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A Broken Us

By: Amy Daws
Narrated by: Emma Lysy
Series: London Lovers, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

The moment those words come out of the doctors mouth, I feel sick. So sick. The life I have dreamed of obliterated. And Brody. God, Brody. How will he look at me? How can he accept me? He'll know what I hid from him. He'll know everything. It's over. It's completely over. I can't tell him "I love Us" anymore. Even though I do. Even though it will kill me. I can't tell him anything. Everything is ruined. Pummeled. Broken. I have to leave him. I have to give up us. I know he'll come after me. I just have to do something to make him not want to.
©2014 Amy Daws (P)2016 Amy Daws

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Heartbreakingly beautiful.

Following Fin's life altering news in book 1 we follow her as she leaves Brody behind and flees to London to make a new life for herself. So many angsty moments when I wanted to slap her around the head and tell her to sort her life out. As much as I fell in love with Liam, my heart too belonged to Brody. I'm loving all the London Lovers characters, each bringing their own personality to the storyline. Brody turns up in London (at this point I thought all was right in the world), then wham! Fin finally opens up to him and he spits his dummy out and runs (okay flies) back to the States, leaving me yet again wanting to slap someone (this time namely Brody). A beautifully written love story that had me in tears in places. Even though I may not appear to be sympathetic to their feelings during this emotional rollercoaster, I really do feel for them both. So emotional, and so very beautiful, touching on some very real situations.

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a good next step in the story of Fin and Brody.

I was gifted this book for an honest review.
This is a straight continuation from the first book and I spent a lot of it being so frustrated at Fin's actions but having never been through what she was going through who am I to judge. Just like her friends and family tried to support her as much as she would let them. the topic of infertility may be tough for some readers but it is handled so well in multiple storylines throughout the book. As with her other books the supporting characters gave light relief when needed as well as just being great by themselves.
Their story is not yet finished but there is no major cliffhanger at the end of this book as their was with book 1.
The narration was good and the characters were individual. Even the English accents were mostly done well by the American narrator.
Looking forward to hear what book 3 in the series brings.

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Fantastic

What made the experience of listening to A Broken Us the most enjoyable?

The well-written story

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Broken Us?

The heartbreak that Finley's sister goes through.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I didnt like or dislike anything, it was all fine.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

if only i had time to! then yes!

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 22-08-18

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

I knew once I listened to this book I would end up loving Brody. I actually felt so bad for him in this book because he didn't have any idea what was going on and even once he found out it was insulting to him. I was glad to see these two work things out and realize that love is all they need to be happy. I enjoyed getting to know the other London friends in this book. Leslie was hilarious. Can't wait to start her book. I will admit this series might have a little more drama than I like in my books but I'm still really enjoying it!

The narration was again just ok, nothing stands out positive or negative for me.

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  • Lydia D. Rella
  • 09-02-16

Another Excellent audio in the London Lovers!

A Broken Us takes us right back to where Becoming Us ended and is an excellent continuation, moving us where we want to go - London and its mad cast of characters. The book was very emotional with some very rough roads for Finley and Brody. I really appreciate Amy Daws' writing and her realism. The end of every book shouldn't always be tied up with a perfect bow on it and she appreciates that. Sometimes your HEA isn't the story you've written for yourself, but the one that finds you and shows you a new way to peace and joy.

The narration was good, but the male voices need some work. Overall a great listen - highly recommend!

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  • Tracy H.
  • 31-07-18

Not for me

The main character whines so much, I just could not take it. Killed it an hour in.

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  • Sajie
  • 22-12-17

Back and Forth

Dang that one was tough. I think I cried through the last 5 chapters.

The one thing about this book that I didn't like is all the back and forth. It felt like every time Finley was willing to walk away was the only time Brody was willing to listen or fight for her. Any time Fin was trying to fight for him or their relationship was when Brody would run in the other direction. I really got tired of that.

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  • Daniele
  • 06-06-16

Not my favorite Daws book, but it got better...

The beginning was good and the end was terrific. The middle however did drag a little long. I am not a fan of stories that are dragged out because the female lead has a secret she won't share and holds that secret way too long. It seems like forced angst. I am so glad the the beginning was good and I stuck around until the end of the book though- the end really brought things together. It was emotional and beautiful.
Emma Lysy gives a solid performance. I think I would like to hear another book before I decide if she was a "go to narrator" for me. Her voice was a little rushed and whiny in places for the female lead but her secondary characters were great. The accents for both the male and females were spot on.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 22-07-16

3 Meh Stars


I wanted to love this book… but it’s the same narrator as book one… I don’t know what it is about her voice; I just played it on 2.5x speed. I wanted to listen through because well I paid for it.

I loved Brody throughout this whole book. But I find he isn’t the same Brody described in the later books (which I read first and LOVED). But he is the one of the reasons I fought through the narrator’s voice. It’s not a bad book if you liked book one, you will like book 2.

Fin… I have a love, hate relationship. I just found her character to be selfish and maybe a little immature. No I am not heartless I get her struggles but she didn’t anyone in either. And that is what I don’t understand. She has this huge wonderful support system that would fall all over themselves for her, and she didn’t even give them a chance.
I don’t like one darn thing she did in this book. Well except when she is with her sister. Those were the best and saddest parts of the whole book for me.

Now please don’t think I didn’t like the book because I liked parts of it. I am not scared to give a lower star rating if I didn’t like the book.
I fully believe it was the narrator for me, and maybe that I didn’t really like Fin’s character as a whole, but honestly the rest of the book is aces.
I <3 the stuffing out of Frank!! As well as the rest of the crazy cast.

*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*

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  • Beguiled Bookworm77
  • 25-08-19

A lesson in love

Wow, what a heart wrenching story with not one but two tragic events. Please grab a box of tissues when reading/listening to this book.

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  • Laura
  • 19-08-19

!!!

This audiobook was really frustrating to listen to. I’m so glad that Brody and Finley worked out, of course. But, DANG, she was MADDENING. Her behavior just didn’t match what we know about their relationship. I know romances are supposed to be filled with some angst and misunderstandings, but seriously, WHO DOES THAT?? Leave the perfect love of your life without telling him the truth about your fertility?? Just stupid and unrealistic, in my opinion.

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  • Heartshell75
  • 09-05-19

It takes a lot of work

A lot of work for a long term committed relationship to flourish, a hella lot too be happy with what you have. Love isn't perfect but it's worth it.

I've been married for 22 years, I know. This book is full of love and hard feelings work. Laughs, tears, and a sigh of happiness. It's a journey, start with the first in the series, but you don't have to. It'll stand on its own. Great job.

The only reason it has one less star is there was a bit much whining at times, still worth it.

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  • Dana
  • 31-08-18

Have your tissues handy!

The way Amy Daws writes had me crying multiple times in the story! I love when a book can have you so wrapped up in a story making you feel like you know the characters personally and you feel their actual pain and you feel their heartbreak as well as their happiness. Well done! I loved reading about the Harris brothers so I already knew that I loved your writing but this really has me hooked on you! I am really looking forward to reading more after these two in this series.