Fractured Palace

Fractured Palace➲ [Read] ➭ Fractured Palace By R.J. Loom ➽ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk They say home is where the heart is Ashton Roberts never understood that saying Heart couldn t be found anywhere in the rundown bungalow she grew up in It also couldn t be found in the luxury estate s They say home is where the heart is Ashton Roberts never understood that saying Heart couldn t be found anywhere in the rundown bungalow she grew up in It also couldn t be found in the luxury estate she moved into when her mother married her stepfather All Ashton wants is to get her degree, meet Mr Right and find the happy stable life she never had But when life constantly throws her curve balls, she begins to wonder if it really is just a pipe dream Until she runs into her former neighbor, Reed Collins As a child, Reed had always been Ashton s silent protector As an adult, he is everything she has ever dreamed of in a man If only he didn t keep her at arms length But as things heat up, guards drop and secrets are revealed which toss Ash back into the turmoil surrounding a tragic event from her youth Will Ashton let her past fracture the perfect picture of her future Or will the meaning of loyalty, family and love be redefined. The first years of Aston s life were not always happy, but one thing she could count on was that the boy next door would always look out for her Her mother would parade dozens of new boyfriends through the house, her need for drugs and alcoholthan her need to care for her only child When she cleaned up and found a wealthy man to lover her, Ashton s life should have gotten better, but her stepfather was cold, hard and brittle, although he did continue to be responsible for Ashton after he The first years of Aston s life were not always happy, but one thing she could count on was that the boy next door would always look out for her Her mother would parade dozens of new boyfriends through the house, her need for drugs and alcoholthan her need to care for her only child When she cleaned up and found a wealthy man to lover her, Ashton s life should have gotten better, but her stepfather was cold, hard and brittle, although he did continue to be responsible for Ashton after her mother died.An adult now, Ashton crazes someone to hold her, to love her and to vow to always cherish her, a dream, perhaps Then her past came back in a rush of emotion That little boy who protected her is all grown up and Reed Collins still made her heart do flips Reed as a man is different form the boy he once was, sadder, wiser and his life is in turmoil He doesn t feel worthy of Ashton s love, as much as he wants it and he never wants her to know why It is his burden of guilt to carry and he would do anything to spare her the pain he would bring, but tongues wag and the truth may be revealed, ruining both of their chances for love and a happy ending.R.J Loom s Fractured Palace tells of the dark side of life, of secrets and fears, loneliness and pain, but it also tells of learning to trust, learning to forgive and learning to hope for a brighter future Powerful writing will seep into your soul as two people attempt to leave the burdens of the past behind, one seeking redemption and the other seeking the joy of feeling wanted I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.Publication Date March 22, 2016 Publisher Dead Bound PublishingGenre Coming of Age Contemporary RomancePrint Length 233 pagesAvailable from For Reviews More I ve waited a bit to write my review I needed to let the immediate high a readers gets after finishing a great book settle or all you were going to get what gibberish.Ashton Roberts and Reed Collins are super Just super All I could think the ENTIRE time was What the hell is Reed hiding He pissed me off a few times, but that was definitely the intention of the author The dude just, gah acted human, I guess he screwed up and didn t know how to fix it So he bolts But Ashton is, well she I ve waited a bit to write my review I needed to let the immediate high a readers gets after finishing a great book settle or all you were going to get what gibberish.Ashton Roberts and Reed Collins are super Just super All I could think the ENTIRE time was What the hell is Reed hiding He pissed me off a few times, but that was definitely the intention of the author The dude just, gah acted human, I guess he screwed up and didn t know how to fix it So he bolts But Ashton is, well she s his girl Whether or not they are together, she s it And he knows it Reed may not always admit it, but deep, deep down, he knows it Ashton is heartbreaking the poor girl goes through so much in her life it s hard not to dive into the book and cuddle her and offer her some liquor to help heal don t take that to mean so much happens that it s not realistic enough to keep your attention, because it is You know how it goes, at some point in a book you think sheesh insert author give the character a break, no way would all of this happen to one person I never felt that way throughout Fractured Palace the plot line was spot on, the characters were well developed, and I really enjoyed it I give 4.5 stars seriously, Goodreads, give us half stars already This was such a sweet, thoughtful