Stolen and Fractured in is book 2 of the Stolen Series by Cee Smith picks right up where Stolen Donor left off. Dominic and Hailey are now married and have a daughter, Ellie. I thought the tone of this book was different than Stolen Donor. The focus of Stolen and Fractured is on Dominic’s journey to avenge his parents’ death. As I mentioned before, Dominic and Hailey are married but Hailey feels like she hardly know her husband anymore. He has become full of secrets and half-truths, lying to Hailey has almost become a common habit. Dominic and Hailey are also dealing with the media fallout from the accusations that he kidnapped her. Dominic has been advised to step down in his company out of the public eye while as the same time Hailey is dealing with the family member that went to media with the kidnapping accusations. Dominic has suggested to Hailey that she invited Jessa out to help deal with being cooped-up avoiding the media and well as take care of any issues between her and Dominic.
Dominic surprises everyone with a trip to Italy but his ulterior motive is to keep them safe but within in a few hours flying distance of where he is trying to get a meet with the man who supposedly orchestrated his parents’ death. Hailey begins to get suspicious when Dominic is always running off to meeting and has been spending the days locked away with his right-hand security man, Scout. Hailey must make a decision if she can again trust Dominic as well as if her and the baby can be enough for him.
Stolen and Fractured was a good book but I didn’t think it had as much punch as Stolen Donor. There were instances where I thought Hailey was acting somewhat immature and whiny, which was nothing like she had grown to in the first book. It seemed like she had really regressed emotionally. There is also one scene between Hailey and Dominic that I am hazy on that was maybe supposed to be Dominic showing he was still in charge of Hailey’s body and emotions but I wasn’t really sure. This book also reiterated Dominic’s true self; that he could be a killer and he was still the person that kidnapped Hailey in the first book.