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.
After finishing Bad Romeo, I was in awe. Leisa Raven came out of nowhere for me, and created a story that was painstakingly heartbreaking as well as hot as all hell. Just like Cassie, Ethan Hold brought me to my knees. So needless to say I was counting the days until Broken Juliet was released.
Like the original Romeo and Juliet, Ethan and Cassie’s tale is one of broken hearts, hidden secrets, healing, forgiveness, but, underneath it all, a love so deep they could never truly escape it.
Broken Juliet begins right where we left off in Bad Romeo. Once again, we get the past and present of their story, and the writing flowed effortlessly. Leisa’s words were perfectly woven together giving us a glimpse into their tragic tale. We knew Ethan shattered Cassie’s heart, but now we get to see the whole sordid story; the gut wrenching back and forth is what killed me the most. Ethan kept pulling away from Cassie because loving her so much frightened him, and each time he inflicted just as much pain on himself. I saw it coming every time, just like she did, but the pull towards Ethan was too great. We see why the Cassie that we see now is so damaged and bitter. Ethan broke her heart and destroyed her soul.
We also get a view into Ethan’s head through his journals, and see why the Ethan then was so different than the Ethan of today. I understood Cassie’s fear all too well. Each time we were shown the sweet and loving Ethan of the present, we were reminded of the moody, emotionally closed off, and at times plain cruel, Ethan of the past. It was a lot to come to terms with, and it’s easy to see why Cassie was barely able to function in his presence.
Can Cassie forgive the past? Learn to trust Ethan again? Everything in me wanted to say yes, because it was always obvious they belonged together. I can’t think of another couple that had such combustible heat. Like Bad Romeo, the pull between them was all consuming and hot, really really effing hot. But is that enough to save them? The journey to find out was well worth the wait!
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About Leisa Rayven
Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.
Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.
These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.
Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.
(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)