Review: Not Meant to be Broken – Cora Reilly



Title: Not Meant to be Broken
Author: Cora Reilly
Genre: YA
Release Date: October 30th 2014
Rating: ★★★☆☆/★★★★★
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Some things aren’t meant to be broken, and therefore can’t be mended – ever. I was one of those things. Whatever had been shattered in the incident would never be whole again.
Amber struggles with the memories of a cruel attack that destroyed her life years ago. Realizing that she’s close to ending it all – something she promised her family to never try again – she moves in with her brother Brian and his friend Zachary to start a new life, and maybe even college. But how can she possibly live a normal life, when even a hug from her brother sends her into a panic attack? While Brian pulls back, Zach seems determined to make her feel relaxed in his presence, and soon her longing to be near him is stronger than her fear. But how can someone like Zach, someone who can have any girl, want someone like her? Someone broken.
When Zach spots Amber for the very first time, he can’t believe she is the same girl his friend Brian described as broken. Suddenly, Zach wants to give up his womanizing ways and help Amber live again – show her that closeness can be something wonderful.
But her brother Brian isn’t the only one who’s worried about the bond that’s growing between Amber and Zach. Even Zach knows that there’s more at stake than the fury of a scorned woman. Amber isn’t like all the girls Zach discarded after a night together – if he messes up, that could break her for good. But Zach can’t stay away from Amber.
Can Zach help her heal? Or will he be the one to push her over the edge?




I, without doubt, love Cora Reilly‘s books (especially, the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles series!! which I’ll review later) but, this one was my least favorite/..that’s why I rated it 3 Stars.
I’ve read this one over a year ago, this review will be a short one!!

In this story, we read about Amber…a girl who was raped, beaten and left to die three years ago. She suffers severe psychological damage as a result, and tried to kill herself TWICE.
She moves to live with Brian (her brother) along with his roommate Zach.
Living under the same roof as her brother’s roommate/best friend somewhat proved to her that not all men are to be feared…She then starts to develop feelings for Zach and his patient and caring self allows her to slowly open up again.

Due to many women being raped in our world, this is a written story from the victim’s POV of what it takes to survive such an attack.

PS:  contains +18 contents


Happy Reading!



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