Three things I never thought I’d be by thirty, yet all my daily reality.
This is not the life I would have chosen, but it’s the hand I’ve been dealt.
I love my daughter.
I loved Belle.
I’m not interested in more heartache.
Relationships are a thing of the past.
Until I meet her -
She’s the awakening I desperately need, but one I’m not sure I deserve.
Everything happens for a reason.
Time heals all wounds.
You’re too young to give up on love.
They say that, but they’re wrong.
My world crumbled when my fiancé died.
Then I met him –
He’s flawed in the same ways.
Broken in the same places.
Scared of the same things.
He looks at me like I’m his salvation.
And I want to be, but an open heart means risking a broken one.
Broken Beats is the second spin off novel of The Illusion Series. This book can be read as a stand-alone novel but the characters from the previous books do intersect and there will be spoilers from the earlier books.
*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - sexual situations, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*
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An extremely satisfying read
D. Kelly always brings the tears, though this book is not quite the emotional roller coaster past books have been. Haddie and Darren are perfect for each other. They both have experienced great loss and can relate to each other in ways others can’t. While there is drama, the drama is not due to lack of communication, which is refreshing. Haddie and Darren actually talk to each other and communicate their issues. I love the openness of their relationship. While I do feel that their relationship progressed rather quickly, the story didn’t feel rushed. The ending was perfect.
Beautiful love story
I have been anxious to read Darren’s book for a while. I was not at all disappointed. I think I love him even more now. He’s still reeling from losing his fiancé, Belle, six years ago. He is an amazing dad to their daughter, Cadence. But he is missing companionship that only a significant other can give. While out playing pool at Just an Illusion, he meets Haddie. He is instantly attracted to her, but it takes a little finesse to get her to go out with him. I adored Haddie. She has also lost a fiancé and is ready to get back out there. She is a plus sized woman with insecurities and is hesitant to get involved with a celebrity. However, she can’t deny they’re perfect together. I loved watching these to imperfect people find perfection together. I also enjoyed catching up with the rest of the crew.
Second Chance at Finding Love
Darren and Haddie's love story is one that is touching, uplifting, heartfelt, sweet and steamy. I love that these characters have flaws and made mistakes, but I love them even more because they showed growth and opened their hearts again. This is a standalone story but I love that the characters from e previous books are in this one. It was great reading about Sawyer and Mel. Nate and Cady's bond at such a young age is a strong one and I'm excited to see where it leads. The ending to this story was deserving and perfect and I look forward to more books from this author. I will definitely be recommending this story to family, friends, and even my book club.