Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven
Series: Starcrossed #2
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Emotional, New Adult, Romance, Second chance love
Pages: 324
Format: kindle book
Source: purchased

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.

5 glorious stars, one of the best series EVER

I am emotionally drained in the best possible way. Ethan and Cassie’s journey has been so intense, so real, so heartbreaking and finally so healing. (Also HOTTTT). This book didn’t just mention/gloss over Cassie’s heartache, it made me, the reader, go back with Cassie and experience all the ugly hurt in order to move forward. It wasn’t pretty and I didn’t expect to feel the devastation, the helplessness, the sadness…all of it so deeply. Seriously, I need you to hold me as I type this review. But all that made me feel the depth of their love and passion (yes, Erika!) and how they were meant to be together. The plot (as you can read in the synopsis) was once again simple, yet the way Ms. Rayven wrote it made it so rich and layered and colorful, yet still delicate and intricate. She is such a gifted author and I will read EVERYTHING she writes. Hold on because I’m about to bring flailing reviews to a whole new level. a whole new Ethan. I know, right? Whaaa? But don’t worry, we still meet old Ethan in the flashbacks and it’s tough. It’s pretty bad and I get why Cassie is the way she is now with him. But this new Ethan, I kind of totally loved him too because I knew what emotional turmoil he’d been through. Angst loving friends, this is like your bible.

Cassie was so strong. Unbelievably strong, even when she was broken. My heart went out to her when Ethan broke hers, but she was amazing. I loved her the entire time, never wavering once. I have a huge girl crush on her and she goes down as one of my most favorite heroines ever.

The romance was amazing. I could feel the cracks, I understood them, and I understood that they both hated how they felt and I really don’t know if either of them could have done anything differently because that is *just* who they were. The sexual tension was always crazy, was always fresh, was always intense and undeniable. I swear I know exactly how these two react to each other as well as they do.

The secondary characters were more in the background this time. We did see Ruby and she was OK. We also had Tristan who was also ok. I think my favorite is Josh from book 3, Wicked Heart (yes, I read them out of order). While Cassie’s friends were good, Josh was a riot and I found myself laughing out loud at him.

The ending was glorious. It was long and gave me a chance to really believe Cassie and Ethan got their HEA and the rug wasn’t going to be pulled out from under me again.

Rec it? omggggg YES! If you love angst, and I’m talking seriously emotional, gut wrenching, how much more can my heart take angst….this is a must for your TBR. If you also love passion, you will find this book hits the jackpot. This series makes it to my all time favorites list, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Happy reading!

Book Rating Breakdown
General Book Feels
Dirty Talk Ability
Brooding level of the hero
Degree my heart was ripped out
Angst Me So Good

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