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“Then stop eyeballing me like you wanna ride my c***,” I said. “You were doin’ it all through English class.”
“I was not!”
“Liar. You even did it during detention.”
Books in Broken Lives series should be read in order:
Book 1: Broken English
Book 2: Shattered Poetry
Book 3: Untitled
The Broken Lives series follows student, drug dealer and poet, Dante Rata from the age of fifteen into adulthood as he grows up coping with family, life, school, drugs, music, girls, women, sex and more sex.
Dante is a product of his environment; born and raised into violence, drugs, gangs and crime in the streets of South Auckland. But underneath the rough exterior is a complex and reflective young man marred by the devastation of murder, helplessness of drug addiction and unspeakable secrets.
Broken English (book 1) opens up to Dante meeting his new English teacher, Clara Hatton, Mrs. Hatton. They are off to a rocky start dealing with schoolwork, drama and boundaries.
Being a horny teenager, Dante takes advantage of his good looks by setting out to seduce his new teacher. Their forbidden attraction is palpable, fueling cocky behavior by Dante, while Clara struggles to cope with her guilt. It’s dangerous, reckless and so forbidden…
DANTE RATA: 15 years/Multi-racial (Maori & Croatian)/Student/Drug dealer/Black hair/Black-brown eyes/Tattoos.
There are no words that can fairly describe the complexity of Dante Rata. Be prepared to be swept off your feet by his uncanny beauty, c*cky, unpredictable, brave, devious, reckless, selfish and volatile behavior and let his vulnerabilities and flaws melt your heart.
“He remained where he was, looking unsure of what to do. His eyes were dark pools of emotion, giving me the impression he was holding back tears. It made my heart ache for him.”
CLARA HATTON, Mrs. Hatton: 24 years/Caucasian/English teacher/Blond (brown) hair/Gray eyes/Married.
Clara Hatton, Mrs. Hatton did not stand a chance against the force that is Dante (and neither did I). Six words to describe Clara: Caring, reflective, naïve, immature, misguided and meek.
“You’re not to say or do anything s*xual. You will also not swear or be rude to me.”
“I often blurt things out before I think. It’s not always intentional.”
Broken English, told from dual POVs, is forbidden romance at its best. Story is driven my Dante and I might have wished myself Clara once or twice while reading. It ends with a shocker leading right to book 2, Shattered Poetry for the continuation of their story.
Addicting! Forbidden! Reckless! Sinfully good! I feel like re-reading it right now!
“Pushing up onto my elbows, I stared at her from under the fringe of my messy hair. “I wanted to lie down where you f*****,” I said, interested in seeing her reaction.
“You’re unbelievable,” she gasped.”
Hero rating: 5+ stars
Heroine rating: 4 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4.5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 5 stars
Dialogue rating: 5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: N/A
Overall rating: 5 stars
Would I recommend this series: Yes.
Would I re-read this series: Yes!
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.