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JULIA
I never saw Noah Weston coming. He swept into my life like an unexpected storm, but soon, he was everything to me.
Until tragedy struck.
One day I was planning the rest of my life with my soulmate, and the next I was picking up the pieces of a love so strong, it broke me apart.
It took three years to put myself back together.
Three years until I was ready to move on.
I’ll
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Published February 15th 2021
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AJ
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
“I’m broken, but I’m yours.”

3.5 stars


A heartwrenching second-chance-romance that is chock-full of feels.

Julia and Noah were college sweethearts who fell in mad, all-consuming love. They had a blissful year together where they barely left each other’s sides, dreaming of their future, before it all fell apart, leaving them both devastated.

Three years later, and Noah is back, and he’s inserting himself in Julia’s life in all the ways – he gets a job teaching at the same school as she does, and he e
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Julia
No rating because I only got a chapter in.

I know pretty early on when a book isn’t going to work for me, and a big indicator is excessive use of words like “broken” and “shattered”. So yeah, it’s not you it’s me.
RavishedRita
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Characters-

Noah


Julia


Story-

Broken is a second chance story about Noah and Julia and how their relationship is repaired. Julia is healing from a massive break up and finally feeling more like herself after a long bought of depression. Noah is healing and recovering physically and emotionally but is determined to get Julia back. Throughout the story, there are flashbacks of the beautiful relationship they had in college and how it al
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Sheree
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


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The last person Julia ever expected to see again, the last person she ever wanted to see again, is in her town, at her school, invading her life. He broke her when he told her didn't love her back then. And now he's back wanting a second chance. She's adamant that he leave her alone, and not even up for the idea of letting him back to break her all over again. Unfortunately for her, she's never gotten over him, and will find it very hard to resist a penitent man intent on winning h
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Liyah P.
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Broken

Book recommendation comes from Unique Words LLC: Ill start by saying this was hard to read not in a bad way but that this couples journey to HEA was painful to read. Mrs. Sola you never disappoint and this story was some of your best work. You wrote Julia and Noah story so well that I felt Li's pain every time Noah brought back memories she was trying to block. I felt Noah's desperation when trying to get through to Li. I've never rooted for a couple the way did this couple and that cause
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Cara Ross
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
Evelyn Sola is a new author to me, so I didn't know what to expect when I started this book, but what I got was THE most beautiful second chance love story I have ever read.

Julia has finally gotten her life back together after her relationship with Noah abruptly ended after his accident, not only was she devastated by Noah's words, but also by the words and treatment of his family. Julia was heartbroken, devastated, and betrayed, but after 3 years she is finally ready to move forward with her li
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Book_Kraves
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shattered Wounded Healed


This is a beautiful second chance story. Julia and Noah went through 3 years of pain and suffering and needed each other to heal their emotional wounds. Noah was in a car accident three years prior, and his spine was damaged with the prognosis of never being able to walk again. Instead of letting Julia support him through this devastating time, he breaks her heart by ending the relationship. I understand Noah's reasoning behind his decision, but he selfishly decided that
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Amy J
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is really everything I needed. Its not your typical Alpha, after Alpha, after Alpha.. this man is sweet, sensitive, soft, but above all else, a true man. He is every woman's dream. He's in love and will stop at nothing to make sure his love knows she is his end game. His everything.

And can we say man bun?! *heart eyes*

Julia is strong, independent, and fierce.. all the positive things women strive to be. But she is also not superhuman. Julia is a well written character, her journey is
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Sarah
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Broken has quickly climbed the charts on my all-time favorites list. This book packed a tremendous punch. Evelyn Sola certainly raised the bar when she wrote this story. A gut-wrenching, rip my heart from my chest and then shove it back in second chance romance. Julia and Noah were both strong and amazing characters who have been through a lot. Hopefully we hear more from some of the secondary characters.

Isha Coleman
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Love is all heart and Broken delivers that in spades. Julia and Noah are a beautiful mess. What began with such promise ends in heartache and regret. Can a forever kind of love survive the damage that sacrifice entails? Sola is the best kept secret that romance has to offer. She shows the heart from every angle with a grace that is at times painful yet always inspiring.
Marilyn Diamond
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Noah West is in love with Julia Blake and he didn't care who knew it or who was against it. He was willing to beg her for forgiveness and he was going to any lengths to get his Soulmate back after three long years. I could not put this face-paced, mysterious, romantic novel down. Through working together, going against his family issues, and maintaining his health Noah was willing to fight potential boy friends for his woman. Loved it. ...more
Jeanne Richardson
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book I've read written by Evelyn Sola; 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 received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Lauren
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Julia & Noah are EVERYTHING! The most realistic, heart felt second chance book I have read in a very long time with the perfect amount of steam too! These characters were relatable, raw, and real. You felt their emotions coming from each page you read. Can’t wait to read more from this Author!!
Tracy Butler
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great Second Chance Story

I fell in love with Noah and Julia's journey towards forgiveness and love. The story is well written, addictive and engaging. I highly recommend.
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T.M.  Pigatt
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sooner

The story was long but good. I had hoped that Li would have forgiven No a little sooner, maybe have him a little understanding but I enjoyed the book.
SB
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this book. Noah and Julia had it all and after an accident it is gone. Noah returns to try winning her back and giving her the life they had imagined together. Noah is amazing, he is everything any girl would want. Julia has managed to put her self back together and is determined and strong. The two of the are perfect together and I was rooting for them as I read their story. Their families also play large roles in this story, showing that family really is important and that some ...more
Claudiareads
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it
A Second Chance Romance

I received an ARC on ‘Broken’ and newly discovered this new author. The main characters and side characters were written so well and you couldn’t help but love them!
The story was so realistically raw and angst to the point it had me crying after 10% of the book.

Julia Blake is the main female characters where after 3 years of a broken heart that was caused by her college sweetheart comes crashing into her life again to win her back.

They had that Instant Attraction and Lu
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Carmen Rodríguez
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Broken is a second chance romance, full of angst, love and passion. The characters are complex and round, not only the protagonists but every single one of them. The chemistry between Noah and Julia is off the charts, even when the hurt and sadness is too strong to cut through it.
Cheryl
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-reads
This review can also be found in Currant7 Recommends.

Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Julia Blake is a grade school teacher. She is hardworking, patient, and kind. Starting the new school year is an exciting time for her since she will be meeting new children to nurture and mold into upstanding citizens of the future. She is excited to be starting the schoo
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Erika
Feb 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Hum...

The book got too long and repetitive. It was just too mushy at times. Also it bothered me that we were led to believe that just saying sorry 1000 times would solve everything. As we saw with the doctor’s appointment towards the end there was still some residual issues. I would have enjoyed it more if they went to therapy to unpack what happened. Because let’s face it they had few discussions where they presented their issues before we got the « I’m sorry «  and moved on. They never really
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Melissa Machado
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing

  ***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***


Broken is a second chance contemporary romance. This is the first book I've read by Evelyn Sola and I thought it was phenomenal. It was unpredictable, well written, full of realistic aspects and an emotional roller coaster. The flow between their past and the present was well executed. Noah and Julia's journey is devastating and beautiful.

Noah is persitent and stubborn. He loves hard, has a jealous streak, and is full of deter
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Emma Maddie Emma
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
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Jennifer Hines
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
*I received this book free from The Indie Pen PR, LLC.*

The title of this book fits perfectly. First you have Julia, who is mentally broken. The love of her life not only broke up with her unexpectantly, but also told her he'd never loved her. Her mind and heart went into a downward spiral and three years later she still wasn't completely healed.

Then you have Noah, who was physically broken. After an accident he was told he'd never walk again. So instead of leaning on the one he loved he pushed h
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Erin
Feb 15, 2021 added it
Julia and Noah have that story book, written in the stars, predestined before we were even born type of love. The all-consuming, can’t sleep, can’t eat can’t think without you type of love. If you love that type of love, the type where you can feel how they love and how they hurt then this is the book for you. This is a second chance romance where the H and h have a rough road back to each other. We meet Julia and Noah as adults when they both “happen” to work at the same school as teachers and ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Broken was a hard read for me because I was upset at more than one person as I read it (not at the same time though), not to mention it had a lot of angst to go along with my rage so I became a plethora of emotional chaos while reading. Julia & Noah were planning a forever life together when tragedy struck, and Noah destroyed Julia. There was no reason to do what he did so I never warmed up to him whatsoever. Julia was barely ready to move on after 3 years when guess who pops back up in her life ...more
Ree
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A scorching hot and emotional romance that reminds us about the power of love and second chances.

"I'm broken, but I'm yours."

After a near-fatal accident, Noah Weston has never been the same. Fear of being half the man he used to be, he pushed away the only woman he knew he would ever love. Since his dreams were being crushed, he saw it to be only fair that she be allowed to move on without him. But after realising his mistake, he's back 3 years later. Hopefully, it's not too late.

"His touch was
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Cammyjoe
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesomeness!!

“I am broken, but I am yours “...That man steal my heart. Dayyyymmm!!! I have no words to describe Noah and his love for Julia , His Li. I might even reread this book because I am so taking by the characters. Even Nora!! she is a good mother, not perfect but she loves her boys.
Noah’s intentions were made out of love mixed with pain and a little selfishness, he didn’t want her to see him in a wheelchair almost a vegetable,he couldn’t see the domino effect that would follow. He destr
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Christine
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great 2nd chance romance!

Noah and Julia were romance goals until an accident ripped their lives apart. Fast forward Julia is moving on with her life, when Noah sweeps back in to win her back.

I am a sucker for 2nd chances, all of the angst makes you feel so invested in these characters finding their happily ever after together. The use of flashbacks made the plot feel like it is moving quickly even when our couple have not really moved forward yet. Our protagonists were well developed and it was
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Tiffany
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What can I say...this was a great book! I love the characters. I don't want to give too much away but **PARTIAL SPOILER** Noah and his family really pissed me off when a certain incident happened. Granted I can somewhat understand why Noah did what he did at that time, but his family....UGH! My heart hurt for Julia. It can be very hard to forgive and I really felt her pain. I felt Noah's too. Noah Weston...to quote Salt N Pepa....What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!! We al ...more
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A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.
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