TITLE : BROKEN ROAD
AUTHOR : ADDISON KLINE
It is often said that time heals all wounds. The words are spoken like a promise… A vow. These words are said to people who have been beaten down to their lowest state. To the poor souls who have nothing left to lose. Whispered into the ear of a grieving daughter, told with a shrug to a man who has nothing left to live for.
These are dangerous people.
The down-trodden. The grieving. The ones who love more people dead than alive.
The words should never be uttered. Not to the ones who have no solid ground on which to stand upon, no rail in which to clasp. The white-knuckled moments of life have come to be expected rather than feared.
“Time heals all wounds.”
The words are an insult. A slap in the face… and around here, they’ll get you hurt. For Averi McClain and her husband Colt, there were few deeper insults.
In the wake of Black Horse’s death, a war has erupted. The Seventy Devils are scattered and on alert, gnawing at the bit for the go-ahead to strike. They would not hesitate to spill the blood of anyone who stood in their way of recompense. They knew they would need to act fast if they wanted to come out on top. Colt was not the kind of guy that you slept on. He’d stop at nothing to protect his family and he was lethal whether he was heavily armed or going toe to toe, bare knuckled beat-down style. Colt did have Black Horse’s blood coursing through his veins, after all. But then, so did Jimmy, and he is ready to show everyone that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree… in fact, they appear to have formed on the same poisoned branch.
As leader of the Devils, Jimmy had seventy miscreants to do his bidding – and three goals in which he needed to achieve:
- Avenge Black Horse
- Kill Colt McClain and Randy Ford
- Take Averi for his own
Jimmy has another thing coming if he thinks victory is easily won. Will Colt and Averi’s broken road end in tragedy? Or will they be the ones to banish the devils straight to hell? When the demons of the past rise up, can Colt and Randy face them fearless and determined? Whatever happens, don’t expect Colt and Randy to stand alone. Buckle up. The broken road makes for one hell of a ride.
Well she has done it again! Wow just wow what a great gripping read. I could not put it down – three hours and I was done. Same great strong characters and action packed storyline to get your teeth stuck into. You have danger, car chases, gunfights, passion, the strength of family throughout and so much more – well worth checking out.
Well this time round was a bit more complex as it was not just solely focusing around Colt and Averi. You had a great mix of the other characters from the first book, who play much more of a role this time round – Randy especially.
The saying it’s just the calm before the storm comes to mind with the start of this book. After Colt and Averi got married and found out they were expecting a baby things seemed to be going in the right direction for them for once. Especially after the death of Colt’s father ‘Black Horse’ they thought they were finally free from danger, but with Colt’s half-brother Jimmy Hearns (now going by Jimmy McClain) taking over the Seventy Devils chaos and danger are just around the corner.
Jimmy is as crazy as ever and has decided to take over from where his father left off. The first aim of business is to get revenge for the people who killed his father and to get rid of the competition – Colt – so he can have Averi for himself. To say he is delusional would be an understatement and after he starts taking more and more drugs he becomes very unstable, so much so that you can’t be sure what he might do next.
Averi wanted to feel safe and the only way to have that was to have her whole family away from the danger that still lurks around in the wake of Black Horse’s death. So she convinces Colt, her brothers Randy and Tim and Shelly to all move into the old Hall ranch together. They move in the nick of time for the night after they leave their old house Jimmy and the Seventy Devils storm it and after finding it empty Jimmy burns it to the ground to send a message – he’s coming.
I loved the flashed back scene as it gives you more of a back-story to the start of Colt and Averi’s relationship but more how Randy and Cheyenne got together. Including what Trent was like even as a teenager – you just know he was going to turn out bad. Cheyenne was Randy’s high school love they were together for over 6 years before it all went to hell. With her mother being married to one of the Seventy Devils she was pulled in to their world of drugs and alcohol. After getting hooked Randy broke up with her and only started to give her a chance again when she got clean. But one of the Devils – Trent – had other plans for her and now she is nothing more than a toy for him to play with when he gets bored. She needs Randy more than ever but after what has happened in the past doesn’t know if he will come for her. She should know better really because one thing you learn about our leading men in this series is that they will and have done anything and everything to protect the women in their lives.
With tensions rising, corrupt cops helping the Devils and the danger getting ever closer Colt, Averi, Randy, Tim, Shelly and their closet friends are going to have to come together for the fight for their lives. When you see what they are prepared to do to protect their family and land you get a sense of how strong a unit they really are.
Addison Kline does a great job of setting the scene where you feel you are right there in the middle of the action taking place. Even when there are a lot of characters all in one scene together you don’t ever feel lost; you know exactly what everyone is doing. You just get sucked into the story and don’t get released until the final page turns. A great story that shows you can create your own family, whether blood related or not, and bring them together. Showing the lengths they will go to protect their own in hoping for a better future for the next generation.
Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery, psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs. Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling with her family.