Friday, December 1, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Broken Pieces (Broken Book #1) by Deja Black

Release Day Review ~ Broken Pieces (Broken Book #1) by Deja Black

Broken Pieces (Broken Book #1)
By Deja Black
Published: December 1, 2017
Pages: 234
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A detective and the future leader of a deadly coven. What can go wrong?
Remi Devereaux is a Louisiana born detective working murder cases in Louisville, Kentucky. While shopping for game-day with the guys, he spots the most amazing person he has ever seen. Peter is a man Remi wants with his whole being, a man he just can’t let go.

Peter Romanoff is a photographer who possesses the spirit of two creatures. Two beings that are slowly tearing him apart. He needs a Supruga, a mate, to help give him balance. When he meets Remi, there is a magnetic pull he can’t deny.

The next in line to lead a powerful coven, Peter is hunted, and the people he knows and loves are being killed. It will take Remi’s love and Peter’s skills to combat the enemy after them. Can Remi be the balance Peter needs before the coven destroys them both?

4.5 Stars!

Detective Remi Devereaux is finally getting his footing here in Louisville, Kentucky after leaving Louisiana and his family behind. He never expects his world to be turned upside down by a beautiful blonde he spots in the grocery store, especially since that blonde happens to also be a man. But for some reason, gender doesn’t seem to be of any concern to him because every part of him says this man is the one.

Unfortunately, getting to know Peter Romanoff isn't as easy as Remi would’ve hoped. The watchdog/bodyguard aka best friend Caleb seems to thwart Remi whenever he can. Demi’s not sure what’s going on and he won’t let anything stop him from pursuing Peter. Even a sick and twisted killer who may be killing people who’ve had intimate relationships with Peter.

Remi has no clue that a beautiful photographer like Peter is struggling to control the two beasts trapped within him. Or that Peter’s future is to lead his late father’s large and powerful coven. Peter is definitely going to need Remi.

What I Loved: I am a huge fan of Paranormal books so I was super excited to check this one out after I saw the amazingly beautiful cover and I read the blurb. Of course, it also helped that I have become a fan of Deja Black’s stories. I’m glad I had this opportunity because the story didn’t disappoint.

Broken Pieces was very well written and intriguing. It possessed humor, suspense, action and some pretty sexy between the sheets action. I thought Peter and Remi had incredible chemistry and a great connection and thought they worked well together. I’m hoping to see more of them in the future.

I also loved Reno’s partner and best friend Kaden. He brought the comic relief to the story and had me smiling more than once. I loved the relationship he had with Remi and enjoyed their banter.

What I Liked: I honestly liked the way we saw the crimes and investigation through Remi’s eyes. It added an element of creepiness to it all. It fit with the idea that while the paranormal world doesn’t reveal itself to human, humans still find themselves in the middle of it without ever knowing it.

What I Didn’t Like: So I am probably going to be part of the minority but I found myself lost or confused a few times. The world we are shown is detailed and well thought out, but it is sometimes almost too much. I found myself having trouble following the fact that there’s a Coven, a Coven leader and all the things that have to deal with that. Then, there’s the Pack and the Pack Leader. It all became a jumbled mess in my brain in the beginning.

There’s also the matter of Kaden and Caleb. While I loved Kaden and didn’t care for Caleb, I repeatedly confused the two.

Overall, I’d say that this is a really great read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading paranormal stories with magical elements.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***


  1. Thank you so much! I just keep reading it again and again! Yes, I believe it's the names! Remembering for next time! This has made my weekend!
    Lots of love! Deja!

    1. You're Welcome! I really enjoyed it and will be looking for the next book. *Hugs*