Like Broken China by J.D. Thompson || Review


Title: Like Broken China
Author(s): J.D. Thompson
No. of pages: 282
Genre: Women’s fiction, Romance
Publication date: November 21st 2017
Date read: April 2nd
3/5 ★


Is love enough to repair the pieces of a shattered life?

This is the question plaguing Courtney Cook’s mind as she packs what feels like her whole existence into a 20ft moving van. When she encountered Matt for the first time in a coffee shop ten years prior, she was immediately transfixed. Dark, adventurous and wildly untamed, Matt was everything Courtney didn’t know she wanted. One night of uninhibited abandon is all it took for her to be completely enthralled by the boy without limits. Now with two children, a sky-high mortgage and a marriage crippled by addiction, Courtney finds her world is riddled with cracks that no amount of love can repair.

Powerful and provoking with humor woven throughout the raw sting of heartbreak, Like Broken China offers an honest take on the decisions two people make and the aftermath that can destroy an entire decade because of them.


Like Broken China was an … okay book, but it isn’t a story I will remember for too long. In my honest opinion, it wasn’t that original. It’s just another story about a marriage broken up by the alcohol addiction of the man. However, the writing was beautiful and the actions of the characters believable.

The book is divided into chapters about the past and the present. Since the chapter titles don’t say anything about when the chapter takes place, it was a bit confusing what time period in Courtney’s life I was reading about. Luckily, there were enough signs to find this out within the first page. So, that wasn’t a huge confusing thing.

All in all, like I said earlier, this book was okay. I liked reading it, but there weren’t any big plot twists that made me curious about the ending. I really don’t know what more to say about Like Broken China!

This book was kindly sent to me in exchange for an honest review *

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