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Broken Angel

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  45 reviews

Is there ever a way to move forward when you feel like you have nothing to move toward? How do you move on when the one person that meant everything to you is gone forever?

At 23, I was on top of the world. I was finishing up my master’s degree, Matthew, my high-school sweetheart, and fiancé is weeks away from separating from the Marine Corps for good, and, in a few
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published October 27th 2016
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Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up.

There are a lot of good things about this book that made me enjoy it and there are unfortunately, a few bad things that just really brought it down.

The Pros

1) I thought the way the author tackled the hard issues of grief and depression were realistic and well done. The topics were sufficiently touched on without being dwelt on so thoroughly that it bogs the story down.

2) I really enjoyed the two main characters. I love Angelina. Being someone who has dealt with crippling dep
J. Grayland
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After losing her finance Mathew, a marine on tour in Afghanistan in an IED explosion Angelina falls into a hole full of loss, pain and sadness that she works hard at trying to pull herself out of, and with a new job and a new apartment she slowly starts to pull her life together. After attending a benefits dinner for fallen hero's Angelina meets Marine Wesley Johnson a close friend of her late fiance and after a few speed bumps they form a close friendship that turns into something more than eit ...more
J. Grayland
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Book 2 in this series and is told from Wesley's point of view. Still struggling with his own pain and scars Wes is also battling with his emotions and torn feelings for Angelina, the fiancee of his best friend who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan. What starts as a supportive friendship quickly spirals into a love that they both need. This was such a touching and beautiful read, with a deep emotional pull these two characters have towards each other through their mutual relationship wi ...more
Aug 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
okay so I was selected to review this book and I have to say that I'm quite disappointed.

Romance/contemporary are not normally my kind of thing but I thought I'd give it a go.

It seemed rather cliche and similar to a lot of other books that I've read in my young teenage years.

The 'sexual tension' between Angelina and Wes just didn't seem convincing to me and I found it rather cringe worthy. How the story first starts out was quite good but after chapters 1 and 2 it just kind of fell flat for me.

Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was very easy to get into - I really had an emotional tie with the main character from the beginning. I was caught up in her grief just like she was - I felt like I was on the emotional roller coaster with her. I can only imagine what she was going through.

Her friendship with Wes was pretty believable -

The one thing I did not like about this book was the intimate scenes. The language up to this point wasn't bad, but as soon as the intimate scenes came and wow what a change! In my opini
Rachel Welty
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Broken Angel was easy to get into right away. The flow of the story was written so well I had finished it without realizing it.
Following Angelina after losing her fiance was heartfelt. I felt how she felt. The pain, the loss, the not wanting to do anything. Her grief was so real.
Seeing her pick up the pieces of her life and start healing had me wanting to see her better. Sexy, marine, Wes had me drooling. I was hoping they got together.
I was all in the story and the floor dropped from my cozy re
Dee Shelvey
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story made me ugly cry and I haven't cried over a book since Message from Nam. This is a story about how a person can over come loss and find a way to continue on even though it is the last thing that they want to do. Lina has had true love and is truly lost when that love is taken away from her. With help from family friends and professionals she is able to rebuild her life a little different. But will love be in the cards for her?

This is truly a great story, and I will be watching out fo
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
This is a quick and easy read. The storyline is well-crafted, intriguing, suspenseful, has drama and steam. The characters are defined, and likable with sizzling chemistry. I liked it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
Wow! What a wonderful and emotional military romance. Angelina once had the world at her fingertips. She was finishing her master’s degree and was only weeks from marrying her childhood sweetheart, Matthew. He only had a few weeks left in the Marines. All of that changes in the blink of an eye when Matthew is killed. Angelina is devastated. She isn’t sure if she can even begin to move on without him in her life. After many, many months of trying to survive and support, she is just beginning to l ...more
Romaine Heart
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lina lost her childhood sweetheart and her finance Matt. He was a marine on tour in Afghanistan and was in an IED explosion.  Lina falls into depression eventually seeing a shrink.
While attending a benefits dinner for Fallen Hero's, Lina meets Marine Wesley Johnson and a few of Matt's other comrades that were in the explosion.
After the benefits dinner, Lina seems to have a different frame of mind. She starts to moving forward with her life. Lina begins a close friendship with Wes, who has some
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The summary of this story really captivated my attention. I have never read a story by this author before so I did not know what to expect. I absolutely feel in love with the characters. This is such an emotional story with a very tragic beginning. It was an emotional roller coaster ride; at times I cried and others I laughed. Wes and Angel are brought together by a promise but the attraction was instant. Through in a crazy on again, off again and finally done with ex adds a lot of drama too. I ...more
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Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading something by this author and I enjoyed it very much. This book had quite an emotional storyline, hitting on the issues of grief and depression. I think Ms. Gibs did a good job of tackling these issues and bringing them to light. The characters were well-developed and were definitely realistic and people I could really connect with. Both Wes and Angelina were sweet and lovable characters and it was clear they both were perfect for each other. Ms. Gibs really brought ...more
Mary   Getz
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

