Review for Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

Well hello word nerds! Happy Tuesday! Back with another thrilling review. Well maybe not thrilling but it is definitely good! (in my totally unbiased opinion of course!)

So it basically took me maybe 3 days to read both of these books because I COULD NOT PUT THEM DOWN!!! So what I will do is a two for one special here because each book is just too good to not get its own love ❤

Bad Romeo

When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan’s romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they’re forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they’ll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks

Okay. This book was a freaking roller coaster! One second I would be laughing and wanting to high five Cassie and then the next I would want to curl up into a ball and cry with her. My emotions were all over the place and I freaking loved it!! I loved it!!! Cassie starts off Bad Romeo as a girl who just wants to fit in and be liked by everyone around her, which is so freaking relatable for someone such as me who wants to be liked by everyone (I know, I know!) but then she meets freaking Ethan. Oh, beautiful beautiful Ethan. He helps Cassie grow and become more confident in who she is but along the way he breaks her. Twice.

Leisa pulls in all of the emotions in these two books and makes you feel them right along with the characters. And she does such an amazing job of making all of the characters so full that even the side characters feel important and you want to know more about them which is sometimes hard to pull off so I love it! Not to mention the ability to pull so many different emotions into one story and do it in such a way that flows. An example:

“Oh yeah. He totally wants to orgasm me. He wants to orgasm the hell outta me.” and then bringing in angst to shake it up:L

And then bringing in angst to shake it up:

“Sometimes people put up walls, not only to keep people out, but also to see who cares enough to tear them down. Understand?”

And then the love, oh the love:

“I never realized how much it hurt to not be with you until I saw you again, and the pain went away.”

Seriously. All that emotion in the whole dang book!

Broken Juliet:

How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, 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. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him.

Don’t miss this stunning conclusion to the unforgettable love story that captivated over two million fans online.

Broken Juliet really brings the story home. The main focus is trying to get Cassie back to feeling whole and learning to trust again. While still charged with all emotions possible, the focus here is Cassie realizing that Ethan broke her more than she thought and how she may actually need help to become whole again.

“We just stand there for a while. Breathing each other in. Being. Still not fixed, but far less broken.”

Sometimes loving someone isn’t enough, but losing them may just be. I love how Leisa did this story because I think we often get stuck on this idea that love can fix anything if we love hard enough, and while a story is still good if that is the romantic plot, I love the twist and the reality shown here. You have to be willing to work on yourself and fight to be better because nobody else can do that work for you.

My Recommendation:

Definitley read this book! It is worth 5 stars and more. The emotions were intense and so amazing. If you love a book of emotions with great writing READ THESE BOOKS!!!! And then be sure to let me know what you thought! Because I LOVE LOVE LOVE these books!!

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