Broken Embrace Playlist

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Broken Embrace, is by far, my favorite of the three embrace books. I love this story. Brian has been my all-time favorite character to write. Maybe because he’s been with me through all three books, maybe because he does everything so hard. He works hard, he loves hard, and he hurts hard. He’s passionate and caring and very, very upfront about everything. He’s a little aggressive and a little vulnerable and a lot of both sometimes.
Melissa…well, what can I say…she loves Brian. She’s always loved him. Try as she might, she just can’t move on without him. She pretended for a long time. She carries around this huge facade that screams “I’m over him” but it’s just a cover for her true feelings.
I never intended to write this story. Brian was a happily married man in the first and second book. Period. End of story. But when I put Melissa and Brian on a page together in Precious Embrace, they crackled. Seriously. They became their own love story and I couldn’t ignore the chemistry. The two of them just wouldn’t shut up once they were placed together. Their story and this book was very emotional for me. As much as I love Brian and Melissa’s story, I also fell hard for Erin and Matty. The entire story came together fairly quickly. Once I was finished, I handed it off to a beta reader and thought I was done, but then…but then, that beta reader suggested I tell Erin’s story more fully. She wanted to know more about her. And so, I added more details and a little more of the suspense plot. I think it came out great. Erin and Matty will get their own story one day too…more on that later.
For now, take a listen to the music that helped add depth and emotion to Broken Embrace.

1. This Ain’t Goodbye – Train
2. Again – NEEDTOBREATH
3. Are You Happy Now – Michelle Branch
4. Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
5. Heartbreak Warfare – John Mayer
6. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
7. Whitehorse – Taylor Swift
8. Breakeven – The Script
9. Chances – Five For Fighting
10. Shadowboxer – Fiona
11. Dare You To Move – Switchfoot
12. Foolish Games – Jewel
13. Gravity – John Mayer
14. Hurt – Christine Aguilera
15. I Never Told You – Colbie Caillat
16. In The End – Linkin Park
17. Maybe – Ingrid Michaelson
18. Never Say Never – The Fray
19. Pictures of You – The Last Goodnight
20. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
21. Someday – Rob Thomas
22. Somewhere We All Know – Keane
23. Let Her Go – Passenger
24. Undo it – Carrie Underwood
25. Used To – Daughtry
26. Breathe – Taylor Swift
27. We Belong Together – Gavin DeGraw
28. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
29. Yellow – Coldplay
30. What About Now – Daughtry
31. My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne
32. Cry – Kelly Clarkson
33. Why – Annie Lennox
34. Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri
35. Someone Like You – Adele
36. Demons – Imagine Dragons
37. Love Me Again – John Newman
38. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
39. Crawling Back To You – Daughtry
40. Hate Me – Blue October
41. Story of My Life – One Direction
42. Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
43. It Ends Tonight – The All-American Rejects

Have you read Broken Embrace? Do you have any songs that you think relate to or add to the story. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to add a few songs to the list.

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