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Rescuing Broken

(The Kane Brothers #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  367 ratings  ·  62 reviews
He thought he protected her future. But she never escaped her past.

I enlisted so Evie could have the future she deserved. She was smart and sweet and confident; I knew she would change the world. Until I returned seven years later to discover she’s never left. And she’s not the same girl I kissed good-bye.

Heartbroken over Jax, I went to my last high school party for
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Published June 6th 2018 by Gina Azzi
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 6, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Military)
Actual Rating: 4.25 stars

Rescuing Broken is the first book in the Kane Brothers series. Each of the books can stand alone as they are interconnected but featuring different couples. Gina Azzi is a new author to me. I bought this book because I think the cover is gorgeous and the plot sounded intriguing. Sometimes when I pick up a book based on the cover I find myself disappointed because what's inside doesn't meet my
Debbie DiFiore
Too long apart

I hate long separations and this one was seven years. He went to war and she had something traumatic happen to her and it is a trigger for most people so be warned. I knew though from the beginning and most people will figure it out long before you know for sure. It's sad and she Totally shut her life off for seven years. He loved her and wanted her back but I wasn't sure if I did. He just annoyed me at first but he did grow on me. They both made mistakes and they both paid for
Lisa Aiello
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: military-romance
What an amazing second chance story! Evie and Jax are childhood sweethearts, planning their life together. Evie is on her way to a military education and to serve her country. Jax is planning to follow along with her. Jax suddenly enlists and goes off to find himself and the man he can be. It throws a complete wrench in Evie's plans and she's left behind, hurt and lonely, and not understanding why Jax did this. Then something horrible happens to her, and the day before she is to leave for the ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Whoo Gives A Hoot
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: give-me-books, 2018
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I am a huge fan of both second chance and military romances so I was super excited to get my hands on this book and discover a new author all at the same time! Gina Azzi's writing is a beautifully poetic and heartbreakingly real story that will convince readers that second chances really do exist. Jax and Evie's journey will pull on every single one of your heartstrings and leave you craving more after each chapter.

Jax and Evie were high school
Melanie Maloney
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A second chance military romance with a storyline that is super important with all that is going on in our world today! PTSD from any type of traumatic experience is a serious issue that needs further exposure! Great work Gina Azzi!
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This second-chance military romance book followed high school sweethearts Evie and Jax. Jax decided to join the army, doing several tours overseas after high school instead of following Evie to NY/West Point together. As if that weren’t enough, another traumatic event occurs (for each of them, actually). And seven years later, they up in their small southern town (where they grew up) and run into each other.

The characters felt real, and I liked how they interacted with each other- pushing
K.R. Conway
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Rescuing Broken by Gina Azzi

I'm a sucker for a good romance book, and Rescuing Broken by Gina Azzi didn't disappoint. I love how the author took two characters, once high school sweethearts, and brings them back together, though both are now shadows of who they once were. Jax, the military man, is suffering from battle wounds that ended his career and the life of one of his closest friends. Evie, a once bright and fierce military-minded high schooler, also had her life implode at a party her
Kim Carter
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I would like to thank Gina Azzi for the opportunity to provide an honest review in exchange for an ARC. Ms. Azzi is a new to me author, Recuing Broken is the first in the Kane Brothers series and I eagerly await Denver and Carter’s stories. RB is Jax and Evie’s story...high school sweethearts...until Jax enlists in the Army and Evie plans for West Point...until the unthinkable...Evie doesn’t go and pushes Jax away, but it’s 7 years later and Jax is back. A second chance romance, I found the ...more
diann bryan
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this story!!!
What if you were given a second chance? A do over?
Would you take it?
This story of Jax and Evie isn’t your typical run of the mill love stories. 7yrs. Apart is a long time. Getting home from the Army Jax never expected to see Evie but now that he does. All 7yrs vanished for him.
This is a must read to find out what happens next...
Gina Azzi wrote a Beautiful story that will inspire many to take the second chance.
Zafi  Reads
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rescuing Broken isn't just a love story. It is a story of second chances and grief. It is a story about regret and forgiveness. It is a story of hope and the strength to pick yourself back up again and finally move on.This story was beautiful and moved me to tears so many times.It is a truly captivating read!
Lynn Thinking out loud
I voluntarily read an advanced copy.
Evie and Jax's story is tragic. This book is full of the feels. It was a very believable story and the characters were relatable.
With that being said, this story was not for me. I require a few elements in a story for me to really enjoy it. Sadly this book only had one. That being the happily ever after.
This book wasn't bad and for most I'm sure they will like it. It took me two weeks to read this book. Just because I couldn't get into it.
Danielle S.
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love a good second-chance romance. Throw in a military man and I’m sold!

