I’ve got a favorite author of mine today, Loki Renard. This is her first appearance here, and she’ll be back tomorrow with the next book in this grouping. I’m not sure that I would call them a series, or at least not yet, maybe a duet? Tomorrow’s book isn’t really a direct sequel to today’s book, but they are tightly connected, and they take place at the same time. So, let’s talk Shamefully Broken.
Elliot’s family is old money. She has been coddled and indulged all her life. No one has ever told her no and whatever she wants, she gets. She’s always been relatively good and followed all the rules though, except for that one time on her 18th birthday, which is now the reason that she hates Mason.
Elliot also has an older brother, Aiden, who she loves. The problem with Aiden is that he had the exact same neglectful parents and indulgent upbringing. In Aiden, it manifested in him turning into a junkie. Eventually, his parents cut him off, which meant that he moved to other things, like dealing and pimping. That got him into all kinds of trouble. Trouble that Ellie wants to get him out of. To do that, she has to go to her brother’s friend and the man she hates above all others, Mason.
Mason was always that poor friend, but with a lot of hard work, a whole lot, he has managed to amass a huge fortune and run several large companies. He and Aiden aren’t as friendly as they used to be, but Ellie is hoping that Mason will still be fond enough of her brother to pay off his debts and help get him out of trouble.
When Ellie gets to his company, she shoves her way into Mason’s office and asks him for his help. Well, I say ask… Mason tells her that he will be willing to help Aiden, but in return, he wants one thing. Her. He wants her to do everything and anything he tells her to do. She will be completely and utterly his. Ellie refuses and slams out of his office.
What Ellie doesn’t know at the point in time is that her brother has gotten into a fight with the Mob and they are going after her. Mason tries to warn her but she hangs up on him. He follows her and saves her at the very last minute.
OK, you know the way that it goes. Mason is very Dom-ly. VERY. He pissed me off a few times, but that’s kind of typical in books like this. I like the Dom-ly type sometimes and I hate it sometimes. I personally like that. It tends to make the character more real to me. It lets me get into the story more. Anyway, I think that Mason ignored some of Ellie’s feelings a little more than I would’ve liked. She kind of got thrown into the complete deep end. Mason is also a very stern and strict disciplinarian. Ellie has to walk a very, very fine line. Now, Ellie. I like her most of the time. She’s a strong, fierce, loyal, and stubborn character. Just because she submits to Mason at any given time doesn’t mean that she isn’t all of those things. Submission isn’t weakness. That said, when she gets into her entitled mindset, I kind of wanted to spank her myself. Overall though, I think that she’s a great character and that Mason is the right man for her. She needed someone who could handle all that fire inside her and that’s what Mason does for her. We get a glimpse of Aiden in this book but we’ll learn more about him tomorrow.
I personally have a thing about cages. Having read a whole lot of Loki’s books, I’m pretty sure that she does too. I can think of some other books where they have shown up. I always think that they are pretty hot, and it’s no different in this one. The whole idea of being caged up in a bedroom like that? I need a fan to cool me off.
OK, that’s all I have to say today, but I’ll probably talk a little more about this tomorrow too. Loki has all kinds of books out there to read, so go check her out on Amazon and find one that works for you and enjoy yourself. Happy reading!