Book #2 Broken Doll Duology
Published by Shelbyville Publishing Inc. (27th September 2016)
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Actual rating of 3.75
Book 2 in the Broken Doll duology sees the story pick up virtually from where book one left off. Miri has been taken and the people who have her are bad news. Boss is beside himself with worry that history is repeating itself and needs to find out where she is and what’s going on. He’ll do anything to get her back, and the people who have her will wish that they’d never been born. He’s called Boss for a reason.
I picked up book 1 in this duology because I wanted a bit of light reading, light in the sense of not really having to think much and just being able to fall into a story and go along for the ride. These two books gave me just that. I wouldn’t say that their subject matter can be categorised as light reading, which is why I’ll put some trigger warnings here, there’s drug abuse, drug use, rape, drug addiction and detailed violence. So if you have problems reading any of this subject matter, I wouldn’t recommend these books to you.
I loved that the story picked up exactly where book one left off, nothing is left to the imagination for long. The story is once again told through alternating points of view between Jagger and Miri. Miri is trying her best to stay alive while in the hands of Jagger’s enemies and Jagger is trying not to lose his mind with worry while he tries to find Miri.
There’s honestly not a whole lot that I can say, the story is satisfying in the way that it gave me what I was looking for, a quick, easy read that I didn’t really have to think about or concentrate heavily on. The story itself was satisfying in a HEA kind of way too which was nice. I was wondering which way Leigh was going to go with the story in some parts, but I was happy with the overall outcome.
Miri is a strong female main character which was great to see. While Jagger has the whole jealous/possessive thing going on, Miri still never backs down, though I did want to throttle her on a few occasions in this story for making utterly stupid decisions. The story wrapped up nicely and gave full closure which was great too.
All in all, there’s honestly not too much I can say about this story. It was a great continuation of book one and gave me what I was looking for which was a quick, easy read with a satisfying ending. It’s not going to win any literary awards, and that’s fine, it was just what I was looking for.