#Review “Serenading Heartbreak” by Ella Fields

SERENADING HEARTBREAK by Ella Fields
Release Date: September 27th


Tricia’s Musings…
3 CROWNS
Serenading Heartbreak is angsty and frustrating and took me on a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. I am, however, struggling to write this review as, although I liked the book, I didn’t love it. This saddens me as I adored Forever and Never.

I think the main problem was that I didn’t really like the main characters. The back and forth prevented me from making a connection with any of them, and so I feel as though I don’t know them and what makes them tick. Told from only Stevie’s point of view, would it have helped to have had Everett and Aiden’s points of view as well? Maybe, when it came to Everett. For me, unfortunately, rather than having sympathy for Stevie, I became annoyed at her foolishness. Each time she declared her love for each of these young men in turn, I cringed. I know she was in love with two men, and the dilemmas she had as a result, but only because I was told she was in love with them both, rather than feeling it. Finally, I personally would’ve liked her to have shown more backbone when it came to the way they treated her. Their actions and indiscretions were forgiven too quickly in my opinion.

Sadly, this was not my favourite read from this author.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Aundi’s Musings…

5 Soul Crushing CROWNS

This. Book. Wrecked. Me. There is really no other way to put it. Ella’s words reached into my very soul and slowly continued to squeeze as I turned the pages. This book is not about one true love but what happens when you have two, and the consequences of that. This story pulled each emotion out of me until I was completely depleted at the end, then I cried until my heart pieced itself back together and I loved Every. Single. Minute. 

“You’re beautiful, but when you smile, you’re a portrait of starlit dreams.”

Everett Tyler is every girls fantasy. He has the soul of a poet but with that comes the demons of his past that he can’t seem to shake. He is unequivocally talented, he sings, plays guitar and can play piano. His soul is on display with every song lyric he writes (talk about all the swooning). His lyrics feel as if he’s reaching inside you and twinning his soul with yours. But he is also supremely damaged and utterly self-destructive. He makes a lot of poor choices which get’s him into loads of trouble not just with Stevie but the band and his friends as well. You can tell he’s trying, but is that enough? 

I let myself have it, the one tiny taste of what I’d be walking away from. A best friend. A lover. A future filled with mischievous smiles.

From the moment you meet Aiden you will fall head over heals in love with him. He is legit fucking perfection. He is all the things any girl would die to have. He’s genuine and kind. He is okay with being friend zoned just so he can stay part of Stevie’s life while she’s trying to figure things out. He is athletic and strong. He’s. The. Complete. Package. They only thing he isn’t is Everett. But Stevie falls in love with him for all the things he is. He becomes her best friend and her confidant. She is completely honest with him from the start regarding her feelings and his presence slowly chips away at her walls and fills the shattered pieces of her heart.

To fall in love twice was a beautiful rarity. To be in love with two men at the same time was a cruel twist of fate. Your soul was split right down the middle, a piece of you stolen forever.

This story brings back all the feelings of first love. And all the heartache that comes along with that. Everett’s lost and broken soul makes me want to fill in the empty pieces. And Aiden’s sweet calming demeanor made me fall in love with him and the strength his gives to Stevie. This book was so much more than I could have ever hoped for. And by the end I did not envy Stevie in the slightest her love for these men tore her apart. My heart ached for these character’s and the choices that had to be made. But even so Ella created such a beautifully written story that will make you ache but breathe life back as well. Her words have the ability to shatter and soothe. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and get angry, but I promise you will love the journey!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


 Synopsis:
 
My first love was my brother’s best friend.
A lead singer in their band.
A picture of rugged perfection.
And a drunk soul mate who couldn’t commit.
My second love was an arrogant baseball player.
A player in every sense of the word.
A smooth-talking, reliable best friend.
And a chance at something beautiful and true.
The problem with having a first and second love?
That would be loving them at the same time.
My story isn’t some sexy triangle.
It’s exquisite agony.
Fate gave me two men to love,
but none of us knew which one I could keep.

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Excerpt:
  We bumped into the counter and he cursed, muttering an apology as he set me on it. Removing my jacket, I could hardly breathe when his teeth sank into my lip. His hands pulled at my tank, tugging it and my bra down over my breasts.
“Fuck.” He tore his mouth away, lowering to my chest as he unzipped his jeans.
I gripped his face, needing those lips back on mine, then I reached for his waistband, shoving his jeans and briefs down.
He helped, and then pulled me right to the edge, testing my entrance with his thumb before licking the digit and pushing my panties aside. “I still have your other pair,” he said, his breath rattling as he pushed at my opening.
“Wha–oh, shit.” He rammed inside, and my head rolled.
He slammed in and out, again and again, one hand around my leg that’d been looped behind him, and the other behind my head as he bent over and hammered into me, sucking at my throat.
It’d been so long, and I felt just how long as the discomfort slowly fled and pleasure began to flood my bloodstream. “I-I think I’m coming…”
Everett chuckled, the sound dark. “You think? Clover, when I’m fucking you, you know damn well you’re coming.”
Then he lifted me and spun us around until my back met the cool exterior of the fridge, magnets digging into my ass while I kept my legs wrapped tight around him.
I mumbled incoherent pleas to his tongue as it slid over mine. Our teeth clacked, his hips jerking up so fast and hard, I was on the edge and shaking for what felt like minutes. “So fucking beautiful. So fucking mine. Say it.” He reached between us to flick me into a million shattering pieces. “Say it while you come because of me.”
“Yours,” I rasped, and he held my face as he jerked and stilled, his forehead hard on mine and his breath choppy as it drifted inside my mouth.
We remained like that, eyes locked, our thundering hearts taking their time to slow and calm. His finger drifted over my cheek, and his cock softened inside me.
“You’ve wrecked me, Clover.”

About the Author:
 
Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in Australia.
While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters to her cat, Bert, and dog, Grub.
She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
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