REVIEW: Broken by Robin Nadler


David was a survivor. He had been through something unimaginable and he was still standing. He figured the worst was over and the life he was leading was his new normal. He was okay with that. He was never looking back and his past was just that, his past.

His medical practice gave him all the joy he needed.

He didn’t care about anything else. He would never allow anyone to hurt him again.

Besides, he had a secret he could never tell.

Lila wanted to be a mother. She thought it was a silly idea because she wasn’t someone who people looked at as mother material.

She was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and her body wasn’t handling the finding particularly well. Her dreams of a family were quickly fading and although she knew that, something made her take the appointment with the specialist who just might be able to help her.

The appointment didn’t go as planned.

David wasn’t who she envisioned.

Her life was about to take a dramatic turn and Lila found that through David, everything looked different.

He looked at her in a way no man ever had.

She made him feel things he thought he would never feel.

David knew that when she found out about his secret, she would run.

She could never find out.

He was broken.

Title:  Broken
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Robin Nadler
Approximate Book Length:  390 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


I really like the overall message in this book, which is finding love and overcoming scary and traumatic experiences. “Broken” can be fixed. Healing is good, and I like these two together – a lot in fact. I liked their banter, their tenderness, and how they care for her pets.

That being said, there’s also a lot wrong with this book. I wasn’t a fan of the writing style, particularly pertaining to POV. The book in its entirety is in dire need of editing. While I like the characters, they could be a little more polished – and I don’t mean fixing “flaws” as those make them human. I mean to make it so their dialog isn’t so choppy sometimes, their mood swings don’t induce whiplash, and the spots where they appear to read each other’s minds are ironed out. The plot is confusing and somewhat flimsy, though on occasion brutal for our couple.

Overall, while sweet, the book just comes off as over the top unrealistic.

Bottom Line:

Broken is a strangely sweet romance that certainly pulls at your emotions. It’s worth checking out.