June 09, 2019

Broken by Desire by Dani Rene
Cassandra Winters has been left broken for two long years, living with her pain. When a second chance presents itself, she picks up and heads to California where she meets the elusive Lucien Verán. He’s sexy, domineering, and nothing more than a playboy wanting one night with Cassie. His past is lined with a dark secret that will eventually break him and her.

When they finally give in to desire, the truth unfurls itself in a vicious attack that leave both broken and alone.

Happiness is something they need to fight for. Can they find forever in the web of deceit?

*This story is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes intended for adults 18+

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Release - February 29, 2016
Genre - Erotic Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Format - ebook gift from the author
Length - 530 pages

Yes, sir/My lumière


Hot damn! Can Dani René write an erotically pleasing sex scene or what?! Yeah there was plenty of plot, but with the amount of sex these people were having, I was pretty oblivious 😂😂. I'm kidding. Sorta. It's just that there weren't merely sparks flying off the pages. These people virtually combusted and I'm surprised my kindle didn't singe my fingertips!

Cassandra was left devastated after one too many catastrophic losses. She was looking to start a new life in a new city and in no way was she trying to find love. Lucien was the epitome of a playboy. Exotic and beautiful women were commonplace and everyone knew he was up for a good time. He suffered his own share of pain and had no interest of ever settling down. And then these two broken characters met each other...

"Broken by desire, fixed by love."

What developed between these characters was sensually beautiful and although sex played a huge role in their relationship, never once did I doubt that their emotions ran deep. I think the author did a great job with developing the characters of this story. Each person had their own part to play and had their own unique personalities and feelings and pieces to add to the whole. Between the plot and the people and the little machinations detailed throughout, this story was easy to set apart from the rest. There are so many stories out there that tell about a D/s relationship that they almost blend together. I'm happy to say that this one isn't like all the rest. It could be that it's been a while since I've read something like this, but I found this story refreshing.

There was one GLARING part I didn't like and I hesitated about including it in my thoughts, but figured I'd just go for it. There's a point when the characters end up separating and Cassandra believes she should move on, despite how much she obviously still loves Lucien and wants to be with him. So what does she do? She sleeps with his best friend. Although Lucien didn't blame her or his bestie, I did. That goes against code! If you're going to sleep with anyone (still don't get why she had to hop into bed with someone just because she wasn't able to sleep with the man she wanted), don't let it be with someone from the circle. That's wrong in so many ways and no one should have to tell you that. Unless you're looking to get some vindictive revenge or some ish, it shouldn't be done. That's my two pennies.

Overall, I enjoyed myself while reading this. The one part that displeased me was a blip in the grand scheme of things and there was a lot to like. So if you're looking for a story that'll make you drip, Broken by Desire needs to be added to your list!

About the Author
Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to dark erotic romance and even BDSM romance. She loves to delve into the raw, emotional journeys her characters venture on, and enjoys the dark, edgy, and sensual scenes that fill the pages of her books. Dani’s stories are seductive with a deviant edge with feisty heroines and dominant alphas.

Dani lives in the beautiful city of Cape Town, and is a proud member of the Romance Writer's Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writers of America (RWA). She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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