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Broken Fences

(TroubleMaker #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  442 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Colden Saint James, Dusty Owens, and a single night of passion had equaled to poor old Mr. McAllister's broken fence. Add six years, a troublemaking photo, and there's not a fence in Texas that's gonna be safe...

It took Dusty Owens two years to land Colden "Saint" James, even if it was for only one night, but the very next day, he was gone. Now, years later, the "Saint" ha
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Kelly Gendron
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Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
**Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

How many ways can I write that I just enjoyed the hell out of a book? I don't know yet but I will when I am done with every review I have to catch up on!

The title Broken Fences made my mind think cowboy..he wasn't a cowboy but he was all man..which made me all happy!

A story that started six years earlier, with a night of broken virtue and fences. Dusty had wanted Colden ever since sh
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Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Colden Saint James has been gone from Odessa for the last six years. He had one magical night with one Dusty Owens, a night he would never forget. After two years of resisting Dusty's advances, Colden- better known to Dusty as St. James -finally gave in a took her virginity only to disappear the very next day. Six years later he finds himself back in Odessa to protect the one girl he left behind, the question is can he convince her to give him another chance and prove to her that she means more ...more
Tbird London
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dusty had saved herself for six years. After one night with Colden and breaking a fence during her first sexual encounter, there was never going to be anyone else for her. Unfortunately he left the next day and she never heard from him again. She was told that he had married and had three children so Dusty did what she thought was best, she moved on with her life.

One day Colden walks back into her bar, she figures it is because his brother is going to marry Dusty's cousin in a few days, but Cold
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Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I want Colden. He was such a hotty totty. I don't like what he did in the past but it is understandable. Although he did cause Dusty to shutdown her heart because of it dang it. So Colden is the town's great guy or so everyone thinks except Dusty but she is a little ticked at him. To me Colden is your knight in shining armour who just found love and is scared of it until it is too late.

Dusty is a sharp witted, funny young woman who has her heart broken and torn to pieces leaving her with some tr
Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
This book didn't work for me.Though I must admit it worked to put me to sleep.Story is very simple the Guy St.James if I remember correctly had sex with the Girl Dusty Owen and broke a fence for the very first time and he disappears returns after 6 yrs again has sex and disappears but in a different place and way ofcourse. In between his disappearance act he teases the Dusty Owen,dominates her a bit,Kidnaps her to protect her and had sex ohh sorry makes love gives her multiple orgasm with change ...more
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Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it

Broken Fences is about a girl who fell in love with the town do-gooder. After a night of passion where she loses her virginity to Colden, Dusty is left heartbroken when he leaves town the very next day. Six years later Colden comes back to town and he is definitely not the do-gooder Dusty remembers him to be. He's sent back to their home town to protect her and keep her safe after an assignment that kept him away goes wrong.

Even though it's been so many years since they've seen ea
Dawn Smith
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Holy schmexy pants.. This book features some of the sweetest yet sexiest scenes that I have read in a long time. I had never read this author before and was pleasantly surprised by this book. Broken Fences charmed me with its tale of young lovers, torn apart and then reunited years later in the face of danger. The road to true love 2.0 is bumpy and filled with pot holes and emotions but so well worth the read. This is a tale of
Anny hernandez
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

First let me just start by saying that this is the first book that I read from this author and cant wait to read more of her books.

Holy HOTNESS I just finish reading this book, and I love it this book pull me in from the first letter to the last, I couldn't put the book down that's how good it was, I could tell you that this book is HOT, SEXY, and the characters are well developed, love the characters and how the book turned out to be I just
Renee Entress
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Star Review – Broken Fences (A TroubleMaker Novel #1)

I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this book by Kelly. This book includes passion, laughs, heartache, pain, and betrayal.

Dusty Owens had one night with Colden Saint James after trying to get him for two years. When she gets her chance he takes her virginity, they broke a fence and he left town the next day with no word.

