Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: BREAKING HER (Love is War #2) by R. K. LILLEY


The epic conclusion to Scarlett and Dante's story. 
Breaking Her 
The Love is War Duet: Book Two 
He had done it again. Ravaged me. Burned me. Broken me.  
Given me air, only to leave me gasping, writhing. 
But then something changed. Something that terrified and excited me both.  
Something that utterly destroyed me. 
Something that made me whole again.  
Our love was cursed from the start. She didn’t know it, but I did.  
All she knew was that I’d lied to her, betrayed her. Done unforgivable things. Unavoidable things. Yes, I had broken promises as surely as I had broken her heart. But, just as every war has casualties, and every lie has consequences–every bastard has his reasons. 

"We'd Grown up as godless, savage creatures, believing in nothing so much as each other, and somehow it had always been enough."

I don't even know where to begin with this review, how do I find words to describe the words that so completely consumed me? This book absolutely floored me. It was not what I was expecting. I was expecting all of the fast paced excitement. The non-stop witty banter between Dante and Scarlett. I absolutely loved all of that about Breaking Him. It was fun and crazy and intense all the same, but it was, for me, a head first fall, in love, with the characters of Scarlett & Dante. And I was expecting more of the same, but that is not what I found in Breaking Her. 

"We had words with whole lives attached to them."

What I found in Breaking Her was something much deeper. It all happened slower, a steady breakdown of walls and barriers, revealing answers as fast as my heart could handle. The harder I fell for these characters the more abuse they were dealt. It killed me, gutted me, but it was SO beautiful all the while. Two completely broken people, who completely broke each other only by loving so deeply as if they every had a chance to do otherwise. 

"I'm tired of hating you," she said quietly, a world of regret in it. 
"When all my heart has ever needed is to love you"

My anticipation over this book was no joke. I STALKED Amazon, for months I checked daily just wishing for a little green pre-order link. Stalked Mrs. Lilley's blog & Facebook pages. I literally SQUEALED with delight the day she revealed the cover for this book! I just have to say that, as always, she went above and beyond my expectations with this book. 

Breaking Her had absolutely everything I had hoped for, ANSWERS, love, lust, hate, suspense, plenty of Scarlett Sass, plenty of Dante charm, and it revealed so much more about both of the characters, I fell harder for them then I even thought possible. 

I highlighted like 2/3 of the book. I want to post them all here, but I'll just leave you with this last one, 

"Love changes you. No matter how strong you are, it makes you stronger. No matter how weak you are it makes you weaker. No matter how hard you are to conquer, it will bring you to your knees."


About the Author:

R.K. Lilley lives in Texas with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of In Flight, Bad Things, and Breaking Him, to name a few. She is currently hard at work on her next contemporary erotic romance and the second book in her urban fantasy series, Crossing Fire.
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R.K. also writes urban fantasy under the pseudonym Rebecca K. Lilley. The second book in her Heretic Daughters series, Crossing Fire, is expected out soon.


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