story I truly loved Reed and Ash, even though sometimes I wanted to lovingly smack Reed with an iron chair They were perfect for each other in the most believable way and I was cheering for them to make it even though I knew it wouldn t be easy.Ash had a complicated childhood but she rose above it and became a person I would be proud to know and call friend.Reed He had so much guilt inside that it seemed as if he couldn t see the great man that we could This was such a sweet, thoughtful story I truly loved Reed and Ash, even though sometimes I wanted to lovingly smack Reed with an iron chair They were perfect for each other in the most believable way and I was cheering for them to make it even though I knew it wouldn t be easy.Ash had a complicated childhood but she rose above it and became a person I would be proud to know and call friend.Reed He had so much guilt inside that it seemed as if he couldn t see the great man that we could clearly see he was When he had spontaneous, unguarded moments, I always grinned Also his mom was THE best I laughed RJ s is great at the witty lines , I sighed and ultimately I cried The author has a knack for making you think about things you often don t What could you forgive What couldn t you If you like New Adult, you will adore this book If you don t generally read it like me you will love it too because the story is THAT good Fractured Palace, is the first book I ve read by R J Loom This book was wonderful, and definitely not what I expected The plot twistd and turns kept me reading.What I really like about this book is that it is not your typical romance novel This book had all the feelings that real life bring, it was not an unrealistic fairy tail It was gritty, sad, happy, sexy, hot and sizzling all wrapped up into a wonderfully written plot.Well done R.J Loom I m looking forward to readingof your Fractured Palace, is the first book I ve read by R J Loom This book was wonderful, and definitely not what I expected The plot twistd and turns kept me reading.What I really like about this book is that it is not your typical romance novel This book had all the feelings that real life bring, it was not an unrealistic fairy tail It was gritty, sad, happy, sexy, hot and sizzling all wrapped up into a wonderfully written plot.Well done R.J Loom I m looking forward to readingof your books I would highly recommend this book Well, I am not sure what to do now This book has left me on a high I just can t explain Ashton is well she is I think one of my all time favorite people ever She is so real I feel like she could be my best friend Reed he is just messed up and lovable enough to be perfect This story will hold you from page one till the very end I highly suggest this book It s definitely a must read for any one who loves love story s Was given this book in return for a honest review. 4.5 5.0In Fractured Palace the author captures the bittersweet love between Ashton and Reed.Read full review in the 2016 July August issue of InD tale Magazine 4.5 5.0In Fractured Palace the author captures the bittersweet love between Ashton and Reed.Read full review in the 2016 July August issue of InD tale Magazine Fractured Palace is AMAZING I adored these two together AND I want a Reed of my own I also love when RJ went back to show their history together and how Reed cared for Ashton when they were young and still does You will love this book ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review Loved this, loved the characters Ashton and Reed are real, they both go through so much you can t help but love them. Oh my gods Wow Put your pajamas on, get your tissues, and settle in for the long haul This is not a story that you can just pick up and put down whenever you get tired, need to eat, or even go to the bathroom This is a story of love, sacrifice, and finding one s self Perfectly flawed fairytale We start the story off with Ashton She is at a party and has to make a split decision to call her stepdad to pick her up After she is picked and is gearing for an arguement they go look for her moth Oh my gods Wow Put your pajamas on, get your tissues, and settle in for the long haul This is not a story that you can just pick up and put down whenever you get tired, need to eat, or even go to the bathroom This is a story of love, sacrifice, and finding one s self Perfectly flawed fairytale We start the story off with Ashton She is at a party and has to make a split decision to call her stepdad to pick her up After she is picked and is gearing for an arguement they go look for her mother She is dead Ashton feels like she has been through it all She has had a shabby home and upbringing, watched a string of boyfriends come in and out of her home, and was in the middle of her mother s addictions Her mother cleaned up, married her stepdad, and things went well until her mother relapsed and ended up dead It was a devastating time but her stepdad continued to support Ashton Ashton always knew what she didn t want and worked incredibly hard to do everything in her power not to end up like her mother Only this didn t work out to her advantage She constantly fell into bad relationships but the one thing that always seemed to help was her old friend, Reed He always seemed to be there