Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mini-Review: Until We Burn (Beautifully Broken #2.5) by Courtney Cole

Title: Until We Burn 
(Beautifully Broken #2.5)
Author: Courtney Cole
Published: November 21, 2013
Purchase: Amazon  | B&N

From Goodreads:

Dominic Kinkaide does bad, bad things. 

As a 24-year old actor with the world on a string, not many women tell Dominic no. In a life where no doesn’t exist, he stretches the boundaries between what is right, what is wrong and what is downright depraved. Dark and damaged, Dom wants no commitments. 

He wants no attachments. 

He only wants to disappear into the taboo, into a place where he feels something. 


But when the aching need to disappear into the darkness is the only thing he has left, Dominic flounders. In a world that is hollow and sexual, without a guiding light or a reason to breathe, Dominic is lost and broken. He knows he’ll never be fixed. So he makes a decision.

If he’s going to hell, he might as well make it worth it. 

 ******** UNTIL WE BURN is a novella (book 2.5 in the Beautifully Broken series) intended to introduce Dominic Kinkaide, to enhance the reading experience of BEFORE WE FALL (Book 3). Please note that because Dom's lifestyle is wild, this novella contains graphic content and adult material.



Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.  Dominic Kinkaide isn't just a bad boy... no... he's THE bad boy.  Ruler of all bad boys in the land of bad-onia.  I mean, his last name includes the word "kink," and I don't think that's just a coincidence.  I didn't find this little novella until after I had already read Before We Fall, but I still wanted to read Dom's introduction.  I'm glad it worked out that way because if you know Dominic's true story, then this book will just make your heart hurt for the real Dominic Kinkaide as you read the specifics about the dark path that this broken boy chooses to take.  Dominic is not for everyone.  He is not warm and snuggly -- he makes a porcupine seem cuddly by comparison. I don't like his lifestyle or most of the people he surrounds himself with or the fact that they enable him.  But I do like Dominic -- the Dominic that is buried deep inside this tragic impostor.  You won't get the full story until Before We Fall, but you will get to see just how far this character has fallen.  Take heed of the note above.  This is not for youngsters.  This book gets graphic, and Dom is one dirty bird.  But when you see just how low Dom sinks, it makes his climb to absolution that much sweeter.

My Rating: ★★★ 1/2

If You Stay (Beautifully Broken, #1) If You Leave (Beautifully Broken, #2) Until We Burn (Beautifully Broken, #2.5) Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, #3)


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