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Jarrod Wentworth is a handsome and athletic eighteen-year-old who is on the path to a wonderful and fulfilling life. But when a horrific car accident takes the life of his best friend and leaves him badly injured, his life will never be the same. With physical injuries that are so severely disabling that his dream of playing professional baseball is all but extinguished, h ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published February 27th 2013 by Createspace
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Trinity
(Source: I received a paperback version of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Elizabeth Yu-Gesualdi)

I loved this book so much!! I cried so much at the beginning! I wasted a 50 sheet tissue box! This book really touched my heart and I never knew how much I could cry in a book until I read this one. I would not forget this book because:

1. Of the Romance
2. The way this book touched my heart
3. How Jarrod would go to the extremes to be with Angel

Although I loved this book,
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Britt
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect when I read the teaser from this book but after about 30 pages your in deep!! I've never been more emotionally invested in reading in my life. The authors word play was new and captivating while her rich characters felt extremely real. The struggle they all went thru mirrors life like nothing I've ever read. This book is a strait heart warmer and if your looking for a great feel good read. Look no further. This book has everything u could want. The best part is this ...more
Jennifer
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I loved this book. It's like Aladdin's diamond in the rough. I ctried like a baby for the first 25% of the book, was happy for the next 25%. Then out of the blue the book starts taking on really dark and scary undertones. So for the next 30% of the book I was terrified for Angel and Jarrod. I was a little bummed that the epilogue didn't go into a more of their relationship but pleasantly surprised to see what was going on with Alec and glad Morgan got what she deserved. I will gladly sing ...more
Laura Ross
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great first book by a new author! Similar to the style of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Pichoult....young adults face a critical issue in their lives and encounter obstacles and drama along the way. Very down to earth and realistic with regards to today's adolescents! A little romance, a big turning point and enough of a "what happens next" to keep you reading! I could not put it down and was not disappointed in the ending! The author left enough to make the reader wonder what would happen ...more
Rosaria
5 stars for this debut novel by Elizabeth Yu-Gesualdi. Broken Road is the story of Jarrod Wentworth, an attractive, popular, athletic eighteen-year-old high school senior who experiences the tragic loss of his endearing friend, Dante, in an automobile accident that also leaves him near death himself and may possibly cost him a career in professional baseball.

Depression takes over as Jarrod struggles to find any semblance of hope for the future. Even his biggest fan and younger brother Alec is u
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Tami Talbert
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was offered Broken Road in exchange for an honest review. Though after reading the synopsis I had the distinct impression this book would require an entire box of tissues, it did not. Although Broken Road most definitely includes plenty of emotional and heart-wrenching moments which do require a tissue or two, it is a lovely novel of love, healing and finding your path home.

Jarrod Wentworth is a young, up-and-coming, very talented pitcher from New Jersey. On the night of winning the championsh
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Joanna
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
* * * * 4 S T A R S * * * *

This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster of tragedy, heartbreak, and, ultimately, love. Great debut novel by Elizabeth Yu-Gesualdi!

Broken Road is the story of Jarrod Wentworth ~ A handsome 18 year-old high school senior/aspiring baseball player on the verge of realizing his dream of taking his athletic talents to the next level. And then there’s Angelise “Angel” Skyler ~ A beautiful (but slightly naïve) 18 year-old year high school senior who drea
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Chelsea Ellis
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful! I hadn't read for fun in a long time, but upon embarking on a road trip, I researched for hours for a book that had romance, mystery, action, and more romance. Broken Road seemed to fit the bill, so I downloaded it, but it was so good I ended up finishing it well before the road trip was done! It reignited my love of reading, and I haven't been able to stop since!

