I don’t know where I picked up this little gem. I’m guessing it came from a newsletter. It was, and still is free. Broken Boys Make Bad Men is a prequel to a series. At only forty eight pages it’s a great quick read.
I hadn’t expected to find what I did inside. An unusual beginning had me wondering what I’d started. It didn’t take long to understand, and fall right into the story.
It was a lot of telling, but then it had to be with it being so short. The strange thing was, it absolutely worked. It did not feel like telling in the traditional sense, the one that writers are warned against.
The story itself told the readers about Cole Denvers. A tough guy enforcer who struggled with the death of his younger brother. In true mafia style it was gritty, violent, and in places downright nasty. I couldn’t put it down.
This book will appeal to those who like quick and gutsy reads.
It made me want more. So, I went to look at the first in the series. I can’t remember the last time I got so excited over a book. It is not what I expected at all, and covers my favourite subject, but I’ll save that for the next review.
You know the old saying; when God gives you lemons, you make bodies fly.
It used to be that the salacious sounds of sin of the nightclub were the only things for a bouncer like Cole Denvers to be worried about. But the mean streets of New York had different plans.
When his girl Tiffany disappears, Cole will have to grit his teeth and bloody his knuckles to get to her. The only thing standing in his way? All of New York’s criminal underbelly, that’s all.
He could do it too if it weren’t for his damn conscience, but all is not what it seems…
Cole’s seen a lot in his life, he thinks he’s seen it all, and he’s done a lot of bad stuff too, – but even he has no idea just how bad the bad boys can be …and the evil that abounds.