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Breaking Her

(Love is War #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  7,766 ratings  ·  805 reviews
From internationally bestselling author R.K. Lilley comes a scorching new series with melt-the-pages tension and all-consuming angst. It’s love, it’s war and it’s Scarlett and Dante’s story.

Breaking Her
Book Two in the Love is War Duet.
This is the conclusion of Scarlett and Dante's story.

He had done it again. Ravaged me.
324 pages
Published March 28th 2016 (first published March 27th 2016)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! Breaking Her, book 2 of 2. The conclusion to Dante & Scarlett’ epic love saga derailed by lies, deceit, secrets & sabotage!

“Waiting on the other side of the door.”

Books in Love is War duet should be read in order:
Book 1: Breaking Him
Book 2: Breaking Her

in Breaking Him, book 1 we followed the toxic and addictive love. between businessman and heir Dante Durant and flight attendant and aspiring actress Scarlett Theroux.

Slowly alternating between past and present we
4 Stars

This was one hell of a ride!

It’s not a secret that Tristan and Danika are one of my most favorite series of all time. And this series didn’t disappoint either. I really enjoyed it.

Both of the books were extremely engrossing. I knew that this series would be super angsty but I didn’t know the story would be so mysterious. And I loved the mystery. I loved how the author kept me in the dark almost till the very end of the series and how the urge to know the truth almost drove me nuts.

If I
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I loved the first book and I was expecting this story to continue like the first one. Unfortunately it didn’t reach my expectations! I found the plot to be confusing at times, as well as weird in others. Moreover, there were moments that the story was too over the top for my taste. And this ruined the story in my opinion! The story is between the past and the present. But in the first part, the present is so slow that I was waiting patiently for something to happen! The past was more int
Oct 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.75 Stars


I don't know what is going on with me - but it seems, me and contemporary romance might need to break up or something. Lately, most of my reading experiences are on the wrong end of the scale - and I just end up frustrated, annoyed or indifferent.


And, honestly, I hate rating low and giving a shitty review - so maybe I need a break - because maybe it's not the books, it might just be me. I really enjoyed Breaking Him and I've been looking forward to this one, but unfortunately, it wa
Okay so I devoured this in a day but I'm a little conflicted about how to rate it. It's more about quite a few questions I have that were left unanswered or swept under the rug too quickly. None of them have to do with "safety gang" details just questions I was waiting to be answered. So I generally enjoyed the story but I felt like something was lacking in this book compared to book #1. The first book had the perfect mix of suspense, angst, and romance where as this book fell a little flat for ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3 stars

"You're a lioness, not a lamb, and you don't need to apologize for it. You're overprotective and fiercely loyal. None of those are bad qualities. They're your strengths and I've always admired you for embracing them."

So, I'm going to sound a bit like a parent on this one. I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed in this book. Breaking Him was one of my top favorite reads of 2015, I loved it so much and I loved Scarlett and Dante so much. So maybe my expectations of this book were too h
4 Second Chance Stars.

This second and final installment (finally) bring us the conclusion of Scarlett and Dante’s story. After so many secrets, so much pain and sacrifice it comes a time where the truth must come out.
Some sacrifices are made out of love, but when all it’s said and done, second chances don’t come easy.
How much are you willing to forget the hurt and the past and open your heart for a love than only brought you pain before?


I can honestly say, this was one of the sequels I was
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding read !

I adore this author to pieces! In my opinion R.K. Lilley can do no wrong and each and every time I read one of her books, I’m a goner. Breaking Her is not a standalone. It is the final book in Love is War Duet. This conclusion reached and surpassed all my expectations !

After reading Breaking Him I was left with so many questions and I got all the needed answers. From past to present everything came out and when I learnt the actual truth that was slowly unveiled my heart seriou
★MC's Corner★
Oct 13, 2015 marked it as to-read


M*********ING A-HOLE!!!
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Life Before Scarlett. Life With Scarlett. Life After Scarlett"

This is the duet to "Breaking Him," which MUST be read first. I immediately dove into this one as the first ended in a big cliffy! Ms. Lilley calls this duet "Love Is War" and it couldn't be more aptly named.

"Wanting her."

"Needing her."

"Having her."

"Losing her."

"I'd been mad for her since we were ten years old and she gave me her first conspiratorial grin, the one that told me we'd be giving the world hell."

Alex is The Romance Fox
WHEW!This is me after going thru some hell of an angst fest!!!!
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Breaking Her is the 2nd book in R.K. Lilley's Love is War Duet. I loved the 1st book, Breaking Him and I was so looking forward to the follow-up. I so wanted to like this one............but sadly I did not.

Dante & Scarlett's intense and shaky relationship continues in this's become even more fact, it's overflowing with over-the-top angst.........did I say ang
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
"You learn more about someone when you're fighting them than you do loving them. Things you can only learn from war."
I really wanted to like this and I've actually been eagerly waiting forever for its release, but this book did not make sense to me.

I was getting bored out of my mind because the story just kept bouncing back and forth between past and present to the point where the story wasn't even moving or going anywhere, which just made things even more confusing and slow. I felt
Adriana Martinez
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I give this SERIES 4.9 stars (out of love), because of the fact that my heart was broken over and over and million times over.

So, I've seen a lot of mixed reviews for Breaking Her, but this series was completely different from any other contemporary novels. That is why I love this author so much. She is willing to cross the line and go where no other author is willing to cross. If you haven't read this series yet, well then, you are lucky to be deciding to read it now; I had to wait months befo
the burning dreamer.

*promptly tears hair out*
Lea ★
I am mind blown! Damn!
Can you truly recover from your first heart break?
This is a story of second chances, one true love and redemption.

