/Delilah’s kidnapping, there is panty melting sex! The balance between the two are done so well!
When I read the first book, I loved it so much that I gave it 5 Stars. Broken Love is even better than the first and deserves more, but 6 stars is not possible. I bow down to you, Ms. St. James! Fantastic, amazing, wonderful, and perfectly done book!!