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Breaking Her

Love Is War, Book 2
Series: Love Is War, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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SCARLETT

He had done it again. Ravaged me. Burned me. Broken me. Given me air, only to leave me gasping, writhing. But then something changed. Something that terrified and excited me both. Something that utterly destroyed me. Something that made me whole again.

DANTE

Our love was cursed from the start. She didn't know it but I did. All she knew was that I'd lied to her, betrayed her. Done unforgivable things. Unavoidable things. Yes, I had broken promises as surely as I had broken her heart. But, just as every war has casualties, and every lie has consequences - every bastard has his reasons.

©2016 R.K. Lilley (P)2016 R.K. Lilley

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  • Ndulgent Bloggrs
  • 15-12-2016

Just OK

I had trouble connecting with the characters and never felt as if the story was complete in the end. Though I'm a fan of the author, this series wasn't for me but it was ok. The quality narration worked in its favor.

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 12-09-2016

ANOTHER 5-STAR LISTEN!

Seriously, I'm a R.K. Lilley fan for life! There's just something about these books that hits every button for me. This series was perfection--dramatic, over the top, romantic perfection. It's not a fairy tale romance though, it's gritty, very dark, and kind of twisted. The narration was on point and befitting of the characters, also the interplay and history amongst the characters and their relationships was just toxic enough that I just ate up every minute of the story. A definite repeat listen for both books in this series, and highly recommended for those love sick like me out there.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 23-06-2016

THIS WAR HAD CASUALTIES.... BUT LOVE TRIUMPHED

R. K. Lilley has done it again.... she's blown me away with an absolutely gripping and riveting story of love that's turned toxic... leading to spiteful jibes, witty yet wounding banter and years of regrets, heartache and painful memories. As the story slowly unfolds it introduces you to Scarlett and Dante who superficially hate each other and yet their history's are somehow entwined, their feelings run deep, their chemistry is combustible.... and that sometimes leads them to give in to angry sex. Their pasts are waiting to be told and their futures are waiting to be rewritten.

The chapters dart from present to past and back again giving an insight into like minded childhood friends whose natures were so similar that they formed an unbreakable bond... the world vs Scarlett and Dante. Scarlett was found in a dumpster, lived in a trailer with her alcoholic Grandmother and was dirt poor - whereas Dante comes from Old money, had a Trust Fund and his Mother's high expectations for him were constantly thrust in his face. Opposites in a lot of ways and yet there tempers and attitudes were so alike.

They go from being devoted friends to inseparable lovers with their hearts and futures so tightly entwined that they thought nothing and nobody could break them apart... but they were so naive and so very wrong. As the story flips back to the present you know Dante's broken Scarlett's heart but how and why will remain a mystery until the end. This bitter-sweet heartbreaking and tragic story that slowly unfurls tells a tale of innocence, brutal rape, murder, jealousy, shattered dreams, painful memories, blackmail, treachery, lost years, bitter regrets, soul shattering shocks, twists, drama, angst, manipulation, lies, secrets, selfless unconditional sacrifice and soul deep anguish that cuts deep. However, there's such a sweet backstory, a touching young love and an epic love story amongst the rubble of hate filled years of war, conflict and hostility.

This review is for the entire duet because after book 1 I just couldn't wait to listen to the now available second instalment of Scarlett and Dante's story which was utterly compelling, pulse-poundingly gripping, tearfully tragic, heartachingly beautiful and totally unforgettable. These two characters loved and lost but when the awful unbelievable truth was finally revealed they fought hard, against a vicious vindictive enemy, and eventually got their long awaited second chance to make things right, to forgive, to heal.... and to claim their HEA.

Worth a credit? I'm emotionally exhausted, mind f'd, overwhelmed, overjoyed and grateful to R. K. Lilley for yet another memorable and very creditworthy listen... thank you.

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  • Danielle
  • 11-01-2020

Great Story!

Wonderful novel and the narrators were phenomenal! I couldn't put it down, I kept finding things to do around the house so I could listen. Way to help me be productive Audible! R.K. Lilley is one of my favorites! Emotional rollercoaster, but certainly one hell of a ride!

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  • Chatsworth Buying
  • 11-01-2020

Holy crap

This was a brutal listen. So much heartbreak and love and betrayal. It look a lot for these two characters to be together. Every time I thought everything was out, another bomb hit. I did a lot of crying. The narrators did a fantastic job, who could complain about Jason Clarke’s hot voice. I definitely recommend these two books.

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  • ChartMama
  • 02-01-2020

Another great story from R.K. Lilley

Her writing, stories and passion are always a sure thing. The narration is amazing as well and adds so much. Love both Sarah and Jason's narration. Another great story which makes me feel like I'm binge watching a Netflix series. I can never get enough.

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  • Jojo
  • 15-12-2019

Skimmed through

This Book 2 was a tad too long for my liking (after the slog of book 1) plus it was getting repetitive so I skipped to the last 10 paras.

Still love the narrators!!

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  • Teresa White
  • 23-10-2019

Not as good as the first

I liked the story and we get answers to all the questions from the first book but it sorta left me feeling a little mad. Everything could have been avoided if Dante just told her what was going on and why. Scarlet knew how awful his mother was and if she knew the 5 year plan I’m sure she would have gone along with it. I guess I feel as frustrated as they do in the aftermath.

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  • BestsellingDreamer
  • 08-10-2019

Loved this duet!

What an emotional, moving journey. I fell in love with both of the main characters and couldn’t stop listening. Great story!

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  • Viviana Ramirez
  • 02-10-2019

Hooked since book 1

The story was really good...loved how they went from present to past and past to present his and her storytelling . Narrators did such an awesome job! Their love really amazed me! There was nothing i didn’t like in this book, the whole book was well written and each character had a very important purpose I highly recommended you read book 1 first!
I read these series off of audible romance subscription and It’s books I have to return, but I will buy them just to keep them forever! I’m gonna have to check this authors other books I think she wrote such a very good book series.

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  • jess
  • 01-03-2018

wow wow wow

What a raw strong beautiful story so heart wrenching but I'm the next breath had you giggling. would recommend you read with tissues and chococlate!!