Review: Broken by Lisa Edward

October 17, 2016 Review 0

Review: Broken by Lisa Edward

I wasn't looking for love, but it found me.

After giving up my dream of becoming a writer in favor of a marriage that was destined to fail, I'd been given a second chance. A chance to discover if after seven years, free-spirited Evie Rivers still lay beneath the surface.

For eight weeks, it would be just me, my laptop, and the wintry Hamptons landscape. No distractions, no interruptions. At least, that was the plan. Until he came along.

Adam Walker. He was a smart, sexy Englishman hell bent on helping me find what I had lost: myself. He laughed easily and found the good in every situation, but I couldn't help wondering what sadness lay behind the smile that slipped when he let his guard down.

Suddenly, though eight weeks doesn't feel like long enough, maybe eight weeks can be all it takes to change your life forever.

Title: Broken
Author: Lisa Edward
Published by Forever Yours
Source: Publisher
Published: October 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
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Stars: one-star
Flames: two-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Needing to get away to jump start her writing career Evie rents a house on the beach in the Hamptons. She’s trying to find herself after her bad sex marriage of eleven years to a preacher. Thirteen years ago she had written some erotica for fun but never perused that as it wasn’t what her husband wanted her to do with their life. New life, new career, new Evie needs a new man.

On the surface Adam is fun and flirty. I got the impression that Adam was hiding something and that that something was going to turn out to be something big. None the less he is what Evie needs at this stage in her life. He’s an English man teaching English in the United States. He is in Hampton’s because he had always wanted to paint there. Meeting Evie changes why he truly went there though.

Broken should have been a did not finish DNF for me. I knew early on where this book was going and how it was going to get there. I had to see if I was correct. I jumped around and skimmed a lot. There are what I can see to be some likeable aspects for some within the pages. It still was not enough for me to find enjoyable.

As a woman born and raised in the south (Louisiana, Mississippi) I could not read Evie’s dialogue without wanting to bleach my eyes. Any word that came out of her mouth that should have ended in ing was said in’ NO! I’m going to say especially no due to the fact that if she is that much of a hick she should have said fixin’ numerous times as well. She did not. Since this is simply how country Evie is there were other hick discrepancies. She nicknames Adam Sugar, its sweet. Any bona fide southern hick would have said Suga’.

I did jump forward to where the couple went their separate ways after the best eight weeks of their lives. I skimmed that. I then jumped forward to the reunion to see if all the assumptions I’d made in those first fifty pages were correct. I’m quite astute. I then jumped forward to the epilogue to see if any major revelations were made. Sadly no, this just wasn’t a good choice in reading material for me.

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