Something Shattered by Bailey Bradford

Something Shattered by Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (126 Pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

When something inside him is shattered by an act of violence, Caleb Tomas doesn’t think he can ever be whole again.

Police Officer Jesse Martin has lived in the small town of El Jardin, New Mexico, for a decade, but he’s never seen anything like the mysterious man who moves in in the middle of the night. The house across the street from Jesse’s trailer is no longer empty. There’s a puzzle waiting to be solved there, in the form of one sexy, but decidedly different, man.

Bruised and battered inside and out, Caleb Tomas flees to the town of El Jardin in the hopes of escaping the terror that haunts him. Instead, he becomes more of a recluse, scared of everything, unable to get more than a dozen feet past his porch before he panics. His head’s a mess, and he knows he needs help, but that’s a step he doesn’t want to take. It’s easier, safer, to stay hidden away with only his adorable puppy, Loopy, and the bird-murdering cat, Mix, for companionship.

But Caleb can’t help but notice the sexy man across the street, and when Loopy escapes from the back yard, it’s Jesse Martin who comes to the rescue.

And he might save more than one bouncy little poodle, if Caleb and Jesse are willing to take the risk.

Something Shattered was the perfect name for the book. That’s what first caught my eye, too!

Caleb has agoraphobia. Now the reason why was one of the reasons why this is a suspense book.

The author did a great job in creating Caleb and painting his picture in my mind. The one thing that I did not like about this story was the suspense. Yes, suspense can be good at times, but for me there was too much suspense so in this case it was not good because I almost lost interest in the book.

Caleb is damaged. Jesse is a dominant and a strong personality but is a compassionate lover to Caleb. I saw the slow changes in Caleb and they were good changes. The conflict comes from their relationship possibly being in danger. In this book, life and love is precious. Their love blossomed and grew, but so did more problems. As those conflicts began to brew, Caleb knew what he had to do, he had to try his best. Jesse was trying equally hard to protect their relationship.

Something Shattered is a good romance with passion and chemistry that has the potential to heat you up.

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