I received this book for free from Ardent Prose PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Broken by Madison Faye
Series: Winchester Academy #3
on September 20, 2019
Genres: Erotic Romance, Taboo, Adult, Contemporary
Source: Ardent Prose PR
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Note to self: don’t sleep with the gorgeous, tattooed, motorcycle-driving hottie after a friend’s train wreck of a bachelorette party.
Especially not when he looks at you like he wants to devour you.
Especially not when he’s a little younger looking than you.
Especially not when it turns out he’s your newest student.
Ethan Scott is the kind of man your mother warns you about. Reckless, cocky af, damaged, beautiful, of course, and completely irresistible. And if that weren’t a long enough laundry list of reasons to stay away?
…He’s also eight years my junior, and my student at the private high school where I teach art.
Winchester Academy’s newest bad boy student—my student—is utterly off limits. The problem is, he’s also gorgeous, tempting, addicting, and has me wrapped around his freaking finger.
The other problem is, I already slept with him.
He’s the firecracker waiting to blow, the spark that sets off the fire. He’s broken, and this whole thing could break us both. But something about him makes me go crazy. Something about him makes me say yes instead of no.
Something about him has me aching for more, no matter the consequences.
…This might be a problem.
Also in this series: Bait, Brat
Also by this author: Bait, Brat, The Pool Boy
Adult, Taboo, Erotic Romance
First person; Dual-POV
Book #3 of the Winchester Academy series, that can be read as a standalone.
She’s my teacher. I’m her student. Separate, we’re damaged. Together?
Well, I want to say we’re perfect. But the truth is that it might be more than together, we’re a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.
Addictiveness: 5/5 It was a fun sexy ride! It was fast-paced with lot of steamy good scenes. Easy, fun read! As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: heroes 5/5, heroine 4/5, secondary characters 4/5, growth 5/5, real 3/5 Complex characters that had depth.
Ethan was amazing. Really, that boy was hot, mature, loyal, faithful. His character has the major growth during the story. I loved how protective he was and how true to himself.
Emily was a good heroine. Yes, I think she should have done things a little bit different. Of the two, she had more on the line, she was the adult of the relationship. I loved how she was proud of Ethan’s talent and wanted to see him shine.
Oh, so many interesting secondary characters, I’m dying to read the principal’s book. I’m dying already to read the next book. The band nerd with 3 football player? Wow!
All characters were easy to love, connect and understand!
Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I love how this covers are being made specifically for this series, there I a lot we can learn from it. From this cover we can see the couple. Ethan the tattoo bad boy and Emily, not the dominant, but one that shares the power with Ethan. I love the background, the academy logo that hint to a school, the catchy title that gives a taboo vibe. Great work with the colors and font. I would easily buy this book by its cover, without needing to read the blurb!
Freshness: 5/5 It is unique! It is taboo, is not what is out there. The concept of the book and the series feels original. As fresh as chocolate mint ice cream!
Plot: believable 3/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 4/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 4/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 4/5, twists 5/5 Hot opening and perfect ending. I mean is a very unbelievable plot, but it is fun. The conflict here was really well explored. The twists were good and this was a fast paced hot read. High level of enjoyment!
This is a erotic tale with a good fun concept. It is short and straight-to-the-point. I’m really loving the little bit snippets that we are getting from the principal on each book. I’m already swooning for that man.
Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5 This is insta-love. It is fast and wild. The heroine had amazing chemistry with the hero and the way they met was HOT! Their classroom encounter STEAMY HOT! Great scenes!!!
Writing Style: 4.5/5 In my opinion this series is Ms. Faye‘s best work yet. She has always written crazy sexy stories, but the world built for this series is amazing and these characters have layers. Even though this is an erotic read, the plot is more than steamy scenes.
I mean, these stories still feel really unbelievable, but nothing that takes away the enjoyment of the reader.
I never doubt that Ms. Faye knew how to write smut, but within this series she has been given the reader good plots with complex characters. I’m really obsessed with this series and I can’t wait for what’s coming next!
32.5/35 STARS – 4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 4 Cover: 5 Freshness: 5 Plot: 4 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 4.5
Would I recommend? Sure. If you like a fun, hot , fast read, this is great!
Would I re-read this book/series? I’m certain I will re-read both!
Would I read more from the author? Really looking forward to read this series until the end.