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SLATE (Breaking the Declan Brothers #2)

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"Some boys will keep it, some will break it, and some boys, they just won't want it. You gotta be careful who you give your heart to..." Slate Declan

First loves, we all got them. Mine is Slate Declan. He was kind, gentle, and caring. Still, he managed to break my heart. So I put miles between us, and eventually, my heart healed.
I haven’t seen Slate in years, but a couple
ebook, 200 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by Kelly Gendron
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Gaya Yes, there's going to be third book about third Declan brother, Zeke and Lurlene, Emmie's and Rayna's friend. Slate's book ended at the most…moreYes, there's going to be third book about third Declan brother, Zeke and Lurlene, Emmie's and Rayna's friend. Slate's book ended at the most interesting part where Slate were going to tell Rayna what happened to Zeke when their parents died. At that very juicy point :( The problem is no one knows when is the release date.(less)

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NiCoLeTa E.
Jun 03, 2015 NiCoLeTa E. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance, arc
***4,5 "My little Monkey" stars from me***

Wow!!! That book was really good. Better than Jax and i got hooked from the first moment...
From the previous book, Slate had drown my attention upon him and i was wondering what the hell was happening with this guy.

I really wanted to learn all his secrets and to discover why he was so moody and from what he was running off.
And i got my answers and i'm really happy for that!!!

(Don't get me wrong!!! For the answers i'm happy, not for his broken past!)
5 You Are Still My Monkey Stars!

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This is book two in Kelly Gendron's series Breaking The Declan Brothers. Slate and Rayna's story.

Six years ago Rayna left the Bayou after Slate broke her heart. Now she's back to break his. The problem is that Slate is already broken and Rayna takes it upon herself to fix him. She can worry about breaking him later.

Rayna and Slate become friends when they are kids. Once a week the teacher lets a student that has done a good job all week take care of a stuffed a

RATING: 3 Hearts! :)

SLATE is a sure pleaser for fans of childhood friends-to-lovers and second chance story tropes with just the right sprinkle of emotions. Another quick and smexy read in this series, it doesn't disappoint with its main characters or its romance. However, some plot additions were implausible for me to fully grasp this story. Just a quick example: (view spoiler)
Lillian ᴥᴥᴥ SO LYLY
***** 4.5 Stars *****

Can be read as a standalone

"You are Superman, but sometimes even Superman needs to be saved."

Rayna had a plan. She was going to break the heart of her first love. Unfortunately, Slate didn't have a heart to break anymore. He wasn't even the same man as before. It's been 6 years, and he's changed so much. She needed to come up with a new way for revenge. Rayna will bring back the real Slate to break him.

During the time Rayna left the Bayou to work in Manhattan, Slate's lif
Rayna is back in Bayou with her bff's after being away for years with the intentions to break the heart of the Declan brother who broke hers; Slate Declan. What she does not know at first is that she will have to bring him back from the brink.
What Rayna never knew was , he broke her heart on purpose because he saw better for her, he wanted her to have that better life the one he believed he could not give her; so when the opportunity presented itself he used it Did it break her heart yes, but it
Aug 02, 2015 Vasiliki rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
***ARC kindly provided for the exchange of an honest review from Netgalley***

4.5 stars!

This is book was so much better than Jax (first book of the series). The writing was better, the story was better, the characters were better, we even received some background information that explain the situation of the brothers. The author has a couple of flashbacks that in the beginning I thought were really not necessary and then I've liked them and they made sense. Also that was the biggest differenc
Pick a Book
Aug 04, 2015 Pick a Book rated it really liked it
ebook provided by Netgalley and Book Enthusiast Promotions in exchange for an honest review: Thank you

Review in english and portuguese.
Resenha em inglês e português.
4 stars

Another Declan comes and for another brother I fell. Why create this awesome guys and let us feel sad because they are not real? Why? I don't understand.:(

For those who read JAX, remember how tense was the end? So SLATE begins just before the end of the first book now with Rayna POV about what happened. And then we fou
Jul 23, 2015 Jessyereads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is soooooo good!!! I can't wait for book 3!
4 "I love the Declan Brothers" Stars

I fell in love with Jax in book one and my love and adoration for the Declan brothers has continued with Slate. The teaser at the end of Jax's book had me impatiently waiting for Slate's story. Getting this book made me jump up and down, giddy to see where he would take Rayna as she tried to break the middle Declan brother.

Rayna has been back in town for a month with her best friends. They made a pact that each will break a Declan brother. This is a very pers
Give Me Books
Jul 17, 2015 Give Me Books rated it really liked it
Second chances. It's a favorite plot-point of mine when it's done well, and here, in Kelly Gendron’s Slate, it is done very well. Very well, indeed.

