Thursday, 25 June 2015

Bookshelf Review - Bent Not Broken By Julia Goda

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Title: Bent Not Broken
Series: A Cedar Creek Novel #1
Author: Julia Goda
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: April 17, 2015


Life has taught Ivey Jones early on that with trust come pain and betrayal. Out of survival she has created walls around her to keep anyone from getting too close. Though she lives in her dream house in the Rocky Mountains and loves being the owner of the town's quirky little bookstore Serendipity, her life is narrow and governed by strict rules that she never deviates from…until Cal Bennett enters her life.

For the past nine years Calvin “Cal” Bennett has stayed away from Ivey, thinking she deserved better than to be saddled with a single dad who has never been good at relationships. Until a few chance encounters show him what he’s been missing and he can’t stay away any longer.

Little does he know he’s got a fight on his hands that he might not be equipped to win. Shadows from Ivey's past lurk in the dark, ready to strike and bring her low once and for all. But Cal swears he will do whatever it takes to break through that wall of steel to win Ivey’s heart and keep her safe.

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My Review 

I have to tell you the saying " Don't judge a book by it's cover" is so true with this book. The cover didn't grab me, but when I read the blurb i was interested. Yet when i was reading the first two chapters my interest waned dramatically. But the you know the saying "sucker punched" OMG I could not put this book down. 

I loved the characters. I LOVED Cal. I think everyone needs a Cal. I loved Ivey. This is the book you forget its not real that you try to get involved by shouting at t he characters or shouting NOOOOOOO. This book was flawless. I cant wait to read more Cedar Creek books. 

This book was fantastic. It was entralling and the story beautifuly wrote you felt like you were part of the scenery. 

I give this book 5/5 stars and 3/5 for movie moments. 

Author Bio:

I have been writing stories in my head since I can remember. Much to my teachers’ dismay, given the task of writing a short essay I would always come back with way too long and detailed stories. Many discussions (I have always been somewhat of a smart-aleck) and bad grades were the result, so that for most of my life I thought I couldn’t write worth a damn and pursued other careers. But the dream of being an author wouldn’t be ignored and kept lingering. With a little help from my fantastic husband, who gave me the necessary kick in the behind, I was finally brave enough to start writing my first novel and finished it only a few short weeks later—well, the first draft, that is. The seal was broken.
My novels jump genres and touch on all kinds of different topics, but the things I try to focus on no matter what are romance, strong women, and a good sense of humor.
Now, when I’m not in my writing cave, spinning the tales that have been hounding me or editing (yes, I am also a professional editor, guess that degree in Literature and Linguistics turned out to be useful after all!), I enjoy reading, drinking coffee, eating good food, and listening to rock music.

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