Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Amazingly Broken by Jordin Williams (Review + Interview)

A quick note from Evie: I debated long and hard whether I was going to post this on the blog today. We received Amazingly Broken for review long before the plagiarism issue came up and Debbie (our Chick Lit expert) agreed to work with Jordin Williams. She interviewed the author and wrote a review, and while I obviously do not support plagiarism or authors who plagiarise other authors' work, I do appreciate my co-bloggers and value the time they spend reviewing books for Bookish. That being said, please keep in mind that this post is more of an appreciation of Debbie's time and hard work than anything else. Plagiarism is wrong. 

New Adult, Romance
Publication.Date  June 20th 2013 
Published By:  Jordin Williams
WebsiteJordin Williams 

Amazingly Broken on Goodreads
My review copy:Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Where to get:
Currently pulled from sale by author June 26th 2013 after allegations of plagiarism and ghost writing

New Adult and No cliffhanger!

Life threw Elana a curveball...

Her mother died in Iowa and Elana was left to fend for herself with an abusive and drunken father who couldn't care less about her well being. After years of heartache and pain she graduated from high school and moved to Florida to go to college with her best friend Tiffany.

A new beginning...

That’s where she met Jaxon. He was everything she didn’t need. He was a cocky, tattooed, and a beer drinking musclehead. He was the type of guy that she normally would have avoided given her circumstances but when he offers her a bed to sleep on she can't say no. 

She never thought that she would discover they weren't much different from one another and that he had his own secrets and scars he didn’t want revealed to anyone...

“You know you're not a cancer or a disease, you’re a cure. You're curing me everyday"
“That was the best shower ever," I smiled at him. "You're welcome in here any time."
"I think aggressive Jaxon is awesome and hot too" I said, kissing him.

     I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Amazingly Broken is full of passion, desire, new beginnings, old endings and finding out who you are and who you are meant to be. From the very start, I knew I'd love this book. The main characters of Jaxon and Elana come forcefully off the page and engulf you into their worlds. You route for them, scream at them and cry with them. 

     The story is told from the viewpoint of Elana and how she leaves home and comes to Florida to go to school. She leaves behind a father who abuses her and a sadness since her mother's death that she isn't sure will ever leave her. Her plan is to move in with her best friend and sleep on the couch till a dorm room becomes available. The story takes a huge turn from there and keeps going till the very last pages. The attraction between Jaxon and Elana is electric from the first scene they are in together. All in all I am a HUGE fan of this new adult novel by Jordin Williams. I give it four and half stars. There is also some sexy loving in this book, but not X rated. Just the right amount to get your panties in a twist.

1. How did you come up for the idea of “Amazingly Broken”?

I took all favorite book boyfriends and made Jaxon. I used my past for Elana. Then I started writing and tried to that it makes sense they are together. 

2. What inspires you to keep writing with all the rejection writers receive? 

Well, I'm a ghostwriter so I have to write for money. Then I decided to try and write my own story for fun.

3. What are your favorite books? 

Oh gosh, Easy, Rule, Wallbanger

4. What author inspired you the most? 

H.M. Ward! She's doing amazing without a publisher.

5. What is your writing process? 

Every morning I would write.

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NOW, if you want to find out what the whole plagiarism thing is all about, I recommend reading up about it here: DEAR AUTHOR.

Personally, I am appalled by this whole situation and very disgusted with Jordin Williams (or whatever HIS name is, cause according to Jaime McGuire - one of the victims of Williams' plagiarism - Jordin is in fact male.

Bookish does NOT support Williams and/or Amazingly Broken in any way. Plagiarism is disgusting and people making money of other people's hard work should be punished severely. 

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