Author, Amy Daws
released A Broken Us
but now she’s
clock to go back
to where it all began…
THE PREQUEL TO A BROKEN US:
College love never hurt so good.
The dreaded friend-zone…
The last place I ever want to be with college basketball God, Jake LaShae.
I am losing my mind trying to figure out what this gorgeous
and confident man wants from me.
I need to break through his walls.
What is it about me that makes him not go there? What am I lacking?
When a mind-blowing betrayal knocks the wind out of me,
and I think I can’t feel any lower…Brody stumbles into my path—barefoot no less,
and sexy as hell. His direct and mouth-watering swagger is a breath of fresh air.
The feelings this man gives me are like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
But Brody has a past.
A past that makes it nearly impossible for him to trust me and let us
become us in whatever capacity that may be.
Just when Brody and I truly connect,
just when I think that finding my soul-mate in college isn’t a total joke,
Jake comes back into my life…and messes things up…possibly for good.
I look back out the window and am floored when I see Brody standing there with a big goofy grin on his face. I stand up in shock and walk through a row of computers closer to the window to figure out what’s going on.
He smiles even bigger as I approach, then holds up a finger, indicating to wait one minute.
He fumbles in his backpack lying on the ground next to him, and presses a white sheet of paper up against the window. I squint to read it.
I FORGOT TO GET YOUR NUMBER.
I laugh out loud at his message, to which Parni and a few other students look up at me and train their eyes on the Brody Spectacle as well. I run back to my desk, grab a notebook, and quickly write my number down. I return to Brody’s eager eyes and hold my paper up. We’re now separated by two feet and one pane of glass.
He smiles, then quickly grabs his phone out of his pocket and enters my digits. He holds up one finger again, and reaches into his bag and presses another sign against the window.
DOES THIS MEAN I CAN CALL YOU?
I laugh out loud again.
“Oh for the love of God!” Parni reprimands, but I ignore her and nod enthusiastically to Brody’s dark blue eyes. He reaches into his bag and pulls out another piece of paper.
JUST MAKING SURE.
I continue shamelessly beaming back at him, and he swaps his paper with another.
YOU LIKE SAILING?
I furrow my brow and shrug my shoulders, unsure how to answer that.
He shakes his head and gives me a look that he’s disgusted. I laugh out loud at his adorably comedic expression.
SERIOUSLY, WHO SAILS?
Before I can even get a chance to laugh again he presses another sign up against the window.
I MADE GOOD USE OF MY TIME IN CLASS TODAY.
I give him my best impressed look.
I’LL CALL YOU.
I bite my lip and nod, returning his wave goodbye. I turn on my heel and my Brody-buzz is pummeled at the sight of Jake standing in the doorway with a brown bag of food in hand, looking visibly shaken. We lock eyes and my smile fades instantly at his somber expression.
Becoming Us was one of the books I was most looking forward to this year and I was for sure not disappointed. Myself personally I read the Second book(first published) in the London Lovers series but you can read either of these books first but I would recommend to read Becoming Us first. It set to be a prequel and would add a lot to the story if you would read it first.
Okay so I am still completely fangirling over this book. I read it over a week ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I was honestly expecting the story to be more cutesy romance and I am so glad I was wrong. What I got was so much more and I am so happy to see Brody and Fin again.
So I really liked Fin in A Broken Us but I hadn’t necessarily seen the strong outspoken girl the characters kept on saying she was in that book but I give the girl credit after finding out about what she did. (sorry not spoiling that :P) So I was always curious what the characters meant and in this book we get to see that especially when she meets Brody and their relationship grows. The scene with Jake was perfect and I loved it. She really grew as a character as well especially from the crush with Jake to her time with Brody.
Brody!!!! I love Brody! I loved seeing the two of these characters interacting and having their romance time since we didn’t really get to see to much of that in the next book in the series. Something is just so attractive about a character that is just so up front about his feelings from the start! Anyways I didn’t think I could love him anymore than I did but was proven wrong and I am so glad for that. Honestly he’ll probably be on the top of my book boyfriends list for a really long time!
I also felt that the problems and actions of the characters were really realistic compared to a lot of contemporary romance novels out right now. Finley was a typical college student as well as Brody which made them really relatable and the problem they had like unrequited love and just finding their own identities was believable and really relatable to the general public.
I also really love all of the secondary characters in both of these novels. They all are really interesting and you instantly want to hear more about them and their own pursuits. We got a lot of hints of the characters and their personalities and possible stories which makes you really excited for the next book in the series. As of now I know there is a third book coming out hopefully soon that I think will be following different characters and I am really looking forward too. At this point I don’t care who it follows but I really hope we get the chance to see more of the characters we have already seen and of course a little update of Brody and Finley.
I would for sure recommend this book(and series) to anyone. Its got a great romance and makes you feel all the feels. From giggles to tears and is for sure worth every page.
*If you’re new to Amy Daws…we recommend reading this new release, Becoming Us, first and, A Broken Us, second! Though they can be read in any order. 🙂
Amy lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy’s first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. Amy’s contemporary romance books are a part of the The London Lover Series and currently have two installments out with more to come. Amy’s inspiration for writing is and always will be her six precious angel babies and her daughter. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.