Evie & Jax were high school sweethearts. She was determined to follow her mother’s footsteps and be a career, Army General. Jax, well, he wanted to find his way too, wanted to be good enough for Evie, become something she’d be damn proud of.

So, in order to make that happen he enlisted too. She should’ve been happy, right? Wrong. Him leaving broke her. And then it broke them. And then, one traumatic night,
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5*

Jax returns home after being wounded whilst serving, expecting to hear that his ex Evie had achieved great success. It's the reason he left and enlisted in the first place: to give her the future he felt she deserved. He is shocked to find her still in town and a shadow of her former self and only his brothers know what happened to her and they're not telling. Evie was already broken by Jax's decision and she was further broken by what happened eroding her trust and faith in men
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book totally surprised me and blew me away ! I didn’t know what to expect and went into this blind. It touches on some very graphic topics but doesn’t delve too deep into the details if that makes sense. It does give more of the characters emotional reaction then the actual situation itself . This one is so hard to review without spoilers ! Evie and Jax were high school sweethearts. They both had their futures planned out but when it all goes wrong they end up breaking up . 7 years later ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Oh my..this book made my heart clench, made me tear up, and made me believe in second chances with your one true love! Once I started Rescuing Broken I had a heck of a time putting it down. The storyline pulled me in and HARD. I found it to be sweet, beautiful, heart breaking, and wonderfully, sweetly romantic.

Evie and Jax were sensational characters. I loved getting to know them and watching Jax treat Evie with utter kindness and respect and the way he was all
United Indie Book Blog
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it

Sometimes we make decisions with the best intentions for all parties involved and sometimes we hit and sometimes we miss butbthat is life .....and then some of us are blessed with a second chance , if we're lucky .... Evie and Jax were of the lucky ones ....

Evie and Jax were a unit and fuctioned as one until descions are made , lives change , hearts broken but theirs is a journey of love , healing and forgiveness

This story pulled at my heart strings and the characters climbed into my heart and
Renee Entress
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, second chances, and heartbreak.

This is Evie and Jax’s story. Evie and Jax were in love and planning there life together. When Jax suddenly enlists and goes off alone she is left shattered. While still being hurt from that she has a horrible thing happen to her before she was to leave. So, years later when Jax returns he is surprised to find her still in town. She is not the same sweet girl he left behind. He wants a second
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
A super sweet second chance Rescuing Broken definitely brings forth all the emotions with Evie and Jax’s story. High school sweethearts, they were separated by life choices but the love between these two never died and it shows from the moment they see each other again. But Evie’s past after Jax left has haunted her for years and made her a shell of herself.
As Jax works his way back into her heart the truth of what happened after he left keeps a wall between them. While I loved the sweetness
If you are a fan of second chance romances (and who isn’t??) this one is definitely worth your while. Jaxon Kane (Jax) and Evie Maywood (my Maywood, love Jax’s nickname for Evie!) haven’t seen each other in 7 years. They thought, as did their friends and family, that they just had a high school romance that ended when they became adults and went their separate ways. But when they see each other again they realize what each other went through in those 7 years apart and the demons they both are ...more
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
“Rescuing Broken” is a heartbreaking love story that tugs at your heartstrings. At the heart of the story is the need to overcome wrongs and learn to move forward with what's left. I'm at once in awe of the strength of character Evie presents, thankful for the service our military personnel, and outraged by some crappy behavior!

