Friday, December 17, 2010

Something Shattered

Title: Something Shattered
Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-921-8
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Jesse’s a cop in a small New Mexico town. He knows the best thing for him is to never let anyone know his secret. Then Caden moves in across the street and Jesse can’t help but wonder what his story is. As Jesse gets pulled in by the mystery that is Caden, keeping his secret no longer seems to be possible.

Fans of Bailey Bradford know that, regardless of what her books are about, they will get a great read. Something Shattered will not disappoint. To start with, both heroes, especially Caden, grab the reader from the start. Both characters have issues that they are struggling with; however, Caden’s just overpower the reader. The reasons behind Caden’s fears are understandable and his actions so realistic that the reader won’t have any problems believing what he is going through. While Caden will make the reader want to protect him, Jesse will have them falling in love by the way he patiently works with Caden, never letting the other man’s fears become a reason to walk away. There are a few secondary characters, some the readers will like and others they won’t, but the one that almost steals the story is Loopy, Caden’s dog. This little one knows just what his owner needs and has no problem making sure he gets it, leading to a few moments that will have the reader laughing.

Something Shattered had me close to tears more than once but that will not keep me from re-reading this great story.

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