Sunday, January 6, 2013

Review Battered Not Broken by Ranae Rose

Battered Not Broken By: Ranae Rose

Ryan Moore forged his own path when he defied his wealthy family’s expectations by joining the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted man. After a period of service that’s cut short by an IED explosion, the lingering physical and mental effects of war result in an isolated struggle to exist in the civilian world. He throws himself into competitive MMA fighting – the one thing he’s still able to excel at, even if every match is a risk he can’t afford to take.

His first encounter with amateur female fighter Ally Rivera ignites a spark of desire he hasn’t felt since before a bomb left its marks on his life and his body, but his flirtation with her turns out to be anything but harmless. She’s struggling to hold together a family ravaged by violence – a feat that isn’t easy when her father has been imprisoned, leaving her vulnerable to relatives who run a local gang. Can two unrelenting fighters overcome challenges they couldn’t defeat alone, or do the wounds of war and crime run too deep for even love to heal?

Full-Length Novel. (Approximately 110,000 words.)

Battered Not Broken is an erotic romance - contains explicit sexual content.

My Review

I have to say that I loved this book. Ranae Rose wrote a wonderful story about Ryan a MMA Fighter/Former Marine who was injured in Afganistan and deals with complications from a TBI due to an IED explosion which left him scared and fighting headaches and his courting/relationship with  Ally a female MMA Fighter who he meets at the gym.  

There is spicy sex, personal ups and downs and serious notes in this story which bring attention to Ryan's injury and how Ally copes with being pushed away. Ranae writes this story in a way that shows how the injurys you can't see affect not only the Marine as a person but his relationship with others. 

This story line is full and brings two people from different walks of life and who are very guarded together. It takes a strong ass-kicking woman to be partnered with the hero in this story and I think that Ally fills that part wonderfully.  As a Marine Wife who's husband suffers from headaches and memory loss due to a TBI an PTSD, I was very impressed with this book, which was a great read and I will be reading more from this wonderful author.
I rate this 5 out of 5
I was e-gifted this book by the author in return for my honest review
From A Marine Wife's point of view

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