Sunday, September 14, 2014

Review: Broken Road by Addison Kline


It is often said that time heals all wounds. The words are spoken like a promise... A vow. These words are said to people who have been beaten down to their lowest state. To the poor souls who have nothing left to lose. Whispered into the ear of a grieving daughter, told with a shrug to a man who has nothing left to live for.

These are dangerous people.

The down-trodden. The grieving. The ones who love more people dead than alive.

The words should never be uttered. Not to the ones who have no solid ground on which to stand upon, no rail in which to clasp. The white-knuckled moments of life have come to be expected rather than feared.

"Time heals all wounds."

The words are an insult. A slap in the face... and around here, they'll get you hurt. For Averi McClain and her husband Colt, there were few deeper insults.

In the wake of Black Horse's death, a war has erupted. The Seventy Devils are scattered and on alert, gnawing at the bit for the go-ahead to strike. They would not hesitate to spill the blood of anyone who stood in their way of recompense. They knew they would need to act fast if they wanted to come out on top. Colt was not the kind of guy that you slept on. He'd stop at nothing to protect his family and he was lethal whether he was heavily armed or going toe to toe, bare knuckled beat-down style. Colt did have Black Horse's blood coursing through his veins, after all. But then, so did Jimmy, and he is ready to show everyone that the apple didn't fall far from the tree... in fact, they appear to have formed on the same poisoned branch.

As leader of the Devils, Jimmy had seventy miscreants to do his bidding - and three goals in which he needed to achieve:

1. Avenge Black Horse
2. Kill Colt McClain and Randy Ford
3. Take Averi for his own

Jimmy has another thing coming if he thinks victory is easily won. Will Colt and Averi's broken road end in tragedy? Or will they be the ones to banish the devils straight to hell? When the demons of the past rise up, can Colt and Randy face them fearless and determined? Whatever happens, don't expect Colt and Randy to stand alone. Buckle up. The broken road makes for one hell of a ride.


Broken Road, Addison Kline's follow up to her debut novel, Black Horse is a fast paced novel that leaves you on the edge of your seat. Colt and Averi McClain have already been though enough in their life at the hands of Colt's father Black Horse. With Black Horse finally out of the picture Colt and Averi are starting the next phase of their life together. Colt's half bother Jimmy has other plans. He wants revenge on Colt for their father and wants to finally claim Averi as his own.

The story that unfolds keeps you in suspense as you turn the page. You not only worry for Colt and Averi, but Averi's brothers  Randy and Tim as well. It seems no one is safe from Jimmy and his band of Devils. Will this family ever get the peace that has been eluding them all this time or will tragedy continue to follow them? You'll just have to read to find out.

Addison Kline, writes a great follow-up to Black Horse. She definitely keeps you on your toes. What I liked about this novel is that we get a bit more back story of the characters. But with more back story I was left wanting a little more especially when it came to Randy and his ex-girlfriend Cheyenne, while we get a good amount in the book, I think they could benefit from their own story.  But this isn't there story, it's Colt and Averi. Once again, Kline delivers. If you haven't read this series you will want to put it on your TBR, you don't want to miss this.

4.5 Stars

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