AN ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL ROMANCE by Kristy Gibs, first time reading from this author . She writes a fast-paced strong thrilling compelling structure storyline and well developed characters and supporting characters in a exquisitely brilliant well written story . The story is drama rom-com adventure provocative captivating sizzling chemistry strength of character hot streamy explosives action intense intriguing intoxicating and captivating from start to
Debbie Caswell
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lilly loses her fiance shortly before their wedding and it puts her into a deep downward spiral of depression Wes is the spark that she needs to start living again These two are friends long before it shapes into anything else you can see this is going to happen but it is very well handled. The sometimes dark subject matter is handled very well in this book es the depression that Lilly suffers is part of the book but it isn't allowed to drag the book to a screaming holt. There are a few editing ...more
Nancy Chastain
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kristy Gibs is a new author to me. Broken Angel is about war. Some return home and some do not. Promises made in the moment of stress of war. How those promises affect the people that made them when they come home. Angelina lost her high school sweetheart, her future with the love of her life, Matt. Wes lost his best friend and lives with the memories of that horrible time. A benefit for the fallen will bring the two together. Will they help each of other heal and move on or will they wind up te ...more
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a little bit of trouble getting into this plot, but overall if was a good read. I had a little bit of hard time seeing as much chemistry between Angelina and Wes as much as I was hoping for. You see everything from Wesley's point of view and see him struggling with his own scars and his feelings for Angelina, who is the fiancee of his best friend that passed away from an IED. Once you get farther into the book, it was a much more flowing story.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksp
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angelina has lost her fiancé Matthew in a bombing months later she meets Wesley/Wes who was Matt's sergeant. Wes made a promise to Matt that he was not able to keep as he was in hospital for months from the same bomb. Now that Wes has met his Angel he has fallen in love with her, but a jealous woman will do everything to tear them apart. I enjoyed seeing this story come together at the end and everything they went through to get their happy ending. I received a free copy of this book via Bookspr ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
A run of the mill military love story. When her fiancé doesn't come home from his last tour, Angelina tries to put her life together again. With the help of her mom, friends and a marine friend of her lost love, she starts to feel like herself again.

While it's a cute story, and a quick easy read, I could not get past the grammar and spelling mistakes. They made it difficult to take the book seriously and suggest it go for edits.
Laila Viking
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
An emotional romance with a cliffhanger. I am not into cliffhangers. They force the reader to wait and buy the next book.
A story that has hurt, drama, loss, friendship, harashment, trust, emotions, passion and twists. Sometimes the story lacks depth and the subcharacters are a bit rough.
The characters are well described and they feel real and are likeable.
A story that I can recommend to others.
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
she was looking forward to having her man at home so they can marry and go on honeymoon before making a great life together. it was not to be when he was killed. now she is alone and broken and trying to put on a brave face so when she meets another at a fund raising. they are both broken. can they help mend each other? is this what they need? see if it is

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read by Kristy Gibs but definitely not the last. There are twists and turns along with loss, pain, guilt and emotional situations that makes this book so good. This book takes you into the story right from the first page and you have to keep turning to see what happens next. This is a brilliant book and so well written and I definitely recommend you read it.
I Voluntarily Reviewed an Arc Copy of this book.
This is a sad read at times, but the sadness is handled well as are the other issues dealt with in this book; they are honest but not in your face. There are some really good characters, both main and supporting as well as a story that held my interest. The ending for me just didn't feel right, but that's just a personal thing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this story from author Kristy Gibs. I believe a story is only as powerful as its characters and Wesley and Angelina leap from the page. I love stories where the hero and heroine are immediately drawn to each other, but have to overcome their own fears in addition to external obstacles. If you enjoy romances that are sizzling and heartfelt, I highly recommend this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of heart break when angel losing the love of her life matt, when her family wanted her to start getting out there she met an other marine called wes who took into making angels life so much better in still wes nasty ex ruins it for her.

I love how this book is written and now it make u want to read it in one go Kristy has written an amazing story

5stars well deserved
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It Grabbed My attention and focus so strong I could not put it down. A word of advice when you get your copy. Grab a snack, a comfy seat, kick back and relax. You won't be moving until you finish this bad boy here. Remarkable job. Thanks for sharing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Katie Hansen
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and was honored to have been able to receive an arc to read and review. It was such a phenomenal read and had amazing characters as well as an amazing story line. I just couldn't get enough of it and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I recommend that you read it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angelina and Wesley meet when her fiancee Matt is killed in combat and Wesley promised him he would check on his girl Angelina. They are both suffering from the effects of war her's being depression and his from his injuries and survivors guilt. What starts out as a bonding to support each other turns into a relationship they never expected. ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The writing draws you in and keeps you involved throughout the whole story, I found myself in love with not only the characters but also the world that was created.

The descriptions of the characters and their feelings are so involved, you can truly picture it in your mind.

I received a copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily.
Jeanne Richardson
This is the 2nd book I've read written by Kristy Gibs; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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My name is Kristy Gibs and I live in New Jersey with my husband and 3 kids. I spend my days crunching numbers and creating budgets and my nights typing away vigorously on my computer. I have been writing since I was in highschool with a dream to someday publish. It wasn’t until I was introduced to Amazon and their self-publishing, that I was able to make my dream a reality. When I am not working, ...more

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