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Broken Clocks

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  299 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
According to my grandma, a broken clock being right twice a day meant that in any given situation, there are only two opportunities for perfect timing.

I fell for William Grayson in a matter of minutes. The connection between us was undeniable, but our timing was off. I was dating someone and by the time I was single again, he was taken. And a year later, when we finally go
Published January 2018
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B. Love
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No book has ever made me cry, but as I write this review I am literally shedding free flowing tears. In all honesty, I didn't know what to expect with Broken Clocks. Yes, I read the synopsis. Yes, I'm aware of Danielle Allen's writing style. But still... I wasn't entirely sure how she was going to allow William and Layla's story to play out. From their first chapter together to the last they held me captivated. I know all too well the pain Layla felt because of... well... let me not give any spo ...more
Kumiko Lei  ~Lost In A Book~
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, 2018
**complimentary copy received from author for review purposes

Have you ever read a Danielle Allen novel? If you haven't, go get one, doesn't matter which one, any of them will do. You'll be hooked.

If you've read more than one, you know that you never get the same thing with any of them. Each one is unique, whether it's the situations, the emotions, or the humor each can hold their own.

Broken Clocks is no different. I've read the majority of Danielle's books and each one touches me differently, bu
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: black-excellence

I can not believe the level of talent that was displayed in this book. I am so grateful to have been given the chance to read Broken Clocks, Layla and William had such an amazing amount of chemistry from the very beginning of the book. Their connection was just palpable. There were so many obstacles that they had to face and let me tell you Layla was stronger than I could have ever been, I admired her a lot. William's love and loyalty is one of the most admirable qualities within him. The en
Reading in Black & White
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"But when it comes to love, don't get so hung up on the timing. Just enjoy the time. When you're with the perfect person, there will never be enough of it."

Where to begin with this review? It doesn't happen too often that I sit and stare when I finish the last word of a book. Broken Clocks did something to my spirit that I can't quite describe. It went beyond a book and made me think about if I use time as a crutch aka an excuse as to why I keep love at an arm's distance. The powerful connection
Richelle Robinson
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Broken Clocks took me on an emotional rollercoaster that I won’t ever forget! I honestly had no idea what to expect when I first started this book by Danielle Allen. I just found out about her in my quest for more diverse reads in the romance genre. I enjoyed reading about characters that I could identify with but I had no idea I would also find a book that would rip me to shreds as I read. I was stunned after I finished reading. Stunned. I had tears in my eyes as I typed this review.

Allen suck
Nicole Falls
Broken Clocks is a maelstrom of emotion with characters whose journey takes you on an epic ride. I laughed, I cried, I called up my old work…just kidding all my exes are dead. But seriously though, Layla and Will’s journey is a testament to the enduring power of love in all of its many forms despite obstacles that may arise. Readers better strap themselves in as they’ll be taken on a rollercoaster ride filled with a bevy of emotions ranging from euphoria to gutwrenching pain as they ask themselv ...more
Yvonne Bailey
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love has a way of knocking on your door when you least expect it. I love the fantasy of love but know the reality of love that a deep love can bring. In Broken Clocks Mrs. Allen takes the reader on one hell of a roller coaster ride of emotions with love, hurt and sometimes hate. The main characters are William, Layla and Molly the Model. William and Layla are loveable and at first glance you know there is chemistry and they are soulmates with a love that runs deep. The tug of war on love between ...more
Johnni Sherri
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was extremely well written and the story line and moral was perfection. I kept thinking that I knew what was going to happen and I had it all wrong. Very unpredictable! Although I hate sad books, I can't deny the writers talent here. Will definitely be reading more of this author's work.
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Allen , this book is really good ! William and Layla are soul mates , so much that you feel their connection . The author shows you that they belong to one another. Time is not always on their side hence the broken clocks. But as Layla's grandmother explained a broken clock is always right two times a day. This books takes you through their relationship, the broken clock times that will make your cry and the times when the timing of things are right and you will read the passion an
Critiques Corner
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by CRABBIE 

It's been a while since I've read a story that had me stuck once I finished the book and Broken Clocks did just that. The story of Layla and William was written perfectly. The story flowed and the character development was on point. These two characters went through a lot but the love between them was undeniable. This story had my heart thumping, my emotions at a all time high and I didn't want to stop reading because I was so engrossed in the character's lives. Although I ow
Lenika Winfield
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A broken clock is only right twice a day

Just wowwwww!! I never heard of this author and I’m happy I took a chance with her. Her writing was so magnificent that I was literally blown away. The love that Layla and William shared was something that comes once in a lifetime and I felt it on each page. Definitely recommend this book
Danielle Allen
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
William and Layla...




Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As much as I love reading romance novels, I am not someone who tends to get emotional while reading them. I don't generally get teary-eyed or anything like that. Well, Broken Clocks by Danielle Allen had me getting teary-eyed. This is one sexy, funny, emotional page-turner of a novel.

