Monday, 12 January 2015

KA Hobbs - Broken (Lauren's Story)

*Review by Stacey

My name is Lauren. You’ve met my daughter, Abigail. She is pretty amazing isn’t she? I want you to understand a little about me, about why I did what I did. I took away Doug’s chance to experience those first few years of his daughters life, but I feel like in doing so, I lost the rest of them. If I could trade those first few years for the rest of her life, I would. In a heartbeat. 

No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I hope I can be forgiven for mine. 

This is book three in The Connected Series.

Broken is the 3rd book in The Connected series from the wonderful KA Hobbs. In Broken, we detract away from Sophie & Doug's new life and revisit somebody who has briefly been mentioned - Abigail's mum, Lauren.

We find out in book 1 that Doug had a brief relationship with Lauren a few years ago and she fell pregnant. She then left Doug behind and went back to the US to be with her parents, telling Doug that there was no longer a baby. Readers may have thought bad of Lauren for doing this, for lying about such a thing, but in Broken we find out her reasons why. 

We get to know all about Lauren's life since leaving Doug behind, all about why she did what she did and why Doug only recently found out about Abigail. This is done through the story prose and some letters that Lauren has written.

I don't want to give too much away as I want you to read it for yourself, but I know this was a very hard story for KA to write and I can see why, and it is written beautifully; I really came to be on Lauren's side and was glad that KA decided to let us see things from Lauren's point of view.

You can keep in touch with KA Hobbs and news about her books on her websiteFacebook, and Twitter

Get your copy of Broken here (UK) or here (US). 

We were lucky enough to read a BETA version of this book. All thoughts & opinions are honest & our own.

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