Book Review: Broken Juliet

Broken Juliet (Starcrossed #2)
by Leisa Rayven

How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, a part of her died forever. Or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him.

Don’t miss this stunning conclusion to the unforgettable love story that captivated over two million fans online.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Broken Juliet generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I absolutely loved Bad Romeo so moving onto Broken Juliet was quit exciting for me. I really enjoyed this sequel just not as much as I enjoyed it's predecessor.

In Broken Juliet, the story of Ethan Holt and Cassie Taylor continues where Bad Romeo left us hanging. We see Ethan self-destructing because of insecurities in the past and Cassie fighting to relieve her trust issues in the present. Their role reversals from past to present are very interesting to me in this story. The author does a great job of making Cassie's vulnerabilities quite believable. While she also provides so much ammunition for readers to fall head over heels in love with Ethan Holt. He's perfection wrapped up in a cocoon of damage. In the past we feel for him because of his damage while in the present we root for him incessantly because of his willingness to accept it and move on.

What didn't work for me as much in this story as in Bad Romeo was it was heavily saturated with the past and while I did enjoy learning of what damaged their fickle relationship in the past I wish we could have gotten more moments of their present. Ethan Holt is a character who deserves to showcase his change in the present and while he did, I wanted more. Throughout the both books, the scenes with Ethan and Cassie in present day take a long time for them to reach their ultimate decision on acceptance and forgiveness. I wanted more of that and more of an epilogue to the ending.

With that said, there were so many moments I adored in Broken Juliet. Their acting, their banter, their easy way of feeling connected to each other makes it easy for readers to connect to them, and most especially I loved getting glimpses into the journals of Ethan Holt. This was a great New Adult series for me. Written really well with characters whom I won't soon forget. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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