Broken Love by Jillian Dodd: Review

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Broken Love by Jillian Dodd: ReviewBroken Love by Jillian Dodd
Pages: 221

Series: The Love Series #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also by this author: Vegas Love

From USA Today Bestselling Author Jillian Dodd . . . A broken love story.
After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense. But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.The kind neither had ever experienced.
But they were destined for heartbreak.She was his best friend’s little sister. He was her talent agent.And they were dating in secret. When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose. The kind neither have recovered from. 
Six years later, they still hate each other. But the universe seems to keep throwing them together. When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.
Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?
BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love.
The Love Series is a series of STANDALONE novels featuring a different Crawford sibling. They can be read by themselves. However if you do with to read them all, they are best enjoyed in order.

Broken Love
Jillian Dodd

what i think

I enjoyed book 1, Vegas Love, so I was excited for Broken Love. You don’t have to have read Vegas Love to enjoy Broken Love; just know there are some character overlaps!

So, Cade and Palmer used to be a thing. In fact, they were engaged. Then shit hit the fan and they broke up and have avoided each other for 6 years. Cade is Palmer’s brother’s BFF so avoiding each other for so long was pretty impressive really! But of course, that avoidance won’t last and they start running into each other more frequently. Its obvious they still love each other. Her brother, though, is NOT on board with the idea. You get a few chapters in his POV which was interesting.

Dodd’s writing is exactly what I expect from contemporary romance. The hero is super swoon worthy and excellent book boyfriend material. The heroine is sassy and smart. There is the typical angst and drama, but you know that you will get the HEA you want. You will sigh and swoon as you read and you will enjoy the escape!


  • POV: dual 1st
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: famous, second chance
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: Standalone within an interconnected series
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise, Idol by Kristen Callihan, Wasted Words by Staci Hart…then you will probably like Broken Love!

where to get it

Kindle Unlimited

Other Books in the Series


Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.



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We clink our glasses together then down the shots. The groomsman passes me a lime wedge, but I shake my head, causing him to pull me aside.
“My name’s Jared,” he says with a cocky smirk.
“I thought this was supposed to be a no-names night?” I reply, giving him shit, even though I have no interest in him.
“It is. But for you, I’ll make an exception. You need to know what name to say when I make you scream later.”
Cade comes up from behind Jared, clamping his big hand down on Jared’s skinny shoulder.
Jared glances back at Cade. They share some kind of a look that causes Jared to immediately ditch me. He saunters over to Tory and throws his arm around her, which earns him a hint of a smile from Cade.
“So does this mean you’re not married?” Tory asks Jared.
“Nope, I’m single as a Pringle,” he replies.
I expect Cade to say something to me, but instead he turns away.
I’m not sure what just happened, but I think it was some guy-code thing.
And it pisses me off.
Tory sees the rage on my face, takes my hand, and drags me off to the bathroom.
“What’s wrong?”
“Did you see that!?” I rant, as we step inside the ladies’ room, finding a long line. “Cade cock blocked me! Not that I wanted that guy’s cock, because you already called dibs on it, but Cade didn’t know that!”
“Since you don’t have a cock,” she replies. “I think it’s called blocking the box.”
“Oh, no,” the girl in front of us says. “It’s called twat blocking.”
“I thought it was boxed,” another woman says.
“Baseball players call cock blocking stealing signs.”
A voice from inside one of the stalls yells out, “It’s called clam jamming.”
Pretty soon everyone in the bathroom is giving us their opinions.
“Twat swatting or twat stopping.”
“Beaver dammed.”
I shake my head at Tory. “Whatever. It really shouldn’t matter what part you have. I got cock blocked because I will be having no cock tonight.”
“There’s still time,” Tory says. “You can have the groomsman. You need to get laid worse than I do, honey. It’s been far too long.”
“But why would he cock block me and then walk away?!”
As soon as the words tumble out of my mouth, Cade’s mother steps out of one of the stalls.
I put my head down, hoping she won’t notice me and, thankfully, she squeezes past us without saying a word.
“Holy buckets,” Tory says when the door closes behind her. “Wasn’t that his mother?”
“Uh, yeah. You can kill me now.”
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