Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Review: Broken Ever After (The Ever After Trilogy #1) by Natalie Graham

Holy mother! I am still trying to pick my jaw and heart up off the floor! 18 year old Olivia Stevens has had a massive crush on her maths teacher, Jamie Matthews, for six excruciating years. With her final year of school coming to an end in just three weeks, she is sad that she won't see him again after that. Sad that they could never be together. Until one day in detention she realizes he has a crush on her too. After just one kiss the fire between them is scorching. But Olivia doesn't want to risk him being fired or being expelled, she puts a halt to the physical aspect of their relationship. They agree to wait to have sex till after prom, when school is officially over. Can they really keep their hands off each other for three weeks?

The first 2/3 of this book is incredibly sweet and sexy. I absolutely love Jamie - he is the perfect loving and attentive boyfriend. Those three weeks that they spent time getting to know each other was great to read. And not sleeping together was definitely a challenge I enjoyed. Their couple of "almosts" were so damn hot. Once prom arrives, everything starts going to shit for poor Olivia. They do end up getting a few days together and then tings get worse.

The last 1/3 of the book had me on my toes. Things seemed to be spiraling out of control. There is a threat to Olivia's life and I didn't know who to trust. I'd like to say things with her and Jamie were good, but they were far from it. And then Olivia makes some decisions that had me yelling at my Kindle. I kind of hated her for them. There are twists and turns toward the end that I somewhat anticipated but still left me shocked.
This was a crazy ride of sweet love, heartache and deception and I can't wait for the second installment of this trilogy. The ending left me both angry at Olivia and sad for her at the same time and I only hope she can rebuild after all of this.


“You do know that you’re ten minutes late, right? That’s your time, not mine” I told him.
“Your time starts when I say it does, Miss Stevens” I hoped to God that he was joking. My eyes skimmed down to his lips as he smiled at me, taking in how soft and inviting they looked; nervously I chewed on my own as I followed him in to the classroom. He’d picked up my art folder and my bag and carried them in for me, landing them on the desk in front of his where I napped the day before. “Wow, what the hell do you have in that thing?” he asked when he put my bag down.
“Erm… Text books, water, keys, art stuff, my diary, mail sack of love letters, three changes of shoes, the kitchen sink.” I smiled sweetly at him.
“You keep a diary? And have enough admirers to need an entire mail sack?” He looked at me shocked.
“Why? Do you want to read it?” I smirked at him “and sadly not in regards to the mail sack… I have a special truck for those.” I grinned.
“Ha-ha. I don’t know, it depends if there is anything about me in it?” he winked at me and sat down at his desk.
“You are on every page.” I sighed dreamily at him. Well he would be if I really had one. I was blushing again; I wish I could control that. I sat down at the desk and tried to avoid his gaze.
“And what do you say about me?” He enquired as he looked down over a student’s work.
“How much of an arse you are.”

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Title: Broken Ever After
Author: Natalie Graham
Series: The Ever After Trilogy #1
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Book Blurb:
Olivia Stevens is a young, troubled girl from London, England, just about to leave sixth form, into a world full of love, lust, heartbreak and betrayal.

Olivia has had a crush on her teacher, twenty-six year old, Mr Matthews for the last few years but what happens when those feelings are reciprocated? And what happens when someone with a grudge against her gets in between her and her dream man?

Forced to face fears from her childhood, Olivia’s life isn’t what she thought it was destined to be, the people in her life aren’t who she thought they were.


About the Author
Natalie Graham is an English, self-published e-book author. She originally wrote for fun, choosing to write short stories until she wrote her debut novel – Broken Ever After; the first in the Ever After trilogy. She is currently working on the sequel to BEA to be released early 2014 and has plans for another series tentatively scheduled for 2015.
Twitter: @MrsN_Graham

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  1. This looks awesome. Love the excerpt!!

  2. Great Review! Can't wait to read this! I LOVE the hot professor guy, forbidden romance type of books. Another one added to my never ending TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. I'd love to read this book! Looks awesome!

  4. Your review makes this book sound awesome!


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