Thursday 23 June 2016

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review ~ Broken Love (Love #2) by Jillian Dodd

Cade & Palmer’s story is FINALLY here! 

Book Description:

After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense. 

But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.

The kind neither had ever experienced.

But they were destined for heartbreak.

She was his best friend’s little sister. 

He was her talent agent.

And they were dating in secret. 

When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose. 

The kind neither have recovered from. 

Six years later, they still hate each other. 

But the universe seems to keep throwing them together. 

When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.

Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?

BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love. 

The Love Series is a series of STANDALONE novels featuring a different Crawford sibling. They can be read by themselves. However if you do with to read them all, they are best enjoyed in order.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“The heart that truly loves never forgets.” – Proverb

Broken Love is the second book in Jillian Dodd’s love series, in the first book we read as Cash Crawford got his happily ever after but now another Crawford was in the mix, Cade.

Cade Crawford was Cash’s older brother and he had been in love with Palmer Montlake since she was fifteen. They had already had one bite of the cherry and it didn’t work out, but now their paths cross once again... Jillian Dodd delivers forbidden and second chance love in this slightly angsty, slightly emotional but incredibly swoon worthy story. My heart well and truly melted.

“I’ve got it so bad for you I may start writing poetry.”

Palmer Montlake was the younger sister of, Pike and Pike was Cade’s best friend. It is bro code that you do not mess with your best friend’s younger sister, but these two truly loved each other. Pike had entrusted his sister, Palmer into Cade’s safe hands as her agent but Cade made her wait six years before he gave in, he cherished his friendship with Pike but at the end of the day, the heart wants who the heart wants and his heart had been beating for Palmer for the past six years. Palmer was insistent that they kept their relationship a secret and when Cade proposed they were finally going to tell everyone, until one stupid argument, one stupid misunderstanding that blew everything to shit, including his friendship with Pike. That day, Cade not only lost the love of his life, he lost his best friend too, he lost everything and the other mantra…you should never mix business with pleasure.

Fast forward another six years and their paths cross once again, weddings have a habit of bringing people together, but for Cade and Palmer a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. Can they get past their past, can they air their differences, will they even give the other light of day? Well it seems that fate has other ideas and it seems that events keep pushing them together. But will history have a habit of repeating itself?

“My mother says love is based on strong emotions and that strong emotions polarize us. That’s why I can both love Palmer and hate her at the same time. And right now, I hate that I still love her.”

With a Jillian Dodd book I know that I will finally become a girly girl for a few hours, the world is a happy place where hearts and flowers and grand gestures are the everyday norm for her leading men and Cade is no different, but they never have it easy. Jillian Dodd never fails to feed the hopeless romantic that is forever present in my heart. Her books always make me sigh and swoon and they always leave me feeling hopelessly happy. I will say though, that Broken Love felt different from her norm and I loved it. This book had so many great plot lines none more so than Pike and Cade’s friendship itself. This book was hot, seriously, seriously, hot, Jillian Dodd really nailed that passion, that connection, that desperation that only soul mates can deliver, I found myself championing these two from the start and while I wanted to batter Palmer at times, I could understand her reasoning to an extent.

“The passion I feel now is bolder. It’s audacious, dauntless. Every touch – every kiss – is familiar, but it’s laced with the kind of desperation only true love can bring.”

Jillian Dodd delivers Broken Love predominantly through Palmer and Cade’s point of views, however she does give us a few from Pike’s and they were extremely welcomed. Pike plays a pivotal part in Cade and Palmer’s story and for me, this felt as much his story as that of Cade and Palmer’s, however, I desperately want him to have his own book. Pike was an adorable character and one that I want to get to know better.




We clink our glasses together then down the shots. The groomsman passes me a lime wedge, but I shake my head, causing him to pull me aside. 

“My name’s Jared,” he says with a cocky smirk.

“I thought this was supposed to be a no-names night?” I reply, giving him shit, even though I have no interest in him. 

“It is. But for you, I’ll make an exception. You need to know what name to say when I make you scream later.”

Cade comes up from behind Jared, clamping his big hand down on Jared’s skinny shoulder.

Jared glances back at Cade. They share some kind of a look that causes Jared to immediately ditch me. He saunters over to Tory and throws his arm around her, which earns him a hint of a smile from Cade.

“So does this mean you’re not married?” Tory asks Jared.

“Nope, I’m single as a Pringle,” he replies.

I expect Cade to say something to me, but instead he turns away. 

I’m not sure what just happened, but I think it was some guy-code thing. 

And it pisses me off. 

Tory sees the rage on my face, takes my hand, and drags me off to the bathroom. 

“What’s wrong?”

“Did you see that!?” I rant, as we step inside the ladies’ room, finding a long line. “Cade cock blocked me! Not that I wanted that guy’s cock, because you already called dibs on it, but Cade didn’t know that!”

“Since you don’t have a cock,” she replies. “I think it’s called blocking the box.”

“Oh, no,” the girl in front of us says. “It’s called twat blocking.”

“I thought it was boxed,” another woman says.

“Baseball players call cock blocking stealing signs.”

A voice from inside one of the stalls yells out, “It’s called clam jamming.”

Pretty soon everyone in the bathroom is giving us their opinions. 

“Twat swatting or twat stopping.”

“Beaver dammed.”


I shake my head at Tory. “Whatever. It really shouldn’t matter what part you have. I got cock blocked because I will be having no cock tonight.”

“There’s still time,” Tory says. “You can have the groomsman. You need to get laid worse than I do, honey. It’s been far too long.”

“But why would he cock block me and then walk away?!”

As soon as the words tumble out of my mouth, Cade’s mother steps out of one of the stalls. 

I put my head down, hoping she won’t notice me and, thankfully, she squeezes past us without saying a word.

“Holy buckets,” Tory says when the door closes behind her. “Wasn’t that his mother?”

“Uh, yeah. You can kill me now.”

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Want to meet the other brother? 

Vegas Love 

  About the Author:

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

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