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Bent Not Broken: A Cedar Creek Novel by [Goda, Julia]
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  • File Size: 1933 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Julia Goda; 1 edition (April 17, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 17, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00VKQEJU0
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The book was ok, yet unoriginal and needed an editor or a better one.

I recommend the author get her own voice vs borrowing someone else's. Kristen Ashley has a huge following and a very unique voice in her stories - and from the heroine to the hero to the setting in the small town you used it. The heroine's constant inner monologue and endearments for hero and his son. The hero's inability to form complete sentences and "alpha" personality. Most stories have a similar plot but it's always very obvious when the voice is the same.

I would give it 3 stars, but I can't considering how much the author ripped off KA.
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Overall Rating: 4.25 Rockin’ ''''
Overwhelming pain, agony and betrayal are the focus for the main characters in this beautifully written and well developed novel by Julia Goda. In Ms. Goda’s debut novel, we are introduced to Ivey and Cal, two souls that find a way to heal each other. They are bent but not broken and will work together to find their HEA.

Ivey Jones spent her early childhood watching her father beat her mother and then rape her repeatedly. When her mother checked out mentally, he turned his fist and punishment to her! Ivey finally escaped after high school and moved away to go to college. Free at last to be herself she lets her guard down and once more evil almost destroys her. Escaping once again from a brutal, abusive man she puts her past behind and strikes out for a new beginning.

Ivey drives half way across the country until she comes to a small rocky mountain community. The peace that she finds causes her to stay and put down roots. She has always wanted to own a bookstore and it seemed like fate when she saw the lease sign on the door. Ivy buys a home and opens a business, a bookstore called Serendipity. For nine years she has lived with walls built around her heart and soul, keeping the past in the past and not letting anyone inside. Everything changes when Cal stakes his claim!

Cal is a single father with a son that loves to visit Ivey’s bookstore. Since the first day he had laid eyes on her, he knew that he wanted more. But he had his own problems to deal with and felt like it would be a burden for Ivey to take on a ready-made family. She was beautiful, too good and didn’t need a man like him with all of his baggage. A man can only deny what he needs for so long and then he will do whatever it takes to claim his woman.
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By Nmmomof4 on March 21, 2016
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Overall Opinion: This definitely had a Kristen Ashley feel. I don't think it quite made it there though. I thought the H was very similar to a KA hero as well as the small towns setting with good supporting characters, but there were some major issues with the pacing that I never get with KA (see below pacing section for specifics). I really had issues with the major drama being at 90% and then we get an epilogue. I hate that! We need some happy times between the drama and the epilogue IMO! Overall with the pacing issues and all the skimming I did, I would rate it "just ok" 3 stars.

**See goodreads.com/NMmomof4 for my full review with spoilers**

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Ivey and Cal's story. Ivey moved to the small town and opened a bookstore 9 years prior to the story to get away from a bad memory of being beaten up and almost killed by her ex. Cal has always been aware of Ivey, but never made a move because he didn't want to stick her with a single Dad. One day, Cal decides that enough is enough and starts to strongly pursue her. There are some issues with her past demons that they have to face, some sexy times, some sweet moments, and some drama...but they get their HEA ending.

POV: This alternated between Ivey's POV and 3rd person POV focusing on Cal (kind of odd IMO).

Overall Pace of Story: Not so great -- and my biggest complaint. I did have issues with the overly extensive inner dialogue. I felt like there were some chapters that I even could've gone without and it wouldn't have taken away from the story. I skimmed a good bit (especially between the interactions of the h and H), and I don't feel like I missed anything. The ending was too abrupt for me too.

Instalove: Yes.
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Another book I should have read the reviews before buying. I tried, really tried to finish it but I seem to have a hard time reading books that have not been screened for Edit. It also read like a "diary" to me in much of the places which made it hard to stay focused on the story itself. And I did want to finish it to the end because I felt there was a good story line. Especially wanted to get to the danger that I felt would come knowing her ex-boyfriend should have been out of jail at the time. So sorry I could not give it a good review.
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Bent Not Broken is a 10++ fabulous story! If you're a fan of Kristen Ashley, I think you'll enjoy the style & story.

Ivey has been through the wringer, and she has major trust issues. But almost instantly, she recognizes Cal as someone she can trust. Subconsciously, because it takes a while for her to figure out that, hey, yeah, his actions SHOULD be pushing all my trigger buttons but they're not. Hmmm. *grin* The style & pacing of their story reminded me of KA, and it was a very good thing!

This story has it all, ALPHA alpha dude, sassy heroine, laughter, tears, heartache, healing - all done very well! Definite recommendation & I'll be checking out any other works by this author. : )
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