Ebook review: Breaking Bedrock by Britney King

Today’s ebook is the sequel to ‘Bedrock’ by Britney King which I reviewed last year.

Published 4th December 2013
From the dust cover: “As a married mother of three, Addison Greyer has always been known for doing the right thing. Hoping to keep it that way, she fought like hell to avoid falling for the mysterious, highly successful, albeit broken man whom the world knows as William Hartman. But what Addison didn’t understand was that you can’t help who you fall in love with and that it almost never happens the way you think it should.

Unfortunately for Addison, William Hartman and her desire for him continue to occupy her mind every single waking moment of the day. There’s something undeniable in the way he makes her feel. From the way he looks at her to the way he so eloquently professes his love and longing via written letters, it suddenly becomes pretty clear that some rules were made to be broken.

With the two of them separated by a trial, public opinion, and a marriage that seems to be unraveling by the hour, Addison tries to keep it all together as life as she knows it is falling apart. However, as the pressure mounts, Addison soon realizes the price she’ll pay to keep everyone else happy.

In this highly anticipated sequel to Bedrock, Addison and William rekindle their torrid, sensual affair through a series of love letters. What remains to be seen is whether their love and desire for one another can sustain them as they attempt to overcome the realities of their broken pasts and build a future together.

Due to heavy subject matter, strong language, and sexual content this book is for mature audiences.”

My Ebook review: sequels are tricky sometimes and it is often difficult to recapture the essence that made the first book shine. For ‘Bedrock’ I commented that “…this is a story about choices and the opportunities that life throws up. There is love, betrayal, intriguing personalities and lovely scene setting.” In ‘Breaking Bedrock’ we see a continuation of the story almost from the point where we left off and we know the characters and their world. It is a pleasure to be re-acquainted. Importantly, there is not the attempt to recreate the same innocence of the first book, we now get to see our friends deal with the consequences of their choices in an ebook that has its own feeling and power.
Addison continues to try and understand herself and where her life is going, whilst all around her the world does not just stop and wait. It maintains the themes of love, betrayal, intrigue and ‘heavy subject matter’ of the King’s first offering and extends further, delving even deeper into the subject.
As a sequel this ebook works extremely well, as a stand alone thriller it is also very good but clearly readers would be left a little lost about the back story.
Did I enjoy it?: absolutely, ‘Breaking Bedrock’ is highly paced, energetic and very engaging. If you liked the first book then you should read this, if you did not then you should read both.

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