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(Broken #1.5)

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**Brokenness is a companion novella to Broken Wings**

Dustin Adams was once known for his down to earth, care free spirit. He was the well rounded kid with a promising future.

Until the girl he loved was yanked from his life.

Now, Dustin is known for his distance and the coldness he radiates. He is simply a shell of the boy he once was.
Living the Army life, the close c
Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published June 22nd 2015
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Oct 08, 2014 marked it as to-read
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Megan Fall
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just like the first book, this book was really emotional. Thank god I didn't cry as much reading this one. I was so glad Lincoln was mentioned in this book too. I wasn't sure about reading Dustin's book because he was so angry in the first book, but I'm so glad I did! He was such a sweetheart and I am thrilled it worked out for him! Oh and Peterson was hilarious as the wedding officiant!! ...more
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
After reading Broken Wings , I just knew that this series was for me. Erika Ashby is a genius at heartfelt romances with an extra side of steam. She had my emotions wrung out by the end of Broken Wings and Brokenness was not any different. It was hard to witness the love that Echo and Dustin have for each other and to watch the devastating heart ache that they both went through at such a young age at the expense of their loved ones. This is a s
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Solid Stars

I liked this book a lot but personally, I can't help but feel just a tad bit disappointed too:( I LOVED the first book, I mean hands down one of the best reads for me, ever, and I guess my expectations were set too high with this one..... I don't know, I guess I just didn't have the "feels" that I thought I was going to have... Maybe 10 years was way too long a separation for me, that was a big problem...ughhh, too many minor issues just kept me from fully connecting with this story
Meagan Brewer
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a romantic story

Dustin and echoes story was so sweet and so worth that wait . Fate does have a weird way of working. Even though they was apart for ten years there love never died and it shows true love does exist you just have to fight for it.
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Great book full of heartbreak, tears and joy. Tastefully done. Also, I have grown to love all the characters and look forward to possible future books to keep the story going.
Dustin and Echos story was very painful to read but I really loved how strong of a woman Echo is and she never gave up the love she had for Dustin.
Simii Khanom
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Tiffany Willams
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"When it comes to being selfish in regards to her, it’s a double-edged sword.
It can either slay me, or save me."


I have been *patiently* waiting for this book for over a was soooooo worth the wait!!

I could not have been more pleased with how Dustin and Echo's story turned out! After reading Broken Wings, you get a sense of their story, but you have NO IDEA!

"Dustin is one of the strongest men I’ve ever known, but when it comes to me, he’s fragile. And I’m supposed to be hel
David Maher
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Real love lasts forever.

There's this famous quote that goes along the lines of "The opposite of Love is not Hate, but indifference".

There is certainly anything but indifference on the part of either Dustin or Echo when we first witness them meet in the closing chapters of Broken Wings. The tension sizzles around the two of them like electricity, and on Dustin's part, anger rolls off of him in waves. We're left with absolutely no doubt that there's more to their story than either of them are prep
Mignon Mykel
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This one was a difficult one to rate, which is why I sat on it for a couple of weeks.

On the one hand, the story was written beautifully. The day Dustin doesn't want to go to church is the day he goes and meets the girl who will steal his heart forever. She's the pastor's daughter, though, and her family wants different for her than him. That doesn't stop these two from falling in love -- but like any Romeo and Juliet story, they were thrown apart.
Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession
Brokenness is the second book in the Broken series and focuses on Echo and Dustin (Dax's brother). I have been waiting for this book since I read Broken Wings.

The first part of the book is a look back at where Dustin and Echo began. We get to see the beginning to their love story and the tragedy that rips them apart. I loved watching them fall in love, even if it was young love, love is love. You felt the heartbreak that these two went through at the hands of someone else. All the feels where de
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I waited so long for this book Dustin was a character that truly intrigued me. In the first book you get a look at him and he demands respect. But for me he didn't have that in this book. It doesn't mean I didn't like the book but I just loved the first book more. Echo was a confusing character I did love her personality though especially when she brought the flirty side out that had confidence. She was completely different from the first book also which I totally understand because each has the ...more
Amber Book It Blog
"Letting go is freeing"

I've waited for this book for right at a year. I first read broken wings a year ago and it became one of my favorite books so I went into Brokenness knowing I'd like it. I knew I'd like the story and the characters but what I didn't know was how much I'd fall in love with everything. Echo was the funny, sweet, go getter who knew exactly what she wanted out of life and never gave up no matter how tough it became. Dustin, sweet, hot, strong, Dustin. He just grabbed onto my
Amber Eckstein
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this ARC from the author for an honest opinion.

