Book Review: Broken by Lies (Bound and Broken #1) by Rebecca Shea

Broken by LIesSynopsis

I had no idea how much I would love Alex the day he walked into my life. 
He changed everything. 
The way I breathed.
The way I thought.
The way I loved.
He brought me back to life. 
He gave me strength and a safe place to land.
And then he broke me. 
Finding Emilia was a chance to do something good for once in my life. 
I wanted to change. 
She believed I was her savior.
I ached to be.
She found her way into my heart and claimed it as her safe place.
I should be telling her the truth about me…instead I break her with lies.

5StarReview

What can I say about Broken by Lies, well first its defiantly the best work Rebecca Shea has done, she outdid herself with this one. While reading this your going to experience so many different emotions, your heart will break, your mind will be totally screwed with, and you’ll have several WTF moments. Of course let me mention there is a HUGE CLIFFHANGER that will leaving you saying oh no did she really end it like that, so if this bothers you I suggest you wait for book 2 due out in June.

Emilia is a beautiful, broken young woman, she doesn’t come from money nor a big family, all she has is her mother, they live in a trailer, and what little money they have goes to food, bills.
Emilia’s life is turned up side down when she comes home to find her mother dead. The only person she truly loves and relied on has left her alone in this world. With little money she has she decides to hop on a bus to Phoenix, Arizona in search of the father she has never meet. In hopes that he will offer her some assistance and want a relationship with her.

“You were the brightest star in my darkest moment. Every wish, every dream, every hope, I had that vanished was replaced with something better….you.”

While in Arizona things for Emilia don’t go the way she has planned. Left alone again and no one to turn to, until she meets the handsome, mysterious stranger Alejandro “Alex” Estrada. Alex is taken by Emilia and her innocence with the need to help her out by offering her a place to stay until she gets back on her feet. Alex does nothing but feed her lie after lie about how he earns a living, you see Alex is the master mind behind a huge cartel, he despises the business he has no choice in the matter to run it because his father is in prison currently. Even though Alex continues to live his life with lies, one thing he isn’t lying about are the feelings he’s developing for Emilia, even though being with him places Emilia in a great amount of danger. Alex will stop at nothing to have Emilia and keep her safe.

“Everything I’ve never felt for anyone else, I feel for her.”

Alex is left with no choice but to tell Emilia the truth about what he really does for a living, when an agent named Sam starts getting closer to Emilia and snooping around in Alex’s life. This is the part of the story when things begin to twist and turn. So buckle up and enjoy the turbulence.

What will Emilia do once she learns the truth, will she stay or leave?
Can they both survive with all the lies and deception, how much can they both take is the real question??

Broken by Lies is written in both Alex and Emilia POV, which I loved because you get to experience his emotions and find out what an incredible man he really is despite what he does for a living.

“I’d give it all up for her, for the chance to live a normal life with her.”

Angela