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NOT A BOOK: Amazingly Broken

2.82  ·  Rating Details ·  1,013 Ratings  ·  313 Reviews
New Adult and No cliffhanger!

Life threw Elana a curveball...

Her mother died in Iowa and Elana was left to fend for herself with an abusive and drunken father who couldn't care less about her well being. After years of heartache and pain she graduated from high school and moved to Florida to go to college with her best friend Tiffany.

A new beginning...

That’s where she met J
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Published June 20th 2013 (first published June 19th 2013)
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The BookChick
I have removed my review based on the news about plagiarism about this book.

In my original review I said it was Beautiful Disasterish but little did I know how accurate I was. I am doubly irritated because the author, who presented himself as a woman, contacted me and asked me to review the book before it was live. After it was live he contacted me a couple of times to ask me to post a review and on FB stated that he wanted to make it to #1 on Amazon. I'm feeling personally used and deceived. Y
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Kristen
Jun 26, 2013 Kristen rated it did not like it
It seems as if Jordin Williams has copied large portions of Tammera Webber's and Jamie McGuire's best selling books Easy an Beautiful Disaster, respectively.

Check out this link from Dear Author for comparisons.
http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...
Lisa
Jun 22, 2013 Lisa rated it did not like it


Ok, so I have been around the block a few times......


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I am not new to this whole new adult tattooed bad-ass genre.


What??? What did you think I was talking about?????


Amazingly Broken by Jordin Williams was a book that I had a hard time finishing. If I had not already DNFed a book earlier in the week, I likely would have given up on this one. I was hoping for a great read. After all, it had all the essential elements to a great story.

*tattooed bad-boy CHECK

*tattooed bad-boy with some anger issues
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
My review has been deleted due to this book being a complete and utter lie.
The BookWhisperer
May 06, 2013 The BookWhisperer rated it did not like it
REVIEW REMOVED THIS BOOK IS A GHOSTWRITER'S WORK THAT COPIES OFF BEAUTIFUL DISASTER AND EASY. WE AT THE BOOKWHISPERER DO NOT SUPPORT PLAGIARISM.
Bayli
Jun 06, 2013 Bayli marked it as do-not-read
Shelves: not-okay, liars
Warning to EVERYONE that has considered reading or has already bought this book. I recommend returning it ...

It was Plagiarized.... She copied huge chunks from Tammara Webber's book Easy!!!

here's the link so you can see the proof.

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

I try to not get involved in these things.... But as an author I cannot sit back and watch this happen and not say anything.

Edit
Pieces of Beautiful Disaster was also found in this book.
~ Becs ~
Jun 26, 2013 ~ Becs ~ marked it as only-when-hell-freezes-over
Well, if you liked this book - don't feel so bad. Turns out it was mostly written by Jamie McGuire and Tamara webber!!

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
Apr 24, 2013 Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞ marked it as not-even-when-im-dead-and-buried
7/3...Wow. the "book" is back!! and of course all my info and links about the plagiarism are gone.

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so im linking them again....readers need to be informed!

http://www.teresamummert.com/1/post/2...

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...


ETA Found the first book and all the links so that makes me happy that they weren't deleted! But... the first book/reviews/info does NOT come up when u search for Amazingly Broken. hmmmmm....here's the first book:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

Merged revie
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Parajunkee
PARAJUNKEE'S VIEW DOES NOT SUPPORT PLAGIARIST. Will not review because of this: http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...
♡Karlyn P♡
Jun 26, 2013 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it did not like it
This book is a plagiarized rip off of Easy and Beautiful Disaster

The full details regarding the plagiarism:
http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

Fortunately, Amazon has removed it from its catalog.

It appears the author claims her ghost writer made the errors. Either way, it's plagiarized.
Catarina
Jun 13, 2013 Catarina rated it did not like it
So, this is the story of Elana and Jaxxon. They met in Florida when attending the same college. Both of them are broken and hiding secrets… but somehow they can’t help being attracted to each other and against their will, their relationship will mess with their lives and they will find out that sometimes things don't go as we expected.

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I tried. I really tried to like this book. The blurb seemed great and I was anxious to read it.
The writing was a little off for me since the beginning but I was
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
06/26/2013 --
UPDATE!!

I just found out this book was a total plagiarized mess. Check out this link: http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

Thanks to those who let me know. I rated it 1 Star all on my own from what I read. It earned it even without my knowledge of the dirty deeds done by this so-called author!!



06/24/2013 --

Overall Rating = 1 Star
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 4 / 3 = 3.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 1 Star
Character Development = 1 Stars
Story Appreciation = 1 Stars
Worth the Chili = 0 Stars [
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J *deep in the heart of Texas*
May 29, 2013 J *deep in the heart of Texas* rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-m-a-quitter
UPDATE/WARNING:

Apparently this book was plagiarized! I clearly didn't get far enough in to the book to discover this....but regardless, that is just wrong.

Original Review:

Um.....yeah, NOPE!

DNFing this one at 21%.

Cheesy dialogue--check
Tattooed bad boy hero--check
Virgin heroine--check
Heroine's mom died and dad is abusive--check
Man-whore hero--check

Elana leaves Iowa for college in Florida to escape her alcoholic abusive father. She meets Jax in Art class. He invites her to a party. She sees him d
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Smitten's Book Blog
Jun 18, 2013 Smitten's Book Blog marked it as to-read
★ WARNING ★
Have you read or purchased Amazingly Broken, by Jordin Williams???

If you have, you need to get a refund. If you haven't, dont!!

Amazingly Broken has been removed from Amazon and BN due to plagerism. I'm so shocked that anybody would have the brass neck to do this and think they'd get away with it. There are some truly warped minds out there.

