~~ 5 Stars ~~
Well Sydney Landon has done it again….I honestly don’t believe she can write a bad book. She is an auto read author for me and I usually drop everything when she releases a new book. Her Danver’s Series is AMAZING, but I think Lucian and Lia have stolen my heart. This trilogy is so different from the other series, but you can still tell that it is written by the same author. I love how Sydney can create a story that captures your heart and soul right from the beginning. Her writing style is so smooth and effortless. I love that she tells this story from Dual POV, because this is a story that needs both sides told. I will warn you that being that Fractured is book 2 in this trilogy there is a CLIFFHANGER ending to this book as well. I will say that this one was a little easier to take then from book 1 (Pierced) but this one still has me biting my nails and begging for more!!!!!
This review is really going to be short and vague and will probably just focus on my feelings while reading this book, because I don’t want to spoil anything for anybody. This installment is filled with secrets, lies, betrayal and a lot of emotion. This book takes off exactly where book 1 ended. She also answered a lot of the questions that were raised in book 1 but she did create a whole new group of questions for me in this book. I was glad that we learned more about Lucian’s past with Cassie and what happened during the tragic event from 8 years ago. We get to see Lucian struggle with opening up to Lia about Cassie and also him struggling with his true feelings for Lia. This book really focuses on how Lia and Lucian overcome the brutal attack from book 1 and all the feelings and emotions a person goes through when trying to recover. This book had some really hard parts for me to get through….my heart broke many times reading about Lia and what happened in Lucian’s past.
I still love Lucian. He is bossy and possessive, but still sweet, loving and protective. And of course he can still melt a pair of panties 😉 Even though he couldn’t express his love for Lia….he showed it in many different ways. Don’t get me wrong Lucian is far from perfect when it comes to his decision making, but you can see everything he does is because of his love and protectiveness of Lia. Lia is an AMAZING character!!!! She grew ten fold in my eyes in this book. I thought her past was horrible and that she was strong for getting through it all, but after what happened to her in book 1 and how she comes out in the end of this book….she is one of the strongest heroines I have read in a long time. I am interested to see how Lucian and Lia will overcome this latest hurdle and where their relationship will go from here.
This is a book I would 100% recommend!!! This book had a little bit of everything, laughter (Lia’s BFF Rose), steam, romance, drama and sorrow. This book will have your heart going up and down like you are on a roller coaster. If you are a fan of Sydney Landon…you don’t want to miss this book. But again if you don’t like cliffhangers…this is a book /series to hold off on until all three books have been released.
Other Books in the Series :
Then I saw her…
I’m Lia Adams and I’m in my last year at St. Claire’s University in North Carolina. I grew up with an abusive mother, and a twisted stepfather who was worse…so much worse. I’m so close to escaping from my past and making my dreams come true. I’ll do anything necessary to survive, even work as an escort to help pay for my college expenses. The men that I accompany to various events as an escort for Date Night are mostly harmless and just want an attractive woman on their arm for an evening. It has never gone further than that…until him…
“I want you to call into work tomorrow and quit your job. I don’t think you need to bother with notice; it’s not likely you will ever use them for a future job reference.”
I nod my head in agreement, fighting the sleep threatening to claim me when his words finally hit me. What the h***? “Wh—What did you say?” Had I imagined the whole thing?
Without looking at me, he repeats his demand. I shake my head, completely confused. “What are you talking about? Why would I quit my job? Oh, no,” I gasp in horror, “are you trying to get me fired because of tonight? It was just cold medicine!”
His eyes are glittering in the darkness. “Baby, if I wanted to have you fired, I would. I want to f*** you, but not when you’re being paid to be my date.”
Circumstances bring two people that should have never crossed paths together and in the days and weeks ahead, they grow close quickly, each seeing a kindred soul in the other. As ghosts from their past rise to haunt them, they cling to each other as their lives start to spiral out of control. Soon, they realize that they’re both damaged possibly beyond repair. Will their love be what saves or destroys them?
This book is meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language, and graphic sexual content.
**Book 1 of the Lucian & Lia Trilogy.**