The premise of Broken Clocks is the idea of perfect timing and how there are two opportunities for it. Layla and William's love story takes this on, dealing with everything from breakups, reunions, near-misses, etc
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm slightly torn because I don't really like when stories take it where this story goes...BUT I can't deny that I was a fan of the love between these two characters. I feel like the writing was on the wall pretty early on, but I wanted to be wrong. *ugly cry* I really did!
Tera L. Kirksey-Coleman
Broken Clocks

OMG this book had me in tears! I went through two boxes of Kleenex. The broken Clocks analogy made you stop and appreciate time. Time is a commodity! How we choose or not choose to recognize how important timing is determines our outlook on life. This book was an awesome reminder of that.
This letter at the beginning from Nana to Layla was priceless and Layla’s If I Die letter left me speechless. No dry eyes for me!
This was an excellent book that I truly enjoyed reading. The plot was
Mia Morgan
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am still in my feelings about this book. I had to go to sleep and then write a review. I am an emotional wreck. I cried so much while reading this story. I was mad at Will then I loved him. Layla would upset me, then she get on my good side. One thing you cannot deny is the love they have for each other. This book shows me that at 40 to stop worrying about time and just live. Live it like it is your last day. We do not know what happens tomorrow. Danielle Allen is great at her craft. This
This is my 1st fiction read from Danielle Allen. I have been trying to get to one of her books for months, but my TBR… I follow Danielle on Instagram. Her posts are like a manual on becoming a grown ass woman. I say all of this to say, Layla, the heroine in this book was a grown ass woman and I just adored her. Layla was human, she made mistakes and wasn’t perfect by a long shot. But Layla owned, communicated, and/or apologized for every feeling and mistake. Yes, this was a beautiful love story. ...more
Stephanie LaShawn

Beautifully written story of love and how everything happens in God's perfect timing. Excited to read more from you. 5 stars!
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Read!
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything !!

That is the only way to describe this book. I got my life reading this. I don't ever leave review's but I loved this book. I laughed and cried I felt the emotion in the characters. It was EVERYTHING !
Bailey West
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story captured my attention from the very beginning and didn't release me until the very last word! I loved Laila and William's relationship; the mountaintops and the valleys. There is a profound love lesson to be learned in this novel. I'm glad I didn't miss it!
The book is expertly written, the characters are well developed and the book is thought-provoking and relevant.
Phenomenal job, Danielle!
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O. M. G. Let me say this is the first 5-star rating I've given in a while. Saying this book is EXCELLENT is an understatement. I loved the characters. They were so real. I loved how the author captured the complicated messiness and beauty of relationships. Even when it's "meant to be", there will still be challenges and trials. Layla and William's relationship demonstrated that PERFECTLY! Great, great story. I can't wait to read more from this author!
This book...let's just say, was an emotional roller coaster.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful, well written love story.
Ummmm do you believe that the shortest relationship can be the best you ever had? No? Read this! I'm not going into details because I'm still heart broken.
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. So first off, I’ve absolutely loved everythingggg I’ve read from Danielle. (Nevermore? Literary Gold I tell you!) Secondly, to further attest to my support of Danielle, I 1-clicked this thang so fast! I’m just a broke grad student so my budget is hella tight, therefore I’m an avid KU “borrower” in order to satiate my love of reading black romance novels. But for THIS release I sacrificed my daily coffee and bagel in order to purchase this book and have it in my Kindle library fore ...more
Natalya | TheIslandReader
Amazing read!

Broken Clocks takes you on an emotional rollercoaster like no other. It is a story about real life; undeniable love with ‘wrong timing’, unrelenting soul ties, and second chances. It is a story of grabbing life and love by the horns and doing the best you can with what you have in the time that you have it.

William and Layla have a love that is simply undeniable. It’s magnetic, it’s passionate, and their chemistry literally leaps off of the page. Neither time nor inconvenient circums
Jenny Charles
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much every Danielle Allen book makes you emotionally invested in the characters. And Broken Clocks is no different. Layla and William's relationship was an emotional rollercoaster. When two people who absolute love each other but life and situations try to get in the way of their happily ever after. I rooted for them throughout the story, hoping that ever obstacle thrown at them they will overcome but sometimes life may have other plans. When you thought they finally got over something, b ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh...I just finished reading Broken Clocks and if my heart would stop vibrating with so many indescribable emotions, right now, maybe then I could write this review, logically. In a few words, I am tore up from the floor up!

I love this cover and the story contained within has stolen my heart. I smiled. I giggled. At times, I cried, cried so much I had to wipe my tears to even see the words on the kindle. I yelled. I awed. I wondered if true love could overcome it, all. "You are the fir
Alex Kinley

This book should’ve been called Broken Tear Ducts because mine have a leak. Layla and William were the epitome of the relationship goals hashtag. They were complicated individuals in an imperfect relationship with understandable ups and downs and a sex life to be envied.

Broken Clocks felt so real. I appreciated the beauty and the care of the writing. It was excellent and my absolute favorite from Danielle Allen. I highly recommend this book.
Read Dee
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t even know where to start!

Time is so short. We take for granted that people will be in our lives forever but we never know.

Danielle Allen’s books always have me in my feelings but this one right here...I was not ready. I was literally boohooing and cracking up laughing . Runny nose and all. Tears for both happiness and sadness.

I think this has beaten the Back to Life series as my favorite book from Danielle Allen. It was absolutely fantastic.

But what happens to William? Where does he g
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