Some people search their whole life for a connection -- a reason to be here, and feel life in all of its intensity.. But what if you never wanted to experience that emotion? Jasper lived his life coldly determined never to fall in love. Some people impact your life in a moment, and will stay in your life forever from then on. What if an irresistible force crashes into you -- not once, but twice, and from a totally unexpected source? Jasper must overcome past demons that are still plaguing him and his friends. He must face future choices he never knew he would have to make. Sexual chemistry can come in all forms. When the lines blur between friendship, love and lust, a new darkness finds its way into their lives. Either these relationships survive or die forever broken ……in The Broken Parts of Us
The Broken Parts of Us ~ Review by Jacy G.~
How do you rate a book that out does any other book you have read? Rating this book on a normal scale is impossible, it is so incredibly unlike any book I have read. The way Ker pulls you in with words...it not only amazed me ...it consumed me. For anyone who has ever had a broken heart, you understand the all consuming pain that comes with it. Not just the emotional but the physical pain. It feels like your heart is being torn out and there's a 100 pound weight sitting on your chest. It feels like your dying from the inside out, and no matter what you do. The pain does not go away.
".. you crashed into, left me scattered and fragmented in your wake. I'm trying to put myself back together, but the pieces don't fit anymore. You changed me, awoke me, claimed me, and then you brokeme."
I have felt like this in real life before, but never has a book made me clutch my chest and cry from the over whelming pain. I loved the first book so much because it captures what it's truly like to feel like you are stuck letting someone own your life, and unless you have lived that way, you never truly understand why someone stays.
"The thing about love, especially first love, when it's with someone who abuses you, it makes it hard to see that you're in fact a victim of a crime. It's not always the violence that does the damage. If the psychological affect it has. It clouds judgment; the abuser infects you like a virus, pollutes your mind, and takes away your rationality. They correct your thoughts by making you think you owe them, that to love them means accepting them; standing by the way they try to change. They convince you that you must've done something wrong to make them abuse you in the first place. They're poison that strips you of everything you once were."
It takes an angel to take your hand and drag you out of the pits of hell you live every day, and for River it was Sammy, Jasper, and Derek. But in the aftermath of her hell, it created others, now Jasper lives in his own, Derek has been living his for years, so who is left to help them when hell just keeps pulling harder? I loved this book more than any other I have ever read. This book did not suck me in...it consumed me with in its beautiful pain and the light that only a true angel could bring you , bring you back from hell.
"We're made of broken parts, and we all loved the broken parts of us."
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Coming to the dance studio was like slow torture for one reason. Kyra. She's a dance instructor here...She stirs something inside me, primal and deep that I refuse to give knowledge to. She's also my wet fucking dream. I want inside that tight little body so bad, but she's important to River, and as bad as I want her, I know I won't want her for longer than my needs take to be satisfied. So I don't pursue her, even though when she smiles at me, all nervous and coy, my dick strains against my jeans. I have to hold him there to stop him from tearing through and slithering up her leg.
Jasper’s nightmares, and the frantic call from River telling me Michael pushed her down the stairs; her sobbing cries telling me he was Danny’s, left me really not feeling up for company tonight.
Danny still haunts us after six long years. I would never change the family I ended up with from the rubble of Danny’s earth-shattering actions, but I'm so angry that they're still suffering, and would give anything to take away the damage he inflicted.
People don’t realise trauma stays with you. It may fade, it may become easier to cope with, but it’s like scar tissue; it will always be there and no amount of healing can rid you of it.
Not all scars are visible. Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you can’t see; they’re the ones that hold your mind hostage in nightmares. They’re the ones that manipulate your emotions, making guilt crawl into your mind, polluting reasonable thought. Guilt can be so hard to live with; consuming and painful.
People think death is the worst thing that can happen but it’s not, it’s the living that other people have to go on doing once someone we love is taken from this world. It’s the what ifsthat constantly replay in our minds. It’s the did they know I loved them? What would they be like if they were here now? How do I get up today and live with this agony?
The only thing that makes it slightly easier is having family to live for, to love, to get up and go on coping for. River has become like a sister to me. She fills a void left by my own sister; her death still plagues me and I feel responsible for her taking her life. River and I share this same grief. We are bonded by a shared misery; a painful sorrow that is a part of us.
Sammy has become like the brother I never had. We share a love for River, but also we are survivors. We have both looked the devil in the eye and lived to breathe another day.