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Burnt Promises (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles #2)

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Bo and Brooklyn’s relationship is tested while Bo’s soon-to-be-ex wife continues to try to hold on for dear life. Will Bo’s ongoing divorce battle ever come to an end or will she be able to break them up? 

The main character, Brooklyn must learn many valuable lessons about herself, not without making many costly mistakes along the way. Now that she has found what she ...more
Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 145 pages
Published August 28th 2014 by Blossoming Press (first published October 11th 2013)
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Christoph Fischer
“Homewrecker II (Brooklyn Chronicles)” by Brenda Perlin tells the story of Bo and Brooklyn whose new relationship is tested by the judgement and interference of the two spouses they are leaving behind. Bo’s ex-wife in particular is taling the end of her 19 year relationship and her ‘replacement’ badly and engages in an endless legal battle and an abusive email campaign.
To this reader, not accepting the new life and moving on with it, it is actually the ex-wife who becomes the actual home wrecker
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Tricia Drammeh
Feb 11, 2015 Tricia Drammeh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Note: I received an advance release copy in exchange for an honest review)

Brooklyn never meant to be a cheater. She never meant to be a Home Wrecker. After living her entire life with honesty and integrity, she never planned to end her marriage, break her husband's heart, or exchange security for the unknown. This latest installment in The Brooklyn Chronicles picks up where the first book left off by following Brooklyn on her journey to establishing a life with the man she risked everything for
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George Pritchard
Assuming Facts Not In Evidence

Brenda Perlin grapples again with the awkward steps of her times, the sour dissonance of marriage when two connect only in spurts and fits, and the bittersweet joy of retreat, neigh full comfort, with a caring body and soul who happens to be married. The author wears her heart on her sleeve while at the same time keeps her head on her shoulders. She writes about evidence she has assembled from her whole life. To borrow from Southern California’s great black and whit
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Jennifer Loiske
Oct 08, 2013 Jennifer Loiske rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Home Wrecker 1 so I was pretty sure I would love Home Wrecker 2, too, but it totally surprised me as it wasn’t just great it was brilliant! The honesty and the raw emotions just blew me away. Sure, beginning a new life and settling down with the love of your life while his crazy ex is haunting your relationship, not to mention attacking your personal space is tough but the way Brenda Perlin is telling about it takes it to a whole new level. The story is very hooking from the start and it ...more
Ann
Oct 16, 2013 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOME WRECKER II BY BRENDA PERLIN

What a roller coaster of a ride through many emotions this book is. Brooklyn casts herself as a home wrecker but as you read this fascinating story you may feel as I did, that she is far from the villain here. I felt I wanted to tell her not to put herself down!

As Brooklyn recounts her past history in her own words, and the lead up to her falling in love with another man, Bo, and the subsequent break up of her own marriage, we experience how Brooklyn feels. The fa
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Jennifer Theriot
The second in the series, takes us yet further on the journey with Brooklyn and Bo. As with the first book, I feel for Brooklyn as she bares her soul to us, the readers. Something about the way this is written tells me the writer has first hand knowledge of that about which she writes. The angst she experiences as she tries to come to grips with the fact that you can't help who you fall in love with. Some marriages just weren't meant to be and it doesn't take a 'home wrecker' (as Brooklyn calls ...more
Jan Raymond
Mar 13, 2014 Jan Raymond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Burnt Promises is a great sequel but is also a riveting stand alone novel. Brenda Perlin has delved into many topics that surround relationships, marriage, and the aftermath. This novel is Brooklyn’s perspective of her relationships. It is the character of a strong woman who has dealt with illness, death, dishonesty and come out stronger each time. Her relationships with the men in her life are varied, from her complete devotion and love for her dad, a messed up one with Joey, a dark time ...more
D.K. Cassidy
Mar 09, 2015 D.K. Cassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bumpy Journey to True Love

Brooklyn is accused of being a home wrecker for breaking up Bo’s marriage. But in truth, the marriage was already falling apart. The label devastates Brooklyn because of her upbringing. For part of this book, she looks back on her failed relationships and laments the years lost on them. Ultimately this is a story of a woman finding true love while battling the opinions of others, including Ruth, the unstable ex-wife of Bo.

A quote, “With him, I found the girl that had b
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Alan Wynzel
Jan 19, 2014 Alan Wynzel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Burnt Promises, the second installment of Brenda Perlin's "Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles" Ms. Perlin relates the story of her falling in love with Bo, a man she meets at her gym, and the dissolution of both their marriages. As Ms. Perlin says, she was raised with "good morals" and never thought she would be a "home wrecker", but in this story she must come to terms with the fact that she has found true love with a married man--and he, found it with her. Ms. Perlin very honestly and engagingly ...more
Melanie Toye
Apr 08, 2014 Melanie Toye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brooklyn's journey to live a happy fairy tale with her one true love, continues. As does her enemy from Book One who goes further, pushes harder and plays nastier.

