Monday, 29 May 2017

Review: L.M. Halloran's "Breaking Giants."


A rockstar romance unlike any you've read before...

When I meet Julian Ashburn, the reclusive frontman of indie-rock legends Breaking Giants, I do what any sane woman would do. Embarrass myself, then insult him. Because you only live once, right?

Besides, keeping my distance from the enigmatic, songwriting genius is an act of self-preservation. Julian is dangerous—a pool of kerosine to my pyromaniac. I have a weakness for broken men.

But sometimes the stories we tell and the songs we sing—about family, love, and ourselves—have to be rewritten in order for us to grow. Call it Fate, or stars aligning, or cosmic accident, but I'm about to find out that of the two of us, Julian isn't the broken one.

The greatest love songs break your heart.

If you’re lucky, they heal it, too.

Review: Jo 

The synopsis to this book begins with "A rockstar romance unlike any you've read before.." and that was so damn true. With a love story that was messy, challenging and completely unpredictable , "Breaking Giants" had me gripped the whole way through. Rose and Julian were a complex pair that I wasn't sure were ever going to make it, but with so much fiery passion between them, I couldn't help but root for the couple from beginning to end. 

"Don’t you get it? You and me, we’re not walks on the beach and romantic dinners. 
We’re a supernova. A fucking black hole.”

I absolutely loved the heroine of the story, Rose. With a big heart and a witty nature she was so much fun to get to know. I wanted so much for everything to work out for her, however there were moments in the story that made me want to cry for her and I wondered if she should walk away. The path of true love never runs smoothly so they say and for Rose and Julian that was definitely true. 

"My body is his song—he knows every note."

It wasn't so easy for me to love Julian and there were times when I really disliked his actions. I don't think that I have ever changed my opinion over a character as much as I did for Julian. He had me going around in circles over and over again. One minute I liked him, then the next minute I loathed him and for that reason I found it extremely hard to sympathise with his reasons for being such an infuriating man. 

I loved the writing in this book, especially when it came to the beautiful song lyrics that are scattered throughout the chapters. I also loved the scenes between Rose and Julian that were centred around their music. The pair truly reminded me a little of Johnny Cash and June Carter. And I love the movie "Walk the Line" so this was certain to be a story that I would love. 

“You’re it. Everything. I’m yours. Tomorrow, today, and yesterday.” 

This book was one that kept me on my toes, that's for sure, but I did believe in Rose and Julian's romance, most of the time. And when all was said and done, love finally conquered all and I could give a big fat sigh of relief! If you fancy a rockstar romance that's just a little bit different then the norm, This one is well worth the read. 

This was my first novel from L.M Halloran, but I'm sure that it won't be my last. 

"Breaking Giants" gets 4 hearts from me.

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