The story is told in a back and forth style, chapters switching between Evie and Jax. High school sweethearts who thought they had it all planned out...Jax ended it to
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and loved the characters! For those of you old-school Outsiders fans, Jax’s older brother Denver is very reminiscent of Darry from the Outsiders But anyway, Jax is handsome, playful, romantic, loving, and caring. Although battling his own demons when he first returns, Jax quickly becomes a man determined to earn and embrace a second chance with Evie.

Through flashbacks and memories, there are different sides of Evie presented in this novel including her being smart, funny,
Kathy Rouchelle
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazingly good, heartbreaking, and healing read. Wonderful second chance at love book that will have your emotions running wild. A beautiful woman with a broken spirit. A handsome young man with a broken body and mental scars. Together, can they heal each other and along the way, find what they once hand and revive a love so strong, that it awakens from somewhere deep inside and takes them into their future?

The characters are beautifully written and a bit complex in each their own way.
Patrick Hodges
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One thing I've always adored about Gina Azzi's books, from the very beginning, is that she excels at writing characters that are immensely relatable. They could so easily be people you know, and because she so wonderfully breathes life into her characters, they FEEL real. You feel their pain, their turmoils, the "warts" that they try to hide but ultimately can't.

Jaxon Kane has left the army after three tours due to a shoulder injury sustained in combat. He returns to his small hometown to rehab
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this story! This is the first book by Gina Azzi that I have had the pleasure to read. Also this is the first story in the Kane Brothers series, so I am extra excited about that!

This story is about Evie and Jax and how they navigate their way through the figurative land mines in the years that separated them, the things they experienced while they were apart and the love that is still there. Even after everything that has happened to the both
I Love Story Time
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, julie-jules

5 Stars!!

“Knowing her changed my life. Falling for her changed everything.”

Gina Azzi wrote a beautiful story about love, heartbreak, and second chances. She also wrote about a sensitive topic that may be hard for others to read, though it is written in a gentle manner. Unfortunately, Evie’s story is one that breaks her and changes her plans for her future. It not only changes her life, it changes her as a person. She’s no longer the happy, strong girl everyone once knew. Especially not the
Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 Stars!!

“Knowing her changed my life. Falling for her changed everything.”

Gina Azzi wrote a beautiful story about love, heartbreak, and second chances. She also wrote about a sensitive topic that may be hard for others to read, though it is written in a gentle manner. Unfortunately, Evie’s story is one that breaks her and changes her plans for her future. It not only changes her life, it changes her as a person. She’s no longer the happy, strong girl everyone once knew. Especially not the
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I will say that I was invested in this story until about a third of the way through until things began to taper off for me. As the story went on and other characters were introduced, there were far too many unnecessary scenes that ultimately did nothing to advance the story.

Now I get it... this is the first in a series and the author is building relationships between characters and with the reader, of course. But there was so much introduction to these auxiliary characters that I felt
💋Meme Chanell Book Corner💋
A second chance romance Jax and Evie were high school sweethearts. Whom were supposed to have a life together until Jax joins the military and Evie does not want to stay in any contact with him. Jax claims he did it for Evie for her to follow her dreams, but she never did. Seven years later she is not the same woman at all. She never left town she is a shell of herself. She is rail thin with bones poking out. She doesn’t do well with touch.

But in the beginning we are not told at all why she is
Becky Claxon
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is very good. It is about second chances and forgiveness. Evie and Jax were high school sweethearts and planning to go off to college together. Evie’s mother was a general in the Army, her brother enlisted, and she was planning to go to West Point. The next thing she knows, Jax has enlisted in the Army and leaving her. She is heartbroken and doesn’t understand. Seven years later Jax comes home to recover from a physical wound and the mental wound of losing his best friend in a battle. ...more
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