The saga of Cassie and
Ethan’s star-cross romance continues and WOW, I could not wait to jump into
this sequel. At the end of “Bad Romeo”, I was left with so many unanswered
questions… and my nerves were wracked with worry.
What was the real reason
Ethan crushed Cassie?
What would become of this
Will Cassie’s desire for
Ethan overcome her fears?
Is Ethan strong enough to
convince Cassie that this time he is truly committed?
How will Ethan repair the
heart he once shattered?
So on and so on…
GAH!! Leisa Rayven left me
completely crushed and panicked – I was heartbroken over Ethan’s callous ways
and yearned for him to mend Cassie’s (and my) heart. And now the stage is set,
the curtains are drawn and in Act II Ethan and Cassie’s performance had my
emotions whirling.I savored every
moment, “Broken Juliet” was an absolute HIT!!
Juliet” picks up right where “Bad Romeo” left me dangling – with present day Ethan
desperately fighting to win back Cassie’s heart and trust and to earn
forgiveness. As more of their heartbreaking past is brought to light, there’s
insight into Ethan’s anxieties, the unimaginable sucky reasons why he destroyed
their relationship and the toll their breakup took on the young Cassie. Gone is
the witty, optimistic girl, leaving behind a fearful woman. My heart went out
to her, seeing the life she leads is a direct result of Ethan’s past actions. Contrarily,
Ethan’s outlook on life is forever altered as he discovers the importance of
Cassie’s love – it is the missing piece of his soul. I loved the heavy element
of irony Rayven laced into the storyline as well as the way she seamlessly
floats between past and present, and how she allowed her characters to
magically morph into each other’s roles.Their love and struggles made for an undeniably beautiful romance.
Although I was less than
pleased with the younger Ethan who consistently frustrated the crap out of me
to the point I wanted to pummel him… SEVERELY, present day Ethan was one of
those charming leading men that stole the show and won my heart. I championed
his fortitude and believed his intentions were genuine. It wasn’t easy making
my peace with his character when I both loved and hated him with a passion.
Despised his cold-hearted ways of the past, undeserving of Cassie’s affections.
Had me swooning seeing his pain, his change of heart and the beauty of his
soul. I honestly relish a story of redemption and Ethan, I feel, has atoned for
his past sins. I applaud his character’s growth. Oh, and the fact that he was
incredibly sexy and passionate as all hell, helped to change my opinion. Once
seeing Ethan’s sincerity, I couldn’t help but adore him.
is precious. This is love. This is something I’ll never take for granted,
because I know how it feels to be without it.” ~Ethan
Cassie, rightfully so,
played the part of‘the woman scorned’
gracefully. I whole-heartedly understood her apprehensions and doubts, but
wanted her to pull her head out of her ass a little sooner and make nice with
Ethan. She held my sympathies in both the past and present – her pain moved me
and I ached for her healing.Ethan was
both her destroyer and salvation, and I held my breath seeing her sufferings
unfold. If any heroine is deserving of a brilliant happily-ever-after, it is
I so loved…LOVED this
second chance romance. Leisa Rayven lured me into Ethan and Cassie’s world,
only to leave me craving for more. I wanted more of their present lives and
their future. I wanted more of their sizzling passion. (Ethan’s really HOT,
just sayin’). It hurt to let these characters go. They had such powerful chemistry
and their antics both tore me down and mended my heart. This was a great series
and really looking forward to more angsty, drama filled reads from this author.