Review + Tour: Tragically Broken by NJ Danner

TragicallyBrokenContemporary Romance
Date Published: March 1, 2015 (second edition)
Original edition published April 2014


Tragedy destroyed Alex Kohen’s life, until fate offered her a chance to escape her nightmares and possibly find love…

Beautiful, compassionate Dr. Alex Kohen had the perfect life – until, in an instant, it was tragically ripped from her. Plagued by her demons, Alex moves to a new city and devotes herself to her work and her patients. But her secrets continue to haunt her, making her afraid to build a future outside of her career. Convinced that her heart is irreparably broken, Alex has closed herself off to the possibility of love.

That is, until she meets sexy, confident Kellen Rhion ­– a wealthy CEO with a reputation as the ultimate playboy. Kellen, plagued by personal tragedies of his own, knows from the moment they meet that Alex is the woman he wants. And with patient determination, he slowly begins to break down her long-fortified defenses.

Although they meet under tragic circumstances, out of that catastrophe is born a connection that neither can deny. And despite the challenges of their demanding and busy careers, Alex and Kellen find the time to nurture their growing relationship. They struggle through obstacle after obstacle, including Kellen’s celebrity lifestyle and Alex’s emotional baggage.

But after Kellen’s supposed betrayal and brush with death, can Alex really trust him with her heart? And can Kellen accept that she will always, in a way, be broken?


Dr. Alexi Kohen seemed to have stopped loving after a tragedy claimed her husband’s life. When she moved on to another place, she was determined to start anew and be the doctor who could save lives, despite the niggling secrets she’d been hiding.

Then she met Kellen Rhion, the famous bachelor, who needed assistance for his ailing grandfather. Circumstances led them to one another, although Dr. Alex or Lexi had always found excuses to stay away from Kellen. But love seemed to have a life of its own. Soon, Lexi couldn’t contain her feelings anymore, and the wall she had put up around her slowly crumbled. But when she had finally found the courage to take the leap, one of her patients died under her watch.

A surge of emotions encompassed her, which left her more wary of her feelings towards Kellen. I enjoyed this tragically endearing story between Lexi and Kellen, two broken souls on the mend. The characters spoke to me with their emotions and pent-up feelings.

The drama packs quite a punch, leaving me teary-eyed for a moment or two. I felt the author’s touch with the way she developed her characters. I found Alexi and Kellen very easy to like and love, as well as Gia and Patsy. The scenes definitely touched my heart. It made me think about life, death, taking second chances, forgiveness, and moving forward instead of moving on. Great job, NJ Danner!


If you have already read my book, then you have already seen into part of my soul. Each of my characters is a part of me. They each have some aspect of my personality, or represent who I wish I could be or would hate to be.

I have always been an avid reader, even as a child, and I’ve always loved to get lost in a good book. Reading a book would take over my life, and at times it still does. It is my addiction. Once I start a book, I cannot put it down until I know the end of the story … which may be a few books later. Same thing with writing – once the story pops into my head, I obsess about it until I have it down on paper. I have notes on scenes all over. Some have already been developed into a book, and some are waiting for the rest of the storyline to be written in order to find their journey and see where it ends.

When my time is not consumed watching my daughter dance or my son play hockey, spending time with my husband, or working, I am lost in either reading a good book or writing. Disney World is my respite and I love all things Mickey. My family and friends are incredible people and support me in all that I do. I have learned that life is too short, and we have to take time to enjoy its simple pleasures.

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  1. NJ Danner says:

    Thank you Claire and Coffeeholic Bookworm for the review and letting my tour stop on your blog. I am glad that you loved Alex and Kellen as much as I love them. I am so excited to be here today. I hope your readers will take a chance and get to know Alex and Kellen. I would love to hear their thoughts. Happy reading everyone.

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