by Izzibella Beau
Genre: New Adult Romance
Could this be the record for the worst name to give a child, Ayma Kuntz. Welcome to Ayma's world and the other Bayshore students as they contend with the drama, romance, and heat that fills their days. Broken - Book One of the Assumption Series centers on Ayma and Colton. It follows them through the first half of their senior year in high school. A year when life should be exciting, fun and happy...but sadly, it isn’t always like that.
Ayma comes from wealthy divorced parents. Her mother has made her life a living hell from the time she was born and named. Her life has been planned and designed to make her a replica of her mother; a socialite living on Bay Shore. Ayma is trying to break that mold. She wants to be nothing like her mother, but really doesn’t know who or what she wants to be. She has her limited friends, but lots of nemeses, low on the social ladder, and a name that will haunt her forever.
Then along comes Colton, He’s who every girl wants or every guy wants to be like. Colton is the opposite of Ayma, he’s not rich, has a supportive family, tons of people who want to be his friend, but Colton feels he is damaged at best. He has a past, one that includes time in jail.
Ayma and Colton seem to balance each other out, they aren’t supposed to be together, they are complete opposites, yet the attraction is one they can’t fight for long... Will his past catch up and tear them apart or will they be able to pull through all the obstacles created to break them apart?
Broken is how both of them feel. Can they help each other fix the damaged pieces of their lives or will unforeseen circumstances keep their lives forever shattered?
This review is from: Broken (Assumption series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
*I recevied this book free in exchange for an honest review*
This book has potential. It could be a good YA story. But spending hours sifting through the dragging, slow, repetitive massive book I just read, makes it hard to enjoy. It would need a bit of editing before it's potential is revealed.
I highly disliked Ayma. She was boring, one dimensional and as much as she liked to tell you her life was boring, the reader feels her pain. I thin just because your character is telling you that her life is boring, doesn't mean that the story has to be as well.
I felt nothing of the chemistry in this story. The "romance" just happened. It was hard for me to feel anything for it. There's no development, nothing to really make me feel for them as a couple.
Like I said, I think this story has a large amount of potential. I feel it could be a decent YA story. But as it is now, it really needs a lot of work. It couldn't hold my attention as it is.
Izzibella Beau is an aspiring writer currently residing on a farm in South Carolina USA. She is married and has 31 children; 3 biological and 28 canine. She earned a bachelor and master degrees in criminal justice from Saint Leo University. She also has many graduate hours in the disciplines of teaching and public services. Ms. Beau in now part of the awesome authors of Beau Coup Publishing LLC. Broken: Book One of the Assumption Series is her first attempt at novel writing. To date, this particular series will have three books based on the lives of BayShore Academy high school students, Ayma and Colton. the series will continue though with each additional book focused on another dynamic character (s) from the series. Ms. Beau enjoys writing, reading, taking long walks, playing with all her children, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is an animal lover and will contribute a portion of her royalties from the Assumption Series to animal rescue and shelters nationwide.
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