Series:Divine Creek Ranch, 19
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F, M/F/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Brokenhearted and grieving, Leah Woodworth’s heart is filled with regret for never confessing her love to Patterson Elder. His loss haunts her dreams and she can’t set eyes on his brothers, James and Vincent without seeing his face. Having denied her attraction to them until it was too late, how can they possibly still want her?
James and Vincent were sure Leah was the one from the moment they met her. Patterson had always shared that belief, taking every chance to convince her that she was meant to be theirs. With Patterson gone, James and Vincent are deep in their own mourning and at a loss as to why Leah avoids them.
When she is offered an opportunity that may take her permanently out of Divine, they realize time has run out and seize what may be the last chance they have to make her theirs forever.
With Heather Rainier’s Brokenhearted Beauty we return once again to Divine Creek Ranch. This book is best read in chronological order as it takes off where Divine Charity ends. While this story deals with difficult issues, I think Ms. Rainier handled it in a way that was respectful of both her readers and her characters. Leah was struggling with the death of Patterson and Ms. Rainier did not flinch from that suffering nor did she gloss over the depth of despair felt. The raw emotions leapt from the page and James and Vincent’s frustration was also clearly laid out. I loved that Ms. Rainier was respectful while at the same time giving us a story of hope, perseverance, acceptance and love. She didn’t focus on the pain even as she showed Leah’s struggle to accept the loss of not only Patterson but what she could have had. I loved that James and Vincent loved Leah enough to force her to begin moving toward acceptance and past her anger. This story was gut-wrenching and tears ran freely as I read each word but I didn’t feel mired down with sorrow. Instead Ms. Rainier allowed us to grieve along with Leah, James and Vincent while showing us light at the end of the tunnel. She showed us that with love and patience pain can be healed if not forgotten. I am a fan of Ms. Rainier and I think this is her best story to date. It is well written and well balanced. She took a subject that could have left the reader feeling negativity and sorrow and instead gave me a story that showed there is light and love at the end of tunnel.
Five shooting Stars and a shining star Award!!