Review: Broken by Lies by Rebecca Shea

I had no idea how much I would love Alex the day he walked into my life. 
He changed everything. 
The way I breathed.
The way I thought.
The way I loved.
He brought me back to life. 
He gave me strength and a safe place to land.

And then he broke me. 

Finding Emilia was a chance to do something good for once in my life. 
I wanted to change. 
She believed I was her savior.
I ached to be.
She found her way into my heart and claimed it as her safe place.
I should be telling her the truth about me…instead I break her with lies.

This book is a New Adult Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.

Holy cow!  This book is one of those books that will leave you with your jaw hanging open for so many reasons...

Emilia... broken, broke, lost.  She travels across the country in search of her father whom she has never met.  Her mother is gone... murdered.  What she finds is so much more than a man who captivates and confuses her.  She finds a whole can of worms she never could have imagined.

Alex.  He has taken over his father's illegal activities while he is in prison.  He stumbles across Emilia.  He feels the need to save and protect her.  The things he gets in exchange for not only giving her a place to stay and a heart full of love are things beyond his wild imagination.

The twists and turns.  The secrets.  The lies.  They all leave a broken mess.  I was riveted from the first page to the last... The last page... *insert a bunch of swear words*  I love, LOVE a good cliffhanger!  This is beyond a good cliffy.  This sucker left my heart shredded and my jaw on the ground.  I just sat there, slack-jawed and furious by the end of this book.  I relished every last second of it!

This book is a MUST READ.  If you haven't picked it up yet, I seriously urge you to do so.  It is brilliantly written.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat.  It will eat at your soul until there is nothing left.

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and currently reside in Phoenix, AZ with my family and our beagle "Miles".

Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy spending time with friends, hiking, watching my boys play football, my daughter dance, and baking (not cooking...those are two very different things!)

I am obsessed with margarita's, coffee, and diet coke and can't live without my iPad.