Title: Visibly Broken
Authors: Chelsea Camaron & MJ Fields
Genre: Sports Romance
In a powerful, smoldering novel from the bestselling authors of the Caldwell Brothers series (“Bad boy heroes to die for!”—Tracy Wolff), two tortured souls team up to overcome the past, finding the courage to heal . . . and to love.
Jason “Cobra” Stanley was born to fight. With a father like his, he had to toughen up just to survive. Now Cobra tries to take out all of his frustration, all of his anger, and all of his pain in the MMA cage. But after he receives one too many hits to the head during a match with Jagger Caldwell, the cycle of violence comes to a screeching halt. Cobra wakes up in the hospital, under the care of a nurse whose blond hair shines like a halo—and whose pure heart touches him on the deepest level.
Lorraine Bosch is a fighter too. Having escaped from her own controlling father, she prides herself on remaining professional, despite the chaos of the ER. But Cobra is the ultimate distraction. Lorraine knows she should run away screaming from his rippling muscles and shattered psyche. And yet how can she deny this broken man a second chance—especially since she knows exactly what he’s been through? Lorraine’s used to playing guardian angel. Now it’s her turn to find heaven in Cobra’s arms.
“When I go into a book hating the hero, and then by the end of the book love him, I know I have found an exceptional read. Visibly Broken is that read.”—Ryan Michele, author of the Ravage MC & Vipers Creed MC Series
“Can you be the light to someone’s dark? Can a new start help kill the demons of the past? Chelsea Camaron and M.J. Fields deliver a TKO with this book. Cobra takes my breath away.” —S.M. Donaldson, author of the Marco’s MMA Boys Series
3.5 of 5 Stars
I was excited to be getting Jason's story as he was a pretty big secondary character in Jagger : The Caldwell Brothers.
Jason knows what it is like to be at the receiving end of someone's anger and rage. As much as he tries not to be the man his father is, he finds himself sliding down a slippery slope. Finally deciding he needs to rid himself of the toxic girlfriend who only fuels the fire. The last think he expected to find was an Angel who needs his help more than he needs help himself. He is drawn to Lorraine from the very first time he sees her from his hospital bed.
When Jason is brought in to Lorraine's emergency room so badly beaten she feels the need to stay by his side. Lo knows all to well what tragedy can do to a person. She still struggles daily to survive and try to exits after loosing her entire family. Lo is determined to find who did this to her family and fears to let anyone in. When Jason pushed her to let him in, she finds herself needing him to keep moving forward.
This was a well written book but I just didn't find the same connection to the characters as I did with the Caldwell Series. I was really hoping for more. I am glad that Jason and Lo do find their HEA.
*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She’s a wife and mom, chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write about blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.
USA Today bestselling author M.J. Field's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members.
Her writing has changed a bit. Instead of updating the 'Fields' family, she writes highly emotional and ... steamy romance novels. Her stories are full of authentic, raw, and gritty alpha male characters and the women they fall for. There always seems to be humor and a strong focus on family intertwined.
She self-published her first contemporary romance in January 2013. Today she has completed eight self-published series, The Love Series, The Wrapped Series, The Burning Souls Series, The Men of Steel Series, Ties of Steel Series, The Norfolk series and The Rockers of Steel series.
MJ is a hybrid author who publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co-written series The Caldwell Brothers. Hendrix and, Morrison, and Jagger are available.
MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.