Sunday, June 26, 2016

Review: Broken Love, by Jillian Dodd

From USA Today Bestselling Author Jillian Dodd . . . A broken love story.

After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense. 
But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.
The kind neither had ever experienced.

But they were destined for heartbreak.
She was his best friend’s little sister. 
He was her talent agent.
And they were dating in secret. 
When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose. 
The kind neither have recovered from. 

Six years later, they still hate each other. 
But the universe seems to keep throwing them together. 
When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.

Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?

4 out of 5 stars

Broken Love is a great second chance romance, it can be read as a stand-alone and I found it super easy for me to escape into the fantasy world of the Crawford brothers! Cade and Palmer's first chance at romance crashed as quickly as it started.  An unnecessary fight, a misunderstanding, a bad choice to keep their love secret and the brink of stardom all combined to create the perfect storm, one so powerful even the strength of first true love couldn't withstand 

Years later Cade and Palmer continue to find themselves in the same social circles, neither one is over the other, but pride and doubt keep them from opening the lines of communication.  Eventually though these two are forced together and thus begins the story of two soul mates, two individuals who are more seasoned in life expectations and know what they want. But as we all know HEA's are never served on silver platters and these two still have some major hurdles to overcome before they can have theirs.

Cade is such a great book boyfriend.  From the very beginning he has always put Palmer first, even when it wasn't easy, even when it cost him not only the love of his life but also his best friend.  Talk about swoon-worthy!  Now that the door to Palmer's heart has been re-opened again he will stop at nothing to win her back, vowing to never let it go again.

Palmer is hesitant to trust Cade to let him back into her life and then there's the issue of her big brother.  I wanted so badly for Palmer to not be scared to tell Pike the truth (which by the way ended up being a character who took me by surprise - Jillian if you're reading this give this boy a book!  I think he's got a story itching to be told).  At times I found Palmer frustrating, but in the same breath I loved how down to earth this girl is and how loyal she is to family.  

Broken Love is a perfect summer/beach escape and I think you should add it to your summer TBR list ASAP.  As always Jillian's provided us fans with another fun escape from our own realities!

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