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Authors: Kelly Elliott

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BOOK: Broken
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I’m so blessed, blessed beyond words, and there is only one I can thank for that. So, I drop to my knees each day, and thank God for this amazing journey he allows me to travel each and every day.


Heather Davenport
—You truly are a blessing in my life. Thank you SO much for all of your input and for always being honest with me when you read these little stories of mine. Thank you for everything you do for me with nothing expected in return. I hope you know how much I appreciate it all. I love ya, girl!


Gary Taylor
—Thank you so much for being such an amazing friend. Thank you for being on the cover of this book for me. It means more to me than you will ever know. Hard to think it was all those months ago we talked about it and then to have Tiffany on the cover as well makes it all the more special. Thank you for going on that walk and finding the road. It’s perfect. Love ya, cowboy!


Molly McAdams
—Oh, Molly, how I adore you. I’m absolutely gutted when we can’t meet for our weekly lunches. I think they keep me sane, and your smile brightens my whole week. You truly are a blessing in my life, and I love you, girl! I’m still slightly upset I missed the pancake release party for
Forgiving Lies
. I might or might not get over the devastation by the end of the year. #PeasAndCarrots


Jovana Shirley
—Can’t do all this without you! You’re an amazing editor, and more importantly, an amazing friend. Thank you for all that you do for me. You are my rock star, and I hope you know that!


Kathy Bankard
—Thank you for everything you do for me. I appreciate it more than you will ever know! Thank you for providing the quote used at the beginning of this book. My sweet quote fairy, you start my days off with a smile every time. Love ya, girl!


Gigi Aceves
—LOL! What can I say? You make me laugh—all the damn time. Your videos bring me to tears, and I’ll never be able to thank you for all that you do for me. I’m blessed to have you in my world! Love ya, girl!


The Most Wanted Girls
—My admins: Maegan, Liz, Gigi, Pamela, Kathy, Kerri, Shelly, Angeline, Trish, Jennelyn, Carmen, Nina, Heather, and Amanda. Thank you girls for being the best admins and friends ever. I don’t think I could do it without y’all. I wish I could hug each of you every day and tell you how much I love y’all.


To the rest of the Wanted girls
—I SO wish I could name each of you, but a few of y’all are popping into my head: Jamie Bourgeois, Lori Perreira Peixoto, Carron Scott, Laura Hansen, Amanda Brown, Jennifer Aldridge, Maya Dujak, Kim Motzer Reisdorf, Amanda Thompson, Lisa Waugh, Angie Davis, Jacinta Brown, Nancy Minot, Alexandra Louk, Heather McNeal, Shelly Barton-Lazar. Oh man, I could go on and on. And y’all know I suck at names, so I’m pretty damn impressed I got the ones down that I did! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The fact that you spend so much of your time and energy to pimp out my books blows my mind. I’m in awe of each of y’all every day. I know for a fact that you do it for other authors as well, and I’m just in awe by your generous hearts. Thank you girls from the bottom of my heart!


Kristin Mayer
—Thank you for my editing kit and for the magic of the eight ball! Love you, girl!


Liz Aguilar
—My own personal bubble gum pimp and the lover of TTFN. Love you, Liz!


My Beta Readers: Jemma Scarry, JoJo Belle, and Heather Davenport
—I love you, girls! Thank you for taking the time out of your lives to read my books.


To my readers/friends
—None of this would be possible without y’all. Every day I wake up, I smile, knowing that at least a few of y’all are going to make my day with a note, a funny post, a comment to tell me that you recommended the book to someone, or just a simple,
. Thank you for your support and for your love of these characters. They are so very dear to my heart, and it is a privilege that I’m able to share them with y’all. I hope you get lost in their world just as much as I do.


—I just don’t even know what to say. You are my rock—my true love who has always been by my side since the very beginning. I love you so much, and I can’t thank you enough for your support in all of this. Even when it takes me away from you so much, you still support it, and that makes me love you even more.

Now, on to bigger things—yes, yes, I know when you read the books that some things seem
very familiar
. Get over it, babe. I’m always going to use what you do and say and put them into my books. Think of it as memories forever frozen in time! Besides, you give me SO much material that I feel like it’s my duty to share it with the world. I love you, and I’ll love you forever, Darrin.


