Broken Blade by J.C. Daniels (Colbana Files #3)
Released: January 6, 2014
Reviewed by Mandi
At a time when I find myself more enamored with contemporary books, this urban fantasy romance series seriously impresses me. First let me say you must read the books in order, as this is the continuing story of Kit Colbana. The end of the last book was devastating. Kit was kidnapped by a vampire, and tortured beyond all belief. But she was eventually rescued and is now starting the very slow process of getting her life back. Kit is such a kick ass heroine, seeing her down and out is truly a hard thing to read. I think this author does such a great job not rushing Kit back to health. It’s hell to read, but it makes sense. Kit not only suffered physical and mental abuse, but she lost the magical connection she had to her sword, which is like losing a limb. Also because of everything that went down, her relationship with Damon, her were-cat lover has stopped. Damon and his cats are dealing with the fact that they could not prevent Kit from being captured last book. Damon tells Kit he will wait for as long as it takes for her to get to a place where she is able to return to him (oh swoon Damon) even if that means it never happens (that’s true romance y’all.)
Kit has to find her way on her own though. With a little push from some friends, Kit finds herself back at her office, taking on small jobs. She has agreed to help track down the boyfriend of a pregnant girl, which leads her to Damon and his cats, which leads her to facing things she sooooo doesn’t want to face. Even though Damon and Kit are not yet ready for physical romance, the tension that simmers between them is so tangible. Damon is so intense, and yet patient and gentle (although still very growly).
This ‘simple’ case Kit takes on of course takes a very dangerous and powerful turn. Doyle and Justin both have a lot of page time and some impactful things are learned.
As I’ve read each of the books in this series, I’ve never wanted the book to end. I’m satisfied with the ending, but I’m never ready for the words ‘the end’ to appear. The world is so fascinating and the characters are so well written. My only complaint with this one is that I wish events in the previous book had been rehashed just a bit more in the beginning. I couldn’t quite remember all the details and the beginning started a little fuzzy for me. So if you are in the same boat, maybe a quick skim of book two would be a good place to start. I hope JC Daniels is writing fast!