New Release : Broken Dreams by Callie Anderson

May 18, 2017

Cover Design: Sarah Hansen / Okay Creations
Photo Credit: Franggy Yanez Photography
Release Date: April 27, 2017


Ethan is the boy who climbed into my bedroom every night. 

 He's everything I love. 
Laced with everything I despise. 

 He's every happy memory. 
And every shattered dream.

He's my everything. 
But he broke every part of me.

 I'm supposed to hate him. 
But I can't. 
I don't know how.

Broken Dreams by Callie Anderson is a standalone second chance romance about two people that meet as kids, grow up together, fall in love, and then have their lives torn apart in one fell swoop. It’s told completely in the heroine’s point of view flashing back from past to present throughout the entirety of the book. I’d never read a book by this author before this one, but I am going to make sure I don’t miss out on any in the future! I was completely invested in this story almost immediately, and I read the entire book straight through from start to finish!
Leslie didn’t know the night she invited Ethan to climb into her bedroom window that he would climb into her heart as well. Ethan’s father was being abusive towards his mother, and Ethan was on his deck crying when he heard the girl next door call out to him. She offered him refuge inside her bedroom, and he quickly took her up on her offer. The kindness she showed him was more than anyone else had ever done, and after that night, they became inseparable.
All of Leslie’s life her mother groomed her to be a prima ballerina. She was more her ballet instructor than her parent. Leslie was extremely talented, and her mother’s dream for her soon became her own. She worked day and night forsaking a social life with the hope that her hard work would pay off one day in the form of acceptance into Julliard. Ethan helps her with her audition, and he plans to accompany her to New York if she gets in. They want their futures to be together more than anything, but one night obliterates those dreams and separates them for eight long years.
A family tragedy brings Leslie home, and it isn’t long before Ethan finds her. Though they were apart for all that time, their feelings for one another have never gone away. Leslie wishes she could run into Ethan’s arms and never let go, but with everything that has happened between them in the past, do they stand any chance at a future?
Broken Dreams is well-paced, emotional, and captivating. I loved reading about Ethan and Leslie. I could feel every word they spoke to one another, and I found myself smiling from ear to ear when Leslie would swoon over something Ethan did or said. Their love was touching, sweet, and beautiful. I fell for both of them from the moment they were introduced, and I was routing for them the whole way through. The only thing that bothered me about the story was Ethan’s reason for staying away the first time. It just seemed stupid, and I didn’t like something else that I can’t speak about without giving away a major spoiler. However, I still had an amazing time reading this book! The good certainly outweighed the bad here, and like I said earlier, I won’t hesitate to pick up anything else by this author! I recommend this one to any fans of second chance romance!
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About the Author
Callie Anderson is a wife, mother and writer, who embraces the truth, then weaves it into a magical tale of romance and heartache.  
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