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Broken (Guardian Dreams #1)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Solomon is broken. Well, that is what her ex-husband told her numerous times after discovering she could not conceive. After catching her husband in bed with another woman, she returns to her hometown, Rock Hill, SC, and starts her life over as a medical biller hell bent to remain in her safe little bubble, ruled by her Siamese cat, Izzy.

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Published February 5th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Alexia Purdy
I want to just say, you have to read this book, if you think you know what it is about, you are way off. It starts out in the everyday, routine life of Solomon, a divorcee who tries to fly under the radar and does her best to not get hurt emotionally again. I enjoyed the everyday humor and intricacies of her life but boy was I in for a treat when halfway through, the story shifted into literally a unique take on shifters, guardians, nephilem, demons and angels.

LOVED it! DM has such witty writing
Wanda Hartzenberg
This book was gifted to me as a birthday present. What a present it turned out to be. The author starts her book with witty commentary on the life of a divorcee with emotional scars. Intrigue soon finds her and with it danger. But which of the sudden mysterious men in her life is dangerous? Might it be a man from her past? Might it be a woman? The intrigue swifts to real danger and brand new challenges. The wit and irony of the author in her dialogue however does not disappear. I love this autho ...more
Mandy Buchanan
DM McDaniel has a way with story telling that is not that easy to come by. Most times when reading you can predict what is happening or what will happen. I can honestly say that what I expected is not even close to what happened. She did an excellent job at keeping you guessing and wanting to get to the end so that you knew where everyone ended up! LIONS!! A leo after my own heart!! Awesome Job DM. Maybe you will quit that day job sooner rather than later! Please keep the good stories coming. I ...more
Most paranormal books end up being bad but every once in awhile they get it right and this is one of those times. I loved this book and will reread it.
Intriguing, Sizzling, Fantastic!

i love reading Broken! it delivers a beautiful message that while some
things can't be granted there is still hope! reading this book was not at all
as i expected it to be! it starts off with the main character being funny, speaking
her mind and living her every day life and then BAM it dives into a world of
mystery and the unknown with some sizzling romance! i loved how the author
could mix it all up and make it into a really COOL book that will leave you wanting

The characters were AMAZING! X & Sol just have this love you never thought was possible. This story just left me wanting more. I just loved every moment of this book.

Cant wait to read what DM has next.

BEST Author out there!
Great read. Characters are surprising. The fantasy part is a surprise but adds to the story.
Kim Dallmeier
Very enjoyable debut novel. Looking forward to more from this up-and-coming author.
Shandy Kurth
Ew! Just finished reading Broken by DM McDaniel and let me tell you, if you haven't read it grab your copy!! 5/5 stars! I was given this book by a friend when I requested help breaking into the Paranoramal genre and I am NOT disapointed! I read this book in less than 48 hours! Loved the characters, loved the writing. I truely felt like I was there thinking and feeling everything Solomon was. :) It was a great leap into the genre, I've been having problems finding paranormal that I can get into b ...more
I got this book on a recommendation expecting a typical love story. What I got was so much more!!! Definitly a must read!!!
Connie Garcia

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Solomon is broken. Well, that is what her ex-husband told her numerous times after discovering she could not conceive. After catching her husband in bed with another woman, she returns to her hometown, Rock Hill, SC, and starts her life over as a medical biller hell bent to remain in her safe little bubble, ruled by her Siamese cat, Izzy.

Everything is smooth sailing in her protective bubble. Solomon is content to cut off her man-dar switch and live a life without worrying about a
This book surprised me. I often spend hours looking for book to purchase on my amazon account. Not one to waste money I make my selections carefully. Wow did I get my $.99 worth!!! I'm waiting to read the next book in the series because although Broken was a good lacked something. I will move on to other books but will comeback one day to read book two.
2.5 stars

Honestly, when I started this book I thought it was a contemporary book. After reading the synopsis, it read (to me at least) as a contemp. book about a woman unable to conceive and a new love that helps her heal...Or something along those lines. What I did NOT expect was a book about heaven and hell, shape-shifters, angels, demons and a vampire thrown in for good measure. However, that did not faze me and I continued on with my reading.
Now although the story was okay, I have to say th
Diana Jacobsen
Has a loved one ever told you, that you were broke? It hurts doesn’t it? In DM McDaniel’s book Broken, first In the Guardian Dream series, this is what happened to main character Sullivan. Follow Solly on a soul searching adventure, one that will surprise both the reader and the characters. Solly goes on a whirl wind ride to find the truth about whom and what she is to become. Sully will find her love and come to the realization that she is truly not broke. A story full of twists and turns shift ...more
Teaka Lilly
I really liked the book, I didn't expect the paranormal aspect at all but was intrigued. I agree that the main character had some serious self esteem issues but I could relate to her given I had experienced the same self doubt and loathing after surviving an abusive relationship. Unless you've been in one you might be quick to say she was a bit on the childish side but it's really not the case. I felt the main character was written in a way that was true to life although maddening at times when ...more
It took me a while to read this book, I started reading it three times before I finally got past the first chapter and then I didn't put it down until I finished, now I can't help but thinking why it took me all this time in the first place. I really enjoyed this book and the characters, the world created is well done and some moments of reality for everyday people is refreshing in this genre. Solomon and Xavier are loveable characters and I even managed misty eyes in some parts of the story. I ...more
It is really hard to believe that this is DM's 1st book. She has created a wonderfully sexy,funny new twist in the paranormal genre. This world is filled w/shapeshifters, fallen angels,demons,transits and vampires and more. This is mainly Solomon's and Xavier's story, but has a cast of great, lesser characters in it. DM has created so many twists and turns that I just had to keep reading far into the night. Part two, Lennon's story, will be out soon, and I am looking forward to snapping it up.
Mary Ghardian
I just finished reading this book and I absolutely love it. The characters are so easy to fall in love with, root for and genuinely made me laugh. I am very much looking forward to the release of the second book in the series, Restored. I would gladly recommend this book to any of my friends.
This was sweet shapeshifting romance. I really liked reading it on my deck in the summer sun. I would gladly read more of this series. The characters were fun, warm and complex enough to keep you interested. The plot was steady and moved the book along. I enjoyed it.
Nikki Rawson
Great series!! If you love vampires, shifters, and angels you gotta read this series!
Nothing like i expected!!!! Total shock thats for sure!! good read
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