Review: Bent Not Broken

Posted July 15, 2015 in Blog Tour, review, romance Tags: ,

Review: Bent Not BrokenBent Not Broken (Cedar Creek, #1) by Julia Goda

Also by this author: Be Here Now, The Girl Worth Fighting For

Life has taught Ivey Jones early on that with trust come pain and betrayal. Out of survival she has created walls around her to keep anyone from getting too close. Though she lives in her dream house in the Rocky Mountains and loves being the owner of the town's quirky little bookstore Serendipity, her life is narrow and governed by strict rules that she never deviates from…until Cal Bennett enters her life. For the past nine years Calvin “Cal” Bennett has stayed away from Ivey, thinking she deserved better than to be saddled with a single dad who has never been good at relationships. Until a few chance encounters show him what he’s been missing and he can’t stay away any longer. Little does he know he’s got a fight on his hands that he might not be equipped to win. Shadows from Ivey's past lurk in the dark, ready to strike and bring her low once and for all. But Cal swears he will do whatever it takes to break through that wall of steel to win Ivey’s heart and keep her safe.



I loved the character Ivey. She was a realistic abuse survivor. I love that she didn’t just fall in love right away; she waited 9 years before she felt that she could move on. And when she did, it was with someone she was at least somewhat familiar with for those 9 years so it seemed more realistic.

Tommy is the sweetest, cutest little boy ever! I want to read a book about Tommy when he grows up because I just know he will be a wonderful man!

This is your classic broken girl meets alpha boy plot but I liked it. I felt that it is well written and enjoyable. This is a great sweet, contemporary romance if you are looking for one!





I found Cal a bit too much at times. I love a well written alpha; something was just off about Cal for me. Sometimes it was just the way he said or did things that sort of bothered me. Was it enough to make me dislike the book? No, I still think its an A book; it might have been an A+ if I wasn’t bothered by him sometimes.



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