Two years ago, Eli Burke lost his lover
Bennett during a horrific attack that left him scarred and
Bennett dead. Now he walks with a cane and closes himself
off as much as he can. When his friend and housemate
invites an American, Alec, to move into the attic of their
house, he’s not at all happy to be attracted to the man.
Fortunately, he has a plan to move to Africa and work there,
which will get him away from bad memories and new
Alec Sumner moves to England to make a
fresh start after another failed relationship. Upon meeting
Eli on the street, he’s intrigued, but expects never to see
him again. Then he ends up moving into the house Eli shares
with several friends. He hopes to get closer to Eli, but a
secret he’s keeping, and Eli’s pain, stand in his way…
Broken is the emotional
story of two men who are both running, each in their own
way. Eli’s still immersed in grief over his lost lover.
He’s only going through the motions of life, and all he can
think of to do is go to Africa to get away. Meeting Alec,
and being attracted to him, comes as an unwelcome surprise,
one that Eli fights. Alec moves to a new city after each
painful breakup he has, this time halfway across the world.
He hides something important from Eli in an effort to help
him, and because he doesn’t want to drive him away. Of
course, secrets have a way of coming out, and when this one
does it causes a lot of pain. I liked both Eli and Alec,
and wanted them to be happy together. The secondary
characters were all interesting and well-drawn. The
storyline is full of conflict, emotion, and redemption.
Broken is a lovely story of grief and healing. I
think others will enjoy it as much as I did.