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.
She shoves me in the arm. “You’re impossible, Brady.”
“And you’re beautiful when you blush,” I say impulsively.
Her lashes flutter, and I hear the air leave her lungs. Her cheeks are the softest pink, glowing, and she holds her chest with her hand. “You think I’m beautiful, Brady?”
Her question is sincere. She doesn’t understand what she means to me. I haven’t told her, but I’ve tried my damnedest to show her.
I pinch of lock of her hair in my fingers and then let if fall. “The most beautiful girl I’ve ever known.” Her smile broadens, and I melt into the sofa a little. “It’s not just your looks, though. You have a beautiful heart, too, Sunshine.” There’s a shift in the air, and I’m afraid the moment may get too intimate, even physical. It can’t happen.
I have to say I had been anxiously awaiting the release of this book and was excited when KJ contacted us with a review request. I loved this book! The first thing I have to mention is the cover, I am a cover whore and this cover is beautiful. I loved the uniqueness of the cover because the author did not put every bare-chested man on the cover like we see on most books, but this cover has a special meaning and if you have read the book you will understand. Plus, there were two swoon-worthy guys in this story! 4 stars
Tori is the main heroine in this book and her heart is broken by Jake, her first and only love. He is a douche-bag cheater and she blames Brady, her best friends older brother, for setting up Jake's hook-up and making sure she knew he was a cheater. When Tori's family relocates due to her father's work she stays with her best friend Liv's family, because they are basically like her own family.....except for Brady of course whom although she is pissed at she has had a crush on Brady, for years. When Liv learns Brady will be home from College for the summer she is not to happy to have to share her new home with him after all he has done!
Enter Brady......sexy, mysterious, cocky....Brady’s decision to spend the summer at home has a lot to do with Tori and how he feels about her. Although, he feels bad for being the one to show Tori what a douche Jake is, he is not sorry because he is in love with Tori. Brady and Tori may have a ton of tension between them and when they decide to call a truce it turns to sexual tension. Just when things are looking up for these two as a couple, things get thrown at them that cause Brady to run. Tori runs right into the arms of Tug which is Brady and Liv's younger brother....he's funny, caring, a great friend, just the boy next door. Now what's a girl to do with two great guys to choose from? Then there are twist and turns and tragedy strikes that is just downright shocking and KJ Bell does a wonderful job at that aspect of the book being unpredictable.
"I love you, too. Thank you for picking up the pieces and gluing my heart back together. Without you, I would’ve been irreparably broken.”
I def recommend you read this book! Irreparably Broken is a suspenseful, emotional, heart-warming love story. Even though the triangle didn't play as big a part in the story as I thought it would, the element of surprise to the story was excellent. I’m excited to read Irreversible Damage, and the next books in this series!
*Review by Brandi
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Meet the Author:
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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