Friday, March 20, 2015

Broken by Lies by Rebecca Shea ~ Review

broken by lies

By Rebecca Shea

I had no idea how much I would love Alex the day he walked into my life.
He changed everything.
The way I breathed.
The way I thought.
The way I loved.
He brought me back to life.
He gave me strength and a safe place to land.

And then he broke me.

Finding Emilia was a chance to do something good for once in my life.
I wanted to change.
She believed I was her savior.
I ached to be.
She found her way into my heart and claimed it as her safe place.
I should be telling her the truth about me…instead I break her with lies.

*This book is a New Adult Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.


Let me start by saying you have to willingly suspend your disbelief for this book to work. This isn’t a new concept, but I find that readers have trouble with this concept. If you go into a book thinking everything has to be as it would be in life, what the fuck are you reading fiction for?

But enough about that. Let’s talk about Alex and Emilia. I liked the way the characters are written, even though I spent most of the book not liking Alex. I could understand his predicament with his life. If your only choice is to live by doing something you hate or a body bag (if your body is ever found), most of us would probably chose living, or at least existing…

Emilia’s life went from bad to worse. I felt sorry for her. She has a lot of things happen to her through no fault of her own, but she keeps trying. There were times I wanted to shake her and say “Open your eyes.” But she’s a pretty sheltered twenty-one-year-old, do I could understand why she simply wanted to focus on the one good "thin" that's happened to her in her brief life. She becomes the apex in a "love" triangle built on hate. For the most part, I found her likable and upbeat. The type of person who looks for the best in any situation.

My only issue with the story was how quickly it moved considering the backgrounds of Emilia and Alex. I can understand why, but it would have been better for me if their relationship had evolved a little slower. But, that said, I can see how if this situation were “real”, they may not have survived long enough to have a relationship.

Overall a promising read, but if you are the type that needs answers right away, you should wait to read this one because #donttrustthehappiness should be Rebecca Shea’s motto.

Reviewed by Liz.

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