Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Broken King by Bella Matthews

One night.
I let myself have one night with him after avoiding him for years.
But one night was all it took for history to repeat itself.

Cade St. James was my past. He was the boy who stole my heart before he left for the Marine Corps. Now he’s back in Kroydon Hills, and there’s no mistaking he’s all man. A former MMA champion, running his own gym, and taking care of his adorable little girl. And I have to tell him our one night together is going to make him a father again.

Our timing has always been wrong.
I can do this on my own if I have to.
I don’t need to be saved.
I’m a King, not a princess.
I can save my own damn self.


Scarlet Kingston has always been too good for me.
She’s also always been mine.
But now, I don’t only have myself to think about. I have my daughter too.
We’ve both been burned before. And trusting another woman, especially one who’s already broken my heart, won’t be easy. But nothing with Scarlet ever was.


As a vice president of the Philadelphia Kings, grown men fear her.
And Scarlet wouldn’t have it any other way.
This woman can wear as cold of an exterior as she wants, but I’ve felt her on the inside.
She’s no ice queen.

Can we both get past the hurts from the past and live in the present?

Or are we both just Broken?


This story is an instant favorite for me. I loved everything about it. Scarlet is a very successful and extremely independent woman who doesn’t know how to let people in and Cade is the man who’s heart she broke years ago. She doesn’t want to need him in her life but he’s determined to make her want him as much as he wants her. And y’all, he pulls out all the stops and stole my heart along with Scarlet’s. Their story is so sweet with their complicated history and being first loves but it’s also super steamy and so much fun. The epilogue was exactly what I wanted, too. On a scale of 1 to 5, this book deserves 10 stars because it’s perfect. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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