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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  3,315 ratings  ·  393 reviews
Heartless. Ruthless. Stone Cold Killer.

That’s me. I destroy anything in my path to get what I want.

Then she showed up. Olivia Bell. She’s sweet and innocent, and in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Now she’s mine. My property. I own her. Given to me as a bargaining chip.

She’s not a part of my plans, but plans change. Her pouty lips and gorgeous curves beg me to break he
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published May 23rd 2018 (first published October 7th 2016)
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I picked this book up as a loaner with my Kindle Unlimited membership. I love, love, love dark stories that deal with captivity. The books that come with the long disclaimers, cautioning readers and warning of triggers, are usually my favorites. I'm twisted that way.

After reading the blurb for 'Broken: A Dark Romance', I thought I'd ran across a gold mine. Abduction. Sexual slavery. Organized crime. I was sure this would be a dark, gritty story that would keep me on the edge of my seat and have
Chantal ❤️

Read only a few pages and remembered right away, this author mostly doesn't work for me.
I skimmed a lot and I got to the end of the story.
It was exactly what I thought it was going to be.
This is a story about a Dom and how he breaks a young girl for the enjoyment of others. He is a total rapist and abuser to me. She DID NOT ask for what happened and what he did to her and although she is accepting in the end and falls in love with him, it felt like Stockholm syndrome to
❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
❤️Broken: A Dark Romance
By Willow Winters

Olivia witnesses something she shouldn't have which places her in a very dangerous situation with some very unsavory people. She fast learns that the tall dark and handsome man isn’t as safe person to be with as she thought..
Kane finds his self in place where he is given “Angel”| to train in to submit to him.. Lil does Olivia know that Kane is suffering to keep his “dark side” at bay..
Kane will fight to protect both of them as he trying to take down one
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-reads
Meh. I was expecting more from this book considering the dark subject matter is totally what I look for in a good read.

The heroine was doormat material and the hero was more of a willing participant in what was going on and less of a victim of circumstance. For someone who is "forced" to do the things he does, he certainly enjoys it much more than I thought he should.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am really confuse with this book. I soldered on an keep reading. The more I read the more disgust I feel. Yes I understand that this is a very dark romance with heavy BDSM and kidnapping. So safety alert. I enjoy dark romance sometimes when the execution is right. Like Dollars. But in this book it seems Olivia enjoying herself being kidnapped and forced into BDSM lifestyle without explanation.

But in front she is all bother and acting like a diva who needs attention. She keeps saying she wants
'Q' aka CoCo
Oct 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Now, I'm no writer, nor am I an expert on Stockholm Syndrome or capture-bonding, but I feel pretty confident in saying that if you're going to go with the whole victim falls in love with her kidnapper plot, one of two things needs to happen: 1) Lots of lots of time, or 2) some kind of psychological conditioning--usually a combination of the two. But, maybe that's just me. Even so, I find it a bit unbelievable (and ridiculous) that a woman can witness a brutal crime, get kidnapped, yet when she i ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book was nothing like what I expected it to be and I found myself wanting to put it down, feeling like it just wasn't for me. Funny thing is, I never did and I finished it. I had to learn the fate of Kade and Olivia. It's truly a very dark romance in my opinion and I'm surely not used to reading this genre. With that said, I still enjoyed the book and I like the way it was written. The ending was what I wanted it to be, even if it seemed like a lie. I'd recommend this to anyone who l
Nana Pickrell
Oct 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I call bullshit! Blurb said there was no cheating in this story which was one of the reasons I decided to read it. Letting 2 other guys fuck her while he watches is cheating in my book. Very disappointed with this book. I hate being lied to. DNF @68%. Thank God I got it from KU. Don't think I will be reading this author again since this was the first book I read of hers. ...more
2,5 stars

Another almost dark story. But at least his one wasn't as bad as the other dark stories I've read lately.

It was free on Amazon and I grabbed it immediately after reading the blurb. I expected a different story. Well Kane wasn't as believable as I wanted him to be. And Olivia fell too easy for the man who was supposed to break her. Stockholm syndrome much?