He has been gone for 6 years but he’s is due back for his brother’s wedding. Now he is in town and looking better than ever.
Heather andrews
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Colden I love you so much, "yes, if my memory serves me correctly - which I'm sure it does, as it's rather vivid - this man knows how to handle you just fine." I loved his thoughts, "who the eff is this Travis guy...and why the hell does he think he can touch what's mine?" Sometimes you have show you care about the other person and even though Dusty thinks she doesn't appreciate it deep down the girl does, "you can fight me all you want, girl, but neither me nor this..." He pressed closer, hi ...more
~Steph K~
**ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

What would you do if the one person who had your heart, left the day after you gave your virginity to him - then showed up six years later all cocky and sure of himself, wanting to start things up again?

Dusty wants to ignore the feelings she has when she sees Colden show up in her bar, but the feelings she had six years ago come rushing back in full force. She needs to know why he left, why he's
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I literally COULD NOT put Broken Fences down!! From the moment that Dusty Owens wrestles a pig and puts it in the cab of a truck, I was hooked!! Just add Colden “Saint” James to the mix and I was doing everything in my power to stay awake and read! After Colden and Dusty broke a fence in the heat of passion 6 years ago, and Colden skipped town, breaking Dusty’s heart in the process, she never thought she would see him again. That was until he shows up for his brother’s wedding, or at least that’ ...more
Jen Cothran
A SCORCHING HOT and SIZZLINGLY STEAMY HEA that is heartwarming and leaves you *swooning* for more!! I gobbled this book up and can't wait for book two!

Dusty is a strong woman who has abandonment issues and a broken heart. Dusty, in her finest hour, lets you know that, "Pussy gonna want what the pussy wants." You can't help but love and laugh and clench your thighs at this hot good girl who wants to be bad for one man....Colden!

Colden is a Saint turned Bad Good-boy who broke a fence and Dusty's
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I have found my new book boyfriend and his name is Colden Saint James!
This story was hot!

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Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I'm not the best at writing reviews but I finished it in a few hours. It grabbed my attention and kept it throughout the whole book! I can't wait to read book 2!
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first time I’ve ever given Kelly anything other than a 5 star. 🤧 I remember continuously putting this book down because I couldn’t get past the first page and the pig. But I stuck it out and within the first chapter I was thrown, not 1, but 2 curveballs. Even more curveballs in the 2nd chapter and I loved every minute of it. Dusty, which I wished was short for something lol, reminds me of current me personality wise. She has a slick mouth and keeps her promises. I LOVED Colden. He’s ...more
Alyson LaBarge
Holy Hotness Batman! I now need a cold shower! BROKEN FENCES has come to town-er my eReader anyway. I may be late to this rodeo but dang if I didn’t want to ride it for the entire 8!
BROKEN FENCES by Kelly Gendron is the first in her series of 5 books known as The Troublemaker Series and that is an excellent name for the hero of this book, Mr. Colden James. In essence, Colden took Dusty’s virginity up against a fence (and broke it, thus the name Broken Fences) then hightailed it out of town for t
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Dusty Evans Owens was a wild child moving around in her youth. She finally came to rest in Odessa Texas when she was 18 and her aunt had passed away. Her young cousin Sissy and her uncle needed her support. Dusty fell hopelessly in love with Colden James or St. James as she calls him, but he never acknowledged her existence.

Colden Saint James (Saint is his middle name, his brother is Jimmy James), is in his early 20’s. He’s just returned home from special training with ATF/FBI. He’s a small tow
Monica Cullip
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Broken Fences
(A Trouble Maker Novel #1)
Kelly Gendron
This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
Dusty Owens is running the local bar, The Bucking Barrel and she is the best female mechanical bull rider around. It is a good thing too because her only night of passion was with Colden "Saint " James six years ago, one night of hard loving before he left her and left the town and his family behind.
Cousin Sissy is getting married to Colden's brother Jimmy and it seems that Colden is
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Dusty Owens is running the local bar, The Bucking Barrel and she is the best female mechanical bull rider around. It is a good thing too because her only night of passion was with Colden “Saint ” James six years ago, one night of hard loving before he left her and left the town and his family behind.

