Broken by Kelly Elliott

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This is a tender, sweetly intense romance, with a positive message for abuse survivors. The Layton/Whitley love story is satisfyingly sentimental and warmhearted.


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, no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other.

When a tragic accident takes 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 focuses all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He makes 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 living 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 go to far. Whitley makes a promise to herself and finds 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 they both ever learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, keeping them both alone and…


About Kelly Elliott

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Kelly Elliott is the author of contemporary romance, including the Wanted series. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter. Nelson Hobbs lives on the sand with a classical guitar in one hand and a glass of sangria in the other. His villa on the beach is lined wall-to-wall with a coveted library of romantic classics. His voice resonates in this paradise which has led to the natural transition to audiobook narrator. Arika Rapson (formerly Escalona) is originally from Portland, Oregon, and is currently based in Fall City, Washington. She grew up devouring books and discovering new worlds through fantasy and fiction. As an audiobook narrator, she has performed a wide range of genres, from classics to contemporary thrillers, children's books, urban fantasy, and chick lit-including Cat Adams's Blood Singer series-as well as stranger-than-fiction true stories. She has also narrated a variety of educational videos, apps, and video game characters, and she is the ongoing voice for Amazon Kindle's how-to video series.
Published November 16, 2013 by K. Elliott Enterprises, INC.. 291 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Dec 15 2013
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Below average
on Dec 16 2013

They both seemed flawless in their looks and it was a bit of a turn off. It seemed like there was nothing wrong with them. After they got together, the fighting just stopped. It would be a lot more interesting if they continued their back and forth when they started dating.

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Reviewed by Catherine Langrehr on Nov 24 2013

This is a tender, sweetly intense romance, with a positive message for abuse survivors. The Layton/Whitley love story is satisfyingly sentimental and warmhearted.

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