Title: Broken Love
Series: The Love Series #2
Author: Jillian Dodd
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 21 June 2016
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense.
But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.
The kind neither had ever experienced.
But they were destined for heartbreak.
She was his best friend’s little sister.
He was her talent agent.
And they were dating in secret.
When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose.
The kind neither have recovered from.
Six years later, they still hate each other.
But the universe seems to keep throwing them together.
When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.
Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?
BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love.
The Love Series is a series of STANDALONE novels featuring a different Crawford sibling. They can be read by themselves. However if you do with to read them all, they are best enjoyed in order.
I’m happy to report there is a lot of Ashlyn and Cash from Vegas Love within Broken Love, however, it is the oldest Gallagher’s (Cade) turn in the spotlight.
We already know from Vegas Love, Lane and Palmer had a hot and heavy relationship that ended very, very badly. Although the specifics of the demise of their relationship were not divulged, allowing all sorts of speculation as to what could have caused such extreme emotions on both sides. Unfortunately, as the details emerge it is heart breaking to realise a simple argument got blown out of proportion and escalated to an epic level by the interference of Palmer’s well-meaning and protective older brother, Pike. Pike is/was also Cade’s best friend and the relationship had been hidden from him creating additional problems. Due to the strain on the relationship on all sides, the rift appears irreparable.
Six years after the end of their relationship, Cade and Palmer still carrying a burning torch for each other. It is obvious they are perfect for each other but with the weight of family loyalties and misunderstandings, Palmer is in a terrible position that she feels she is betraying her brother by forming a relationship with Cade.
Fate/Destiny has plans for Cade and Palmer that they are unable to escape (and let’s be honest they don’t really want to) continually forcing Cade and Palmer together until they can’t resist giving into their feelings. With one more twist ensuring they are tied together, Cade and Palmer have to face the truth about their feelings and how it affects the rest of their families.
I really liked the background interference run by peripheral characters within Broken Love, it would appear Cade and Palmer were not that great at concealing their true feelings for each other 😉
Not only is Broken Love told from Cade and Palmer’s perspectives but it also features an occasional additional point of view providing clarity to the events both past and present. A very clever delivery from Jillian Dodd.
Broken Love features not only the swoon worthy romance but family, friendship, identity and loyalty. It also takes into consideration the choices we make when life throws us a curve ball veering off the path we felt for sure we were meant to take and leading us in a completely different direction. Who we are and who we want to be are a result of our life experiences ♥♥♥