By Cora Reilly
Some things aren’t meant to be broken, and therefore can’t be mended – ever. I was one of those things. Whatever had been shattered in the incident would never be whole again.
Amber struggles with the memories of a cruel attack that destroyed her life years ago. Realizing that she’s close to ending it all – something she promised her family to never try again – she moves in with her brother Brian and his friend Zachary to start a new life, and maybe even college. But how can she possibly live a normal life, when even a hug from her brother sends her into a panic attack? While Brian pulls back, Zach seems determined to make her feel relaxed in his presence, and soon her longing to be near him is stronger than her fear. But how can someone like Zach, someone who can have any girl, want someone like her? Someone broken.
When Zach spots Amber for the very first time, he can’t believe she is the same girl his friend Brian described as broken. Suddenly, Zach wants to give up his womanizing ways and help Amber live again – show her that closeness can be something wonderful.
But her brother Brian isn’t the only one who’s worried about the bond that’s growing between Amber and Zach. Even Zach knows that there’s more at stake than the fury of a scorned woman. Amber isn’t like all the girls Zach discarded after a night together – if he messes up, that could break her for good. But Zach can’t stay away from Amber.
Can Zach help her heal? Or will he be the one to push her over the edge?
This was one enjoyable and easy read, it was so emotional and thought provoking and I read this in one day as I could not put it down. I was with Amber every step of the way in her journey to repairing her tortured soul, she was lucky to find a soul mate in Zach and I think she too showed him how to be a better person and take a chance on following your dreams.
This story moved quickly which is good however I would have loved to know more about her brother and his girlfriend. I also found her brother a character I did not like as much perhaps because he really was quite restrictive on her recovery and what he thought was the best for her. The story did surround Zach and Amber most of the time with the brother flitting in and out so perhaps that is why I did not connect with him so much.
I loved how Amber was independent and stubborn in some ways and I suppose chose her destiny in trying to continue to look forward and not backwards. I also found her sexual awaking quite erotic in parts I suppose also in part down to Zach and his hotness. Some of their scenes were really romantic & thoughtful but then others were intense & hot up against the shower wall and you could feel the sexual tension and Amber’s inner torment as you turned each page.
Young Adult romance with a happy ever after.
Not meant to be Broken
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