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Series: Hidden Scars 2
English \ eBook, 208 pages
Debut: April 12, 2016
Read: April 13, 2016
Rogue Chronicles Entry
Why I picked this story up:
I was so intrigued by the excerpt of Hidden Scars, but missed my chance for an ARC of it. Now that I finished Broken Down, I really want to bite myself in the ass...
What I found:
So I skimmed a few other reviews on Goodreads before I started this, and I'm going to echo what stood out from them as well: this is not a fast-paced over-heated rock-star romance. Broken Down is all about calm and solace and second chances.
Shane and Krista started their relationship ass-backwards and had major communication issues to boot, because they are both the brooding type. That does not make for a good foundation, but they do ride on the same wavelength. So if they really started to get to know each other, they'd eventually reach a point where words are absolutely unneccessary. Oh yes, I believe they have this kind of strong connection. They make each other laugh, give strength and peace and understanding. Of course, things don't go smoothly, but I believe the bumpy ride was worth it for them. It sure was emotionally straining.
For me, not so much. I don't know... I liked Shane and Krista, and all the minor characters, but I wasn't gripped by their story. I wasn't glued to the pages with intensive words or feelings or actions, and there wasn't that much sex -- which also wasn't hot by my definition, more medicore -- so I wouldn't go so far to say this was a slow burn, but worth it. I guess I'm a little surprised by how much I enjoyed it although there was nothing that totally struck a cord with me. On the other hand, since this whole book is about finding calm and solace, I want to give major credit to Amanda K. Byrne for getting the undertone done perfectly.
Area Scan: Idea: 4.5/5 -- Style/Vocab: 4.5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroine: 4/5 -- Hero: 4/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Hearts: 4/5 -- Tears: 4/5 -- Heat: 3/5 -- Thrills: 2/5 -- Laughs: 3.5/5
Discovered: 4 Hoods
1 Hidden Scars | 2 Broken Down
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About the Author
When she’s not plotting ways to sneak her latest shoe purchase past her partner, Amanda writes sexy, snarky romance and urban fantasy. She likes her heroines smart and unafraid to make mistakes, and her heroes strong enough to take them on.
If she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking hot chocolate, and trying not to destroy her house with her newest DIY project. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and no, it really doesn’t rain that much.
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