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Broken Shield

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  178 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Tyler Jackson, former paramedic now firefighter, has seen her share of death up close. The death of her wife caused Tyler to rethink her career choices, but the death of her mother two weeks later cemented her return to the ranks of firefighter. Her path of self-destruction and womanizing is just a front to hide the heartbreak and devastation she lives with every day. Tyle ...more
Nook, 306 pages
Published October 14th 2011 by Sapphire Books Publishing
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Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
Nice traditional romance. The characters are predictable but interesting. Each is facing challenges and doing a poor job of moving on with their lives. The event that finally throws them together is a bit over the top but this is fiction so anything is possible.

While there are some hot scenes, I actually enjoyed the slow build in their relationship. A lot of emphasis was placed on touching. Touching hands, faces and just an overall quiet communication and acceptance by the two protago
Nov 22, 2012 rated it liked it
The story was probably 4 stars if not for editing. It was slow starting, but about halfway trough when the action began, it was gripping and exciting and turned into the kind of book you stay up all night to see what happens. But it was hurt by typos and editing misses. I understand that nobody is perfect, even a well trained eye needs someone else to give a book a second or third look, or to bounce suggestions off of. I find myself feeling bad that the people the author listed as helping, didn' ...more
Mar 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a gift and only made it to the end of the book through sheer will. As others have noted it's badly edited, which I may have been able to overlook if the characters were engaging, the story had been believable or the writing was good. That the author thanks her beta readers and editor in the acknowledgements makes this even more unfortunate.

I found Tyler unlikeable for the most part, where I'm sure I was supposed to find her at least somewhat sympathetic. As another reviewer ha
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Like all the Isabella stories I have read, Broken Shield did not disappoint in terms of new and exciting characters with a lot of chemistry and an interesting story to move them along. Tyler Jackson a hardcore paramedic seeking adrenaline rushes to avoid dealing with her tragic past is the perfect compliment to Ashley Henderson a cop who is on the straight line to success. The first encounters these two women have are unforgettable! What better way to make a good first impression than to give so ...more
Frances Bell
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Book

I gave it five stars because it's a good story I can relate with the characters. Losing someone is hard. This book gives you hope. Life goes on you just have to be strong. Good book
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn't like a cop and a firefighter

So, who doesn't like a cop and a firefighter story. Great story about both. Both damaged but together they can heal.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ff
the writing is so messy
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesbian-romance
I thought this book was great! I love the transformation of the the main character!
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Will review soon
Jaye Y
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Same issue with a lot of self-pubbed authors: needs many types of editing. Other than that, I guess the story is OK.
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
You cannot overcome life tragedies alone. The two main characters needed each other to overcome very difficult events in their life. Liked the slow romantic build up.
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