when she needed him This goes back as far as her being 5 They used to be neighbors and Reed, along with his mother and brother, helped look after Ashton when she was in a bad spot at home They would lose touch due to their age differences but he always popped up when she needed him most Everything moves along and you just know this is going to work but Reed is beating himself up about something Some terrible secret, some darkness, that he just can t shake This is where I leave you to find out the rest of the story The twists and turns you are about to embark on cannot be given in a review The only way to find out is to experience the emotions that both of these characters deal with New love, turmoil, guilt, what if s.If you want it, this story has got it It was all Ashton wanted, to be happy She wanted the fairy tale with a Prince Charming, palaces and happy endings Unfortunately, all she seemed to get was the part of damsel in distress And it sucked So you re the Expect nothing from me I get bored easily, guy Reed chuckled and shook his head No, Ash I m just a guy who hasn t found the girl I want to shape my world around Simple as that Her brows pulled together in a frown It was a sweet sentiment but something didn t sit well with her Reed, you shouldn t have to change for anyone His lips tilted up in a half grin I know It s the willingness that would be telling And the right girl, would be willing to shape her world to include me in it too Good answer, Mr Collins, she teased, even though she may have slightly melted on the inside My point is you cannot assume the motivations of others You can judge but you have no idea what pushes people to make decisions that are unlawful or immoral Sometimes , they may feel it is their only option Perfectly flawed This is an incredible journey to follow Once I started reading I could NOT put the book down It is exhausting chasing after fairy tales that don t existbut their fairytale is incredibly different and soooooo worth the read If you have made it this far into my review I am not exactly sure what you are waiting foryou want a sweet love story Go somewhere else You want an emotional feelcoaster that is witty, funny, but also enough to break your heart and put it back together This is the story you NEED A MUST READ Ashton Roberts just wants a place to call home Somewhere she can feel safe, and not have to worry about her screwed up past coming to haunt her in the middle of the night After a rough start in her life as a child, she was upgraded to a luxurious lifestyle of the rich, and not so famous due to her mother finally falling in love with the right person But when a decision made by her mother goes wrong, it alters everything Ashton has ever wanted, or worked towards in her life Sadly, Fate, and l Ashton Roberts just wants a place to call home Somewhere she can feel safe, and not have to worry about her screwed up past coming to haunt her in the middle of the night After a rough start in her life as a child, she was upgraded to a luxurious lifestyle of the rich, and not so famous due to her mother finally falling in love with the right person But when a decision made by her mother goes wrong, it alters everything Ashton has ever wanted, or worked towards in her life Sadly, Fate, and life are the world s conspirators, and no matter which direction she seemed to turn in life, it was never the right thing at the right time for her Sure, she s got a great townhouse, an okay stepfather who has catered to just about one of her needs, and a job that at least pays the bills The only thing she wants in her life is stability Then she runs into him Reed Collins.Her childhood protector in a sense , and someone that had always been there for Ashton on the cold nights when nobody else was A chance run in with him at a party leaves Ashton s world spinning She remembered those baby blue eyes anywhere, and the way they used to gaze at her under hooded eyelids in High School But what she doesn t know is that Reed Collins hides a secret Not just from her, but from everybody As their friendship grows into something , it is no shock that the truth comes out, and leaves Ashton withquestions than anything else in her life Can they overcome the simple fact that the past happened Fractured Palace isn t at all what I was expecting It was a quick, enjoyable read that left the reader wondering what in the world Reed could be hiding When it all comes to light, you won t want to set the book down I felt that the first half of the book really dragged on It wasn t until you realize Reed is hiding something that has you questioning his motifs, and hesitancy to be with Ashton that leaves your head spinning I was a little upset by what happened, and understood immediately where Reed was so hesitant to let Ashton into his life, but my goodness The characters were well developed throughout the story I did like the flashbacks between the two main characters because I felt like it helped see exactly what was going on without giving too much away The plot line was well developed as well A little slow to start off with like I stated above, but in the end it was completely worth it A wonderful 4 Bars to RJ Loom on a really enjoyable read This review is also on Battery Operated Book Blog