“I couldn’t breathe when I was away from you. It felt as though each breath was just enough to sustain me, but I was slowly dying. When I saw you again, I had a reason to breathe and then I messed up. I’m so sorry for everything I said to you on the pier, and for all of the pain I’ve caused you. I swear I will never leave you again." - Brady”
Sometimes outward appearances do not always represent reality…
That’s what twenty-year old Tori discovers when she moves in with her best friend Liv for the summer. Liv’s older brother Brady is everything Tori knows is wrong for her, yet he invokes feelings deep in her soul that she’s never felt with anyone else. When the two eventually succumb to their irrefutable feelings, Tori realizes Brady’s not the same confident guy she’s secretly loved for years. Tori desperately wants Brady to confide in her, but he refuses to talk about the secrets that have drastically changed his life.
Turning to the one person that always makes her laugh, she begins spending time with Liv and Brady’s younger brother Tug. While the two spend more and more time together, Tori wonders if her feelings for Tug run deeper than the “just buddies” status they’ve always shared. As she begins to explore her feelings, the conflict between brothers she’d hoped to avoid erupts. She knows she has to choose.
When Brady finally reveals his secrets, Tori makes her decision; one that may leave them all Irreparably Broken.
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Okay where to start with this review..... I have to say that after reading Irreparably Broken I was broken in more ways than one. Lord talk about a roller coaster of emotions and feelings and everything in between. I mean this story had so much of everything that the minute I started reading I was like WTF?? Then I went to OMG did he just do that? This is a summer MUST read while you are on the beach on the trolley anywhere because once you start to read it you will not be able to put it down.
In Irreparably Broken we meet Tori who is just doing what any girl does by hanging out with her best friend Liv and working. She is getting over a recent break up with her ex-boyfriend Jake. Jake was a selfish tool who took and never gave but Liv was right there for her and supported her like a great friend. Then after the break up with Jake what Tori really missed was being able to see Liv's older brother and Jake's friend Brady.
See for as long as Tori can remember she has been in love with Brady and she misses talking to him.Then Tori moves in with Liv and things start to change for her. For one she is like a total man magnet because Harrison who is her friend and co-worker is in love with her but she is not interested. Tori wants Brady and when Brady shows a little interest one night leads to something. But with every great story there are complications between them and Tori is willing to fight for the man of her dreams but when secrets and lies threaten to destroy everything around them Brady does the unspeakable and runs from everything.
Leaving Tori heart broken and devastated Tug who is Brady and Liv's little brother who is secretly holding a crush for Tori comes to the rescue and spends time with her and helps her ease some of the pain of losing Brady. But what Tori doesn't realize until it is to late is that Tug is in love with her and wants her. Just when Tugs tells Tori how he feels who should come back in the picture but Brady and Jake and yes folks I said Jake. Jake has decided after seeing Tori with Tug and a t the club he wants her back and he is willing to do anything to get her back. But what Jake does not realize is that Brady is back to win his woman and he will stop at nothing to get Tori back.
With all these guys professing their love for Tori she is not sure what is going on. All she knows is that all the secrets and lies and everything in between that is about to hit the fan will have her choosing one person and when it is all said and done in the end will Tori be happy with who she chooses? She knows Jake is an A$hat and she is not sure if he is genuine in his approach of getting back together. Then there is the love of my life Tug lord help me Jesus I am in love with that boy. He is everything a great book boyfriend should be but is it enough? Then there is Harrison who really is the sweetest guy out there but does he stand a chance? Then the man of the hour so to speak Brady.... is he worth fighting for or should she let go and move on? Well you will have to read this book to find out!
As I was reading as I often do I came across two songs that really fit this book to a T and I mean a T. The first one is Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls http://youtu.be/NdYWuo9OFAw and Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé - Beneath Your Beautifulhttp://youtu.be/bqIxCtEveG8 Take a listen after reading or while reading and see what you think. Happy Reading Guys!
“How can something feel so fucking right and also, so incredibly wrong?”
“I’d rather have my nipples chewed of by a pack of wild dogs than go out with you, Tug.”
Eyes dark, he looks right at me. It’s unnerving, but I refuse to look away. “Tori, I don’t want you to see him again.” His voice is rigid and sends shards of anger through me.
I bite back hurtful words. I like our newfound friendship, but he’s pushing it. “Brady, I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear you say that.”
“Funny.” I half laugh. “That’s what he says about you.”
His chair squeaks when he slides it out from under the table and stands up. He comes over to stand close beside me. I can already sense the heightened charge in the air with his nearness. “What did he tell you?” His tone is bitter.
“Nothing specific. You want to tell me what’s going on between the two of you?”
He pushes off the counter and pinches the bridge of his nose again. “I can’t.”
“Why not?” I ask, urging him to explain.
“I just can’t,” he answers, and his body is suddenly close to me, caging me in. His hands are on each side of me, gripping the counter, and I have no choice but to look into the depths of his green eyes. His hard warm body brushes against my breast and I let out a small whimper. “He’s wrong for you, and I don’t want him touching you,” he says brutally, his words hitting my gut like a brick.
K J Bell grew up in California and has spent the last eight years living in Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
After years of working in the corporate world, she took on her most rewarding job as a full time mom.
People often ask, what made her decide to write? And the answer is…she didn’t. Writing found her. She was inspired to write when her daughter innocently waved at people in an empty cemetery, but didn’t know where to begin. After years of debating, she finally put fingers to keys bringing her first novel, a paranormal romance titled The Locket, to life.
Irreparably Broken is her first new adult novel.
Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without and looks forward to publishing many books in the near future; including the second book to The Locket Story, Shadowed, and another new adult novel, Cut too Deep.
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