Monday, March 5, 2018

Review – ‘Broken Trust’ by CB Clark


Blurb 

After five years of hell with an abusive husband, Natasha Hartford vows never to trust another man. Then she stumbles onto a murder scene and meets sexy, stubborn Homicide Detective Chase Brandon, a take-no-prisoners tough guy who’ll settle for nothing less than the truth. Sparks fly, but Chase’s suspicions and Natasha’s innate distrust block the way to happiness.

The detective struggles with his own troubled past and is determined to find the truth behind the shadows dimming Natasha's eyes. As more murders occur and a possible connection to her ex-husband appears, Chase fears her life is in danger.

Natasha and Chase race to find the killer before he strikes again. Their survival depends on their willingness to overcome their mistrust of one another. Will they overcome their fears and find love again?

Review  


Natasha Hartford shows up for a job interview at a successful publisher’s office, hoping to be hired as an illustrator for a children’s book series, but finds herself face-to-face with a hard-broiled cop. Even though he grills her repeatedly, thinking she’s a suspect, Natasha manages to stand up to him despite her fear of authoritative men.

Detective Chase Brandon knows the woman is hiding something—his gut is telling him she’s somehow involved—but he doesn’t think she killed the publisher. As the body count rises, clues in his investigation lead to Natasha and her abusive ex-husband. He thinks she could be the killer’s next target, so he sticks close to her, determined to not let the fragile, secretive woman under his skin.

Natasha and Chase had great chemistry. They’re both attracted to one another, but lies and distrust are constantly pulling them apart. Despite being horribly abused, both mentally and psychically, by her ex, Darien, she helped him and kept his secrets from the police, which definitely made her look guilty. I completely understand why Chase had a hard time trusting her. Luckily for Natasha, however, he had dealt with own share of abuse, and he understood the way victims sometimes acted and thought.

I really enjoyed the who-dun-it mystery. There were a few twists, multiple bad guys, police investigations gone awry, art theft, and romance. All that makes for a great romantic-suspense.

This is a really fun read.

5 Stars



Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. Thank you, CB Clark, for sending me an ebook copy. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.