Title: Unbreak My Heart (Unbreak My Heart #1) (Second Edition)
Author: K-lee Klein
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 5th 2016
Genre(s): Western, Romance
Page Count: 296 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Brett Taylor’s world collapsed three years ago when he lost the love of his life. Almost as bad as the grief is the advice he’s starting to get from everyone and their brother, telling him it’s time to move on. They’re flat-out wrong. He left his career as a musician and escaped to his ranch because he needs the peace and quiet, and he’s doing just fine. He doesn’t want anyone invading his memory-filled, booze-fueled solitude.
JT Campbell’s world has been defined by his parents’ money, status, and his own empty relationships, until he’s desperately sick of it. A quest to find something meaningful leads him to Brett’s failing ranch. It’s supposed to be a brief stay. JT never wanted to be anyone’s savior or compete with the ghosts of lovers past. Still, he can’t help wanting this gruff and grieving man.
JT’s mind knows it’s a bad idea, but his heart keeps pushing him to find out what lies beneath Brett’s rough and broken exterior. Brett’s not going to make it easy. JT can only be patient, keep his sense of humor, and hope for the day he may be allowed far enough into Brett’s world to unbreak his heart.
Unbreak My Heart by K-lee Klein broke my heart and healed it back together. This book started off pretty depressing. Brett is still grieving for his partner when his mom strong arms him into taking in JT. He can’t say no to his momma. What ensues is a moving story of healing and love.
-The main characters. They’re well rounded, and I loved that as the story progressed, each character grew individually and as a couple.
-The angst. This book’s depiction of loss and grieving felt realistic. I felt Brett’s sorrow, and the mother in me wanted to envelop him in a tight hug. I wanted to take his pain away.
-Relationship development. I appreciated that their romance wasn’t rushed. Ms. Klein took her time with it and made their feelings for each other feel that much more genuine. Their love and admiration didn’t feel contrived or forced. It was a sweet slow burn romance built over the span of months.
-I adored the supporting cast. Millie (Brett’s Mom) and Ray (his foreperson) were great cheerleaders.
I highly recommend this one, guys! If you’re in the mood for a touching story of loss, heartbreak, and the healing power of love-check this one out! 5 Healing Stars!