Broken Beats

Broken Beats

by D. Kelly

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Single father
Three things I never thought I'd be by thirty, yet all my daily reality.
This is not the life I would have chosen, but it's the hand I've been dealt.
I love my daughter.
I loved Belle.
I'm not interested in more heartache.
Relationships are a thing of the past.
Until I meet her -
She's the awakening I desperately need, but one I'm not sure I deserve.


Everything happens for a reason.
Time heals all wounds.
You're too young to give up on love.
They say that, but they're wrong.
My world crumbled when my fiancé died.
Then I met him
He's flawed in the same ways.
Broken in the same places.
Scared of the same things.
He looks at me like I'm his salvation.
And I want to be, but an open heart means risking a broken one.

Broken Beats is the second spin off novel of The Illusion Series. This book can be read as a stand-alone novel but the characters from the previous books do intersect and there will be spoilers from the earlier books.
*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - sexual situations, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161291412
Publisher: D. Kelly
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 118,456
File size: 879 KB

About the Author

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.
Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website:

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Broken Beats 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Millionreads 3 months ago
D. Kelly always brings the tears, though this book is not quite the emotional roller coaster past books have been. Haddie and Darren are perfect for each other. They both have experienced great loss and can relate to each other in ways others can’t. While there is drama, the drama is not due to lack of communication, which is refreshing. Haddie and Darren actually talk to each other and communicate their issues. I love the openness of their relationship. While I do feel that their relationship progressed rather quickly, the story didn’t feel rushed. The ending was perfect.
HeatherLM 3 months ago
I have been anxious to read Darren’s book for a while. I was not at all disappointed. I think I love him even more now. He’s still reeling from losing his fiancé, Belle, six years ago. He is an amazing dad to their daughter, Cadence. But he is missing companionship that only a significant other can give. While out playing pool at Just an Illusion, he meets Haddie. He is instantly attracted to her, but it takes a little finesse to get her to go out with him. I adored Haddie. She has also lost a fiancé and is ready to get back out there. She is a plus sized woman with insecurities and is hesitant to get involved with a celebrity. However, she can’t deny they’re perfect together. I loved watching these to imperfect people find perfection together. I also enjoyed catching up with the rest of the crew.
DorisB 3 months ago
Absolutely Amazing!! I have loved the BAD guys from that very first book and this book is just added to that list. Sure I’ve read a lot of good books but this stands out because of the emotions this author can pull from me. I hate to cry but this book had me doing it all over again. Darren’s story is heartbreaking after losing the love of his life and having to try to keep going to be the best he could for his daughter Cadence. Time has passed and Darren is just plain lonely …and afraid to give his heart to someone with the possibility it could be broken again. I loved Haddie right from the start. The chance meeting these two had was meant to be. This is a must read that will be a book that sticks with you. And if you really want to get the full affect you should read all the books in this series because every one of them is outstanding.
CRISSYM 3 months ago
4.5 STARS!!! I've been wanting Darren's story ever since I finished the previous book in the Illusion Series and it did not disappoint. This second chance at finding love story is one I think all romance readers will enjoy. I'll be recommending it to my family, friends and book club. Darren and Haddie's love story is one that is touching, heartfelt, uplifting, sweet and steamy. I love that these characters have flaws and made mistakes, but I love them even more because they showed growth and opened their hearts again. It has it moments of drama and paparazzi is on the loose looking for a story. A friend feels betrayed, and a friendship takes a hit testing it's strength. The side characters were perfect and I loved that Sawyer and Mel was in this story along with the rest of the gang. Sawyer made me laugh a lot while reading this story. Nate and Cady's bond at such a young age in this story is a strong one and I'm excited to see where it leads. I'm hoping there's a book with their characters. However, this is one story you won't want to miss because the ending was perfect and deserving. I look forward to more books from this author.
Rina_S 3 months ago
The sign of a good book is where it brings out your emotions, making you feel like the characters, this story has blown others out of the water! This incredibly heartfelt story is at the top of my list this year due to the intense emotions I felt whilst reading. Darrens story is a rather Broken one, any wonder with all he has been through! Then he meets Haddie, her heart of gold, caring nature, it definitely feels like these two were fated to meet??!! Despite what they have dealt with in the past this book takes you on an incredible journey of family, feelings, love, and the most beautiful relationship to come out of it all! I shed so many tears! I laughed, I wanted to hug everyone! The author has done Darren so incredibly proud, its like she has thrown her heart and soul into the story to make me want to stay in their lives forever! Long Live the band members of BAD! It’s been an epic journey!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Wow, just wow! Like every book before in this series. This is amazing book. You learn a lot more about Darren and his sweet girl, Cady. We meet Haddie. She and Darren connect on a level that’s deep. They understand where the other is coming from. Without judgement and jealousy, they are there to help each other to grow. It is definitely a must read. Also seeing the kids a little more older is so great. How they are so connected at such a young age. I can’t wait to hear more from them.