Judith James weaves a dark and compelling spell in Broken Wing, the story of a seemingly irredeemable man, a former male prostitute raised in a Parisian brothel, who through self-sacrifice for another is able to escape his life and find his soul.
Although this did feel like two books in one, I loved the multiple settings and "pirate adventure" that gave Gabriel his final chance for revenge and desperately needed closure.
Gabriel's ultimate redemption, however, is only found in the arms of Sarah, an unconventional woman who through strength of character, unfailing compassion, and forgiveness, is able to teach him to truly love.
A great read for lovers of darker romance, tortured heroes and unconventional heroines. Four and a half stars!