Review: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn

Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn
Series: Unbreak My Heart (# 1)
Release Date:  June 7, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

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. . .

 

Review: Words cannot express how much I love this book. The night I started reading Unbreak My Heart I had finished 45 percent before I finally forced myself to turn my Kindle off so I could get 2 hours of sleep.

This book is a beautiful mix of humor, romance, and heartbreak. The prologue had me crying like a baby before I even started the actual story. The adventure begins within the first chapter and it doesn’t take long for the action to start. Jacquelyn does an amazing job of detailing the ugly truth about motherhood in a very humorous way. I literally laughed out loud on several occasions.

The characters in the book are absolutely perfect. I really appreciate that Jacquelyn gave Kate and Shane a history rather than him meeting a complete stranger after his wife is killed. The entire story line is very well written and believable. I fell in love with Kate right away. She is a very giving, caring person. Shane took some getting used to. His temper and attitude are a bit over the top, but it’s understandable why he has the built up aggression given his rough childhood. During most of the story, I really didn’t like him because of the way he treated Kate. By the end, I had a new book boyfriend. The cousins and family of Kate and Shane are pretty awesome as well. My favorite supporting character is Alex, Kate’s adopted brother. He is as caring as Kate but, unlike Kate, he speaks his mind when he feels the need to.

I don’t want to give away any of the story line because I feel like it should be a surprise. Unbreak My Heart is an amazing book and Jacquelyn is a great author. I’d really love to see other characters from this book get their own story. I think it would be an awesome series!

Favorite Quote: “I never understood why she insisted on wearing high-as-fuck heels while she was pregnant-it made me nervous.”

 

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