By: Dominique Laura
Length: 212 pages
Published: April 13th 2018
At fourteen years old, I loved him.
So hard it hurt.
I loved him, but love isn’t what it was.
It was a game, a lie. And I would never be the same.
I fell in love with a liar, and when the truth was uncovered, he left my heart shattered and never looked back.
So I didn’t either. I moved on, went to college, and I lived my life without him, pushing thoughts of him away whenever they tried to break through the bubble I had created for myself.
I was twenty-four when he came back into my life, a month before I was set to marry someone else, someone who had pieced together the broken parts he had left behind.
I shouldn’t have agreed to meet with him, but I did. I had to.
My heart broke all over again.
My head and heart were officially at war.
I had a choice to make, and it should have been easy, but it wasn’t. Because whatever choice I made, head or heart, I knew it would break me.
When I read the synopsis of this book I knew it was one I wanted to read. I wanted to read it so badly I bumped it way up on my list and cut it into the middle of a book I was currently reading. It didn’t take me long to finish. It most definitely didn’t feel like it was a 200+ page book either.
The bad news is that I didn’t write the review up after reading it but 24 hours later and I had to go back and remind myself of the characters names and even what they had looked like. Yikes!!!
All I could remember was our female lead (Jade) was the naivest girl even for 14 that has ever crossed my path, male #1 (Sebastian/ Tian) had dimples and male #2 (Dylan) well he had amazing eyes. It seemed these three points were stressed repeatedly. Well not for Jade, her actions alone spoke for her. I found it a bit redundant.
The development of the story came in quickly. Following Jade’s point of view of a young teen to a young adult. Which really didn’t seem as though much growth was made during that time frame.
The plot though was interesting enough to me that I continued the book. I wanted to know what was going to become of Jade and her first love. This was not your standard love at first sight story and that is what really intrigued me. Often authors have an instant-connection and walla happily ever after here we come. But, that was not the case with Even If it Breaks Me.
Would I read this again? I probably would. It wasn’t poorly written, while the flow was a quick pace at least that was steady through the book. The timeline was always spot on and Laura never mixed up details or events. It was an easy read, just not the most memorable.