RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Broken Hearts by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Broken Hearts
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Series: Light in the Dark #5
Release Date: August 4, 2017

After everything we’ve been through, I thought we could weather any storm.
But this is one thing neither of us ever saw coming.

Jace and Nova have learned to roll with the punches—they’ve had to. The last few years have been bliss-filled and better than they imagined, but they’re ready to take the next step.

The problem?

Life apparently has other plans.

Sometimes you have to fight for what you want, and for Jace and Nova they’ll have to battle this war together or lose it all in the process.

Micalea Smeltzer serves up one seriously angsty sequel to Jace and Nova’s story with Broken Hearts. Picking up shortly after Dark Hearts left off, Jace and Nova are living their happily ever after when life throws them a series of curveballs that would change their relationship forever. My heart ached and soared and sang and shattered as I experienced this journey alongside the couple. Micalea Smeltzer definitely didn’t pull any punches, putting Jace and Nova through the wringer repeatedly over the course of this story. Through it all, their electric chemistry and significant connection continued to outshine the darkness, bringing a much-needed sense of hope to an otherwise emotional rollercoaster. This couple continued to captivate me with their delightfully snarky banter and unexpectedly sweet moments, ensuring that I was once again riveted to this novel from start to finish.

“Sometimes we wait for things because we’re scared. I don’t want to go through life denying myself things because I’m scared. That’s not me. It’s not us. We’re wild and chaotic.  A storm that can’t be contained.”

Jace and Nova both go through some serious growth as their story progressed, surprising me at every turn with their strength and incredible resilience. I loved seeing this couple come unhinged, even if it meant completely obliterating my heart in the process. There was something so beautiful about their unmistakable vulnerability. Both characters felt utterly raw and undeniably genuine, making it easy to relate to their heartache and invest myself further in their journey. While I definitely found myself cursing the author a time or two as I read, there was no doubt that this couple had the kind of real, gritty and unapologetic love that would see them through any storm. The obstacles Jace and Nova faced in this book only served to further the depth of their connection and left me with no choice but to fall harder for this duo than ever before.

“Confession—” I whisper and he turns his attention to me. “I used to dream in black and white but now it’s in color, and it’s all because of you.”

I absolutely adored seeing more of Cade, Rae, Thea and Xander – their presence and role in the story giving Broken Hearts that overwhelming feeling of family I’ve come to love from this collection of colorful characters. Although decidedly darker than previous books in the series, Broken Hearts managed to capture all of Micalea Smeltzer’s signature sass, sizzle and sweetness. This book made me laugh and cry and swoon, guaranteeing that my heart wouldn’t be the same by the time all was said and done. From the enchanting writing to the whirlwind pacing, everything about this story was perfect for Jace and Nova. The world Micalea Smeltzer has so effortlessly brought to life with this novel is vibrant, breathtaking and overflowing with heart-stopping emotions. Topped off with the kind of epilogue that leaves your heart bursting at the seams, Broken Hearts is a powerful and stunning conclusion to Jace and Nova’s epic, must-read romance!

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Don’t miss the rest of the Light in the Dark series:

Rae of Sunshine (Light in the Dark #1)

Rae of Sunshine

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When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark #2)

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Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark #3)


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When Constellations Form (Light in the Dark #4)


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Author Bio


Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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