I’m pleased to be supporting Xpresso in launching I Won’t Break by E. Mellyberry (A Broken Love Story, #2) which was published on February 2nd 2016. I Won’t Break is a contemporary, new adult book and is available for purchase here in the UK and here or here in the US.
You could also win a $20 Amazon Gift Card (INTL) or 2 copies of I Won’t Break: print (US only) or eBook (INTL) in the competition at the bottom of this blog post.
I have a brilliant Top Ten from E. Mellyberry to share with you here too.
About I Won’t Break:
Lea and Andrew’s story continues in this sequel to My Lea. From the city of San Francisco, the tale journeys on to the other part of the world: Jakarta, Bali, and Tokyo.
It’s been five years since Andrew walked out of his apartment and left Lea in America. Five long years without any single contact.
Andrew is now a twenty-eight-year-old man who just inherited his father’s business empire and is about to marry the granddaughter of the wealthiest man in Singapore.
At twenty-four, Lea is in the early process of sorting out her life and career back in her home country.
When Andrew’s father passed away, they are reunited again for the first time since America.
Like it or not, they are forced to revisit their past and deal with their unfinished business. For most people, love is the answer to everything. But Lea and Andrew’s love is far from ordinary. Theirs is tainted by sin and guilt. And anger. Lots of anger.
What happened five years ago that made Andrew leave?
What happened after Twin Peaks?
What happened to their baby?
Told in both past and present events, I Won’t Break tests the limit of love when faced with grief and heartbreak, discovers the true power of forgiveness, and explores the meaning of second chances.
I Won’t Break is the sequel to My Lea (A Broken Love Story series) and cannot be read as a standalone.
Due to mature theme and content, this book is not suitable for readers under 18.
E.Mellyberry shares the Top Ten Sentences from I Won’t Break
I have more than ten, but I choose the ones that won’t give out spoilers. Here they are:
Dedication page: For you, because you’re stronger than whatever it is that’s trying to break you.
I dedicate my story to every single one of us because we’re, after all, only human. Our life consists of ups and downs. When we are down, it’s good to always remember that we’re stronger than our problems, that our problems have solutions, that we can beat this. It’s important for me to remember that, and I hope you do too.
I’ve paid with the only heart I own and now I can’t even get a fucking refund.
A broken heart is not a product you can ask for a refund when you return it to the store. It’s-your-own-risk kinda thing.
They expect him to be something more than just a twenty-eight-year-old guy who mourns his father. They want him to be an entertainer, a savior, a King. He’s none of those. He’s not his dad. He’s the crying clown in the middle of a boring party.
You know the feeling when everyone holds a rather impossible expectation—the one you don’t want or care—of you? It’s like you’re in the middle of a prom and everyone sort of expects you to be their Prom King, but you don’t care about prom, you don’t care about the title or any of those shit, but you have to be there to please everyone. You feel like crying inside. These sentences describe that feeling.
How naïve she was to think that all problems could be solved simply by making promises, by kissing, or by falling in love?
Innocence is a beautiful thing… sometimes.
I wanted to love you without this hate and without this fear.
Love should be free of all of the negative energy, but in reality, love is often the combination of many contradictive things: hope, blessing, fear, risk, faith. In I Won’t Break, Andrew carried a heavy baggage from his past and he couldn’t shake it off. He wanted to move forward, but his past occasionally dragged him down.
Every living cell inside his body is rioting against reasons, against common sense.
This is one of my favorite lines in my book. Heart vs. logic; need vs. want. Oh, the battle…
Phantom happiness was the most evil of all broken promises. You could have, but oops, you didn’t.
Grrr! Upset just thinking about phantom happiness.
To be the one she deserves.
Another favorite line of mine. Love is hard, they say, but it’s so worth it at the end. Trying to be a better person for someone we love is not a tough job at all.
A second chance is not a miracle.
It’s truly not. It’s not magic either. A second chance is work and lots of work.
Some wounds are too big and too complicated to be defined as a simple game of winning or losing.
People say scars are the sign of victory against what broke us. But some wounds cut us so deep, they keep on bleeding even after so many years. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about surviving.
About E Mellyberry
Melly is a full-time mom, wife, and fangirl. She used to work in a school and she’s very passionate about education.
Melly has been writing children’s books since 2011 under the name mellyberry. She loves reading all kinds of books in her spare time, mostly MG, YA, NA, contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. She avoids horror and sci-fi as much as she can.
Melly was born in Indonesia and grew up in a multi-language environment. When she talks to people, she could accidentally string words from different languages into one sentence. When she does that, simply reminds her to speak properly.
Her ideal vacation always involves a beach; usually it’s the Nusa Dua beach, Bali. She spent a few years in USA to complete her Master degree. It was during that time that she’d fallen madly in love with San Francisco and the Bay Area. According to her, San Francisco is no doubt the most romantic city in the world.
International Giveaway – to enter the competition to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card (INTL) or 2 copies of I Won’t Break: print (US only) or eBook (INTL) please click here.