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Broken Reign

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,343 ratings  ·  178 reviews
I have one goal—take down the man responsible for my parents' deaths.
Until I lock eyes with a stranger across the courtroom.

Tobias Kosta.
Notorious billionaire. Rumored criminal.
And the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen.

Once I leave this courtroom, I hope to never see him again.
But then he hires me to be his lawyer. And I’m forced deeper into his world.

He’s enigmatic.
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published March 5th 2022
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LianaReads blog
Feb 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I loved it so much! Star crossed enemies to lovers and so suspenseful!
I’ve read almost all of the author’s books and this one might be my favourite so far. Same interesting characters, great banter and some unexpected suspenseful moments that I’ve come to love so much in this darker romance story.

And can I say just how much the guy on the cover fits Tobias? Perfection

4.5 stars
Arc team review
Mar 11, 2022 rated it liked it
It dragged a bit...the pacing was mellowed down, and there was no actual build up...
But the characters were fine...there was chemistry, and the expectations, even though the real reason for the "anger" leashed out from the H, didn't really have the right reasoning...LOL, and for me, it felt a bit childish, at the least!

Ah, I guess, with everything that was ever written, there isn't much "new" to write about, but the approach in sounding "fresh", well, that can be a challenge...and a goal for eac
Mar 10, 2022 rated it liked it
This one wasn’t for me. It didn’t hold my attention, as this wasn’t really an enemies to lovers.

oritty: books and i (tilayov)
Mar 09, 2022 rated it really liked it
Broken Reign / Ava Harrison
Twenty years ago, a terrible massacre had happened – two children survived:
one was a criminal's son – the other was a local girl – both celebrating their birthday, both lost everything and everyone….
When Tobias meets sky again, he cannot believe she is a lawyer who represents his sworn enemy. He also cannot believe she does not remember him
But he needs her for information so he makes her work for him
except that from means to an end she becomes life itself…
Sky knows t
Mar 02, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2022arcs
Unfortunately this wasn’t a favorite. I just don’t think Harrison is an author for me anymore, which is a shame because I really loved her older works. I think the problem for me is that all of her new books revolve around uber rich anti-heroes, and that’s fine but it’s been every single release in a row.. They all just start to blend in together.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Tobias has been looking for Skye for decades. Now that he's found her, he's not letting her go. He's hired her to be his legal counsel, never letting on that she's more than just his lawyer. But she's looking for the same thing - to find who is responsible for her parents' deaths, just as he's looking for the same thing. Together they can take on anything.

This world full of damaged billionaires is a dark one with secrets and things best left unrevealed. I've loved all the couples -
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
It takes only a minute for Tobias' past to come back to haunt him, but when he is on a mission to bring down the man who killed his family, will the resurrection of the little girl who saved him be too much to deal with? Sky is now all grown up and although she feels a connection to Tobias, she also come into the story with revenge on her mind. Can the two work through the bad to get to the good? Or will their love affair be too good to be real? With emotions running high and pages that cannot s ...more
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Apr 29, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
It was a very slow build and then near the end it was explosive of all the information and action at ones.

I did enjoy them, but I am one that enjoys the chase and not easily give in. So it was up my ally and slow is sometimes a very good thing.
I did love how they knew each other and what things they have to remember them.
Mar 08, 2022 rated it it was ok
DNF at 76%

I didn’t mind parts of the book, I liked the characters, but it just dragged on. It was more than half way through before their was any romance between the two and it felt like their relationship wasn’t the main plot of the book. Beyond this, I didn’t really feel a growth in their relationship and their love for each other did feel present, like they had a connection 20 years ago and that is what they are basing their love on.

Overall I just got bored of the book.
Michele McMullen
Mar 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Wow what an amazing enemies to lovers ride filled with suspense, mystery and so many twists.
Tobias Kosta is a powerful man attempting to right the wrongs of his childhood. He has made many enemies and his choices have been questionable, but he is attempting the leave the underworld behind.
Skye Matthews is a lawyer on a mission to give justice to the innocent and take down crime one criminal at a time. The moment they meet in the courtroom the sizzle is palpable. Tobias needs a new attorney and
Mar 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
Broken Reign is the story of Skye Matthews and Tobias Kosta, a lawyer and a mafia man.