Rayna is determined to break her Declan brother – after all, Slate Declan did the same thing to her all those years ago. He was her first love, the sweet, kind boy she planned on forever with.

But that all changed one memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons night, and the time has come for payback. But the Slate she left behind when she fled the Bayou i
Jessica Settle
Jul 02, 2015 Jessica Settle rated it it was amazing
I received this in a giveaway for an honest review.

OMG!! This book is fabulous! I thought Jax's story was amazing but Slate's blew it out of the park!

Slate is dealing with all kinds of demons from his past. Then in walks Rayna his past childhood friend and the love of his life. She is the girl whose heart he broke. He doesn't want her seeing him the way that he is now. can he keep her at arms length still?

Rayna is having none of it. She can't believe the man that he has become. The past means n
Aug 08, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

3.5 stars

Great middle book in this series. Slate is just as yummy as his brother Jax, but I can't give him more stars because it takes longer than 3 days to overcome a multiple year addiction. Yes, I know it's fiction, but it's got to have some believablity to it. Loved the way Ms. Gendron wove in little peaks at their past. Rayna may have said she wasn't in love with Slate, but I don't think she ever stopped loving him. Can't wait for Zeke and how Lurlene is going to brin
Aug 30, 2015 XxTainaxX rated it really liked it
The first book left me in a neutral place but I am glad I took the chance and gave it another try. Slate's story had depth and development that really made a difference to me in the book's appeal. The chemistry between the main characters and the level of their love allows for this story to really blossom. I enjoyed it very much and can't wait to read more! PS: Those love scenes were hottt!
Jul 26, 2015 Jos rated it it was amazing
5 Stars GREAT!!!!

OMG, I am hooked on these Declan Brothers!!!!!!!!! Slate, oh Slate....and Rayna too, gosh did I love them:) What a great second chance love story. I am now excited for Zeke's story and can't wait for it's release!

Congrats Kelly Gendron, what a beautiful, emotional second chance love story!!!!!
Marina (Living In Our Own Story)
4.5 stars

When I first read Jax (the first book in Breaking the Declan Brothers Series), I loved all of them but I knew that Slate's story will be one of the most heartbreaking stories I've ever read. And I was completely right. The book is intriguing and once I started reading, I was completely pulled into it and didn't put it down until the very last word. The story is a clever combination of heartbreak, laughter and pantie melting hot scenes. The characters are quite interesting and entertaini
Emma (EmmaBookish)
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance

This is the second book in the 'Breaking the Declan Brothers' series. I actually really enjoy this series! Each book is addictive and captivating and suprisingly has a soft romantic spot at the core of the outwardly 'dark' erotic tone it portrays.

Slate was a great second edition to the series. I really enjoyed the first book, and knew straight away from the ending of the first one I wanted to read "Slate". I was not disappointed. Each book focusses on a
Nini K!
Jul 21, 2015 Nini K! rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

After reading JAX, I pre-ordered SLATE and I have to say that I didn’t regret it!
I got hooked to this one as well. The chemistry and tension between Rayna and Slate was so exciting!

Rayna lives in New York and is a street worker and mediator. She lives there with her best friend Emmie & Lurlene.
They decide to visit Emmie’s & Rayna’s hometown in Texas for the summer and check out what the Declan Brothers are doing. (Jax, Slate and Zeke)

Now Emmie & Jax are a couple, that leaves
Aug 22, 2015 Alyse rated it did not like it
This book made me physically uncomfortable. I think it glossed over addiction and the work that needs to be done to fight it and stay sober. The detox process in this book just rubbed me the wrong way. It creeped me out and I actually almost stopped reading.

I thought it was disrespectful to those that have fought addiction to make it seem that after three days of detox (which he didn't even do because he had a stash in the den somewhere) his urges seemed to be completely under control. I mean h
Aug 12, 2015 Karinosa rated it it was amazing
This was a good read and I would have liked to see more interaction with SLADE!!! Loved this one, of course super sexy Slate!! He can be my superman! Alpha male with an extra shot of ALPHA!! Loved it! I did enjoy these characters and this book just went fast and almost in ONE sitting! I didn't realize till the end!! What? I am 97%..Can't wait for the Lady's Man who loves them and leaves them. That should be interesting! Glad I was able to review this one! Enjoy!

I received this ARC from the publ
Sep 20, 2015 Sandy rated it liked it
3.5 stars---

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 21, 12015

First loves, we all got them. Mine is Slate Declan. He was kind, gentle, and caring. Still, he managed to break my heart. So I put miles between us, and eventually, my heart healed.

