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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Review! Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, a part of her died forever. Or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him.

Don’t miss this stunning conclusion to the unforgettable love story that captivated over two million fans online

** spoiler alert ** Now that I have stopped crying, mostly, I think I can write this review.

Wow. I am at a loss. Cassie and Ethan, such a journey. I am not sure how to write this without spoilers, and I am not even going to try.

The evolution of the characters, to have them end up in the opposite places that they were when they met was watch Ethan work so hard, to almost die in an accident, to decide he needed therapy, to beg his way into a play just to see her, just amazing. The idea that, now that he is finally fixed and ok to be with Cassie that she is so damaged from their relationship that she is the one who resists, it just broke my heart.

The juxtaposition of where they are now to where they were again was used in this book, possibly even better than the last one...and telling the story of their 2nd break=up as a story Cassie tells to her therapist was so compelling.

The knowledge that there was a second split coming gave such weight to every encounter, to every joyous moment where you felt they had avoided the split and such intense depth to every tense moment. When Cassie narrates that she knew the break up was coming again, you know how she feels because you have felt it for the last 150 pages.

This whole book, both of them really, are all about finding, embracing, and being willing to go after what you want, even if it is hard, takes work, or means that you have to change who you are.

You like Ethan at the beginning, young Ethan is charming, your heart breaks for him and what he is going through. But today's Ethan, the one 3 years later is so strong, so sure of himself, and so totally in love with Cassie that you understand why she wants desperately to give him another chance, and why she is so afraid.

The writing was amazing, the pacing perfect. The storytelling in flashbacks was perfect.

It's a must read. 

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