WOW! JUST FREAKING WOW! I loved this series. I loved how it took them a while to come together. Explained everything that I had been wondering about the two individuals as well. I loved Echo when I met her in Lynsie's story. She was the best friend and of course you wanted to see more of her son. Since it had been mentioned so many times. Dylan was such a wonderful character added this story.

Seeing Lynsie and Dax in this story was wonderful, s
Rebecca Arbaugh
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series

I have been in love with this series since book 1!

Echo left Dustin 10 years ago with a simple note. What he didn't know was that she also left with a part of him that would later cone in 9 months.

Dustin lost the love of his life. Not in the same sense as someone dies but the pain was still unbearable. He enlisted in the army and did tour after tour. He figured with traveling the states he would see echo or hear about her but he never did. Until one night at his brothers ceremony fat
Fiction  Vixens Blog
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time reading anything from this author ,but what a great story this it .This is Dustin and Echo's story you will fine out how their love started when their were teenagers. And that because of Echo's father was so controlling and she wouldn't broke free it didn't work out. When 10 years went by before their aw each other again the feels were still there for the both. They not the same kids that there were but the heart still had the love. The author put so much emotions in this ...more
Shameca Smith
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I loved being able to finally see Dustin and Echo's full story. I appreciated having a backstory to how the future came about. These two first met in church and after that they were stuck together like glue. Their young love was something that you could believe and when they were broken apart, I was really cheering for them to find each other again. 10 years later, they find each other, but there is someone in the way. When something ends up happening to Dustin, he has to move home
Brokenness follows Lynsie's best friend Echo and Dax's brother Dustin. The background between these two characters were introduced in the first book. And honestly I expected a really nice book, considering Broken Wings was a delight. But unfortunately, Erika failed to deliver. Brokenness struggles from the first chapter, and spirals into a group I despise with everything I have - books where a character is ruined just for the sake of making another character look better and/or to justify the mai ...more
~*~Happy Hour Prez~*~
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 STARS

There were a lot of proofreading mistakes and I would have changed a few things in the book that bothered me but was really good & it ended awesomely. I'm sure there will be a lot of haters of the fact that she was married for most of the time sometimes that's the reality of life, folks. Every book doesn't have a HEA, thank God (though this one does) & every romance novel can't be a perfect fairytail. There are so many different kinds of love stories out there
Denise Page-jessie

Let me start by saying Broken Wings came out shortly after I lost my mom. Not knowing what to expect from the book, I read it. I sobbed as I read it. And then couldn't get passed that book for awhile. I have been waiting ever since for Brokenness! It was nothing short of amazing! If anyone asks about your books, the only thing I will tell them is you just have to go read them!
Lisa Whalen

Ok well not to what I should say
I had I hopes for this book I hate writing a review
Not my job to judge books
But it's started out great and then in the middle flat as can be now the end that was great but some how the story fell short missing parts and really no rhyme or reason....
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG that was amazing it was worth the wait. Love D + E 4eva Can't wait to see what's next.
I think I'll be re reading broken wings and brokenness again. I LOVED IT so many emotions.
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
63% DNF
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth the wait

Loved it! D+E 4ever! Beautiful second chance love, great companion to Broken Wing's. It was nice to read about Dax & Lynsie as well. Hope Peterson gets a book.
Tabitha Bangert
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great ending

Great ending to a sad beginning. Love how they all came together for each other and continue to get together and remember how they came together
Oct 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I think it was poorly written and seemed so unrealistic! And it jumped so quickly from one extreme to another!
Samantha Stinnett
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the first book made me cry and feel so much for the characters that i couldn't wait to hear more about the others. I really hope she does story with Megan. ...more
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it just as much as Broken Wings!
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