Book & Author Details:
Breaking Without You (Fractured Connections #1)
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication date: April 16th 2019
I fell for Cameron Connolly at the wrong time. And when he left, I thought my life was over. But then, after the worst happened, I truly understood what that phrase meant. Now, he’s not ready for a second chance, and I’m not offering one. Though given that our families have been forced together after losing one of our own, I know there’s no turning back. Not this time. Not again. Not when it comes to Cameron.
I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago—not that she’d believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn’t want to come back to Denver to help run my father’s failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I’ll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I’ll even earn Violet’s forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me.
This is most definitely not a light romance. In fact, the romance is really only one part of the story.
There are parts of this opening volume that a extremely emotionally charged, and I found myself blinking away tears at some points. And for that, I commend the author.
There is obviously a lot of scene setting and plot line set ups here. But that doesn’t overshadow the development of all the characters and their various interwoven relationships, which are handled skillfully.
This tale touches on the aftermath of a difficult topic and although, for me, some parts didn’t flow and hang together as easily as I am used to from Ms Ryan, this is nevertheless a solid start to the series.
I look forward to reading more.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.