Tuesday, November 3, 2015

review || BEYOND REPAIR by Kelly Lincoln

Kelly Lincoln | November 3, 2015 | Contemporary Romance


Five years ago, Brooke had everything she wanted… until it disappeared like a magic trick. While she grieved the loss of her perfect future, fate sealed it. Moving on wasn’t an option. It was a requirement.

Now, Brooke has more money than she knows what to do with. But she also has panic attacks, no relationships outside her family, and a daughter. Brooke may have shut down, but there is no way to numb the constant terror that Mia could be taken away from her. She spends her days looking over her shoulder and avoiding her shameful memories.

She’s fine hiding from the world until Chris moves next door. A friendship forms when they unwillingly bond over their painful pasts. As walls come down, their relationship starts to develop into more. Brooke now realizes everything she’s missing out on and wants—a happy and stable family for her and Mia.

But Mia may not be the child with no traces of her father as Brooke assumed. And making a moral choice will risk everything.

This book contains explicit language, graphic sexual content, and sensitive topics which may be triggers to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

{ review } .

When Kelly Lincoln reached out for an honest review of this title, I was excited -- the synopsis is certainly gripping. Reading Brooke and Mia's story, though, and adding Chris to the fold, was done  exceptionally well.

Brooke has severe anxiety -- and once you know her past, her OCD tendencies certainly make sense in a round-about way. Chris's friendship with Brooke, and it's evolution to a full-fledged romance was so natural and so real. And when Brooke and Mia face some extremely difficult times, Chris is right there for the both of them. Chris's natural ability to be a father-figure almost felt too good to be true, to be honest, and the drama, while needed in this particular story, almost felt to be too much. Brooke's feelings surrounding said drama, though, were very predictable, however I'm glad with how Kelly handled it all.

This was a well written story with just enough angst to pull at the heartstrings. This is a story I will no doubt go back to, as all the familial and romantic elements were well done. And I absolutely, positively loved the end and the comparison, as well as it's reflection upon the beginning.

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