Once Loved (Shattered Past #2) by Cecy Robson

Posted December 5, 2014 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What it’s about
He’s the campus
golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy
Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica
Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more
explosive.

Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her
childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is
an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive
behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds
a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off
junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a
deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all
without Brody Quaid’s help.

Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0
student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited
Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t
break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting
more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in
real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked
away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.

Lety
knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows
how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than
sizzling desire to move on and build a future together.

 Release date: 1/20/15

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22890017-once-loved

Dorsey’s Review

4
Emotional Stars!
Well the one thing I can say about
this series is your emotions definitely run the gauntlet!! One minute I’m
smiling, then laughing, then almost in tears, and then madder than hell! And,
the cycle starts all over again!!! EMOTIONAL
ROLLERCOASTER
!
I absolutely LOVED Brody and Lety, both are college students. Brody is an
engineering student who’s the “big guy” on campus; he’s wealthy, an athlete,
popular, well liked and very charismatic. Lety is more of a loner, very driven
to succeed, but has a couple of close, protective, and loyal friends.

As with Once Perfect both of
these characters have baggage, especially Lety, she comes from one f’ed up
family situation!!  But, I have to say, I
admired her backbone and her unbelievable
courage
. Yet, my heart broke for her, for everything she endured as a child
and continued to deal with as she worked hard to put that part of her life
behind her.
When Lety loses her scholarship
because of her vile father, she takes a position with a very wealthy family,
caring for a disabled man and his young son. Because of her outgoing,
wisecracking personality, she wins over the surly man and the young boy is
instantly drawn to her. She becomes an
integral part of the family, and has no idea how much they will come to mean to
her especially after she finds out how they are connected.
Lety desperately loves Brody, but
because of her family life, and after seeing where he comes from, she attempts
to distance herself, trying spare him the shame she carries. Brody is not so
easy to shake off, he loves Lety and refuses to let go. Brody has his own
demons he must come to terms with, and when he reveals his family secret to
Lety, he finds out soon after that nothing is as he believed.  He must now deal with another family
betrayal, and with Lety’s help comes to terms with those revelations. 
I have to mention that I LOVED the interaction between Lety and
Edward Moore, the man she was hired to
care for, and the bond they clearly created. It was heartwarming to see
after all she’d been through with her own father. 
There is also plenty of Teo and Evie
from Once
Perfect
, and we learn what’s
going on with them (love Teo!)
Next up is Sophia and Killian’s book, Once Pure. We know some of Sophia’s
background, just not the specifics, but
just that she has endured some awful heartbreaking events.  I am hoping and praying that Killian doesn’t
have any deep dark secrets!! Selfishly I want him to concentrate on Sophia’s
healing and not on any issues he may have!!
*A copy of the book was provided by Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley*

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