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Let me just take a minute to let my inner super fan scream for a second ... omGOOOOOODI<3KellyElliott
I've had an internal battle over reading this book for a few months. I am SO in love with the Wanted series and was afraid this new book would somehow steal my love away. Well, ever heard that phrase, "the more children you have, the bigger your heart will grow" Yup ... exactly what happened to me!!!!|
Broken is the love story of Whitley Reynolds and Layton Morris. Whitley is a yankee southern girl from NYC. She has lived a life worth dreaming of .. well kinda. Her parents are wonderful, her BFF is a hottie who always has her back and her boyfriend is a total dream boat. Until he beat her ass. My heart broke for Whitley. Over and over and over again, my heart broke for her. My connection with her was instantaneous. After reading the synopsis, I know there would be some domestic violence in the book, but I seriously was not prepared. I cried for her and her story. I felt her pain. Kelly Elliott has a magical way of inviting readers into the story she is painting.
Layton Morris had a horrible upbringing. His mama died, his daddy left him and then his only saving grace, his brother, died. Take one look at the cover of this amazing book and you will see .. Layton is F.I.N.E. Thank you Kelly for making sure us readers knew exactly who was invited to dinner, and Lord thank you for Gary Taylor. (Amen!) Layton stole my heart. He is kind and generous and sensitive. He is strong and dominating and handsome. He is a real man and that is exactly what Whitley needs.
This book has some wild turns, and some seriously hot sex screens. It takes a lot for me to blush and lets just say I am pretty sure I was bright red reading parts of this <3
Reading this book I noticed myself sighing out loud .. it was that kind of book. The kind of book you kinda know what is going to happen but you are still SO excited to read every single word and absorb every single detail. Kelly Elliott has an amazing talent :) She can write anything and I will read it, this story did not disappoint. Her ability to create such in depth character backgrounds with just a few paragraphs is unreal. To make a reader feel like they have known a character forever ... amazing. I love the way all the main and supporting characters mesh together in this story. I love the back and forth dialogues and the POV changes. Kept me wondering and surprised and basically engaged with the story. I fell deeper in love as the pages flowed through my kindle.
Kelly you left me right on the edge of my seat. I am so incredibly excited to see what book 2 has to offer (and fully admit I will be stalking every single teaser you put out there).
Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home, no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other.
When a tragic accident takes Mike away from Layton, and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focuses all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He makes a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache.
Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger living in New York City and happily followed him there.
The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things go to far. Whitley makes a promise to herself and finds the courage to do the one thing she thought she’d never be able to do.
Fleeing with her best friend Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past.
Will they both ever learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them,keeping them both alone and…
Who is Kelly Elliott?
Really I'm just a wife to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a nack for making me laugh almost daily and supports my crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves me.....so I'll just go with that one!
I'm also a mom to an amazing daughter who constantly is asking me to make her something to eat while she has her fingers moving like mad on her cell phone sending out what I'm sure is another very important text message!
Oh...and I like to sit down and write in my spare time!
I live in the Texas hill country and one of my favorite things to do is go for hikes around our property with my second favorite man, Gus....my chocolate lab and my sweet girl Rose, our golden retriever. When I'm not outside helping the hubby haul brush or move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for me that day, you will find me inside reading, writing or watching HGTV and soaking in a nice hot bubble bath.....yeah that last one I just made up but it sure does sound nice!!!
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