"They say there's a consequence to everything. Each choice and action made can either make or break you--in my case, it's left me with a gaping hole that I fill every day with guilt, shame, and regret. I should've saved him. I could've. But I didn't. Sometimes late at night when my demons haunt me, I wish I could go back. Back to when I was that naive, punk kid who thought the world was full of rainbows and butterflies. Back to where my soul didn't feel so strained and broken. But I can't. I have to live with my failures. And it doesn't matter how hard I run, there's no escaping my guilt."
Cooper Hensley is the perfect front man for the Damaged Souls. After returning from his time as a Marine, all he wants is to bury himself into the rock and roll lifestyle with music, alcohol, and one night stands. Chasing sweet oblivion to numb his pain, nothing can rattle his carefully guarded heart . . . that is until Caylee Sawyer comes looking for the man she believes a hero. What she finds instead is someone broken, someone who needs to forgive himself and move on, someone who affects her so completely, she can't walk away. But can she convince him to lower his guard long enough for her to claim his heart? And when he does, will she be prepared for the consequences?
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Rips at your heartstrings, leaves you hope for happiness
Bittersweet Melody by Belinda Boring
4 1/2 stars
Caylee and Cooper are two damaged souls tied together in a way that can never be undone. As they each follow their path of heartbreak, and their path to healing, I was sucked in, had my heart twisted around in knots, and then had some hope for each of them to find a new happiness. Their banter and chemistry was both funny and steamy. I fell in love with Caylee and Cooper, and can't wait to read the next part!