Anyhow, huge chunks of text from Tamara Webber's 'Easy' and Jamie McGuire's 'Beautiful Disaster' can be found in Amazingly Broken, and Jordin Will
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Sofia
Jun 24, 2013 Sofia rated it did not like it
Because i wanted to be fair i read the whole book, even though by the 13th chapter i had already an opinion.How can i say this??The story for the first chapters seemed forced and boring..I am sorry to say this, because of the trouble it might took to write and publish this book, but it's a bad copy paste of 'Beautiful Disaster'.And i am not talking about some similarities only, i am talking about part of this book that was actually 99% copy paste from 'Beautiful Disaster' by Jamie Mcguire!Referr ...more
Nic
May 26, 2013 Nic marked it as to-read
I WILL NOT BE READING THIS BOOK! I DO NOT SUPPORT AUTHORS WHO STEAL FROM OTHER AUTHORS!!!!
Jane
Jun 26, 2013 Jane rated it did not like it
Why is this book even on GR after it was taken down? It contains verified plagiarized content from at least two novels and is a copy of a fanfic also containing the plagiarized portions.

http://www.teresamummert.com/1/post/2...

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

Merged review:

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

Just appalling behavior by one author to another. Except a plagiarist isn't an author but a thief.

ETA Twitter has gone, Amazon have taken down book.
.Lili.
Jun 26, 2013 .Lili. added it
Reader Beware:

This book is plagiarized from Tammara Webber's Easy and Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster. This article proves some of the passages that were copied word for word.

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

http://www.teresamummert.com/1/post/2...

http://www.teresamummert.com/uploads/...
Brittni
Jun 26, 2013 Brittni rated it did not like it
Shelves: plagiarism
PLAGIARISM!! PLEASE DON'T READ THIS BOOK!!!

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...
C.D. Reiss
Jun 26, 2013 C.D. Reiss rated it did not like it
I have very little patience for bullshit.
Evey
Jun 05, 2013 Evey rated it did not like it
Hey guys, do not buy this book. Apparently, Jordin Williams plagiarized Tamara Weber's book "Easy" and also "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire. If you want to see the proofs, just visit this link.

Not cool, Williams. Definitely not cool.

Edit:

It's not only that there is plagiarism, but the fact that... Drums please... A GHOSTWRITER WROTE IT!



Like, what the actual f*ck?! Seriously? You, Jordin Williams, have no shame and no respect for us readers. NONE. I wish you get sued!



Re-Edit:

Look, people,
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♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
I never ever had to rate a book without reading it first and I've never rated a book based on the author's behavior. But I will make an exception this time. PLAGIARISM is a serious OFFENSE. One that shouldn't be tolerated. It's not fair to the readers and it's not fair to the authors whose work were plagiarized. Shame on you.

Here's a link to a blogpost which clearly showed this author plagiarizing Tamara Webber's book Easy and Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire.

http://dearauthor.com/book-revi
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
So all that talk about a ghostwriter...
Right
Plagiarism Plot Thickens




Kenya Wright
Jun 26, 2013 Kenya Wright rated it did not like it
Shelves: plagerism
http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

Plagiarism! and probably Copyright Infringement!

I usually don't jump on the Drama Train, but this is F'D up!! Please report this to amazon. Things like this can't go on.
Sandy
May 22, 2013 Sandy rated it it was amazing
GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, CHARACTERS OVERCOMING THEIR DEMONS, FALLING IN LOVE, GREAT DIALOGUE, and NO CLIFFHANGER!

5 STARS

So I was lucky enough to be beta read this book and all I have to say is that it was AMAZING! I just read Easy and then got to read this book. They are both awesome and about the same length. What I really LOVE about this book.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - So many books are lacking this but Jordin does a great job. We get to learn a lot about each character throughout the entire
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Amanda Brown
Plagiarism is wrong. Do not support it. Stolen passages from Easy and Beautiful Disaster. http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...

More info on this Plagiarism scheme: https://word.office.live.com/wv/WordV...

For my personal info: Stay away from these authors and groups just encase! Better safe than sorry!
Jordin Williams
Liz Thomas
Emily Curran
Beth Klein
Emma Buch
Sexy Romance
Booksy Cup Freebies and Bargains
Aman
Jun 26, 2013 Aman rated it did not like it
Plagiarism by an Author! That's such a shame! Plagiarism by anyone is a shame but this is just messed up. Why would you even do that? And then instead of coming out clean and apologizing sincerely, you give us these lame ghostwriter excuses.

Do NOT buy Amazingly Broken by Jordin Williams. If you've bought it, return it! Parts of it was copied directly from Easy and Beautiful Disaster. Read the whole article for more details.


http://dearauthor.com/ok-reviews/the-...
Holly
Jun 26, 2013 Holly rated it did not like it
WARNING: This author has ripped off both Easy and Beautiful Disaster
Check out the comparison. http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Jun 26, 2013 Jillian (NetGalley Addict) marked it as known-to-suspected-of-plagiarizing
I am going to put this on blast because I am so unbelievable livid that the author Jordin B Williams not only did something reprehensible, but also sent me an email and asked me for a shout out for getting in the top 1,000 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Well no shit of course you did, you plagiarized two hard working best selling authors. Oh wait that wasn’t you; it was your “ghostwriter”. This is me rolling my eyes at your audacity, you want to have a ghostwriter that’s fine, but when you pu ...more
willaful
Jun 26, 2013 willaful rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: fans of plagiarism
Shelves: not-interested
No thanks -- I've already read Easy

http://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/th...
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