REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Broken Halo
AUTHOR: Michaela Grey
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 236 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2017
Micah Ellis is an affluent businessman, comfortable in his life and work, as long as nothing happens to shake up his routine. Which is exactly what one Devon Mallory does, with his bright blue eyes and dirty skin and the forceful personality that’s everything Micah desperately needs but is too afraid to ask for.
Micah and Devon enter into a Dom/sub relationship and navigate the world of BDSM and Micah’s crippling insecurities as they gradually fall in love. But Micah’s past is coming back to haunt him, and they must face it together—and that means learning acceptance and discovering that they both deserve love their way and on their own merits.
Micah’s insecurities and social awkwardness leave him lost and alone, and at the mercy of people who don’t have his best interests at heart.
Devon is a man who does everything with his whole heart, whether it comes to his job or falling in love.
Their first meeting is a memorable one for all the wrong reasons, but fortunately fate gives them another chance and they do much better the second time around. Their chemistry catches fire and they both fall hard and fast. It’s isn’t long before Micah’s submissive nature comes to the forefront and soon it seems like their relationship is on the fast track…until Micah’s self-doubt makes a mess of things.
I loved the sweetness between these two characters. Even though they whole sub/Dom thing is a big part of who they are, its not everything they are. The author does a good job showing that the BDSM lifestyle has many different aspects that what people think.
There are a lot of moments in this story that got me, like Micah meeting Devon’s family and being accepted into it. Coming from a large, loud, loving family myself, I appreciate how overwhelming it was for Micah to overcome his issues and let people get to know him. There are quite a few times in this story where Micah struggles with himself in his journey to finding happiness.
None of the side character play a large part in the book, but they do help Devon and Micah move their story along, like Micah’s friend Kali who gives Micah the place and the time to let him figure himself out as he struggles with who he is and why he finds it so hard to let people care about him.
Both characters tugged on my heartstrings throughout this story and I admit to shedding a tear or two as I watched them work their way together.
My only complaint is that the turnaround at the beginning of the book was a little fast for me. I would have liked to have seen the two men spend a little more time getting to know each other before getting so carried away. Once you read it and see their first meeting, maybe you’ll understand my reservations a little better.
But yes, read it for yourself and get carried away like I did. Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down because I had to see how they were going to make this all work.
I can recommend this as a lazy, rainy afternoon read. Grab a blanket and a cup of tea (or my preferred glass of wine) and some tissues. Get lost in a well written world that will leave you smiling at the end.