Friday, June 5, 2015

Blog Tour: The Way We Break by Cassia Leo


The Way We Fall (Book One)

The Way We Rise (Book Three)
The Way We Break is the stunning continuation of the bestselling Story of Us series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.

The truth about Hallie has torn Houston and Rory apart for a second time. Houston is finally unburdened of the secret his sister confided in him, but now he must deal with the aftermath.

He has vowed to set things right for Rory, and he's determined to get her back. But the destruction left in the wake of Hallie's letter is not the only obstacle he must face. Houston must find a way to win Rory back by showing her their story isn't over yet.

In her desperation to move past the anguish of Hallie's secret and Houston’s lies, Rory seeks solace in Liam. When Liam is transferred to another tech company in California, Rory jumps at his invitation to leave Portland, and her broken heart, behind. In California, Rory finds a friend who opens new doors for her in the literary world. But does this new friend have ulterior motives?

The Way We Break is the second book in The Story of Us Series, which follows the tumultuous love story of Rory and Houston. The third and final book in the series, The Way We Rise, will be released September 2015.
It is always SUPER difficult to review a book that it is part of a series. Especially when it's the second one! If I say one little thing about the storyline j could give away the whole book. And I'm not that girl. Nope. So, this review is going to focus strictly on my feelings about the characters and their decisions.

Rory...oh, dear sweet Rory. I completely understood her motivation for choosing the path she took in this book. She wanted to have a decision that was hers and hers alone. But because of her desire to feel in control, she jumps into something without really thinking it through. And it has unforeseen consequences that makes Rory  question everything. 

And Houston. He was a little late to the game but hey better late than never, right? He made a huge mistake when it came to Rory and now that he has finally come to his senses, it may just be too late. Can he right the wrongs of the past before she slips away?? I can't tell you how things turn out but I can tell you, I was pulling for him the whole book!

That's it. I'm not saying anything else. I will tell you that this book does end on a cliffhanger but you should know that already seeing as how this is book two of the series. This one (in my opinion) isn't too bad and I'm perfectly okay with waiting for the next book. Can't wait to see where Cassia Leo takes the story and how things will end for everyone! 
September 5, 2014

I didn’t know there was such a thing as pre-divorce counseling until I handed Tessa divorce papers last week and she responded by handing me a business card with the name of a therapist who specializes in it. Now I’m sitting in this therapist’s office, gritting my teeth and trying to convince myself the next four to six weeks of my life won’t be a complete waste of time when I can go back to Rory a free man. Four to six weeks is how long it will take for the divorce to go through, which isn’t very long compared to some other states, where it can take as long as six to twelve months. But it still feels like an eternity.

“How are you feeling today, Houston?”

Dr. Mansfield crosses his ankle over his knee as he asks the question, making himself comfortable as he’s in the process of making me uncomfortable. I want to ask him if he has any compassion for me. Can’t he see I’m suffering? Isn’t there an unspoken bro-code that says he’s not allowed to indulge Tessa’s need to draw this out?

“I’d be better if I didn’t have to be in this bogus counseling session,” I reply, trying to sound as bored as possible.

Tessa crosses her arms over her chest and shakes her head. “See? This is what I have to deal with every time I try to talk to him. He doesn’t take me seriously.”

“I take you very seriously. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be here.”

“You don’t take me seriously. You just want this divorce to be finalized.”

“You’re right about that. If it were up to me, the divorce would be finalized today.”

She turns to Dr. Mansfield. “See?” she shrieks, her blonde hair flying as she points her skinny finger at me, like I’m not sitting three feet away from her. “That’s what I’m talking about. He doesn’t even want to try to talk about it. He just wants it over!”

“What do you expect when you emotionally blackmail me into staying with you for three years and then you lie about being pregnant?”

She leans over the arm of her chair as if it’s the only thing stopping her from charging me. “I didn’t lie! I thought I was pregnant!”

I lean back in my chair, shaking my head. “Stop lying, Tessa. It’s over. This is over. There’s no reason to lie anymore.”

Tessa opens her mouth to shout something, but Dr. Mansfield holds up his arm to stop the madness. He begins speaking again, but my thoughts drift to the day I found out Tessa was lying about the baby.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading – sometimes both.


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