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Beautifully Broken Control (Sutter Lake #4) by Catherine Cowles

Beautifully Broken Control Book Cover Beautifully Broken Control
Sutter Lake
Catherine Cowles
Contemporary Romance
18th February 2020
Yes, although part of a series

A woman trying to rebuild her life.

Kennedy is doing all she can to escape, to prove that she’s not the monster her father was. A simple life of peace and service is all she needs.

A man haunted by a past he can’t forget.

Cain has buried his demons under layers of control and success. The only thing he needs is his company and his solitude. Certainly not a woman with captivating green eyes filled with ghosts so similar to his own.

He’s a reminder of the life she’s left behind. And she’s a threat to his tightly guarded control. As sparks fly between them, they discover that what they might need most is each other.

But with pasts like theirs...you never know when darkness might descend.

Tracey’s Review

I love Catherine Cowles. Plain and simple, from her first book I knew that she had a way with words and she has blown me away with her Sutter Lake series. Beautifully Broken Control is the final book in this amazing series and I would say her best book to date.

What I love about Catherine’s books is her ability to write characters that reach into your soul a leave a lasting impression. Her books have a touch of suspense but ultimately it is a love story, filled with characters that feel real. Her ability to write stories that capture your heart is growing with each book that she writes, and I will continue to be a huge fan of her stories.

From the first pages we soon discover the need for Kennedy and Cain’s characters to shy away from the public life but once they meet each other, you see each character’s light shine brighter. While they both tried to fight their instant connection there was a bond that just kept drawing them together, one that seemed to be the key to their happiness.

Once each character gave into their feelings, they soon realise that they are each other’s saviour. Kennedy knows that the walls she has erect around her heart must come down if she is ever to have a happily ever after and for Cain, Kennedy brings a calmness to his life that he has never had.
Just like I mentioned, this is probably Catherine’s best book that I have read and with that her characters Kennedy and Cain are some of her best characters she has written. I instantly found a connection with both characters.

Kennedy is such a strong character, she is resilient and brave. Her decisions to be honest has cost her dearly but in her heart, she knew her actions and decisions were the best ones to make. She had the courage not many people would have to make those kinds of decisions. As a result, she has built a fortress around her heart and very rarely allows people to penetrate her defences.

Just like Kennedy, Cain has a past that made my heart ache. His world is filled with pain and guilt and the ghosts of his past are haunting him. He’s come to Sutter Lake to escape, what he didn’t expect was to meet a woman who rocked his foundations and made him want something he thought he would never have. His need to protect Kennedy was attractive in way that gave me those fuzzy feelings.

Together they can heal one another but whether they do that is something you will have to see for yourself!

Overall, Beautifully Broken Control and the entire Sutter Lake series has had be hooked from the first book until the very last. The characters in the series are ones that I can see as genuine people and their journeys are ones that I can see happening in everyday life. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves small town romances, it is by far one of the best series I have read.