|Print List Price:||$11.99|
Save $9.00 (75%)
Fracture Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The story is told entirely from the first-person perspective of Nora. When I read first-person romances, I prefer to hear from both main characters. With only hearing Nora’s POV, Declan quickly became a guy I wanted Nora to punch instead of fall for. The synopsis doesn’t lie – Declan is rude, unappreciative and not the kind of guy I like for my story heroes. With no real explanation as to why he might be like this, the reader is left surmising that he’s just a big, grunty jerk, and that Nora takes way more crap than she should.
It’s still a good read, though. The war-zone environment gave it the unique flavor that made up for Declan’s asinine behavior. I know some readers will love Declan and his major-alpha-male nature, I just wasn’t one of them. That aside. the book still gets four solid stars, because that intense feeling I got at the beginning never wavered and is still sitting with me as I write this review.
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher / tour agent in request for honest feedback.
Author:Amanda K. Byrne
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Fracture by Amanda K. Byrne was a 4 star read.
Nora is an american girl who is stuck living in Bosnia.
Nora is still suffering from the loss of her fiance Ryan and see’s a chance to help Declan since she wasn’t able to help Ryan. She gets some friends to help her get Declan to a safe place and she gets pulled into being his caretaker. Definitely not as far as she was planning on taking her help.
Declan is a photographer/journalist who was badly beaten and is relying on Nora to help him. These two discover that they are a great support for each other.
I’m human. I’m not immune to hormones, and ones I thought were long dead are waking and starting to mutter.
The relationship that these two have was humorous and intense at moments. At time’s I wanted to smack Declan up for being so mean. Nora was a very strong woman and I give her lots of credit for her strength, not sure I could be that strong. The secondary characters added a great element to the story. This was a great read for the location and what they were surrounded by. Amanda does a great job of pulling you in and keeping you engaged in the story. Thank you Amanda for a great read.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club
Declan is a photojournalist on assignment and apparently the soldiers thought he photographed something he shouldn't have. Badly injured, he is unable to be moved so Nora must go find her doctor friend that runs the clinic. Declan refuses to let her leave him at the clinic and despite her protests, the doc and her friends move this stranger in with her into the flat she used to share with Ryan.
Declan is quite the enigma. He alternates between closed off surliness and caring, charismatic attentiveness with no apparent rhyme or reason between the two. He goes hot and cold so quickly as he starts to recover that Nora gets whiplash. Nora isn't an easy woman to fathom either. She shut down emotionally after Ryan's death but the fighting can still induce panic attacks. Declan's moments where he is not being a churlish bastard inspire feelings she neither wants or needs in her opinion. They eventually give in to their physical needs but dance around each other aside from that.
The overall tone of the book screamed bleakness and desperation. Hope doesn't exist in Nora's life anymore; she is certain she will eventually die in that country with no one who cared for her, but Declan seems determined to change her mind at times. He alternates between giving her hope against her better judgment to closing her out entirely until she finally breaks. Realizing what he has done, he tries to fix his mistake but it may be too late.Read more ›
Nora is having flashbacks to the day her fiancé took a beating as she sees the soldiers beating another Declan. She knows that she has to save him. As the doctor fixes him up he won't let go of her hand. As Declan heals Nora takes care of him. He’s rude and tactless. He’s arrogant. Dismissive, but he invades her barriers. Nora doesn't want to feel but Declan makes her. This is a story of a Nora who is left in a war torn area and has not way to escape. Declan is on assignment in the area when he is beaten. After he is healing he is pulled out by his agency. He convinces Nora that she needs to come with him.
This story covers so much. A war torn area that is filled with violence, destruction and heartache. Friends that work together to get what they need to stay alive. Two strangers that become so much more. As Nora learns to trust and love another she see that she can depend on someone to help her.
The setting and characters of this story will keep you turning the pages. Nora is a strong female that has lost everything but continues on. Declan can be rude and arrogant but provides the support that Nora needs at times. Even the secondary characters had unique personalities. The everyday danger of living in the war zone will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.
Will love prevail and heal two people? Can they escape the war zone alive? If you want a dangerous, intense, exciting ride then pick up this read.
"I kissed you so if you started mumbling some man’s name in your sleep again, it would be mine." By the way the Irish accent will have you swooning.
I received a gift copy in exchange for an honest review. Read and reviewed for Stories and Swag Blog.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fracture by Amanda K. Bryne sucked me in and constantly left me wanting more!
This story is so powerful and different from anything I have ever read before. Read more
this is a beautifully written book. it has a feeling of sadness to it which makes the story very black and white. this story will have you on edge from the start to the finish. Read morePublished 1 month ago by emma obsessed book reviews bramley
This was a suspenseful read and was at times so terrifying that I was holding my breath. I know that this was supposed to be a romance but the love story really didn't develop as... Read morePublished 14 months ago by ~Nichole Hart ~ SPRR
This book is simply beautifully written.
There is a seam of tension, and an overall feeling of melancholy and sadness which, for me at least, makes it feel like the... Read more
From the opening you might want to stop reading and think you made a mistake and this is not a contemporary romance:
My heart stops. Read more
The book pulls at your emotions through the vivid picture of destruction, Hell, hopelessness, and finally hope and comfort. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Samantha Pereira
Loved this book! Picked it up on a whim and so glad I did! It's totally original! It broke my heart but put me back together again quite nicely!Published 15 months ago by Amy Jones