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Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Bk 2)
Made to Be Broken - Nadia Stafford, Bk 2
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Nadia Stafford isn't your typical nature lodge owner. An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, she's known only as "Dee" to her current employers: a New York crime family who pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553588385
ISBN-10: 0553588389
Publication Date: 2/24/2009
Pages: 400
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3.9 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 5
Made to Be Broken, the 2nd book in her Nadia Stafford series, is a great read.

Armstrong writes multi-demensional characters so well that Nadia, the main charactor, a resort owner, and occasional hitwoman becomes someone you relate too and like. You'll end up understanding and having empathy for her moral confusion, the gray areas that make killing evil people sometimes right. You'll want to read the next book to find out more about her and her other hitman friends.

Made to Be Broken's story line is a mystery that unfolds in bits, pieces and bursts that keep you wondering, reading one more chapter to find out what's going on and why.

I enjoyed Made to Be Broken and look forward to Nadia Stafford Book 3.
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Helpful Score: 5
I can see the Nadia Stafford series as a tv show. It falls into the same category as a crime drama like CSI - shot mostly at night, but it also has the action of a spy thriller like Alias or La Femme Nikita. Despite this Armstrong series not being urban fantasy like her Otherworld books, I think it still has Armstrong traits - a smart heroine, a dark but not too dark storyline, plenty of action, plus some romantic elements. It's one of my favorite series out right now.

I have a lot of the same comments as with the first book as this one. The characterization stays consistent between the books. Nadia is very smart and good at what she does, but because she's "the strong silent type", she can be a bit oblivious about relationships. The love triangle I thought there were hints of in book 1 begins to take shape in book 2. But of course, Nadia being dense doesn't really see it. So this has romantic elements because of it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love anything that Kelley Armstrong writes! I really like this series though. I think the main character is unique. I love that she's a strong female character. Lots of interesting character flaws and background.
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reviewed Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Bk 2) on + 1538 more book reviews
This book is the sequel to EXIT STRATEGY, the first book about Nadia Stafford, a part-time Mafia hit man... er... hit woman.
From back cover: Nadia Stafford isn't your typical nature lodge owner. An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, she's known only as "Dee" to her current employers: a New York crime family who pays her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when Nadia discovers that a troubled teenage employee and her baby have vanished in the Canadian woods, the memory of a past loss comes back with a vengeance, and her old instincts go into overdrive.
With her enigmatic mentor, Jack, covering her back, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly darker and deadlier mystery. Now, with her obsession over the case deepening, the only way Nadia can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts--and either bury them for good, or die trying. Because in her book, everyone deserves a chance. And everyone deserves justice.
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I became a fan of Kelley Armstrong's books when my sister picked up Bitten and Stolen because they dealt with werewolves and the paranormal. I continue to love the Women of the Otherworld Series and can't wait for each new title. So when I saw that she was starting a new series that wasn't paranormal I was a little leery and worried that it wouldn't be any good, but I read the first couple chapters on her website and decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed the book and was thrilled when the second one came out.

This book continues Nadia Stafford's story. The idea of a female ex-cop hit-man sounds like an un-plausible storyline, but Ms. Armstrong makes the character both sympathetic and entirely riveting. Her characters come to life and the dialogue and action keep you on the edge of your seat.

This, the second book in the series, continues to keep you glued to the plot and quickly turning pages to find out what is going to happen next. I can honestly see these books being made into great action suspense movies. If you like a good anti-hero and vivid characters, this is a great series to read.

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