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Review – Unbreak My Heart by Lorelei James

Published June 20, 2016 by The Book Momster

unbreak my heart

Rating – 20 stars. Five stars for every year I had to wait…
Four. Years. Let me repeat: Four. Long. Years. That’s how long I have waited for this book. Only one other book have I ever waited impatiently for – that one was a 3 year wait and was it worth it? Nope. Was this book worth the FOUR YEAR WAIT. Yes!! Absolutely! It is one of my favorite reads so far this year. I can’t understand why you are still reading this review and not reading this book.
Here’s the synopsis: BOONE AND SIERRA.
If you read that and have no clue what it means, then follow my suggestion and go read the entire Rough Riders series first. Or at a minimum, you should read Gone Country (book 14). Then once you’ve read that book, say thank goodness I don’t have to wait 4 years to find out what happens to Boone and Sierra. Could you read this book standalone – sure. However, it will mean so much more if you read Gone Country first.  I still suggest the entire Rough Riders series since the books in this series are based on kids of couples from the original series.  These books will have much more meaning.
And now for the official synopsis:
Unbreak My Heart
Rough Riders Legacy book 1
The right love is worth the wait.
Sierra
Seven years have passed since I fell for Boone West. The brooding bad boy. We were friends, even when I secretly wanted more, but I settled for what he offered. After he left Wyoming—and me—I grew up. Moved on. Or so I believed until he blew back into my life with the scorching force of an Arizona desert wind.
I’m not that innocent sixteen-year-old girl anymore—I’m a businesswoman who swore never to settle again. But this older, wiser, hotter version of Boone unsettles me. How am I supposed to resist his megawatt smile and his built-army-strong body? Especially when he’s inserting himself into every aspect of my life? Now he’s determined to prove he can offer me everything that he couldn’t before—and he’s the only man that can fix the heart that he broke.
Boone
Joining the army? Best decision I ever made. Even though it meant I had to leave her behind. Sierra McKay. The wide-eyed beauty, who saw more in me than I saw in myself. I didn’t dare offer her anything more than friendship, because one kiss, one touch and I wouldn’t have had the guts to go.
I’ve worked hard to become the man I am. I have a career. A purpose. After a chance encounter with the one woman I never forgot—I’m not leaving anything else to chance. Now that I’ve chased her across three states, I’m ready to demonstrate that the passion we couldn’t act on before burns hotter than ever between us. And I’ll use every weapon in my arsenal to show Sierra McKay that she’s always been mine.
And that’s all that needs to be said about the story itself. I don’t want to give any of it away. What I will say is why I love it so much. Lorelei is one of the few authors I read who knows how to write a complete story. You walk away very satisfied and you may wish there was more book, but only because you love the characters and story so much. It’s not because she left you hanging or anything unresolved.

 
The other thing I will say is I’m starting to believe perhaps my dislike of the New Adult genre was because of the books I previously read that were New Adult, not the actually genre itself. Even though it’s being billed as a New Adult book, if you enjoyed the Rough Riders you will enjoy the Rough Riders Legacy – the steam is still there and as hot as ever!
I’m still not a fan of the alternating first POV that the author chose to write this book with. I’d rather it just be written in third person and be done with it. Yet, this book was so well written it didn’t bother me near as much as other books I’ve read that are written that way. The one absolute negative though is every time I read the title, the song of the same name by Toni Braxton runs on an endless loop inside my head. Since I was never a huge fan of that song, you can see my dilemma. Perhaps, I’ll just need to re-read Cowboy Casanova or Cowboy Take Me Away to change the song in my head!
If you’re still reading at this point – Why? Just go buy the book and see for yourself how awesome it is.
And on that note, I will leave you with my absolute favorite line from the book…
“Son, I knew when you left her you had no choice. I also knew you’d be back for her someday. Guess that day is here.”

 

Many thanks to the author for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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