Thursday, March 8, 2018

#ReleaseTour #ReviewBundle LOVE BROKEN by J.D. Hollyfield @EJBookPromos @jdhollyfield

Title: Love Broken
Author: J.D. Hollyfield
Genre: RomCom/Contemporary
Release Date: February 26, 2018

My name is Katie Beller, but the world, as of late, knows me as Bailey Swan, the love guru behind my bestselling book.
Want the shortened version? Here it is: 
Love was stupid.
A fake. A farce
Love was broken. 
Women everywhere were eating up my advice and fighting back against fake love. My book started a relationship revolution. And I stood by my story. 
Until I met Charlie Bates.
When I throw all my own rules and advice out the window after a week-long rendezvous, I start to wonder just how real my words were. Maybe love might be just a little more complicated than I thought. 
Maybe I’m the one who’s love broken.

I loved this storyline and the inside look at the “new author breakthrough.” The heroine’s insecurities and negative self-image are ones many of us can identify with, especially in the midst of a beautiful male cover model — I mean, come on, our fantasies have all gone there to some degree, we do read naughty books, after all. It is easy to constantly compare ourselves to others, those we feel inferior to, and difficult to believe compliments given. The heroine really gave our Hero a run for his money. He had his work cut out for him in his pursuit for the attention of this author and breaking down her fortress of self-preservation. 

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Love Broken is the ideal "insecurities rule my thoughts" romance. Justifications, judgements, and stereotypes rule the thought process of this heroine. In short, she is just as flawed as you and me! 

***(Pardon this tangent, I swear there's a point.) I once heard on the radio that a popular pop star divorced his wife once he saw The Notebook. His excuse was that they did not and would never have that kind of love. As a romance enthusiast, we can get pulled into the hype too. You may not openly compare your spouse or significant other to the Heroes but it happens. So when Katie/Bailey compares the stereotypes to the hunk of a cover model, I'm sure a few people will nod. When she puts herself in that plain Jane role, even more will nod. When she compares her life to those around her, there won't be a single reader that isn't doing the same to some extent. So again, that popular musician divorced his wife because of a love story that was epic and in his eyes, he couldn't live up to it. 

What I love about this book, Love Broken is the entirety of the last chapter acts as a reset button for all those falling into that trap. It's a wake-up call. It's a reminder. It's a beautiful expression of the magic of love. 

It's also the best conclusion we readers can hope to get...everyone dies. Just kidding, I had to see if my hopeless romantic rant scared you off. 

Love Broken is realistic and true. It's flawed and it's funny. It's "perfect." And you will get swept up in the romance of it all!

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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It's a solid 4 stars for JD Hollyfield's Love Broken. We dive head first into the indie book world with bartender Katie Beller and hockey player Chase Green, but they are better known as author Bailey Swan and cover model Charlie Bates. They meet on tour. What could go wrong.

I enjoyed the banter between Katie and Chase. He just doesn't know when to give up. It's kind of endearing and I'm glad he doesn't. 

I have been in Katie's shoes. I have been Love Broken too. It's hard to be optimistic. The walls are up for a reason. All it takes is the right someone to break them down. 

This book is from Katie's POV. I would have loved to have read Chase's POV. 

This review is for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Step inside for a tongue in cheek look at the other side of indie book world. 

I’ve never been to a book signing but I kind of hope this is true, the backstabbing, sexy models, illicit relationships oh and crazy obsessive readers <—— which I’m not honest. 

Katie and Chase were a fun couple to read about. I think we can all identify with Katie at some point in our lives I know I could and Chase doesn’t give up easy. 

I would have liked some of the story in Chase’s POV to get inside his head. This was an enjoyable fun read.

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero...J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her family and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA's.


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