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New Release Tour! I Won’t Break (A Broken Love Story #2) by E. Mellyberry *Review and Giveaway*

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I Won’t Break (A Broken Love Story #2)
by E. Mellyberry

A New Adult Contemporary Romance
Released February 2nd 2016

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Lea and Andrew’s story continues in this sequel to My Lea. From the city of San Francisco, the tale journeys on to the other part of the world: Jakarta, Bali, and Tokyo.

It’s been five years since Andrew walked out of his apartment and left Lea in America. Five long years without any single contact.

Andrew is now a twenty-eight-year-old man who just inherited his father’s business empire and is about to marry the granddaughter of the wealthiest man in Singapore.

At twenty-four, Lea is in the early process of sorting out her life and career back in her home country.

When Andrew’s father passed away, they are reunited again for the first time since America.

Like it or not, they are forced to revisit their past and deal with their unfinished business. For most people, love is the answer to everything. But Lea and Andrew’s love is far from ordinary. Theirs is tainted by sin and guilt. And anger. Lots of anger.

What happened five years ago that made Andrew leave?
What happened after Twin Peaks?
What happened to their baby?

Told in both past and present events, I Won’t Break tests the limit oflove when faced with grief and heartbreak, discovers the true power offorgiveness, and explores the meaning of second chances.

I Won’t Break is the sequel to My Lea (A Broken Love Story series) and cannot be read as a standalone.

 
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Review

Gah!!! These two! It’s not often that I find myself torn between wanting a couple to work things out or to give up altogether, but Lea and Andrew sure had me struggling. Thankfully, the author did a fantastic job of reminding me why I loved this couple so much in the first place.

Like the blurb states, this story cannot be read as a stand alone. The reader needs to understand and be a witness to all that transpired in the first book in order to fully understand the magnitude of Lea and Andrew’s connection and the struggles they faced.

Once again, E. Mellyberry allowed the reader an unobstructed view of Lea and Andrew’s journey at a second chance at love. I appreciated the fact that she didn’t pull any punches when it came to revisiting the events that brought Lea and Andrew’s relationship to a halt. These characters were flawed and I was grateful of the reminder.

Through their years apart, both Lea and Andrew struggled with their demons and managed to make some strides in healing their wounds. But it wasn’t until they met again that they came to realize the extent of unfinished business that existed between them.

Regret. Love. Heartache. Shame. Loss.

Five years later, Lea and Andrew still share an undoubted connection that made itself known the more time they spent together as “friends”. As the story progressed and as more details were revealed, I couldn’t help but become invested once again in their relationship. I vacillated between the urge to throttle both them and an overwhelming need to coddle them. I was that affected by these two!

In the end, I can only say that this story was the perfect follow up to Lea and Andrew’s story. It was heart warming, frustrating, funny, sad and everything I wanted but didn’t dare hope to expect.

If you enjoy reading stories were the characters are flawed, where the obstacles thrown upon their path are not conventional and their connection is inexplicably obvious, then I urge you to read Lea and Andrew’s story.

All in all, a fantastic roller coaster ride of a story.

*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.

 

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About the Author

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Melly is a full-time mom, wife, and fangirl. She used to work in a school and she’s very passionate about education.

Melly has been writing children’s books since 2011 under the name mellyberry. She loves reading all kinds of books in her spare time, mostly MG, YA, NA, contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. She avoids horror and sci-fi as much as she can.

Melly was born in Indonesia and grew up in a multi-language environment. When she talks to people, she could accidentally string words from different languages into one sentence. When she does that, simply reminds her to speak properly.

Her ideal vacation always involves a beach; usually it’s the Nusa Dua beach, Bali. She spent a few years in USA to complete her Master degree. It was during that time that she’d fallen madly in love with San Francisco and the Bay Area. According to her, San Francisco is no doubt the most romantic city in the world.

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Tour: My Lea by E. Mellyberry *Review and Giveaway*

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My Lea (A Broken Love Story #1)
by E. Mellyberry

Released November 11th 2014

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A simple girl.
A broken guy.
One horrible incident.

