November 15, 2016

Review - Split by JB Salsbury


Title: SPLIT
Author: JB Salsbury
On Sale: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $13.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD

New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury makes her Forever debut with a stand-alone unforgettable new novel, with a twist no one will see coming . . .

What do you do when you wake up with no memory of what you did last night?

Lucas spent the first half of his life protecting himself from others, but now his own mind is his biggest enemy. He doesn't know what happens when the blackouts overtake him, but he can recall the feelings—the rage, the confusion, the fear. Thankfully the quiet life he's found in Payson, Arizona has kept the darkness at bay. Until his boss's estranged daughter shows up in town, asking questions she shouldn't and sparking a desire Lucas can't control. Getting close to Shyann is the best thing that's ever happened to him, but when his blackouts return, unleashing the truth he's battled so long to hide, he may just lose her forever . . .



Let’s talk about book love, because I absolutely loved this book! 

So this story starts out with a prologue that is ten years prior and it’s pretty gruesome. I immediately had a WTF moment, because I was legit lost with where this story was going. I don’t typically read blurbs and prefer to go into stories blind, so when I read this prologue I was wondering what I had signed up for. 

Then the story introduces us to Shyann a reporter who is just starting out and was on the edge of her big break. The story is initially told from her POV and we see how in a moment her big break turned into an event that broke her. After an on-air incident, she is forced to return home to her father, brother, and the tiny town she couldn’t wait to escape. 

We then meet Lucas, he is a laborer and artist working for Shyann’s dad’s construction company. He is quite, mysterious and attractive, but it doesn’t matter because the last thing Shyann needs is a reason to stay in Payson. This stay is a detour for her and she is working as fast as she can to move on again. 

So there isn’t much to really say without completely giving away this book and I loved that I went in clueless, so no spoilers here. I will just say these characters completely owned me. I love a broken man and Lucas is the definition of broken. My heart wanted to help him so desperately and the more I read the more I was hooked! Shyann was equally fantastic. She was determined and fierce and I loved seeing her rise above at every turn. She was a fantastic heroine and I loved how she loved. 

This is the perfect example of epic love, of love conquering all and I LOVE EPIC LOVE! If you only read a few books this year I recommend this one. It’s a love story of wondrous proportions but also has a mysterious side that leaves you guessing. Split was legit fantastic and a 2016 must read!


New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury spends her days lost in a world of budding romance and impossible obstacles. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. Since 2013 she has published six bestselling novels in The Fighting Series and won a RONE Award. JB Salsbury lives with her husband and two kids in Phoenix, Arizona.



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