Yet nothing ruins a
perfectly good suicide attempt worse than a handsome do-gooder. After William
O’Reilly convinces her to take one last ride with him, Charlotte finds herself
forgetting about her own problems and enjoying a world of which she never
Now addicted to the
rush of fast cars and cool criminals, Charlotte finds herself leaning less
towards the ledge and more toward the arms of her savior. But with reasons of
his own for keeping Charlotte safe from herself, William is reluctant to
involve her in his criminal undertakings. Will his career choice keep them
apart? Will Charlotte’s painful past?
4.5 Emotional Beautiful Stars
Breakdown is the
first book I have read by this author, I was given a copy of this book in
exchange for an honest review so here goes....
This book was much more than I expected I know
that sounds like an odd thing to say but that’s the only way I can describe it.
The blurb tells the reader that this book is
about Charlotte trying to commit suicide but that really doesn’t express how
deeply the author delves into the characters mindset.
Charlotte or Jumper as William calls her is so
incredibly sad, her desolateness just pours out of every word Amanda Lance
writes for her and I felt it. I felt an instant connection to her and I
genuinely worried for her.
I’m going to be honest an say that I don’t care
what William has done in the past or what he does for a living I absolutely
adore him!!! He is literally Charlotte’s guardian angel. I love that he is
sweet and kind and thoughtful about everything he does for her.
I felt like William and Charlotte have a deep
connection and I was completely absorbed by the tentative relationship they
The street racing, dodgy dealing and all the
other stuff in this book sort of paled to background noise, William and
Charlotte was really the only thing I paid attention too.
I really liked this book, it was
a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me, Charlotte pain was so evident and
consuming that when William started to impact her life I honestly smiled with
the feeling of hope that started to shine through.
I don’t want to giveaway any spoilers but I will
say that this book has a happy ending.
There were random things that I have to rant a
bit about though; William gets Charlotte involved in his dodgy dealings which
is sooooo not cool!! And although they get a HEA I kind of needed to know if he
got honest or if her continued to live his less than legal life??
I really got involved with this story, I loved
the couple and I really needed Charlotte to find a reason to live and thrive,
this book gets 4.5 stars from me.
A native of New
Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal
Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA
in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite
authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.
When she isn’t
writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her
other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her
next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.
I Read Far Too Many Romance Books
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