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Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home and no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other.
When a tragic accident took Mike away from Layton and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focused all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He made a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache.
Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger in New York City and happily followed him there.
The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things got too far. Whitley made a promise to herself and found the courage to do the one thing she thought she'd never be able to do.
Fleeing with her best friend, Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past.
Will Layton and Whitley learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, keeping them both alone and broken?
©2014 Kelly Elliott (P)2014 Tantor
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By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 03-16-14

Kelly Elliot is the diva of mushy heartbreak!!

If you’re a fan of Kelly Elliott’s Wanted Series, then you will absolutely enjoy this new series. Just like all of her other books this one is full of hot steamy scenes as well as many sweet swoon worthy scenes. Broken is the love story of Whitley Reynolds & Layton Morris. Whitley is running from her ex. Abused and broken, she moves from New York to a small town in Texas. She wants a fresh start and has permanently sworn off all men. That's her plan until the day a sexy cowboy named Layton finds her stranded on the side of the road with her broken down car. He finds her cursing at the car and very distraught that she's going to be late for her very first client meeting. Layton Morris has not had an easy life. He's had obstacle after obstacle put in his life. It seems as if every one that he loves and cares for ends up leaving him. His mother died of cancer when he was young. Shortly afterwards his dad abandoned him and his older brother. Both brothers struggle to survive with just one another. Now years later Layton has lost not only his brother but also the love of his life to his friend. So, Layton pushes everyone away and refuses to allow anyone close because everyone he loves always leaves him. That's his plan until the day his CG walks into his life. When these two first meet, I instantly fell in love with their constant back & forth witty banter. From the very beginning they had this easiness around one another. I loved watching how they both struggled with their feelings toward each other. It was so overwhelmingly romantic and the main couple, Layton and Whitley were so perfect for each other. It was almost, ALMOST borderline too perfect, but it had just enough grit and angst to keep them imperfectly perfect. I really did love the story. My 4.5 star review is based on the fact that I thought they fell in love a little too quickly. I wish there had been a little more of a buildup of their relationship.  Regardless, I am a HUGE fan of Kelly Elliott's work. I love her writing style and the ability to make you fall hard and fast for her characters. This is the first in Kelly's new series Broken and it was amazing. I can't wait until Reed and Courtney's story comes out. 

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By Jill on 03-28-14

Watch out for sudden outbursts of laughs and tears

What did you love best about Broken?

This is a truly unique story that is well written by an outstanding author. Most of the twists and turns are not expected. You feel like you know these characters and you want to give them the strength to fight for their love.

What does Shirl Rae and Nelson Hobbs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am personally in LOVE with Nelson Hobbs. I have listened to every book he has ever narrated! He has that smooth southern drawl that could met butter on the coldest day!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

City girl with many secrets meets playboy cowboy and together they learn to pick up the broken pieces and become one.

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By Lucyanna on 08-22-15

No longer broken

Where does Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High but I loved book 2 of the broken series better I've written a review of that book as well <br/> But I did read this series in order and glad I did

Who was your favorite character and why?

loved Courtney who is the main character for book 2 I enjoy her her story with Reid better

Which scene did you most enjoy?

there are so many the wedding the make love parts

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Un-Broken Hearted

Any additional comments?

if you enjoyed this book please read book 2 was better in my personal opinion

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By angela on 03-14-14

in love with this series

Where does Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is one off my top audio books :)

What did you like best about this story?

I love how two broken people that have something happened to them and how it stop them from opening up and letting in !!

Have you listened to any of Shirl Rae and Nelson Hobbs ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Nelson Hobbs before love his voice and how he tells the story ,not here shirk Rae before but she did a good gob to :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes wen there told them what had happen to them it made me cry

Any additional comments?

Love kelly Elliott so much and how she tells the story :)

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