—You are growing up before my eyes. Please stop. It makes me so sad, and not to mention, it makes me feel old. You make me laugh, and sometimes you make me want to scream when you roll your eyes at me. I don’t know where you got that from (rolling my eyes as I type that).

You are becoming such an amazing young woman, Lauren. Always stay true to yourself and know that there is nothing in this world you can’t do if you want it bad enough. Believe in yourself and your dreams always. I love doo!


—I miss you so much. I hope that I’ve made you proud of the person I strive to be each and every day. Love you, Mom.

“Army of Me” by Christina Aguilera—Whitley packs up her New York apartment and leaves.

“Undo It” by Carrie Underwood—Whitley and Courtney leave New York.

“Cold As Stone” by Lady Antebellum—Layton finds out Olivia is getting married.

“Simple Life” by Drake White—Layton drives Whitley home for the first time.

“Clarity” by Zedd—Layton and Whitley are driving in his truck.

“Something to Do with My Hands—Layton walks into Joe’s bar.

“Dancin’ Away with My Heart” by Lady Antebellum—Layton dances with Misty at Joe’s bar.

“What About Love” by Austin Mahone—Layton and Misty dance while Whitley gets jealous.

“Right Round” by Flo Rida—Whitley dances with Richard as Layton gets jealous.

“Best of Me” by Christina Aguilera—Whitley tells Courtney she is afraid all men will be like Roger.

“Keep It to Yourself” by Kacey Musgraves—Layton reads the text messages from Olivia.

“Let There Be Cowgirls” by Chris Cagle—Whitley and Layton are horse racing.

“Whatever She’s Got” by David Nail—Whitley and Layton dance at the hot dog stand.

“5-1-5-0” by Dierks Bentley—Whitley and Layton dance at the hot dog stand.

“Goodbye” By Kristinia DeBarge—Whitley dances with Richard when she is drunk.

“Whatever You Do, Don’t” by Shania Twain—Whitley thinks about Layton at the coffee shop.

“Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift—Layton tells Whitley about his past.

“I Don’t Want This Night to End” by Luke Bryan—Layton and Whitley drive around the ranch in the rain.

“I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes—Layton and Whitley play in the rain and mud.

“New Favorite Memory” by Brad Paisley—Whitley and Layton make love for the first time.

“You Look Good in My Shirt” by Keith Urban—After Layton tells Olivia to leave, he turns to see Whitley standing in his T-shirt.

“Feelin’ Love” by Paula Cole—Whitley touches herself after seeing Layton wearing flip-flops.

“Pontoon” by Little Big Town—Layton tells Reed they are going to have a pontoon party.

“Big Promises” by Keith Urban—Whitley and Layton dance at the pontoon party.

“Why Wait” by Rascal Flatts—Whitley and Layton dance at the pontoon party.

“Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls— Whitley and Layton dance provocatively at the pontoon party.

“Never Let Her Go” by Florida Georgia Line—Layton and Olivia dance at the pontoon party.

“Done” by The Band Perry—Whitley sees Layton dancing with Olivia.

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles—Whitley tells Layton about Roger abusing her.

“Honey Bee” By Blake Shelton—Layton tells Richard that Whitley is officially off the market.

“Circles” by Christina Aguilera—Courtney hears Reed talking about her and tells him to never talk to her again.

“I Hate Boys” by Christina Aguilera—Courtney is upset about Reed.

“Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato—Courtney talks to Whitley after Reed tells her that he only slept with Anna to forget Courtney.

“On My Way” by Boyce Avenue—Layton tries to get to Whitley when he finds out Roger is in town.

“Better Than I Used to Be” by Tim McGraw—Reed talks to Whitley in the hotel room. He tells her he loves Courtney, but he is not good enough for her.

“Changed By You” by Between The Trees—Layton asks Whitley to marry him.

“Waiting on a Woman” by Brad Paisley—Layton waits to get married.

“Candyman” by Christina Aguilera—Courtney and Kate dance at the wedding reception.

“I Can’t Change the World” by Brad Paisley—Reed dances with Courtney at the wedding reception.

“All for You” by Keith Urban—Layton’s wedding song to Whitley.

“My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw—Whitley’s wedding song to Layton.

“Told You Sold” by Cassadee Pope—Courtney finds out Mitch has been cheating on her.

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