Reader Question – The book with the most broken book boyfriend…

by Maryse on September 21, 2017 · 15 comments

in Reader Questions

Oooooh YOU GUYS!!! One of my FAVORITE books (and Amy’s too, and a few others in our crew) was just asked about. One I could answer and was SO thrilled to. And if any of you missed this book, our recommendation of it, or my review, I KNEW I had to post this reader question, even if I answered it already.

This book is AWESOME, BUT!!! Totally an unconventional, intense, love story. Just perfect, in its own amazing way. After all… it’s Cara McKenna that wrote it!

Jess asks:

I saw a post some of you were talking about Badger, the most broken book boyfriend. What is the name of the book? I am searching but coming up short. Love your blog!

Maryse: YAY JESS!!!! Yes! It’s this one (Badger), and it’s crazy intense. I LOVE IT. I remember every single part. Here’s my review.

So… who’s read this one?

And if you haven’t… GET ON IT!!! :D P.S. DO NOT judge this book on the cover (even though I think it’s pretty cool in it’s own right) but I can see where some might shrug it off. THIS BOOK? Sooooooo much more than the feel of that cover. And yet, once you know this book and these characters, the cover will fit. ;)

And you know… while we’re here, go ahead and tell me YOUR favorite MOST BROKEN BOOK BOYFRIEND. Let’s make a list! :D

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Trisha September 21, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Ugh I could make a list that goes on for days and days……but off the top of my head
Kellan Kyle from the thoughtless series
M from the one night series
Colton from the driven series
Callum royal from paper princess, the royals series
Miles archer from ugly love

Tamika September 21, 2017 at 8:51 PM

So, my pick for the most broken book boyfriend goes to Beast from Mary Catherine Gebhard’s fantastically twisted retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

But, there are soooo many more: Caleb from Captive in the Dark….Sinclair Vinemont from the Acquisition Series…Preppy, Bear, and King from the King Series….Jude from Wrong…Damon Scott from The Masterpiece Duet.
This could seriously last all night!!

Marion September 21, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Blake from Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia…..he really tugged at my heartstrings.He was “homeless” in more ways than one before he met Livia.

Karly September 21, 2017 at 9:58 PM

Ooooh – I love this list! I agree with Trisha’s list and am adding a few others…most of them I’ve found by recommendations here. (Thanks, y’al!)
- Christian Grey (Fifty Shades…who started my love of broken heroes)
- Remington Tate (Real series)
- Jesse Ward (This Man series)
- Hudson Pierce (Fixed series)
-Gideon Cross (Crossfire series)

Jan September 22, 2017 at 1:16 AM

Lucas Kendrick, Duke of Harndon, from Heartless by Mary Balogh. Lucas was broken by the cruel events that happened to him when he was a younger man. Now he seems so cold and hard (‘heartless’). But he just needs the warmth and love of a wonderful woman (Anna!!) to melt the ice around his heart. *happy sigh*

Captain Christopher Phelan from Love In The Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas. He has (what we would call) ptsd after his terrible experiences in the Crimean War. But sweet, eccentric Beatrix really sees him as he is, and her kindness and understanding reach deep into his scarred soul……

Leslie M September 22, 2017 at 5:44 AM

Books with broken heros??

Consequences, Rush, A Pound of Flesh, Surviving Rain, Ugly Love, Fifty Shades, Captive in the Dark, This Man, Racing the Sun, Tristan & Danika (duh), Addicted to You, Escorted…

I think I could go on forever.

Lisa Aiello September 22, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Must. Not. Read. Surely there are some here NOT in my TBR, but it’s bursting at the seams!!!

Cindy September 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Vishous and Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series

Hanneliane September 22, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Absolutely Zsadist in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series!
Also, Surviving Raine, Otherwise Alone + Otherwise Occupied, Unbound by Cara McKenna, Making Faces by Amy Harmon, In the Company of Shadows (M/M), Breach by K.I. Lynn.

Amy September 22, 2017 at 1:40 PM

OMG YESSSSSSSS!!!!! Badger is THE MOST broken book boyfriend.

There are others up there that I am in agreement with (Kellan, Christian, Miles, Z…OMG Z!!!) but Badger…oh my sweet, devastating Badger. He broke ME.

Jean September 22, 2017 at 2:15 PM

I will always think of Z as the most broken….and I love him! (But of course, there’s also Remington Tate from the Real series….ahhh Remy!)

Tessa September 22, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Zarek
(okay, almost all of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters, but those two are the top of the list.)
Archer from Archer’s Voice
Gus by Kim Holden
Elec from Neighbor Dearest
Moses from the Law of Moses
Asher from Vixen and the Vet

I know I’ve read more.

Tessa September 22, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Acheron was the first one on that list. He got erased on accident.

Jan September 23, 2017 at 1:08 AM

Felix Lecuyer from Fearless by Lauren Gilley.

Lisa September 23, 2017 at 11:53 PM

Yep. Remy and Felix for me too.
What about Jesse from This Man. Totally broken.

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