Book Review: If I Break by Portia Moore

DSC_0052Hello everyone! I’m starting a new segment that is sure to please any of you who love reading as much as I do. I’ll be doing a book review every couple of weeks from a different genre to keep things interesting.

I’ve just returned from vacation and I’ll  be posting about that soon but I was recommended a book on Instagram right before I left (perfect timing btw) by a lovely lady who’s username is @baeaffair. She recommended that I read If I Break by Portia Moore. I have to be honest, when I first started this book I was a bit apprehensive about it. However, it did get better to me as it went on and the ending throws you a curve ball that you won’t see coming!

This novel is a romance, the protagonist’s name is Lauren Brook’s, and it chronicles her turbulent relationship with her husband Cal. Cal is hiding a dark secret from Lauren and trust me when I tell you that the reveal is worth the wait.

Throughout the novel I did begin to get frustrated with how juvenile the interactions and fights between Cal and Lauren were and how toxic their relationship was. I know that Moore wanted you to feel how tiring their relationship was but there were points that I felt like just skipping to the end, which I don’t recommend because you won’t fully understand the plot unless you have all the pieces.

The chapters alternate between the start of their relationship and the present. I don’t always like it when novels alternate between the past and the present but I think this device worked really well. Moore keeps you on your toes by revealing the characters motivations little by little.

Here’s the Amazon link to where you can download it for Kindle. There are two more books in the series that I don’t if I’ll read because I quite liked the ending but overall this romance was very original and a nice read!

If you have any recommendations for books please leave them below!


  1. Love this! As an English Lit minor in school, I ultimately realized that I’m a slow reader because I get so caught up on weird words and making sure that I understand every piece of what’s going on, that I finally understood that nonfiction is best for me. But your reviews with DEFINITELY get me out of that vein to explore some other genres on my off weeks. 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

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    • I read non fiction every now and then but novels are my cup of tea! But I know what you mean, sometimes it’s easy to stuck in one genre. This is the first romance that I’ve read in awhile!

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  2. Omg that sounds like a tiring read yet fun if there is a surprise! I also don’t like that style too much because when I out the book down and go back to the page I was last on I have to think. Am i in the past or present again??? Lol read Bossypants by Tina Fey or the Mindy Kaling book!

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    • I feel you Joy, it does get confusing when you’re jumping through time periods. I’m definitely glad that I read it. I love a good plot twist, but I felt like I needed a therapy session after I finished it lol
      I’ve heard good things about both of those! I’ll put them on my list!!!


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