Fractured by Sydney Landon

Posted May 6, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of one or more of the following: sexual abuse, violence against women/children, drug use, trigger issues such as rape or simulated rape.
Fractured by Sydney LandonFractured by Sydney Landon
Series: Lucian & Lia #2
Narrator: Lucy Malone, Sean Crisden
Published by Tantor Audio on Apr 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 7 hrs 2 min
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads
three-stars

Lucian and Lia attempt to deal with the aftermath of the violent attack on her by her stepfather. As events unfold in their lives, Lia finds that she can no longer be patient with the man that she loves because his secrets are tearing them apart.

Lucian cannot deny the fact that he's fallen in love with the brave and beautiful woman who has lived a life of horror. He wants nothing more than to protect her, but soon realizes that he may be the person who will hurt her the most.

To be together, they'll have to fight demons from their pasts that threaten to destroy them.

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Spoilers for book 1 ahead. 

Even though Pierced didn’t blow me away I had to listen to Fractured because of the cliffhanger ending with Lia being attacked by her step-father and Lucian not knowing if she was going to live or not.

Both Lucian and Lia was worried that the other one would not want the other sexually after Lia’s attack. Lia was afraid Lucian wouldn’t see her as sexy after her she told the police want her step-father did to her. Lucian was concerned Lia wouldn’t want him because she would be distressed at the thought of being with him after her attack.

I was enjoying Fractured until all the sex came into the play. I’m over characters being sexy damaged and yet needing sex all the time. I’ve never been raped or sexually assaulted but I’m pretty sure I would not want sex around the clock just days after an attack.

I can see where Lucian and Lia would need two books to wrap up their issues to get to a HEA but I find them having three books a little contrite. They’ve worked through Lia’s issues by the middle of the book and Lucian’s secret could have been handled in the second half. But now we have an extra issue (or no issue we don’t know yet) thrown in to lead us into a third book. I’m ready to move past Lucian and Lia to their friend’s book (or books). I think I’m going to like Rose and Max.

So as I leave you, I’m on the fence about listening to the 3rd book, Mended.

Narration

Fractured continues with switches POVs between Lucian and Lia. The first 1/4 of the Fractured is told through Lucian’s POV due to Lia being in the hospital after the events at the end of Pierced.  Lucy Malone’s performance grew on me after a few chapters when I listened to Pierced but I can easily say that I enjoyed Sean Crisden’s performance the best out of the two narrators.

 

Over all I enjoyed the dual performances of Sean and Lucy and if I continue’s Lucian and Lia’s journey I’ll do it on audio.

About Sydney Landon

Sydney Landon is the New York Times & USA Today Best Selling author of: Weekends Required, Not Planning on You, Fall For Me, Fighting For You, Betting on You, No Denying You, Always Loving You, Pierced and Fractured. Sydney is currently working on the next book in the Danvers’ Series as well as the Pierced Series. When she isn’t writing, Sydney enjoys reading, swimming and the beach. She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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3 responses to “Fractured by Sydney Landon

    • I don’t think it would be your cuppa tea. I could have done without most of the sex scenes and would have liked the thriller part of it hyped up more.