Published by Pan Macmillan on 28th April 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Cassie swore she'd never forgive Ethan for breaking her heart when they were in acting school years ago. He was her one great love, and when he refused to love her back, 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. Finally he's able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago...but can she believe him? Has he really changed, and what makes this time different from all his other broken promises?The answer lies somewhere in the past, and now the truth will come to light.
Will Cassie rediscover what it's like to be trusting and open again-the way she was before Ethan? Or is it too late for these star-crossed lovers?
Don't miss this mesmerizing final chapter in the Bad Romeo duet, the unforgettable love story that captured the hearts of over two million fans online.
Cassie Taylor and Ethan Holt have had a wild and passionate relationship. From their beginning where sparks flew instantly to the heartbreaking end of their college romance – things have never been boring with Cassie and Ethan. In Broken Juliet we get to see the mesmerizing conclusion to their epic romance.
Broken Juliet is just as romantic, dramatic and entertaining as Bad Romeo, the first book in the Starcrossed series. This is one of those books which is refreshingly consistent with regards to the series. It has everything I loved about the first book. The passion of first love and then the devastating heartbreak of love gone bad was just as emotive as in Bad Romeo. There is a saying, ‘you never forget your first love’, and never was what more true than the case of Cassie and Ethan. Both are a little older now, wiser perhaps, but not as day has gone by for either without thinking of the other.
Told though flashbacks, diary entries and present day interactions, Broken Juliet does a brilliant job at capturing the emotions Cassie and Ethan felt throughout their relationship. There were revelations at the end of the first book but happily ever after is still a little way off for this couple. Cassie may forgive but she doesn’t forget. There are still obstacles for them to overcome for these starcrossed lovers. I loved that Cassie takes ownership for her own actions. She has insight into her situation with Ethan and a knowledge that despite the love – her bad Romeo may not be the best thing for her. Ethan is visually changed from the angry young man Cassie first met but their chemistry is still off the charts and their scenes together are steamy.
Romanced mixed with humour, Leisa Rayven does a great job at capturing the emotion felt by her characters. Their banter is amusing with some of the their antics being laugh out loud funny. Some of the more playful scenes are very sexy and fit perfectly into the story. There is heartbreak too which is devastating in the best emotionally draining kind of way.
Broken Juliet is the perfect conclusion to Cassie and Ethan’s story. Fans of beautifully written emotionally driven romance will adore this series.
Many thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia for the review copy.
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