Burnt Promises goes in depth about the details of relationship dramas. Seen as a homewrecker which brings consequences, emotional and life changing. Cheating on her relationship was not something Brooklyn did for a thrill. It was her way of discovering another way to live.

What if you made the biggest mistake of all, how would you fix i
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E.L. Lindley
Aug 05, 2015 E.L. Lindley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Burnt Promises is the second book in the Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles by Brenda Perlin and like its predecessor, Shattered Reality, is written with a searing honesty. Perlin’s style of faction is almost naked in its rawness; she offers us the bare details and leaves us to make of them what we will.

Where Shattered Reality presents Brooklyn’s life from childhood to her relationship with Bo, Burnt Promises focuses primarily on that relationship. Brooklyn meets Bo while they are both married to other
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T.L. Burns
Oct 12, 2013 T.L. Burns rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Home Wrecker I and could not wait to read II. Home Wrecker I was raw, honest, and emotionally gripping and Home Wrecker II, if possible, was even more so. Both books explore tough issues. Brooklyn's real self is laid bare for all of us to see. She shares her past, her motivations, and her own guilt with a candidness that I can but admire. The moral dilemma presented here is something many have faced.

Brooklyn was raised to live a life of integrity, and had endeavored to do so all h
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K.r. Hughes
Feb 18, 2014 K.r. Hughes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Home Wrecker I and could not wait to read II. Home Wrecker I was raw, honest, and emotionally gripping and Home Wrecker II, if possible, was even more so. Both books explore tough issues. Brooklyn's real self is laid bare for all of us to see. She shares her past, her motivations, and her own guilt with a candidness that I can but admire. The moral dilemma presented here is something many have faced.

Brooklyn was raised to live a life of integrity, and had endeavored to do so all h
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Nancy Silk
Feb 05, 2014 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Finding Salvation and Redemption"

Written as a memoir, Brooklyn Rosen chronicles her life's struggle which has left her with much pain and sorrow. She had been raised in a highly moral, ethical, and well parented home and wonders why she has turned into a home wrecker, as she describes herself. Why did she frequently make poor choices? Before she had connected up with Gerard, 10 years older than her, she has an open relationship with Joey, her aerobics instructor who is mostly all about himself.
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S.A. Molteni
Dec 22, 2014 S.A. Molteni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Burnt Promises by Brenda Perlin is the second book in the Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles and one that fills in the rest of Brooklyn's story after the ending of the first book, Shattered Reality.

The story of Brooklyn and Bo is complicated to say the least. They are finally together, but cannot seem to get away from the hatefulness of Bo's soon to be ex-wife, Ruth. Maneuvering through the legal system, Bo is faced with many obstacles in his pursuit of freedom from his crazy, over the top wife. How lon
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C.L. L. Heckman
Mar 27, 2014 C.L. L. Heckman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where to start… This book was incredible. It was a relatable story with everyday life characters. I could literally name names of people I know that fit each of them. I’ve dealt with many crazy ex-wife women like Ruth in my life, and I’m sure there are more lurking out there ready to spit on me. Brooklyn is the product of a broken girl, struggling to put the pieces of her life together, and we as the reader, are right there with her every step of the way.

Everyone has a story, and Brooklyn’s is
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Ed Drury
Feb 17, 2014 Ed Drury rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second of the books in the Home Wrecker series. The first book tells Brooklyn's life story so that we come to understand the person she has come to be. This book chronicles the events around her new relationship with Bo and principally their attempts to cope with the many evil facets of Bo's ex-wife who is seen primarily through her correspondences with Bo via email which are passive aggressive bipolar essays in madness, spite and dark obsession. Brooklyn describes Ruth in what I ...more
Nadia Kilrick
Oct 08, 2013 Nadia Kilrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an advance copy of Home Wrecker II: The Brooklyn Chronicles for an honest review. After reading Home Wrecker I, I was looking forward to Brenda Perlin's next installment in the series.

Brenda Perlin's stories are penned in a comfortable, easy to read style. Her writing is purposeful and delves deep into the truth. Disjointed, segmented spaces of time in Brooklyn's life come together in an explosion of clarity when she meets Bo. Their immediate attraction deepens from a dear friendshi
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C.N.
Apr 13, 2014 C.N. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
There are always two sides to a dispute but we sometimes forget how much popular opinion gets weighed into play. Stereotypes leap up and down to get our attention, but not in this book. Here is an honest look at how people deal with changing circumstances in their lives.

Brooklyn leaves her husband to hook up with a boyfriend, but does that make her a bad person? No. She was very unhappy. Bo is still married to his wife when he has Brooklyn move in with him. Does this make him a bad person? No.
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Lynelle Clark
After reading Home Wrecker 1 I knew I wanted to read more about Brooklyn and Bo.
This factual account of their life and experiences just showed how fragile we are, even when we do what is best for oneself there are people that will get hurt in that decision no matter how hard you try to do it right. In so many ways I could relate to their struggles, understanding the depth of pain, of guilt but also the desire to get past the now and start with something new. Of being true to oneself.

