Broken Things (The Southwark Saga Book 4)


Meg Henshawe has been through a lot in her life; she runs The Rose and Crown and caters to a very varied clientele. She has a reputation for being tough and is as well known for that as she is for her beauty. She has been on her own for a while when Jake Cohen, a boxer, comes into her life and gives it some meaning. Jake can't fight in the ring anymore; his years boxing have left him with horrific injuries and when he needs a job, Meg takes him on to keep the peace at The Rose and Crown. Their relationship deepens until Meg's estranged cousin shows up and takes over the Inn. They must work together to save their jobs and fight for everything they love. Will it be enough?

Jessica Cale has written some great historical romances and this one is no different. The book travels at a good pace, making it a real page turner. Meg is a fantastic character and well written — her dialogue is accurate, true to the period and just as bawdy and sassy as readers would expect it to be. She is well paired with Jake, who can give as good as he gets. The sex scenes are passionate and searing hot. Readers will be rooting for Meg and Jake to stay together and get their happily ever after.  A definite contender for any historical romance "keeper shelf", "Broken Things" comes highly recommended.

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick