I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Broken Open by Lauren Dane
Series: The Hurley Boys #2
Published by HQN on November 25, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Beyond passion. And beyond their control…
Five years ago, Tuesday Eastwood's life collapsed and left her devastated. After an empty, nomadic existence, she's finally pieced her life back together in the small Oregon town of Hood River. Now Tuesday has everything sorted out. Just so long as men are kept for sex, and only sex…
Then she met him.
Musician and rancher Ezra Hurley isn't the man of Tuesday's dreams. He's a verboten fantasy—a man tortured by past addictions, whose dark charisma and long, lean body promise delicious carnality. But this craving goes far beyond chemistry. It's primal. It's insatiable. And it won't be satisfied until they're both consumed, body and soul…
What I Thought…
• I have a weakness for contemporary romances featuring families. I love the family elements and seeing my favorite characters grow and change as each book comes out. Broken Open is the second book in The Hurley Boys series and I couldn’t love this family more.
• This was a bit of a different read for me, I don’t do a lot of rock star romances, but this one was really good.
• I loved Ezra and Tuesday. They were a good match for each other and could help each other work through the pain that they had. In Tuesday’s case it was her late husband and his crazy family, in Ezra’s case his former addiction.
• I can’t remember if I’ve read a book where a character was a recovering drug addict (so I suppose it’s safe to say I haven’t) and I though Dane handled it really well. Ezra still thought about his former addictions, but wasn’t even close to relapsing. His story about how he finally got into rehab broke my heart.
• As an interracial couple Tuesday and Ezra have more to deal with than the average couple. I liked how Dane worked that into the story without it overwhelming the story. Also it sucks that people are asshats.
Overall I enjoyed Ezra and Tuesday’s story, but I am super excited to read Back to You which is about Vaughan and Kelly rekindling their relationship.