Fractured Sky (Tattered & Torn #5) by Catherine Cowles
ABOUT THE BOOK
Fractured Sky, a moving and passionate, small-town contemporary romance from USA Todaybestselling author Catherine Cowles, is out now!
Damaged. Broken. Destroyed. I’ve heard it all. A single moment of trusting the wrong person shattered my life into pieces, and my family has never looked at me the same. It’s impossible to convince them that I’m anything more than the broken girl they rescued all those years ago.
Until I meet him.
Ramsey’s surly demeanor and menacing scowl scare most of the world away. But not me. Not when I’ve seen his gentle hands soothe an abused colt or comfort a terrified mare.
And when I finally get up the courage to strike out on my own, Ramsey’s there. Roommates felt like such a safe proposition until Ramsey’s lingering touches and wicked smile light a fire in me I don’t think will ever be extinguished. And he feels it, too…
But just as my new life begins to take root, an evil from my past emerges from the shadows, casting a darkness on my newfound freedom. And this time, they won’t settle for pieces of me. They want everything…
I love this series and Fractured Sky is by far my favorite. I couldn’t wait to read Shiloh’s story and it didn’t disappoint. Her harrowing kidnapping at 10 years old has scarred not only her, but her family as well. All she wants is the freedom to be herself, but she has to stand up to her loving and overprotective family in order to move on with her life. So with the support of the quiet and brooding Ramsey Bishop, a man with a sad story of his own, she starts to take her life back.
Ramsey is a horse whisperer who saves abused horses. It helps him heal from his own tragic story. Shiloh has quietly observed him from a distance for years and once she is ready to spread her wings, Ramsey is beside her. Being two people who know what it feels like to blame themselves for someone’s life being destroyed, they instantly connect and choose to open up and learn to trust again.
I love romantic suspense and Catherine Cowles does it well. Shiloh’s life is in danger and it kept me guessing to the end. Her resilience with Ramsey’s vow to never clip her wings makes a beautiful love story filled with romance, suspense, and family.
Of course, this story wouldn’t be complete without Shiloh’s family. Her sister Hadley is my favorite with her love and patience opening the door for Shiloh to connect with her family again. Hayes, Shiloh’s brother, is another who comes through as he takes the time to get to know Ramsey. Close family stories always warm my heart and this series is full of love.
I recommend this unforgettable story about strength and healing between friends and family. It’s about gut-wrenching heartache and magnificent redemption. It’s one of my favorite books of the year.
Thank you to Ms. Cowles for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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“Live with you?” she squeaked. “We’ve only ever spoken twice.”
My world tilted sideways at that truth. I didn’t let people I didn’t truly know onto my property, let alone invite them to live there. But I kept right on talking. “I’ve got a guest cabin.”
I’d let one other person live there—a friend of someone I’d known from prison. It was a favor I’d only done for the brother who’d watched my back in that hellhole. But Boden had moved out months ago into some fancy lodge with his fiancée, Laiken. The guest cabin was just sitting empty.
I saw Shiloh turn the idea over in her mind. “I don’t want to make you do that. I know you don’t like people on your property.”
I hated it. But Shiloh wasn’t people. She was something else altogether. The truth was, she’d become a touchstone over the last several years. And I had a burning urge to help. To protect. Maybe because I knew how it felt to believe there was no way out. Maybe because I saw those wings of hers that had been so badly clipped. The offer might’ve been reckless, but I couldn’t find it in me to care.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.
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