When Lea Amelia landed her feet in San Francisco for her overseas study, her idea of freedom was simple, like eating junk food ten times a day, sitting in front of the TV in her PJs, or going out late with her friends without the need to check in with her mother constantly.

Then she met Andrew Jaya, her brothers’ best friend. A twenty-two-year-old guy whose physical appearance looked like he was crafted straight from God’s heavenly hands, but possessed a past as bleak as if it was drawn by Evil himself. A conflicted guy who wore sadness like nobody’s business beneath his mask, a perfect-looking mask she slowly peeled away.

He was also the guy who hurt her.

Suddenly, everything about her was no longer simple.

Andrew Jaya had convinced himself that not feeling was good for him. He’d been doing it splendidly for almost his entire life. But that was before his best friend’s sister stepped into his life and ruined it. After weeks of knowing Lea, all of those warm and wonderful feelings he’d long ago denied to himself started to reappear. Problem was, the brighter the light, the bigger the shadows that came with it.

His traumatic past refused to let him go.

When the unthinkable happened, the easiest thing to do was to run. But life often proves that the easiest way is usually the hardest.

 
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Review

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When Lea arrived in San Francisco she was looking forward to exploring the freedom the move provided. Used to being under her mother’s watchul eye, Lea couldn’t wait to start her new life abroad. This new life came with the presence of her older brother and his cast of friends, which included Andrew. Soon Lea finds herself fighting her attraction to Andrew while being uncharacteristically drawn to him–moods and all.

Andrew rolls through life without really living it. His past is riddled with pain and disappointment which leads him to act erratically. He isn’t looking to get into a relationship of any kind, but that choice was taken away the moment he set eyes on Lea. She is everything he should stay away from, but the very girl that awakens in him feelings he rather not explore.

With Lea’s presence comes sweet and light moments, but try as he might Andrew can’t get a handle on his emotions. It takes a drunken act where his past and the present collide for him to realize how much Lea means to him and how out of control his life truly is.

This book really did a number on me. It’s been day since I’ve read it and I still recall the force of some of the scenes and the emotions they brought out in me. There was the curiosity about what would happen between Andrew and Lea, the enjoyment of the flirty banter and bickering between the characters, the incredulity of the tragic event that changed the course of the story and the anticipation of what would happen next for these two.

Kudos to E. Mellyberry for bringing an intriguing and unique story to the page, especially in a debut novel as touching as this one. I enjoyed the complexity of the characters, the emotions they both portrayed and the way the twist and turns the author threw into the mix in Lea and Andrew’s story. From fun and sweet moments in the beginning of the story to those darker ones that altered the characters’ lives, the story flowed flawlessly through the page.

This was by no means an easy read. I admit that were elements in the story that could be triggers for some readers, thankfully I just had to take a small pause during my reading. But that was mostly because I was in shock more than anything else.

As I understand it, My Lea is the first in a trilogy and if the excerpt on my copy is anything to go by Lea and Andrew’s story is going to get more interesting in the upcoming installments.

All in all, an intense and unforgettable story that will stay with you days after you finish it. I can’t wait to read more about Lea and Andrew!

 

About the Author

Melly-author-profile
Melly is a full-time mom, wife, and fangirl. She used to work in a school and she’s very passionate about education.

Melly has been writing children’s books since 2011 under the name mellyberry. She loves reading all kinds of books in her spare time, mostly MG, YA, NA, contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. She avoids horror and sci-fi as much as she can.

Melly was born in Indonesia and grew up in a multi-language environment. When she talks to people, she could accidentally string words from different languages into one sentence. When she does that, simply reminds her to speak properly.

Her ideal vacation always involves a beach; usually it’s the Nusa Dua beach, Bali. She spent a few years in USA to complete her Master degree. It was during that time that she’d fallen madly in love with San Francisco and the Bay Area. According to her, San Francisco is no doubt the most romantic city in the world.

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