Yes I do love you as much as I hate you.

I say this every time, but this is the exact reason why R.K. Lilley is one of my favorite authors.
Love is war is one of her best works.
Emotional turmoil at its best.

I do love some good ol' love hate relationships. Love really is war.
So many secrets, lies and revelations.
Imagine a strong bond between two people. Th
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full review of duet posted at: ...more
1.) Breaking Him ★★★

“I always thought I was too strong to be broken by anything. I always told myself that, at least. But love changes you. No matter how strong you are, it makes you stronger. No matter how weak you are, it makes you weaker. No matter how hard you are to conquer, it will bring you to your knees.”

Since Breaking Him left off on a huge cliffhanger, I knew it would be impossible for me to stay away from this story for too long.

Scarlett and Dante are at it again with thei
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My heart is screaming & pounding out of my chest.

RK.Lilley has again blown my world.

Everyone knows RK Lilley is my one click author. I die over her books, she creates the most beautifully heart wrenching stories. I'm going to try to review this the best I can, because, everything about the 2nd book in the Love Is War Duet, is a spoiler everything. When Breaking him came to a close I think we all had question after question. I finished that book and thought where is everything going? I need answe
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

At the end of Breaking Him, Scarlett and Dante are not in a good place and we're left with a whole lotta questions. Fortunately, I'm happy to say that we get all the answers to our questions and more...maybe even a bit more than we wanted.

I had an idea of the direction the book was taking but then it veered left into something totally unexpected and creepy as hell! Ugh...I really wish that hadn't happened but it does explain a heck of a lot.

Still not a fan of going back and forth between
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fucking hate the "coming soon".
Couldn't you just give us a least a month!!! Give us something!
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Breaking Her is the conclusion to Dante and Scarlett's story. Here, we get all the revelations in the past that torn their relationship apart. I like that we get to hear Dante's point of view and understand his side. Their past was more complicated than I thought as they're both manipulated with lies. As much as they hated each other, the love remains and worked on their issues. However, the war isn't over because someone wants to destroy it again and they're going to make sure it won't happen a ...more
Sandra Cortez
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I need to be honest this took a completely different direction than I anticipated. I need to sit on this one and think this through.

Breaking Her picks right where we were left off. I had so many questions, I can say everything was answered and some of my theories were even correct. However, where the story didn't settle for me was the believability. I realize this is fiction but it was entirely too over the top for me. And it had a different overall vibe that didn't gel with me. I hate that
My emotions r al over the place it made me dizzy

There is so much drama goin on in this book an I luvd it Scarlett is still sassy sexy beautiful as ever an she could cut u where it hurt with a single word an I luv her she as gone through so much shit as a young girl her grandmother was so mean the the kids at school were so horrible the only people she had was Dante an his Gram everyone else could go to hell they were al she needed but like normal life wasn't was easy for her

Dante famil
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
3.5-4 Stars...

This was THE MOST ANTICIPATED sequel ever. I loved the angst...the love/hate relationship...the mystery behind their issues...and the angry sex in Breaking Him. In book one, Scarlett had my sympathies and I despised how callously Dante broke her heart. This couple's story was an emotional roller coaster as they destroyed each other, tying me in knots.

RK is an excellent writer. She certainly knows how to build a roaring fire of sexual tension and angst within a plot. And a master a
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it

4 stars!

I hate cliffhangers. I really hate them with a passion. But I forgive Miz Lilley, because THIS BOOK was worth the wait. Every single thing I wanted to know comes out.

R.K. Lilley delivers a tragic but beautiful love story of two hearts facing impossible odds. There are so many twists and turns. Some I predicted. Some knocked me over and punched me in the gut. I absolutely loved Scarlett and Dante. They have the best love/hate relationship. So intense. I felt the sadness, angst, happines

WHEW! That was one hell of an angsty ride.

The conclusion to the Love is War series was brimming with over-the-top angst. It was every corner, on every page, in every sentence and even in every page break. Did I love that, though? Kind of? I think if you've read new adult contemporary romance by RKL, then you know to clear your schedule because it's gonna be a heart-ripping angst-fest. This was more emotional than the first book where we were constantly left saying, "what t
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Amazing stars !!!!!!!

Move over Mr. Beautiful.....Hulk Dante just invaded !!!!! Wow just wow !!!! I loved this book !!! It was angst heaven. This was an incredible journey of fierce loyalty and invincible love. Scarlett and Dante's story is one that will stay with me forever !!!!
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
[4.5 stars]

He’s the best I ever had. And the worst thing that ever happened to me. True love is a bitch.

R.K. Lilley reveals shocking answers to the questions and insecurities that plagued the explosive relationship between Dante and Scarlett. Theirs was a relationship first rooted in safety and protection, physical and emotional connection, but then one that ran wild with pang of desperation and betrayal. They needed each other, hated and loved each other—fiercely.

Yes, I do love you as mu
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Amazing, tragic, emotionally gut wrenching with a beautiful ending. The title of this book and the first is appropriately named. I couldn't read this series fast enough.

Like the first book, the author fed you little pieces of information at a time until you get the full story of what happened in the past up until almost the end of this book. While extremely frustrating, it was also the reason I just couldn't put it down.

There is some really tough scenes in this book that may be triggers for so
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R.K. Lilley has been a writer since she can remember, but has held down some interesting jobs to pay the bills. For several years she was a first class flight attendant, and she always swore that she just had to write a book about it. Mixing her love of romance and all things BDSM, the Up In the Air Trilogy is her debut into the world of contempary romance and erotica. She is currently working on ...more

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