Summary: 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.
Title: Broken Juliet
Series: Starcrossed #2
Author: Leisa Rayven
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Released: 1st May 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: via Publisher, thank you so much!
I was so super excited to read the sequel to Bad Romeo, I absolutely loved the first and wanted to know where it went. I was certainly not disappointed and Broken Juliet was another fabulously written tale of love gone wrong, personal torment and the determination to make things right. I really loved the new Ethan, he was so open and patient, he allowed Cassie to get into his mind from the past to the present. I did get a little annoyed with the back and forth from past to present, but it did allow insight into what was going on.
Cassandra Taylor (Cassie) is broken. She has had her heart shattered and glued back together too many times by Ethan Holt. Now he’s back and wants to fix her yet again, but will she be able to let him in again? Will Ethan be able to help her heal, put her heart back together and get their happily ever after?
“Kintsugi is a noble concept, it doesn’t change the truth that once something is broken, it can never be anything else. Beautiful repair, no matter how elegant, doesn’t make it whole again. It’s still just a collection of pieces impersonating its former shape.”
Ethan and Cassie have been emailing and now that they’re working together, they have no choice but to get along. As they spend more time together, Cassie realises their connection will never fade. Every look, every touch and they have sparks flying and heat souring. How can Cassie deny they’re meant to be together?
Everything comes to a head when Ethan has to leave town for another part and that’s when Cassie will have to make her decision, will she miss him so much that she’ll realise she still loves him OR without him there to keep the tension high, will Cassie decide he isn’t worth the risk?
Follow the back and forth between past and present from only Cassie’s point of view. She was totally relatable and such a fabulous character. Her growth and brokenness would be realistic for so many that have experienced a shattered heart and Ethan’s determination to show her his soul, how he healed with help to become a better person and recognise his self-worth. This series is a must read for all romance readers.
About the Author
Leisa Rayven is a freelance actor and producer in Brisbane, Australia, who makes frequent trips to LA and NYC. Several of her plays are regularly toured throughout Australia, having received acclaim from audiences and critics alike. She is married and has two small children.