4.5 STAR REVIEW : UNBREAK MY HEART
Standalone – unrequited love, friends to lovers romance
‘What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend?’
Releasing 7th June
What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend?
If you’re Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane’s in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.
After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel’s death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret.
Shane’s been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too – for sleeping with his wife’s best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate’s ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer.
Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate’s only choice is to fight for the future she deserves – with or without Shane. . .
We absolutely love Nicole Jacquelyn’s writing, it’s flawless, addictive and always makes us feel everything her characters feel as well as heightens our emotions be they of love, passion or anger. Once again she had us completely consumed by her words. Unbreak My Heart is not an easy book to read but it demands to be read. It will consume your very being. It’s a story of love and loss – of second chances and new beginnings.
“I’ve given you everything….I took care of everything so you wouldn’t worry. Even when you were gone, even when you acted like you’d never known me.”
Unbreak My Heart is a beautifully sad story with such poignant tender moments and the line of soul-deep selfless and an air of unrequited love running through it. The heroine, Kate, had our hearts beating in tandem with hers, she is without question one of the most complete female characters in the sense that she loves with all her heart, she gives yet expects nothing in return and she does so with an unbeatable sense of humour. She feels so real it devastated us at times.
“You want a housewife and I’m convenient.”
“…You’re the least convenient person I’ve ever fucking met.”
We loved her from page one till the last. Sacrificing your personal life for others and taking on a beautiful brood of kids from day one, well it’s no mean feat and we respected and loved Kate for it.
‘I couldn’t decide if I was mad about what I’d done or so fucking sad about the entire thing that I wanted to weep.’
The hero, Shane, gave us whiplash yet we revelled in his completely honest non apologetic way of being. We pretty much disliked this man on and off through the entire book but can’t say that we didn’t understand some of his reasoning’s. He was a puppeteer without filter who needed to realise what was going on around him, atone and redeem. He needed to search deep within himself to find the truth and fix the broken pieces shattered around him.
‘I’d pushed her aside for so long that there was no foundation to build on. Just a mess of shattered pieces that I’d crushed with a sledgehammer every time she’d grown closer than I was comfortable with.’
You talk about your heart on your sleeve and both characters wore just that. Brought up in the foster system neither have had an easy start but have a great support system in friends and foster family relations. So much pain, angst and heart-break had the loving caring moments shining through like beacons in the night. We cried, laughed and shouted in frustration. Nicole Jacquelyn pulled out every emotion in this story and she did so with her brilliant no punched pulled writing.
“…you just loved me.”
TB recommends this gritty Biker Romance series by Nicole
THE THE ACES MC SERIES by NICOLE JACQUELYN
Craving Constellations Book #1 : Amazon us | Amazon uk | Our Review
Craving Redemption Book #2 : Amazon us | Amazon uk | Our Review
Craving Absolution #3: Amazon us | Amazon uk | Our Review
Craving Resurrection #4 : Amazon us | Amazon uk | Our Review