April 29, 2015 | by Three Girls And A Book Obsession | Broken Juliet
by Leisa Rayven on April 28th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
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.
Broken Juliet, the follow up to Bad Romeo, was probably one of our most anticipated upcoming releases of the year! Bad Romeo was an amazing book and gave both of us one heck of a book hangover! Even still, we forgot how witty Leisa Rayven’s writing is. 5% into the book and we were already laughing out loud and highlighting quotes, and can we please give the ‘best friend with the funniest comeback’ award to Ruby. She is the absolute best! Hopefully at some point she gets her own book or we get more of her story.
The way Broken Juliet is told, is kind of like putting pieces of a puzzle in place. At times you think you might have the story all figured out, but then another piece of their story is revealed and things start to fall into place in a different way then you expected. Surprisingly we really enjoyed this way of storytelling; Normally we both have a problem with flashbacks and back and forth writing- but in this story and with Leisa’s writing it works. She was able to give closure to so many what ifs or what happens, that came up during Bad Romeo
“I know you think I left because I didn’t love you, but you’re wrong. I’ve always loved you, from the moment I first laid eyes on you.”
This book picks up where Bad Romeo left off. Ethan Holt is still fighting (very hard we must add) for another chance with Cassie and we finally get the full story behind Cassie and Ethan’s chaotic love story. Once we get to the reasons behind the things that make Ethan act the way he did and really see him for what and how he treats people, it would be so easy to hate him; but darn it if we didn’t fall deeper in love with his tortured soul. And his journals…OyMG- gut wrenching, heartbreaking, and also just plain AMAZING!!
“I’d spent so long believing I got what I deserved when people left me, that I didn’t stop to think I got what I deserved when I met you.”
The sexual tension between Cassie and Holt should never be questioned, it is super intense and they just work together so perfectly. We did find it hard to swallow at times, to see such a HUGE change in Ethan from the first book. It was almost like Cassie and Ethan switched roles and he was the bleeding heart and she was now the cold hearted one. With roles reversed- we also got to see how truly in love Ethan was with Cassie. There were times we wondered if Cassie was going to be able to pull through and give them the HEA they deserved. One thing we both agreed on that we would have like to see was an epilogue at the end of the book. We are both admittedly epilogue lovers and we don’t feel like a book is complete without one.
But, overall we enjoyed this story and we were happy to see Cassie and Ethan get their HEA in the end.
“I’ve never wanted anything as much as I want you. Even if you tell me no, that’s not going to change.”
Other Books in the Series
Bad Romeo (Starcrossed Book #1)
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Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.
Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.
Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.
These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and her debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014. The sequel, BROKEN JULIET, will be available in April 2015.
Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three judgemental cats, and a kangaroo named Howard. (*NB: Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.*)
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