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Beautifully Broken Spirit (Sutter Lake #3) by Catherine Cowles

Beautifully Broken Spirit Book Cover Beautifully Broken Spirit
Sutter Lake
Catherine Cowles
Contemporary Romance
22nd October 2019
Yes, although part of a series

She’s always been his safe place to land.

Jensen has shared a special bond with Tuck for as long as she can remember, their friendship a language that never needed words. But as life threw her one curveball after another, that secret language turned to stony silence.

He’s always been her protector.

Tuck has looked out for Jensen since the day she was born. As his best friend’s little sister, he’s tried to keep her firmly in the friend category. But she’s always been more.

All it takes is one moment of weakness to send Tuck’s fiercely guarded walls crumbling to the ground. As a new fire burns between them, someone watches. Someone who doesn’t like the new life Jensen’s building for herself.

And they’ll stop at nothing to keep her in the dark. 

Tracey’s Review

I love taking chances on new authors and Catherine Cowles has been that author for me since her first book. But her Sutter Lake series is phenomenal, her attention to detail, allows her readers to form bonds with her characters and her ability to craft these worlds that suck readers in shows just how talented this lady is.

I have waited patiently for Beautifully Broken Spirit and the chance to read about Jensen and Tuckers story and Catherine has knocked this story out of the park. It hits every expectation I had, in fact it is down right amazing. Catherine has written a book that covers tropes that I love to read, and I have never found a book that pretty much covers 3 tropes in one book. That’s right peeps, you are getting three troupes in this book and let me tell you, the way in which Catherine has written Tuck and Jensen’s story, will enrapture your heart.

While Beautifully Broken Spirit is the third book in this story, you can pick up any book and be able to follow along. The novels are centred around the characters, so while you will see recurring characters pop up, you won’t feel lost at all.

I adored Tuck and Jensen’s story! This book gave me plenty of moments where I knew I would fall in love, whole heartedly with each character.

Jensen is such a strong woman, a single mom, who has given up on finding her happy ending or at the very least, doesn’t want any relationship. After all, her first relationship left her pregnant and her second one nearly got her brother and his fiancé killed (if I was her I’d have given up a long time ago).

Tucker was the lady’s man and her certainly lived up to his man. He’s that character that always brings a smile to your face. He adores Jensen’s son Noah and treasures his friendship with Jensen. But in his heart, he wants the one person that he knows he can’t have.

Their chemistry in this story was hard to deny and you could feel it start to build as the story developed. That is until one evening passion are ignited and suddenly everything changes. Of course, its not always smooth sailing for these two characters, they have their doubts and worries that the change in their friendship may create problems. So, you’ll have to read the book to find out whether this couple is able to whether the storm or not.

For me this is Catherine’s best book by far and I am waiting (not so patiently) for the next and final instalment to this amazing series. Catherine is able to create a world that sucks me in each time I revisit this series, my heart aches and soars when her characters find their happy endings. Her ability to write multiple tropes and the added suspense element to her stories is what keeps us readers engaged throughout the book shows her ability to write plots that are riveting and believable. Catherine is a gifted author who is growing with each book she writes. Her words are addictive and I am always left wanting more. I can’t recommend this series and author enough!!