Monsters didn’t just exist in nightmares.
They were real; they lived among us. As the sole witness to a brutal murder, Ryann Sinclair knew that better than anyone.
He’d been burned once, and Cashel Donovan swore it was the last time.
Until Ryann Sinclair walked back into his life.
She was fiercely protective of her heart, and he was hell-bent on protecting her.
Never one to back down from a challenge, he was determined to break her.
Just so he could be the one to put her back together.
Cashel Donovan was definitely a hot hero for me. A detective who has sworn he won’t get involved in a relationship with a woman again, he’s immediately taken back to his teenage years when he walks into his cousin’s bar. There he finds Ryann, a childhood friend turned somewhat girlfriend and everything begins to shift for him. I smirked at his initial plan of just reconnecting with her, knowing full well that there would be more to these two than just a catching up of old friends. Cash was so determined on his journey with Ryann and I found that to be incredibly sexy. He wasn’t about to let her slip away again-no matter what demons were haunting her.
I just wanted to hug Ryann. Immediately from page one, I wanted to hug her and protect her-just like Cash wanted to do. There was a fine balance in her of strength and vulnerability-and both come from her fear and concern over letting anyone in. Watching Cash break down her walls was great. She’s a complex character and well written.
I thought the pacing of Cash and Ryann’s relationship was great. It wasn’t “instant” anything; there was time to build up trust and love and affection. The chemistry between them was undeniable and felt real. I have to say I swooned a bit over some of Cash’s words to Ryann, let alone his actions.
I will say there could be some potential triggers for people in this book. I don’t want to give anything away but as the blurb alludes to there is some violence here and some things may be a bit rough to read. However, those elements are absolutely necessary to the story.
I did think some things were glossed over. There were a couple parts where I felt like I had missed something, like maybe this book was a follow up to a novella where we had met these characters. I do wish we had a bit more of them as kids, but I definitely enjoyed what little of that I got.
I recommend giving this book a try.
The angst, the emotions that it draws from your body was pleasantly unexpected. I was drawn into this one very quickly. Be prepared to want to do nothing but read this from start to finish because if you are able to put this down then you have more restraint than I do.
Ryann and Cashel will take a piece your heart and soul when you finish. Be prepared for the emotional roller coaster that you are about to embark on.
K. Street is one debut author that I was highly impressed with and Healing The Broken is a book I highly recommend.
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It’s uttered so quietly, I assume she’s dreaming. Without turning to look at her, I take another step out of the room.
There is a desperate sound in her tone that seizes my heart and traps the air in my lungs. Turning back, I go to the side of the bed and crouch down, so I’m eye-level with her. Softly, I push the hair off her forehead and hold her gaze. All her defenses are down. If a person’s eyes are windows to their soul, I feel like I’m seeing into the depths of her. Seeing all the broken pieces.
“All right, baby girl, I’ll stay.”
K. Street has been making up stories since she was old enough to talk and began writing at the tender age of eleven. She resides in central Florida with her husband and daughter. Her affinity for coffee, sweet red wine, dark chocolate and hockey runs deep. When K isn’t working or writing she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family and cheering on her beloved Chicago Blackhawks.