Cousin Sissy is getting married to Colden’s brother Jimmy and it seems that Colden is back in town for the wedding. To be the best man beside Dusty who is the maid of honor.
Colden has been hungering
Melissa S Frederick
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed-books
I give this book, 2.5 stars: what does this mean to me? I feel neutral. A fair read. Take it or leave it.

Please be aware this is an Adult Novel.

This book, just wasn’t for me. I tried very hard to enjoy it and I admit there were moments that I liked, but I just didn’t find myself lost in the novel. To me, the characters were not real enough, they did not jump off the page at me.

Dusty Owens is a girl who fell deeply in love with an older man and had her heart-broken, when he disappeared on her wit
Rachel Swords
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
** 4.5 out of 5 Stars **

Read my full review and many others at

You know it's gonna be a good book when the first line has you thinking "What the ..."!

The loud squeal may have jilted her heart, but it was the flying pig that stopped Dusty Owens dead in her tracks...

Yeah, I was hooked...and laughing hysterically. Broken Fences was an awesome book and I enjoyed every minute of it. I grabbed me from page one and I was hooked from that point on. I read late into l
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: second-chances

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

It all started with a broken fence and a broken heart – after Dusty Owens had given her virginity (and her heart) to Colden Saint James, he left without a word to her.

Now he’s back in town to attend his brother’s wedding to her cousin. But it’s not the whole story – a troublemaking photo had leaded him back into town. He needed to protect Dusty, and he needed to explain himself. Problem is, where would he start?

It took two years for Dusty to gain Colden’s a
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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Book Worms gave this book 4.5 stars.
This review was left by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer.


Odessa, Texas has proved to be a lonely place especially for Dusty Owens. After only coming to this place to watch out for her beloved cousin, Dusty finds herself in the arms of hotness Colden "Saint" James. Giving into the virtual saint of the county and then being left the next day tends to make a girl a little wary of men. Six years is a long time to be away from the person that means more to y
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Her eyes snapped open just in time to catch Colden swaggering into the kitchen in nothing more than a pair of low-slinging athletic pants. Even his feet were naked. Tattoos wrapped around his sculpted biceps and curled donw one beautifully proportioned side, disappearing beneath a loose waistband. There was a spot where is eight-pack -- yes, his eight-pack -- ended and the curve of his hip began. No human anatomy expert, she
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Broken Fences by Kelly Gendron is the first book in her TroubleMaker series.

Dusty has moved on past the broken-fence and Colden James and the night she lost her virginity. It was either move on or mope miserably for SIX whole years. Besides, his brother Jimmy said he's married with three kids. Definitely time to move on right? Except when Colden steps back into town and into her bar he walks straight back into her heart.

Colden has been working undercover for the FBI for the past six years and ma
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-boyfriends
Kelly Gendron just went on my favorite author list. I love her style, her characters, alpha male, woman who doesn’t take any grief and can stand up on her own two feet, and a hot steamy romance. LOVED this book.

When Colden would move, just from reading, you could feel the atmosphere around him, what was building between them, what was inevitably coming. You could understand Dusty’s hesitation, her hurt, where it comes from, the deepness behind it.

I loved the story. It was a beautiful romance wit
Mary Mooney
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review. Can a broken heart be repaired or will it stay broken forever? It can be repaired but not as easy as a broken fence. Dusty Owens has been in love with Colden Saint James for over six years. But after giving him her innocence, he is gone without a word the very next day. So Dusty has lived with a broken heart and the fact that Saint James didn't want or love her. And she has found out that he is now married and has three ...more
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Arc given to blog for honest review
I started this book the other night and it was a pretty quick read. Colden is the male lead in the book. He is a very hot Alpha and a secret undercover agent to boot. Dusty is the love he lost years ago and left without even a good bye. He is back now because he may have put her life in danger. Their feelings for one another are still strong and Colden never plans to let her go again. Dusty is on the fence so to speak as to whether she can believe him and trust
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