Sunday, 12 August 2018

♥ Lauren Blakely ♥ UNBREAK MY HEART ♥ #Excerpt ♥

© Bianca Janeane
   



• 13 August 2018
• standalone
• Dual POV
• Cover Model: Mario Zabal 


★★★★★
4.75 Stars
From #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a new standalone romance as you’ve never seen her before. Filled with raw emotion, heartbreak, hope, and humor, UNBREAK MY HEART explores how to heal, how to live, and how to love.

I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break minewe broke each other's.

I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world.

Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned . . . but I'm not the guy I was before.

Beautiful, kind, and loving, she's the samemy hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night.

There's so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five.

When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I'm sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more.

She says she'll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart...or destroy it.

That's the chance I have to take.





This is not your typical Lauren Blakely romantic comedy. Not at all.
It's a little bit second-chance love story. A lot trying to find your way back to life and happiness after the death of loved ones. A bit mystery-investigative-travel-romance. It's a lot of different things in a little book. And I loved it!
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading. Of course I was expecting one of those amazing Blakely rom-coms. But I got something so very different. I immediately fell in love with Andrew. The poor guy. His brother was his everything, especially since their parents have died. He can't yet deal with life. Or love. But he still loves the girl he spent this amazing summer with three years ago. But Holland left for nursing school and they split up. But now she's back. And all those feelings are still there - but they can't really be felt properly through all the grief.
Well, they can, but Holland doesn't want to be a crutch for him. She wants to be loved for who she is, and not because she's helping him get over his grief.
Time to put on his big boy boxers and start living again ...
Time to find out what his brother was doing in Tokyo before he died!!!
Off to Japan we go ....

I really loved reading this book. Even though I kinda had the feeling that half of the story at the beginning was missing. As if some editor had edited out the beginning and some words in the middle and everywhere else! LOL. It just felt a bit short. A bit too poetically written sometimes. Not really whole sentences. Just facts listed. Not bluntly or wrong or untalently written, just so different than other Lauren books. I don't really know what I mean - I loved it - but I also missed some little things. I wanted it to be 100 pages longer or bigger. I wanted even more of an epilogue!

But still .... amazingly emotional love & grief story with some very sad and moving but also some very adorable and funny and beautiful and touristy moments.
I adored all the Ian moments. He just broke my heart. Knowing he could've had this amazing future. Ugh. So horribly sad.
I would definitely love to see this on Netflix or Passionflix!

UNBREAK MY HEART was such a beautiful and heartbreaking love story. A story about the love between brothers and of course between lovers ... and how to fight for your happily ever after through very bad times! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Andrew - this one is MINE!

Oh, a tiny little thing. I don't love the cover for the story. I mean - I LOOOOVE the cover. Mario is so very HOT! BUT, the story needs something else. The look in his eyes is great. But he needs a shirt, maybe a dog and maybe looking out to the ocean or a cherry blossom tree - no idea - but something that fits the story better!




ARC received for an honest review

I adore Lauren Blakely and all her books, so it was not a no brainer to read Unbreak My Heart.

Be warned though - this is not your typical Lauren Blakely, light and whimsical story.

Yes, it is a love story.  Yes, it is a second chance romance.  However it is so, so much more than that.  In fact, I felt that the love story played second fiddle to the story of Andrew.

I didn't read the blurb before diving in to Unbreak My Heart, and I am glad I didn't.  Andrew and Holland's story is dealing with more than one kind of heartbreak.

Andrew's loss has his floundering, and he starts off on a voyage of discovery - discovering things about his family, finding his was back to himself, and to the one that got away.

I wasn't expecting such an emotional story when I picked this up.  I read many scenes through misty eyes and Ms Blakely reached into my chest and squeezed my heart.

Sweet, tender, emotional and hopeful, Unbreak My Heart broke my heart, but put it back together again too.

Completely different, but I completely loved it.

I can't wait to see what Ms Blakely brings us next.

 

♥ Excerpt ♥

~Andrew~

“What else did you do while you were here?”

“You want me to fill in the last three years?” she asks, with a laugh.

“Kind of.”

“Besides missing you?”

I scoff. “You didn’t miss me that much.”

She stares sharply at me. “Did you miss me?”

“You know I did.”

“And I missed you. I thought about you a lot,” she says, her words soft and tender, thawing a cold piece of me.

“So we were sad sacks, missing each other,” I tease.

“Maybe we were. I mean, look. It was hard, but I had to focus on school and so did you. We agreed to that, and I think we both did that. But I also didn’t ever stop thinking about you.”

Her admission kick-starts another part of my engine. I reach for a strand of her hair because it’s almost impossible to not touch her at a time like this.


♥ GIVEAWAY ♥

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.