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Life shattered my body, now it wants to break my heart. Jaymerson Holloway thought all her heartache and pain were behind her. Unfortunately, life has other ideas. The one person she needs, who understands what it’s like living in the shadow of Colton Harris’s death, is his twin brother, Hunter. But stories don’t always end happily. Leaving everything behind to follow her dreams, Jaymerson travels to Italy where she learns to stand her own feet, move on with her life, and open her heart to another. But nothing prepares her for watching Hunter’s career erupt on TV: his wins, his flings, the agony of him falling in love with another, and worst of all watching his world get shattered into pieces again. When Jaymerson returns home and their paths cross, but they are no longer the same people, and the old animosity they used to feel for each other flares between them again. Especially when more secrets and truths are revealed, breaking everything they once had together. Their undeniable chemistry continues to twine their lives together, even though it will only end in heartbreak and pain. Don’t miss the second installment of the Blinded Love Series, Broken Love, the final story of Jaymerson and Hunter. But don’t despair. Stevie is up next in the third book, Twisted Love.
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5 stars I don’t even know where to begin as this book sucked me right in, wrung me out, and put me into a book hanger. This book is raw, gritty, entertaining, and an emotional rollercoaster full of love, heartache, tragedy, and hope. Broken Love is book 2 in this author’s The Blinded Love series and you will need to read Shattered Love first.
This book picks up at the very end of Jaymerson’s senior year in high school and does span a couple of years which I think was very fitting for the storyline. I don’t always like to read books where I cry and feel like my heart is getting ripped out, but the author crafts such a beautiful story about two people who have such an intense love for each other that they are magnets with a gravitational pull towards each other. They survived tragedy in book 1 and still their path towards their HEA is a long, winding road. Seriously, just read the book. It is amazing.
Told entirely from Jayme’s POV, you go through the gamete of emotions. She is still that strong, likable heroine who has been through so much, yet continues to persevere. I love how the author made you really feel all of her emotions. Hunter is a survivor, but he has that vulnerability that isn’t always obvious and he seems to carry an awful lot of weight on his shoulders and it just keeps getting heavier and heavier. There were times that I wanted to shake him, but I couldn’t help but love him. My heart broke multiple times for these two.
I really enjoyed how many of the secondary characters from Shattered Love are also in this book - especially with Stevie, Chris, and Doug playing a more prominent role as they are the type of people that I would love to be friends with and have in my corner. I love how the author further developed these characters and I am really looking forward to Stevie’s book as she is one of the most interesting characters that I have ever encountered. This book does not end in a cliffhanger and it does have a HEA. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It moved at a good pace, had some great twists and turns, and the author skillfully puts you through all the feels. I received this book as an ARC and I voluntarily leave this review.
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Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is Eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.