The Broken Puppet by Amo Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars.
Dark and mysterious!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤
The setting: New Zealand, England, The Hamptons, New York
The Hero(s): Bishop Vincent Hayes – The leader of the Elite Kings Club. He is dark and dangerous but has a connection with Madison that can’t be denied. He doesn’t call it love, but it seems mighty close. He is aware that whatever it is he feels for her, she is his “patch” (weakness).
The heroine: Madison Montgomery (a.k.a. The Silver Swan) – she ran from Bishop, her father and the Kings, but they caught up with her. She has feelings for Bishop but is aware he will never love her. She also loves her step-brother Nate, but is not in love with him. She is still searching for answers to how she fits in with the Kings and what they are all about
The Love Story: Bishop and Madison have a connection. Though strange things happen in this book. She kisses more than just bishop which confused me to no end.
Madison has this book which details the origins of the Elite Kings Club. However, as much as she says she wants all the answers, she reads it a chapter at a time and it is taking months and months to read the entire thing. This is good for how a book plot works, increasing our knowledge slowly to add to the suspense and intrigue but it isn’t very realistic. Madison knows that these guys have killed, she doesn’t trust any of them so why wouldn’t she just read the entire book in one sitting to find her answers? It makes no sense to me.
Despite that, I did love the story. I loved the chemistry between Madison and Bishop. I loved that he seemed obsessed with her and keeps tracking her down wherever she goes. Nate was an especially great supporting player, I just adore him, though I know he will be more of a bad boy in his own book and I can’t wait to read more about him. Brantley is also fascinating. I am not sure why he has so much animosity toward Madison, but he is a bit cra-cra scary and his books should be smokin’! I will be getting the ARC of the first one of his books (Sancte Diaboli) soon, so I can’t wait!
This book was so crazy though. It was definitely good and I am loving this dark and twisty story. Though I must say finding out a bit at a time like this is driving me crazy. I can see why it is driving Madison crazy as well. I just want her to get on with that Whispers from the Dead “Tacit a Mortuis” book and find out exactly what is going on. It seems it will come in the next book which is aptly named Tacit a Mortuis. I for one probably won’t be going to sleep tonight.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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