Skye and Tobias fight for the same goal avenge their parents death, each of them having their own agenda of how to do it.

This is a slow burn romance, a lot of things happen, with a complex plot. Skye and Tobias are two strong characters, I liked the Skye was fierce, stood up for herself and didn't let Tobias so easy into her life, even though the chemistry and pull between them was strong.

It was an enjoyable re
Tori - Novel Life
4 Stars

The beginning of this book, when the characters meet, is one of my favorite meetings! A lawyer sees a criminal across the courtroom and WINKS.

That’s when I knew I was hooked. I really enjoy Tobias story and how Skye tries to push him away. Their pasts come back to unwind their lives that they know now.
Mar 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eat-the-rich
this book was not what i was expecting; i was afraid of the trauma bonding trope, but it never fully played out, at least not in a negative way. this gave right person wrong time, soulmates, it's always been you. the sky metaphor and the paper airplane tattoo reminded me of alaric and phoenix's love story, with the astronomy aesthetic to that book and i loved the symbolism. ...more
Mar 07, 2022 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

I always look forward to titles by this author as I know I am going to enjoy them and I know she is going to be able to make me really like a character I am probably not supposed to like at all. You know the ones I mean, the killers, the hitmen, the drug dealers...the ones that you are told to (and for good reason) avoid in real life.

This title was yet another success. I loved both Skye and Tobias, even though Tobias is a drug lord and definitely not the person I
Read What I Like Blog
Feb 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
Broken Reign
Kindle Unlimited: [X]YES [ ]NO
Stand-alone: [X]YES [ ]NO
Author: Ava Harrison
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Spiciness rating: 🌶🌶🌶/5
POV: Dual, first person
Main Couple: Skye & Tobias
Favorite Character: Tobias
Tropes: Contemporary romance; enemies to lovers; wounded hero; anti-hero


Firstly I’d like to say I loved the plot in this book. This was the highlight of it. I’m usually more concerned with the characters, than with the plot itself. Here, I’m judging the book more for the story. It was inte
Mulan Book Princess
I could not put this book down! Skye is a lawyer hoping to unravel the past and avenge her parents’ deaths. However, she meet Tobias, a rumored criminal and is forced to work for him. There is so much chemistry between then, and neither can break free of it. When danger lurks from Tobias’ present, and Skye’s past, they will need to band together to conquer through this. I found this story to be so full of suspense, and intrigue, and a couple of unexpected twists. I had to admit that there were t ...more
Mar 14, 2022 rated it it was ok
The pacing of this book really fell off course at the end. Could not connect to the characters and the overall plot seemed to dim down and do it’s own thing. The development between the relationship was weird and hurried. I felt we didn’t actually see them fall in love. One minute she hated him and could barely have a decent conversation without complaining about being independent, the next he was the love of her life as soon as she found out who he was? Also, for a lawyer she had absolutely no ...more
Mar 07, 2022 rated it really liked it
Tobias and Skyes story was great! These two were more like each other on many levels especially with a common denominator but the road ahead of them will be just as difficult as the road they left behind
Mar 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I loved the multiple layers to this enemies to lovers storyline. It was dark with lots of unexpected twists and turns and just the right amount of drama and steaminess.
J. Grayland
May 31, 2022 rated it really liked it
I have one goal—take down the man responsible for my parents' deaths. Until I lock eyes with a stranger across the courtroom.Tobias Kosta. Notorious billionaire. Rumored criminal. And the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. This was a really interesting read, the story line was engrossing and addictive, the characters were lovable and had a really wonderful chemistry and these two things kept me going with this book although it went from two really tough characters with complicated histories and ...more
Mar 13, 2022 rated it it was ok
DNF - stopped at chapter 47

