A "heartbreaking, heartwarming" (Heidi McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling author) love story that asks the question: 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. . .
Grief unites a young widower and his late wife's best friend in Jacquelyn's (Craving Molly) contemporary romance, which is marred by immature characters, distracting coarse dialogue, and a tedious plot. Kate Evans and Shane Anderson met when they were teens; Kate has always loved Shane, even after Shane married her best friend, Rachel, and broke Kate's heart. After Rachel dies, "Auntie" Kate is a stable, loving helpmate for Shane's four young children. After one night's drunken sexual encounter between Shane and Kate, he rejects her again and initiates tiresome bickering between them. Shane lashes out and acts threatened that Kate is trying to replace his late wife, all while he is fighting his true feelings for her; eventually Kate reaches her breaking point with him. The couple begins to mend their complicated relationship when Shane is made aware of his problems and Kate is able to trust him again. Jacquelyn provides plenty of eroticism, but gratuitous swearing and a sophomoric plot detract from what could be positive messages about foster care, fortitude, and emotional maturity.
Emotional roller coaster alert! I laughed. I cried. I sobbed. I rooted for them, while I hated and loved Shane. SUCH A GOOD READ!!! But have your tissues handy.
Heartbreaking and Beautiful
Get ready to have your heart ripped out and stomped on over and over again with this book. I promise you it is worth it in the end you will have read one of the most amazing books ever (at least in my opinion)
How can you hate a character so much? That is what you get with Shane Anderson. You want to hate this man so much but you still love him because you know underneath all that horribleness is a man who is so so very much in love with Kate. As for Kate you want to shake the hell out of her and ask her why she puts up with Shane the way she does but you know why. They are absolutely, and completely made for each other.
This book is an emotional roller-coaster that will wind you up, piss you off and then make you smile. The characters are all great and you want to get to to know them more. Which is why its so great that this is the first book in Nicole Jacquelyn's Fostering Love series.
So if you can handle a whole lot of angst (it is so worth it I promise you) then this book is definitely for you. The other books in the series are good but NOTHING compares to Unbreak My Heart. It is just another one of those books that I will go back to over and over and over again.
Unbreak my heart
Wow this book was really great kept me up until 2am reading it as I had to know what happened. Highly recommend