Broken by Lies

Broken by Lies

by Rebecca Shea

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I had no idea how much I would love Alex the day he walked into my life.

He changed everything.

The way I breathed.
The way I thought.
The way I loved.
He brought me back to life.
He gave me strength and a safe place to land.

And then he broke me.

Finding Emilia was a chance to do something good for once in my life.

I wanted to change.

She believed I was her savior.
I ached to be.
She found her way into my heart and claimed it as her safe place.
I should be telling her the truth about me...instead I break her with lies.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151627184
Publisher: Rebecca Martinez
Publication date: 02/13/2015
Series: Bound and Broken , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 592,930
File size: 593 KB

About the Author

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today bestselling author of the Unbreakable series, inlcuding Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven. She spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her son's football games or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca lives in Arizona with her family. Visit her at

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Broken by Lies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Jennl2102 More than 1 year ago
I had the absolute pleasure of receiving an ARC of Broken by Lies by Rebecca Shea for review! I absolutely loved it!!!!! I am so happy I had the pleasure to read this book. Everything from the characters to the plot line was written to absolute perfection. The characters were described beautifully and the plot line was dynamic and detailed. Overall, this book was absolutely phenomenal! I will definitely be rereading this book as well as recommending this book to everyone I know. This is a definite 5 Star read! If I could give it more, I definitely would!!!
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
Wow! This is the second book that I've read by this author and it grabbed me and held me through the whole thing in one sitting. Emelia's story is heartbreaking and what she has experienced in life, no one should have to go through. Alex looks to be a saint by taking her in, but he is really the devil. Can love change a person? Will Alex and Emelia get a chance to be together or will Alex's life keep them apart? This is part 1 of their story and there is a cliffhanger at the end. I can't wait to dive into book 2. This book was a web of lies and deception and took a new turn all of the time. I loved it! On to book 2!
SusanReads1 More than 1 year ago
Broken by Lies is a mafia based storyline that is a romantic thriller. It is full of suspense, intrigue, heartbreak and romance. What you think you know is quick discounted with the plot twists! OMG....THE.PLOT.TWISTS!!! The cliffhanger...mind blown! Thank goodness book two is available now for a seamless read. I am diving right in.
SusanReads1 More than 1 year ago
Broken by Lies is a mafia based storyline that is a romantic thriller. It is full of suspense, intrigue, heartbreak and romance. What you think you know is quick discounted with the plot twists! OMG....THE.PLOT.TWISTS!!! The cliffhanger...mind blown! Thank goodness book two is available now for a seamless read. I am diving right in.
LoraJ More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 out of 5 stars WOW! The emotions in this book are off the charts! For real, I could hardly put it down once I started. From the first time the Alex & Emelia literally run into each other at the seedy motel their hearts are connected and the story just keeps getting more and more intense. Emelia is the typical poor girl looking for her second chance, but recognizing her fate as what it is and accepting her life. Alex is the son of the cartel leader who has been thrust into the leadership after his father is incarcerated. He has everything he could ever want and is drawn to Emelia for reasons he’ll never understand. This story was a roller coaster of emotions that took my heart on the journey it wasn’t really prepared for when I started this book, but wouldn’t want to miss out on now that I’ve experienced it. The reason for only 4.5 instead of a full 5 is because I saw the big surprise coming long before it came along in the story. It wasn’t really thru any fault of the author, I was just putting the pieces together and recognized things. I really enjoyed the story and can’t wait to continue with this series. *** I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review ****
DannyJeffbooks More than 1 year ago
Broken by Lies was an enjoyable read. I felt it flowed really well and the story kept my attention throughout. It was suspenseful and had twists and reveals that I didn't see coming which really gave the story a nice edge. The romance element of the story was a little "insta love" for my tastes and I would have loved Alex and Emilia to have had a bit more time together where their relationship built and developed. That being said, they were likeable and I really was routing for them. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough over the last few chapters, and boy this book ends on an almighty "What" but no worries, book 2 is available now and I will be diving straight in to read the conclusion to this story. 3.5 stars I was provided with a copy of this book from the Publisher; there was no inducement or obligation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooo good great story line
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters and all the twist.... please give Alex and Amelia a happy ending. All though I like Sam, Alex and Emilia belong together.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It ends but then doesn't give you closure, or explains what actually happened afterwards. Even if it's the worst possible outcome, give some closure to the ending. Not a good result...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters written with such passion that they run through your veins as you read the words that give them life.  Rebecca Shea is a master at crating characters that I become so entangled with I am literally talking, encouraging , and yelling at them as I read their story.  They become real to me, and for me that is what I love about reading.  All of Rebecca's books have done this to me.  The stories she creates start with the love of her characters.  The emotions , the suspense, the heartache  ran through me like waves consistently pounding into a shore.  I loved this book , and can't  wait for more of the story to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I can't wait for the next book. I know Alex has done some bad things but I really feel sorry for him, Sam and Emeila. I hope we don't have to wait to long for the next one.
BecsG More than 1 year ago
Wow! This was quite the roller coaster! And what an ending! When I finished the book, I stared mournfully at the page, my hands seemingly surgically attached to the sides of my Kindle, heart pounding lost in a sea of bewilderment. How can it just end like that? I knew it wasn’t going to conclude – I was counting down the remaining percentage on my Kindle with an increasing sense of doom – we were going to be left hanging, twitching for the next instalment like a addict awaiting a fix. Rebecca Shea – you sure do make junkies of us all This is the story of Emilia, who’s grown up in abject poverty in a trailer with her feckless and depressive mother (her father having bailed seemingly seconds after conception!). After the loss of her mother, she goes looking for her father who pretty much slams the door in her face. My heart broke for Emilia at the beginning of this story. She cuts such a lonely figure – so desperate for love, so naive. She’s like the ultimate prey for some waiting predator to come along and snap her up. I felt so sorry for her – especially with the abrupt and heart-breaking dismissal from her biological father. Enter stage left – Alex. Never could a young girl have been more prime for falling into bad company than at the moment when he first sets eyes on Emilia. They’re like the lion and the lamb – he’s from a different and very dangerous world and, even though he thinks he’s protecting her, he’s putting her in deadly peril by taking her into his world. He should have just carried on driving by that fateful day and, instead, look where it has all ended! I was very absorbed straight away as I always am by a Rebecca Shea novel – her style is engaging and draws you in and I found myself lost in the story almost instantly. Emilia’s devastation at the beginning was a palpable thing and I rapidly got into her mindset. The alternating POV works very well here allowing us to hear from both of the main protagonists and you need to hear from Alex as he really did have me wondering what on earth he was up to for a large part of this novel. I did really enjoy this – it’s very suspenseful and atmospheric as it builds towards its pulsating conclusion but I did feel that the book could have been at least 100 pages longer. A lot happens and a lot of it too quickly for my liking, especially the last 25%. It’s shock after shock without time to absorb and reflect – we’re hurtled from one startling revelation into the next and I really wanted to slow down at this point and see how the characters were feeling and reacting but it wasn’t to be. Emilia and Alex fall in love a little too quickly – I would have liked to have seen a longer build up there too. Emilia was rather too trusting – she just accepts that this devastatingly good looking stranger hanging out at a seedy motel by night only has good intentions. She’s massively naive.  So, in conclusion, a good and suspenseful romance but I needed it to be a little longer to get deeper character development and just to see more of their feelings and emotions but it’s a humdinger of a cliffy and I’ll definitely be back for more. 3.5 deceitful stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rebecca shea has done it again!! *A MUST READ*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!