What I loved about the book is the emotion the author is able to evoke from the readers. I laughed, cried, a
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Nicole (Desperate for a Good Read)
In all fairness I did win copy of this book in a contest from the author and will be giving my honest review.
This was just okay for me. This story is as others have said, 100% YA. Therefore causing me to not quite feel Jarrod and Angel's deep connection. I think if the story had leaned more toward the new adult I would have liked this one a bit more and definitely felt there connection. There was bit too much character building and content poured into the accident and Jarrod's recovery meaning
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Debbie Christiana
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Broken Road by Elizabeth Yu Gesualdi, is a gripping coming of age tale that revolves around young adults who have their safe, naïve and happy existence thrown upside down when life hits them with adult force. An accident that results in both death and life-changing injuries, young deep seeded love and a plan of revenge thrown in motion by an obsessive, selfish antagonist, that soon spirals out of her control.

The author has gotten into typical eighteen-year-old mind with perfection. The dialogue
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Chris
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it
This debut novel was a solid and great read. I was particularly impressed by the characters; I felt they were genuine and engaging. Morgan intrigued me the most because I hated her so much, and I really did want to strangle her throughout the book. Jarrod, as well, is a delightfully sweet and honest about his love. I could feel his love permeating through the book. Every character felt distinct, so this definitely wasn’t a one-dimensional, flat read.

I like how we got to see the romance and rela
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Dallas
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful, captivating, page turner of a read. I could not wait to find out what was going to happen from one chapter to the next. Yes, the characters are young, but well-versed and mature without being "too mature". Yu-Gesualdi has a great way of getting into the minds of the young adults and showing that not all kids these days are emo and full of angst. They have heart and experience real issues that today's young adults face. I found myself wiping water from my eyes one minute ...more
Vanessa
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. After finishing it, I did think the twist in the plot was a bit strange and 'out there' but upon reflection, have come to the conclusion that life is full of plot twists that are a bit strange. I'm glad the author was brave enough to take the story in an interesting and thrilling direction. I'd highly recommend this to anyone but especially those who enjoy romance with a bit of suspense thrown in. ...more
Carissa
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
I really enjoyed this book! It's 100% YA & was a nice mix from what I've been reading lately. I must say the villain in the book was a bit out there but it was so nice to read something with a different plot, aside from reading things that seem so similar! I would def recommend this book to anyone who likes YA :) ...more
Katie Chase
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I give this book 10 stars!! Elizabeth really made feel the characters emotions. love love this book i would have finished this book in one day if i didn't have to work hope there are more book from her soon ...IM A FAN !! read this book if u want to to be sucked in to this love and emotional world ...more
Teresa Gerbino
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was by far one of the best books I have ever read. Broken Road offers just the right blend of romance, drama and suspense that kept me reading. Hoping this new, aspiring author is working on a sequel because I became so attached to the characters.
Justine Allen
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved it! I finished it in about a week (which is extremely quick for a mother of two lol) and every time I put it down all I wanted to do was pick it up again to find out what was going on next. If you are into love/drama/fun/suspense I recommend this book!
Julie Selby
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. It had heart wrenching moments along with much needed comedic relief. I can't wait to see what this author comes out with next. ...more
Erin
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
This was just okay for me, and after seeing a few rave reviews I think I went in with high expectations so I'm a little bummed. What I thought was going to be a heart-wrenching love story was nothing of the sort, as this was more about Jarrod's struggles after the accident and the suspense and drama of a crazy jilted ex-lover's downward spiral. The voice of the story rubbed me the wrong way, too; I don't like being talked at by the narrator and it came across that way here. As a result the chara ...more
Juli Woods
Jun 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was not my cup of tea. I have many reasons but I won't waste time writing a review when I already feel like I have wasted so much time reading this book. My advice: skip this one. ...more
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Broken Road is Elizabeth Yu-Gesualdi’s debut novel. Originally from New Jersey, Yu-Gesualdi moved to Connecticut in 2005. For the past seventeen years, she has been a stay at home mother for her two sons, Jarrod and Alec. Shockingly, outside of an A+ in high school creative writing, her captivating debut novel is her first writing experience. Yu-Gesualdi is also a member of the Romance Writers of ...more

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