Broken – Kelly Elliott

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…


Within this book Kelly Elliott has given us a sweet syrupy almost toothache inducing story, i found it to be a little too sweet for my tastes, but if you love nothing more than a big ‘ole sweet sticky piece of Texas pecan pie then you will love this book.
I did find myself liking Layton more than Whitley, she cried so much i just wanted to shake her.
Layton and Whitley were nice enough characters and their relationship nice to follow, they were surrounded by huge amounts of sweetness.
But that was the problem i needed a little more substance to the story, there was lot and lots and i mean LOTS of gushing exclamations of love throughout the dialogue. When the sex scenes did arise it was all ‘i will love you forever’ and ‘i cannot live without you’ on and on, what i really wanted was some dirty talk and some hard fu*king just to temper the sweetness out a bit.
The story line was good but it seemed to be lacking any depth to give it more than just lovey dovey cheesyness
Dont get me wrong if you want a easy read with not much drama in a book you may really like this story, but for me i need more of a range of feelings within a story than insta love and over whelming sweetness.

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