The writing was good enough and it kept my interest, but even if it had the ingredients to be a dark one, it didn't feel like it.
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
3.8 Stars
They say it's dark but personally I found it a bit more erotica then dark.

I started this one without reading the blurb, so I didn't really know anything. But it was on my kindle so I just picked a book. When I first started reading I thought "Oh this gonna be fun, it's right up my alley" a bit later on I got a bit scared.

I don't want to spoil anything so anything that I need to get of my chest I'll put as spoiler and otherwise I'm just gonna explain a bit.

Olivia is taken against her wi
Willow Winters has written one of the darkest stories I have yet to read of hers.

Olivia Bell's day has not been going well, thrown out of school , abandon by her parents for screwing up Olivia finds herself alone walking late at night and accidentally into a bad situation. She witness something she should not have seen and finds herself captured by those very men. Men whose business is human trafficking, while they debate killing her or selling her into human slavery she pleads with the only man
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Was expecting so much from this book as I have read willows other books and those were so good. So my expectations were high from this one but it didn't stand out. ...more
I was thrilled to receive an Advance Reviewer copy of BROKEN by Willow Winters, because I am fan of her Valetti Crime Family series and think she is a very talented writer of bad boy mafia romances, but I am sorry to say that in my opinion this book did not quite live up to the promise of the premise

In a nutshell, Olivia Bell was at the wrong place at the wrong time and witnessed a brutal murder committed by the tall, dark and fearsome Kade Maddox (aka Master ), a nefarious criminal in the sex
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, net-gallery
How can something so wrong seem so right? Just like how can something so dark bring such light? Olivia had witnessed something that she shouldn’t have and that’s what threw in the path of Kade. Kade seemed like such a strong, menacing man but there was something about him that had Olivia take notice. Just like she noticed the other men Kade was with and they made her feel nothing but fear to the highest level. She thought for sure that her life was going to end in that alley so she was surprised ...more
Lynn Thinking out loud
I am totally speechless.  Willow Winters has out done herself this time. It's going to be hard to top this one. I'm so in love with Olivia and Kade. Do yourself a favor and grab this and read it you will not be disappointed. Steam factor 10 stars. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book ...more
2OCC Reviews
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessica
Holy heck this book was awesome! It hit every spot you would want for a book. We feel remorse for The heroine at the start. She had a crap hand dealt but she still pushed forward. She never stoped fighting, no matter what she was a fighter.

Crap! Kade surprised me! He was ruthless and deadly in the best possible way! I warmed to him, because even under all that dark he was fighting to be be what Olivia deserved. I can't go into more detail but even though he was mean, he was amazing!

Holy plot t
Kitty Thomas
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. This one is a Standalone. The basic premise is... a girl (well, woman), stumbles upon some criminals and witnesses the murder of a cop. She gets taken by these guys and given as a gift to one of them "to train"... instead of being "shipped off." Kade is this guy.

She doesn't know what being "trained" or "shipped off" means, but she has an idea and she knows she definitely doesn't want the last thing. She wants Kade to save her. She has this weird and wrong feeling that she can
Book Maniac Forever
⭐️ 3 "Something Missing" Stars ⭐️
Broken was my very first Willow Winters book. I must say it wasn’t what I was expecting and I was left a little disappointed. I expected something darker and more consuming. I didn’t really buy why Kade treated Olivia the way he did, because I didn’t really felt the threat she was in until very late in the story.

I had a hard time connecting with both of the characters, but it might be due to the fact I listened to the audiobook. Sometime I get distracted easi
Susanna Needs a GREAT Book Please
Seriously? This is even worse than the last one I read by this author. KU is my love/hate, I love some of the books I find but I hate getting sucked into crap like this. Come up with another way to describe sex scenes, the author used the same phrases repeatedly ad infinitum until the point if I read one more pussy clench I was going to straight up vomit. It says no cheating, but there is cheating. The entire story just went nowhere really, what was the point?
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
She fell fast

She fell for him like the next day..way to soon, it was creepy..Now it was okay, fast read..I did find him sexy and you could tell he hated what he was doing, really he was very easy on her...I didn't get why he shared her with Master G and Master A, maybe I missed something or maybe it was just what it was...three men and a girl and she loved it
Shannon Cole
I'm speechless!!
This was my first read by Author Willow Winters and I swear I'm hooked!!