So this book has sort of a love at first sight, mafia, orphan, cop, drug dealer, rich older man, soul Mate trope. The story was a little slow, and lots of down time in between other happenings. And the romance time was very fast and a little basic. Basically jab it in and ahhhh. Just a little less description of, well everything for me.
Feb 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Broken Reign by Ava Harrison was one thrilling, captivating, and steamy romance! I was absolutely hooked from start to finish with Tobias and Skye's enemies to lovers romance that had so many hidden secrets and layers to uncover! With each and every chapter I found myself saying, "just one more chapter" until I realized I had finished the book! I love the deep, dark underground world that Ava has created full of super sexy alpha males who take no prisoners and go after what they want! Tobias Kos ...more
Mar 04, 2022 added it
Ms. Harrison just keeps getting better and better.
And this book just proves it.
The writing is seamless and flows smoothly.
There is no lull nor lack of excitement.
I absolutely loved the plot and the characters.
The romance revolves around a main point, which I will not reveal, that is heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once.
Skye is such a kick@$& heroine.
She’s filled with courage, strength and smarts.
That girl is fulled with sass and feistiness.
I adored her.
Tobias omg my still my heart.
I freaki
Daisy Knox

All reviews posted at Tales of Love, Life, and Murder

Every aspect of Tobias and Skye’s relationship is fated. There’s a synchronicity to them finding one another that transcends even their lifelong goals. They’re so taken with each other, that they’re willing to sacrifice aspects of their plans but their lives are intersected in ways they could never imagine. There’s just something magical about the way it all happens, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be simple. Skye sees Tobias as an obstacl
Trish- Late Knight Luna Reads
Feb 27, 2022 rated it really liked it
Another action packed and spicy story from Ava Harrison in the Mafia world that she has created.

Tobias is on a mission. To take down the people that killed his parents and that ultimately thrusted him into this dark world. But when on his path to take down the people and leave this world behind, he finds the woman he has been looking for the last twenty years, Skye. Skye is an upcoming lawyer and Tobias hires the firm and her to be his personal counsel. The two instantly clash and we get to wit
Mar 05, 2022 rated it really liked it
Tobias is a hot billionaire boss of his own corrupt kingdom but he is ready to rid himself of that life. However, he has some unfinished business before he can retire!

Skye has worked hard to be a lawyer, to be at the top of her game, to get to a place where she can get answers to secrets that have hunted her for decades.

Skye can't understand their deep pull to each other however when Tobias hires her to be his lawyer to help with his future plans.  How for some reason it feels like they have a
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Tobias Kostra is the kind of man that she should stay away from, he has dangerous written all over him... but that plan goes by the wayside when he decides to hire her to defend him. Now she finds herself spending time with him, and wanting to be doing anything but that. He is surly, closed-off, demanding, and comes from a world she wants nothing to do with... but if that is the case why does her heart skip a beat when he is around? It's a relationship that is bound to end in disaster... or will ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Broken Reign was definitely a story with a lot of suspense with a kicker of darkness in the pages which is always a personal preference for me to be honest. Skye (an attorney) is on a serious quest to find the people who killed her parents to take them down no matter what, and I was totally behind her with that. Tobias is a billionaire with question marks about who he is & what he does (mafia perhaps), and is on the path to avenge his parents death. From the moment they come face to face as adul ...more
Mar 02, 2022 rated it did not like it
*Thank you Ava Harrison and Grey’s Promotions for giving me an ARC*

This book was not what I expected. From what I had read in the blurb, I thought it was going to be completely different. The plot was good, but didn’t deliver what was supposed to. So I did not like it.

First of all, I didn’t like the writing. I felt like Ava wrote too much details, that we definitely did not need, but then didn’t write things that I think we would enjoyed reading it.
Second of all, it did not feel like I was rea
Mar 05, 2022 rated it liked it
This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and I’m happy that I did. There’s a lot of mystery revolving around the main characters pasts and how they’re connected. I like that Skye has a backbone when it comes to Tobias and that she doesn’t back down against him. I liked Tobias’ character and he had a soft spot for Skye. The flow of dialogue and general writing felt choppy and too formal for my at times which distracted me a bit from the story. Overall, I enjoyed it. The plot was intri ...more
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