Once Loved Book Review

I was lucky enough to receive this book from NetGalley for a review!  This is the second book in the Shattered Past series.  I didn't read the first book about Teo and Evie, it didn't seem to matter as this book was strictly about Lety and Brody.  I'm sure reading book 1 would be helpful for some background, but not necessary.  I though it would be steamier/hotter.  That didn't take away from the story, at least not for me.  I enjoyed reading about Brody and Lety and my fingers are crossed for them.  


He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.

Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.

Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.

Lety knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than sizzling desire to move on and build a future together

4 Stars
A powerful story. No matter what your social status bad shit happens to everyone. Lety comes from an abusive family, where her dad beats the mom. Brody comes from from a wealthy family with it's own secrets to share. Can these two broken souls heal each other and themselves?

Lety is everything to Brody. His heart, his breath, his world. He can't imagine live without her. But Lety doesn't think she is enough or good enough for him. She constantly doubts herself and the relationship she has with Brody. Brody only has love and understanding for Lety. He wants to take care of her and love her, but can Lety open the door to her heart and accept him in?


  1. Thank you for the wonderful feature and review. I'm glad you enjoyed Brody and Lety's story!


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