Series: Love is War #2
Published by Self-Published on March 27th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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The epic conclusion to Scarlett and Dante's story.
The Love is War Duet: Book Two
DESTRUCTION. BETRAYAL. RUINATION.
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.
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.
If there’s one thing I know with absolute certainty it’s that R.K. Lilley is a master at dishing out angst. Breaking Her is the second book in the Love is War duet and it’s every bit as nerve-raking as Breaking Him.
Scarlett and Dante’s volatile relationship continues in this book, only this time we have the benefit of Dante’s point of view as well as Scarlett’s. Lies are uncovered, truths are revealed, and the plot twists mount as the story concludes.
The book gets off to a sluggish start, but it isn’t long before the angst kicks in and I became re-invested in the story. I’m not a huge fan of using both past and present in storytelling—particularly in this case where each chapter alternates between the past and present and switches perspectives as well. It’s somewhat jarring and interrupts the flow of this high intensity drama. I can see why the flashbacks are necessary to keep the air of mystery. I just wish they were grouped together or used more sparingly. That said, I thought the flashbacks were far more engrossing than the chapters that take place in the present.
Despite my objections with the pacing, Breaking Her is a well-developed and sophisticated suspense. I really enjoyed this duet, and I’m officially an R.K. Lilley fan.