This story was exciting, fast paced, and edge of your seat nail-biting!!

The characters were lovable and held all the characteristics I look for in the perfect read.
This story was seriously intense. I found myself blushing, and my skin burning with heat!!

I listened to this on audio. Muffy Newton and Jacob Morgan did an amazing job telling this story.

Highly Recommend!!!!
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


A titillating tale that is dark, dangerous and has action, suspense, tears, life-threatening incidents, loss, and sizzling obedient sensuous romance. The story makes you feel and keeps you turning the pages until the end. There are quite a few hurdles to conquer before the happy ever after.

Olivia thought the worst thing that could happen to her was getting thrown out of college due to drinking in the dorm. Walking alone at night, depressed and frustrated she finds
Sue Me
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have only read one other book listed as a Dark Romance. This one has the other one beat by a mile! If you are considering reading this book, read a few of the reviews so that you know what you will be reading and can make an informed decision.

Olivia witnesses a gun shot murder in an alley. Beside the victim, there are three other really creepy bad guys in that dark alley, and one rather tall, imposing, handsome man who exudes power and control. Rather than have the young innocent killed there
Amanda Ridings
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is this author's darkest book to date. It wasn't the darkest I have read but it definitely took you out of your comfort zone. Our H is Kade Maddox and our h is Olivia Bell.

Olivia Bell had been expelled from college for drinking on campus. She has lost her scholarship and her parents support. While out one night after looking for a job, she takes an alley home instead of walking by some men. She ends up witnessing a murder and before she can get away, she is captured. When she comes to,
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Olivia Bell is a young college student that's been expelled from college for underage drinking. Olivia is looking for a way to support herself and pay rent now that she doesn't have a job any more. Olivia is overlooked for the jobs she's applying for. Then Olivia witnesses something that she shouldn't only to have her world turned upside down where nothing is ever the same again. Kade Maddox isn't even his real name yet he's so far undercover that defies logic. The rules are do nothing illegal e ...more
Classy Lady
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't recommend if you don't enjoy a poor girl get abused. I hope you don't!
So she saw him killing a guy that's why he kidnap her and his boss tell him to train her to be a sex slave . And that exactly what the hero did. He trained her and shared her with hid friends!!! And the author wants us to really believe he love her!!!!!
I don't know why she loved him but she did.
I really didn't like this novel I cried all the way until the end hoping that maybe the end will make it worth to read but I
Dec 26, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I only got to 40% and I just could not read this anymore. This isn't BDSM this is about a woman who develops Stockholm syndrome and about a man who wants to do the "right" thing but has no problem kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman. This just didn't sit right with me. I was getting a little sick reading it. I want my $0.99 back. I'm only giving it one star because there's no option to go any lower some might criticize me for not reading the whole thing and giving it such a low rating but ...more
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broken is one of the most intense books I've read so far. Willow Winters is a true magician with words. The book had caught me with the first sentence and I could not put it away.
The tension was partly intolerable, and I just had to keep reading to see how the story would end with Olivia and Kade.
I would like to award 6 instead of 5 stars for this book. I is just a must read!

Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not what i was expecting

I like dark reads but this one didn't do it for me. The heroine seemed weak and plot wasn't believable to me. I expected more fight from her yet she gave none.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia was at the wrong place at the wrong time and witnessed a terrible crime. She's taken and finds herself in the hands of a man with instructions to train her and earn her submission. Kade had a job to do and having to deal with Olivia wasn't part of it. But he'll have to break Olivia in order to keep her safe and finds himself wanting her more than he could imagine.

Things are not always what they seem. Kade wasn't who he seemed and the longer Olivia is with him the more she begins to truly
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