Title: Causing Heartbreak
Series: Unbroken #2
Author: Regina Bartley
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 30, 2014
Sometimes in life we can’t help who we fall in love with, no matter how hard we try. No matter what type of person they make us become. Wren Porter knew that first hand. Her best friend’s brother, Dane Evans’ was the only guy she’d ever had eyes for. He was, “The One.” The one she was supposed to marry someday. To grow old with, but it was hard to love someone that would never love her back.
After revealing to Dane that their one-night-stand had resulted in a pregnancy, she knew that the baby would be her only real link to the boy she loved. After tragedy strikes, Wren was left feeling like her heart would be broken forever. But hearts were made to mend, and people were made to love. And when an unexpected person comes into her life, it forces her to feel, something she hasn’t done in a long time. She thought it was too soon, and that she wasn’t ready. What she didn’t know was that love doesn’t come when you expect it or when you’re ready. It came crashing in at the craziest of times, and when you thought you’d never be able to love again.
Would she ever fully recover from the boy that would forever cause her heartbreak? Because the green-eyed boy wanted her whole heart and nothing less?
It’s time to stop running, stop hiding, and start learning where the true escape lies. Everyone will face heartbreak, but not everyone will find love.
Causing Heartbreak is the sweetest sort of love story. Ripe with heartache, Wren’s journey does not hesitate to make you feel. Regina has a great writing style that wins me over every time. Her work is filled with witty banter and pop culture references that keep this story fresh and fun. Her characters are complex and imperfect, establishing themselves with their unique voices and complicated histories. This book is well paced, giving me ample time to connect to the characters and understand their struggles before catapulting me into the chaos of new and unexpected love. Wren and Bentley’s book is heavy with emotion, gripping my heart from the start and taking me on a beautiful journey of grief, healing, new beginnings, and family.
Wren came across as the hopeless romantic, made cynical by tragedy. My heart hurt for her and I really wanted her to find a way to believe in love again. She felt like the best friend you desperately wish happiness upon. Every moment of emotional agony she endured added to this beautiful girl, giving her a quiet strength that warmed my heart. Bentley is the adorable guy-next-door that knows how to melt your heart with just a few words. He loves hard and his devotion to the people he loves is absolute. He isn’t your typical BBF, refusing to be categorized by his profession, wealth or sexual prowess. He’s just Bentley, simple and imperfect in the most wonderfully genuine way. As far as BBFs go, he was a breath of fresh air.
Wren and Bentley have a great chemistry that continues to grow as Regina fans the flames. While Wren is sarcastic and throws up walls at every turn, Bentley is straightforward and unafraid to be vulnerable. When it comes to admitting what they want, they clash as often as they click, and it somehow makes them work. The sparks between them are obvious and the tension builds as Wren and Bentley fight to contain the fire. Regina Bartley doesn’t play coy with the emotions fueling this story. She doesn’t hesitate to launch the hard stuff at us right from the beginning. The emotional tone for this book is set early and as we got to know them, it really encouraged a deeper connection to these characters. Causing Heartbreak is at times, melancholy, hopeful, unexpected, overflowing with love, and undoubtedly heartfelt. Get ready to get swept up in Wren and Bentley’s story!
This man had such an effect on me. He made my palms sweat. He made me fidgety and un-girly like. He made me laugh, when all I really wanted to do was cry. Those damn green eyes made me want to look so deeply into them that I’d get lost.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Unbroken series:
Escaping Heartbreak (Unbroken #1)
Lasting Heartbreak (Unbroken #3)
Regina is a Contemporary & NA romance author from Kentucky. She loves spending time with her family, and in her free time she can be found behind her computer or a good book. To learn about her new releases or upcoming events, or just to see what she’s chatting about, you can visit http://www.reginabartley.com/