11 May 2016

Book Review: Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2) by Leisa Rayven

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Pan Macmillan
Published: 22nd October 2015
Pages: 336
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Cassie, Ethan
Date Read: 18th April - 23rd April 2016

Rating Given:
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Synopsis: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.

  I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Like the first book this book also is different in the UK and like before I prefer the US version as it's more striking but these version do look more romantic which is more in keeping with the actual story. I just don't feel like the UK covers stand out.

I was a little apprehensive about reading this book as the first book took awhile to get into and when I did get into it didn't blow me away but I needn't have been worried as this book was better than the first as it grabbed my attention straight away. I was able to keep up with the swapping of past and present much better that I was able to in this first book which I think has to do with knowing what I was going to expect this time around. I preferred the present moments better as I liked the way things progressed plus we also got to know what Ethan was thinking as in the present we got to read his journals so we understood where his head was in the past. I do feel as though the ending was a bit too rushed for my liking but with the next book about his Sister I'm hoping we will get glimpses of Ethan and Cassie and how they are getting on.

With the past and present continuing in this book I don't feel that there wasn't much growth that we hadn't already seen in the previous book. What was new in this book was Cassie and how she got through her issues which I enjoyed as it made this book different to the first book. There didn't seem to be many other characters as the main focus was Cassie and Ethan but there was a few other secondary characters that we knew and loved from the first book I just wished they where more involved especially in the present time frame.

Overall, this was a better book than the first and I am very much looking forward to reading more in this series and anything new that Leisa Rayven may create.