Breaking Him by RK Lilley
“Love is never satisfied with half-measures. It won’t take parts of you. It will own all of you, every single, longing piece. Love will make you its slave. It will ruin you. Grind you under its heel until you don’t recognize what’s left. Love will take your soul.”
This book fucking WRECKED ME. R.K. Lilley is pure magic! Not that I am surprised, the Tristan and Danika series is one of my all time favorites, but after The Wild Side books I had drawn away from Lilley for a bit. But after my girlie Jasmine from Reading Escapade told me she loved this and that it was super angsty, I had to read it! And I read it in 5 hours. Stayed up until 2:30 AM and everything. This is R. K. Lilley at her best!
Scarlett and Dante were childhood loves. Now they hate each others guts. With the benefit of an occasional hate fuck. But Dante comes in search of Scarlett with news of a family friend and Scarlett finds herself traveling back to her hometown and to Dante. That’s all I can really say without spoiling anything for you, it’s best if you go into this book knowing less.
Scarlett and Dante ruined each other, and it only got worse over the years. Both cannot find it within them to forgive the other, but neither one of them have gotten over each other either. The plot is a big mystery to the reader with little tidbits being revealed in the present, and through flashbacks interspersed throughout the book.
This book was so beyond angsty and I ate it all up! Lilley is the master of angst, so many points in the book where I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest and I loved every minute of it!
My favorite part?:
“Tell me you don’t miss this.”
“I don’t miss this.”
“No. No. No. I’m not the liar. You know why I don’t miss this? Because it’s a lie….. It was always a lie.”
All I gotta say is RK Lilley better have that second book written or I am going to lose my shit!