Joann Lee’s Broken Star is a fun novel that has romance and suspense. It would be a great beach read or a good book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon. Lynn Feoras is a successful singer and writer. She has everything, or so it seems. Lynn, however, feels empty. Alexis Donatella is an SVU officer. She’s seen the horrible side of human nature. All she wants is to provide for her daughter and the last thing she is looking for is a relationship. When she meets Lynn sparks fly for Lynn, but not for Alexis. She thinks Lynn is the typical spoiled star … that is until she gets to know Lynn better. To complicate matters, Alexis is working on a case that involves a rapist and murderer. She won’t rest until the guy is caught and she’s staying in his kill zone to track him down.
The plot, while it contains several subplots, is pretty easy to follow. It’s not too taxing to read but entertaining. If you’re looking for reality I don’t suggest this book. But if you’re like me and enjoy crime stories without too much blood and gore and are a hopeless romantic you may find you can’t put this book down. I really enjoyed getting to know the main characters and Alexis’s little girl is adorable.
At times I wished the publisher spent more time polishing this story. It’s good but with a little more time and effort it could have been great. I’m really curious to see where the author goes from here and will be keeping an eye on her. The sequel to Broken Star will be released in November. I’m looking forward to it.