Thursday, October 27, 2011


Title: Broken  
Author: Jessica Freely
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL:
ISBN: 978-1-61118-554-6
Genre: {M/M} Multicultural
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Eben Flannery is sent to the Boston airport to pick up new arrival, Song Xiu.  According to his brother’s description, Eben was expecting Xiu to be an exchange student.  However, Eben is sadly disappointed when he discovers Xiu is the latest addition to Nicky’s escort service. 

Broken is a somewhat complex plot that borders on gloomy at times.  The characters do not live up to a realistic value of the theme’s lethal potential.  I found it hard to relate to Eben, who merely accepts the life of a gangster without any attempts to pull himself out of the gutter.  Eben is an active participant in Nicky’s criminal business by being the gang’s enforcer.  The plot illustrates a three way audition sex scene with Xiu, Nicky and the escort boss.  Also displayed is the drug use of Xiu as well as Nicky, each having a different drug of addiction.    

Jessica Freely has created an interesting story with mild emotions, a hint of violence and a touch of amusement. 

No comments: