“Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane….”
Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Beachwood Bay—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.
Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Beachwood to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.
A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken?
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content.*
As a kid, Juliet McKenzie spent every Summer at her family beach house in Cedar Cove. Aged 18, her mom decides on one final family holiday before Juliet goes off to college to start a new life. Then Emerson Ray literally crashes into her life and there begins a whirlwind romance.
All those books and movies and poems I’ve read, this is what they were preparing me for, the day when a strange man smiles at me, and makes me forget who I am.
But then tragedy strikes. And Juliet is left feeling feeling broken and lost and alone. She vows never to return to the place she lost both her mother and the man who owns her heart.
No warning sirens were going to save me. I guess you never really know the danger, not Until you’re the one left, huddled on the ground, surrounded by the pieces of your broken heart.
Now, four years later, Juliet has built herself a new life. She is weeks from graduation, has a job waiting for her and is in a relationship far different from the hurricane love she experienced with Emerson.
I barred shutters over my heart, and found myself a steady breeze to love.
But now she’s forced back to Cedar Cove with the plans to pack up her family beach house and get back to her life in the city as soon as possible. But with every great story, things never go to plan, and it doesn’t take long before she finds herself face to face with the man who ripped out her heart all those years ago. There’s no denying the sizzling sexual chemistry and intense bone crushing love that these two still feel for each other and Juliet soon finds herself sharing some extremely hot stolen moments with him.
But her heart still aches from the past and Emerson pushes her away like he did that fateful Summer four years ago, so she makes her way back to the city to a life she was never fully living. But then she discovers the real reason Emerson left her and she realises she needs to fix it.
The story was well written and gripping. You could feel the emotions that Juliet went through: the heartache, the sadness, the lost and lonely feelings, despair, hope, desire and a love so strong you think your heart might burst. The supporting characters were great and I hope to hear more from Garret and Lacey. If a story of all consuming love is what your after, then Unbroken is the book for you.
“I’m going to love you forever, Juliet McKenzie. And I’m going to spend every day proving you’re the only one.”
“You don’t have anything to prove,” I whisper, “you’re my hurricane Emerson Ray. I’ll always be yours.”