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Publisher Description

I've been many things in my life: daughter, friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I've ever done.

Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly. 

Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.



I've known Harmony Wynham since before she got married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

Only I don't think that can happen. 

Not when every time she looks at me, she sees what she lost, and I can only see what I can't overcome.

I love her, even though I shouldn't. Somehow, we need to find a balance. 

Because if we don't, walking away will be the hardest thing I've ever done—even if it's the only thing I should do.

May 21
Pink Ink Books
Carrie Silverstein

Customer Reviews

Rinsky13 ,

Emotional ride

This was definitely filled with emotions. Two people connected by the lose of someone they loved and shared, a best friend and a husband. They were always friends, but they start feeling more, and maybe get just a little scared by that. But feelings prevail, and in the end the heart wins

Chicky345 ,

Shouldn’t have you

This is the second book in the Fractured Connections series. Three friends Violet, Harmony, and Sienna are learning to live without their fourth, Alison, after her passing. At the same time the Connelly brothers Cameron, Brendon, and Aiden are learning to save a bar, be brothers again, and add a forth into the mix, all while grieving Alison’s loss and trying to help the girls keep going.

Harmony has already lost one love in her life, and is only just starting to try and date again but the dating pool seems very limited. Brendon was close friends with Harmony’s husband Moyer and feels like he could be stepping on toes with the feelings he has developed for her.

This was such a great book. The build up in the series has been so heartbreaking and real, but also very healing for the group. I love that Harmony & Brendon weren’t left for last. It’s such a touchy topic moving on to the next steps in life after losing a spouse, but also doing it with a friend makes the step easier and harder at the same time. I love that C.A.R doesn’t gloss over these hard touchy topics like some authors do by adding them in like side notes. The grief these six people share and have to learn to live with everyday IS the story.

As always the audio by Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell was amazing and this series was the perfect series for the duel narration.

Cyanpooh ,

Another one outta the park

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

Hope you have your tissues handy for this one folks because you will need them!
Next up in our Fractured Connections group is Harmony and Brendon.
Harmony, at such a young age, has now dealt with two huge losses; the sudden death of her husband and now the death of one of her best friends.
Brendon and Harmony were friends in school, her husband was his business partner, and they are learning to be friends again.
Brendon is someone who did not have a great home life until Jack and Rose and even though he had a better life after those early years did a number on him.
Harmony has started dating again, much to her dismay, and is only happy with her dates when she talks to Brendon afterwards.
Brendon has secret feelings for Harmony but feels that he is not good enough for her for several reasons of which I will not go into because you gotta read the book!!! LOL!!!
Both characters are very well written and makes you have tons of feelings for them. I love the way they develop from friends to more than friends, its something for her that is just like “there you are, where have you been”. For him it was like “ I love her but she can do so much better,” yes he had feeling for her but they didn’t come about until after the death of her husband
There is sooooo much to say about this book but I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
Ryan has once again wrote a beautiful story grounded in real life.
If you know anything about Carrie Ann Ryan you know this one hit close to home, but as she says in the Author’s note this is not her story this is Harmony’s and I think Harmony, Brendon and Moyer justice.

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