Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Broken in Silence
Author: Katze Snow
Series: Demons and Wolves #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 223 Pages
Release Date: March 18, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Tannerian Wulfric is a leader—a strong alpha who bows to no-one, especially those who try to undermine his authority.
When an opportunity arises, he grabs it with both hands and lets nothing get in his way. Trouble is, his brother has been caught in the crossfire of glorious retribution, and Tanner is in need of assistance.
For many years, Alex Jonas has lived his life in peace. But when fate lands him in the hands of his ex-lover and alpha, he finds himself in the centre of a feud he never knew existed, and must immerse himself in ways he had never imagined. One chance encounter, one night, and everything comes crashing down around him. Alex must fight for his life while Tanner fights for one thing and one thing only—vengeance, which has never tasted sweeter.
Can Tanner avenge his family’s death without spilling more blood? Or will his inner demon tear apart everything he has worked for, and lose the man who owns his heart?
Warning: Contains strong language, violence, and graphic, erotic scenes. This is NOT a romance. It’s hot, it’s sticky, and all kinds of messed up.
Review: Trust the warning, folks, this is NOT a romance…but it’s getting there. It is all kinds of messed up, it is cringe-worthy in places, it’s like a train wreck; you know it’s going to get ugly, but you can’t look away.
I kinda loved Tanner and Alex even though I wanted to beat-up Tanner most of the book. He is a victim of circumstance who has lost everything, including that which makes him good. Honestly, it was Tanner’s twin that I wanted to smash. Unless he doesn’t know what truly happened to make Tanner the way he is, then is was the one who needed an ass-kicking.
One of the things I struggled with this book was the vast amount of missing back story. I needed to know what I didn’t know but was only hand fed small portions at a time. I ended this book still unsure of what exactly happened between the twins, and though you understand at the end why he dumped Alex like a bad penny, you still don’t get to see what Alex ever really saw in him in the first place. Yes, Tanner saved him, but that in and of itself is not worthy of love. I know this is only book one, but there is so much going on, so many secondary characters, and a strange world that I struggled to keep up.
I really wanted to give this book a lower rating at first, because of those struggles, but that wouldn’t be fair. The story is unique and really good, I just felt like I was missing a book or a much longer prologue. I am very hopeful that the next book will answer all of those questions and more, and I am holding out hope that even though this book was not quite a romance for Alex and Tanner, that the next one gets them to that place. We see it, but can they? Will Alex be able to get passed Tanner’s treatment of him in the past, and will Tanner and his twin reconcile? There are so many things I want to see happen, but I will let the author tell the story and just go along for the ride.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*