I haven’t seen Slate in years, but a couple friends and I are going back to the Bayou for the summer. While I’m visiting my hometown, I’m going to look up Slate Declan. And I plan to break his heart, just as he did mine. I'll remind him of what he has lost, and t
Steph McVicker
Nov 09, 2015 Steph McVicker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Warning: this book will definitely make you run the gamut of emotions, from bone deep empathy to panty-melting arousal and everything in between.

Slate Declan was Rayna Keeney's first love, first lay and first heartbreak. But they're called firsts for a reason, since it implies a relationship that no longer exists. Rayna's ex no longer exists either, not if the man she sees before her is who Slate is now. The man with the cold, dead eyes. With the scars covering his body. With the addiction. How
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
*I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for a honest review*
After having read Jax, the first in the Breaking the Declan brothers series, I had to immediately start reading this book. Kelly Gendron once again brings your head and your heart along for the ride in this second chance love story about lost love, addiction, and tragedy. Slate and Rayna have a way of burrowing under your skin and piercing your heart. They kept me engrossed from the moment of Rayna's crazy idea and had me rooting
Mandie *Foxylutely Books!*
This is the second book in the Breaking The Declan Brothers series and this time it is Slate and Rayna’s story.

Slate and Rayna were first love sweethearts but when he broke her heart she left town to heal her broken heart and move on with her life. But she has never forgotten him or understood how the sweet and loving Slate could ever have done that to her. Now back in town with her best friends, they are on a mission to break the Declan brothers. Emmie has already captured Jax(in book one) so n
Charlotte Villette
Oct 29, 2015 Charlotte Villette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
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Slate is a trouble young man who hasn't had the best life, but there is still his very loving side very deep down. Rayna is a very sweet lovable character.
As soon as I started reading, I got really engrossed into the story, I loved both the characters, I think they made a very cute couple. I liked the sound of his brothers and would love to read their books.
When Rayna was down in the den with Slate for them 3 days, I felt like I could feel his pain, I felt very sorry for him.
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There is some ste
May 25, 2015 Kay rated it really liked it
Title: Slate
Series: Breaking the Declan Brothers #2
Author: Kelly Gendron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 200
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay

I enjoyed Slate's book so much more than the first book in the series. I'm a sucker for a second chance romance. Rayna and her two friends have come home for the summer to relax and have made a pact to "break the Declan brothers". Rayna wants revenge against Slate Declan for cheating on he
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from Book Enthusiast Promotions in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book's blog tour promotions.

When I read the first book, it was Slate's story that got me very interested. He was a broken hero, a good man who was so lost that it seemed impossible for him to be saved. He's lost a lot of things in his life. Even fighting and the arena only provided a temporary fix.

Slate was a difficult hero to love because he was deeply into drugs. In the first book
Daniela W
Aug 20, 2015 Daniela W rated it liked it
Shelves: read-maybe
This book contains two parts in my eyes. The erotic part is very well done and if that would have been the whole book, the star rating would have been 5.

Sadly (in this case) there is a story behind the sex. Don't get me wrong, I liked the flashbacks to the characters' childhood and how they fell in love. Their present is the thing I have a problem with. Rayna isn't consistent in her personality and actions. She wants Slate, she doesn't want him, she wants sex, no she doesn't, yes she does too...
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
After reading the first book I definitely have to say that I did like this one better, I do feel like it had more "meat" to the story based on background history and what was happened during the here and now.

There was a little bit of a character connection, definitely more so in this book than book one, but I still would've liked that firm connection I desire when reading any story. The main female character Rayna, I do like how strong of a women she is, she definitely has this I will step all
Jan 17, 2016 Brenda rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Now we are apresent to Rayna and Slate's story.

So Slate is an addicted and Rayna feeling sorry for him and want to
help him. She makes a deal with his brothers and DAMN!!

Rayna was calm and a nice girl we don't see much of her or
what she really wants. One moment she wants to break and the other
well...have sex with him. She was brave to help him that way but was
too a little stupid.

Slate was broken and the guy just wants to get high I was sorry for
him and the same want to slape his face to wake up.
Heather andrews
Jul 07, 2015 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Rayna is a persistent little thing and sometimes just ignores her man and does what she wants anyway, “it’s going to be a long day. You’re going to need your strength. I’m making you a sandwich.” Slate knows how to shock his woman, “I didn’t think you’d ask me to strip and watch you play with yourself!” These Declan boys may not be roses and chocolate kind of guys they're better they get the panties wet, “oh, my arms are going to tire, but it’s not going to be from waiting to catch you. It’ll be ...more
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