“But when it comes to love, don’t get so hung up on the timing. Just enjoy the time. When you’re with the perfect person, there will never be enough of it.”
Where to begin with this review? It doesn’t happen too often that I sit and stare when I finish the last word of a book. Broken Clocks did something to my spirit that I can’t quite describe. It went beyond a book and made me think about if I use time as a crutch aka an excuse as to why I keep love at an arm’s distance. The powerful connection that Broken Clocks makes to a person’s own life is what elevates it from a typical romance novel to a powerful piece of literary work.
Layla and William’s love story is one that plenty of folks are way too familiar with. Two people meet, they date, decide to be “friends,” and that goes left of center then they cross paths again. Allen has perfectly captured how regardless of circumstances if two people are truly meant to be together then they will find a way. The dialogue, the cadence, and the emotional rollercoasters are perfect. I mean absolutely perfect!
Some detractors will say, “Ugh, another romance novel. They are so unrealistic.” And, I tell those folks to quit being such a sourpuss. Love is special. Love is powerful. Love will make you have a different air about you. Broken Clocks is one of those rare works of fiction that makes a reader believe that love can be and should be felt in real life because it can literally change your life. Back to December was my favorite book by Danielle Allen but Broken Clocks pleasantly surpasses it and now moves her onto my favorite authors list.