I just love
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Robert Jr.
Mar 29, 2014 Robert Jr. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can truly say that I am a person that reads romances - mysteries,,, science fiction, and historical fiction are my normal trips to fantasy land, but, after only reading a few pages of BURNT PROMISES I read the book in a single evening. I can relates to the characters having been through several relationships like those in the book. Brenda writes with an evocative style that is easy to follow and engaging - she brings out the turmoil and complications of a woman falling in love with a man that ...more
D.W. Davis
Aug 25, 2016 D.W. Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced copy of Burnt Promises in return for an honest review. As that is what the author asked of me, I feel obligated to offer exactly that.

Within the first few paragraphs of Burnt Promises I was drawn back into Brooklyn's world. Her hopes, her fears and frustrations, her disappointments, her triumphs, her heartbreaks and her new lease on love -complete with all the roadblocks and potholes on the road thereto- are there for the reader to share. I came to envy Bo the company of t
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Katie St.
Mar 11, 2014 Katie St. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in several sittings and it was like being inside someone's mind, heart, and soul as they experienced the craziness of life. To me it was like finding someone's personal diary and seeing the nastiness of divorce, and family death through the eyes of reality. It was a raw and real portrait of the ugliness of human beings where money is concerned, and the levels they stoop to in order to get it, or hold onto it. The author probably doesn't realize it, but she was dealing with ...more
Joey Paul
Mar 12, 2014 Joey Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Burnt Promises (aka Home Wrecker II) is the continuing story of Brooklyn and Bo as they start to live their life together. Bo has asked his wife for a divorce and she seems to be dragging her heels as long as possible to stop Brooklyn and Bo from being able to live happily. It's told, as in the first book, from the perspective of Brooklyn and in little snippets as if you were on the couch with the character talking about her life. It pulls you in and makes you feel like you're her friend and you ...more
Greta Burroughs
Oct 06, 2013 Greta Burroughs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance readers copy of Home Wrecker II in exchange for an honest review. I read Home Wrecker I a few weeks before this book became available. After finishing the first book, I was very interested to find out what happened to Brooklyn and Bo and gladly agreed to preview the new book.

Brooklyn and Bo were happy, but Bo's soon-to-be ex-wife, Ruth, tried to destroy any chance of success. Ruth did not want to give up her luxurious lifestyle and placed one obstacle after another to delay
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Jalpa Williby
Jan 01, 2015 Jalpa Williby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the first book of Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles so I was curious to read Book Two to see where the story was going. In Burnt Promises we learn more about the characters. It's more focused on Bo and Brooklyn's relationship and it also brings the x-wife more in the picture. We see all her emails sent to Bo and clearly it's obvious that she has issues. The author does a very nice job telling the story from the perspective of the mistress. Sure, she's the "other woman" but again, from reading ...more
Angie Martin
Jun 03, 2014 Angie Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Burnt Promises” by Brenda Perlin is the second book in the Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles. Having recently read “Shattered Reality” I can easily say that this follow-up is just as good as the first, which is quite a feat to keep books in the same series consistent in quality. The characters are just as lively and interesting, and Ruth is an absolute crazy person! I thought Perlin did a very nice job of portraying Ruth. I could just see her scheming and rubbing her hands together as she launches ...more
Suzanne Steele
May 08, 2014 Suzanne Steele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
*I received a free copy of this book for a fair and honest review.*
I was impressed with the detail in this book when it came to matters of the heart. I found myself bonding with the characters and empathizing with their different plights. This book is much like a drama genre movie which can appeal to the masses and I will be recommending it to friends and family.
You will find yourself on an emotional journey as the author depicts true to life; just how agonizing that a divorce can be. She also d
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Jana Petken
Feb 22, 2014 Jana Petken rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I began reading this late at night and as I turned the pages, realised that with each page, my admiration for the author grew. Life is hard and Brenda Perlin left no stone unturned with an honest and descriptive account of love, loss, and survival. I was able to connect to the characters and to the story to such an extent, that it left me thinking about my own life and the parallels in the book. I loved this book and devoured it. I identified with the story and it was almost scary to admit the ...more
Hunter Jones
Aug 06, 2016 Hunter Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the second installment of The Brooklyn Chronicles, we find the ongoing transformation of Brooklyn as she leaves the life she always believed she should lead for the life and love she always wanted. There is a price to be paid for all we do, and there are three sides to every story-yours, mine and the cold, hard truth.

This book is written with the same insight and truthfulness found in Ms. Perlin's first book in the series. The raw honesty and emotional depths of this book make it a worthwhil
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Brenda Perlin lives in Orange County, California. She spent most of her working life in the physical fitness arena. She loves the gratification that comes with helping people achieve their fitness goals and the fulfillment that comes with having a healthy body.
She moved from the Los Angeles area where she was raised to Orange County in the Spring of 2005. During that time she was a housewife with
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Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles (3 books)
  • Shattered Reality (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles #1)
  • Fractured Vows (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles #3)

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