Madison Kennedy has always seen herself as damaged goods. Her ex-boyfriend, Richard, told her on a daily basis that she was worthless. After a tumultuous three year relationship, Maddie finally decided to leave behind the bruises and hurtful words only to find herself scared and alone. Five years have passed, and it still seems like yesterday.
Cole Walker grew up in a household where it was okay to hit. His father used him, his mother, and sister as punching bags when he didn’t get his way. Cole learned early on that life wasn’t always fair. Aside from his best friend, Wes, no one knew his deepest secrets. He thought he’d never escape the nightmare until one day he decided to fight back.
After several chance encounters, Cole and Maddie realize they have more in common than either one could have guessed, but both are afraid that if they open up they’ll scare the other away. Can two broken individuals find peace with each other? Can love heal a cracked soul? Will Cole’s secret past ultimately drive Maddie away?
This book is recommended for readers 18 years or older. It contains adult content, profanity, and graphic sexual encounters.
About the Author
Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.
This is the first book of Heather’s that I’ve read and it won’t be the last. Irreparably Broken is..just that…broken souls unable to be repaired. The subject matter of this book is dark and some parts are a little twisted, which I loved.
We meet Madison and Cole, two survivors of domestic violence. Cole was abused by his father and Madison had an abusive boyfriend. I definitely felt the struggle and the despair that these two characters had. It was very sad in some parts and a few times, I would feel a tear trickle down my cheeks. After getting away from her dick of a boyfriend, Madison closed herself off to everyone. To me, she wasn’t really living. She was in this shell, hiding from the outside world. But, I can expect that from someone who’s experienced the horrors that she has. I felt sorry for her and there were times when I wanted to reach out and help her. But what I admired most about her, was her sense of righteousness and her bravery. I also really loved Cole. Even though his life was also crap, he could still see the natural beauty in the world, eventually it led him to Maddie. I enjoyed the connection between the two and I felt it to be real. But, what I didn’t expect was the mother of a freaking cliffhanger!!! Really!!!! I hate cliffhangers…but let’s be real now; who doesn’t?
So, overall this was very enjoyable and the writing was precise. The character development was on point and the plot was bold and intriguing. I highly recommend this book, and can’t wait for the next one.