Title: Unbreak My Heart
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 6 July 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads
From #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a new standalone romance as you’ve never seen her before. Filled with raw emotion, heartbreak, hope, and humor, UNBREAK MY HEART explores how to heal, how to live, and how to love.
I didn’t break her heart, and she didn’t break mine — we broke each other’s.
I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she’s returned . . . but I’m not the guy I was before.
Beautiful, kind, and loving, she’s the same — my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night.
There’s so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I’m sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more.
She says she’ll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it.
That’s the chance I have to take.
I cannot believe I have read two highly emotional books directly after each other. I may need hugs.
Unbreak My Heart is a poignant look at grief and the effect the loss of a loved one has on the people left behind. Woven into the story is a romance that extends time and distance. Although circumstances have not been conducive to pursuing a relationship until Andrew and Holland are reunited following the loss of Andrew’s older brother to cancer.
Andrew is struggling to deal with the loss and his ongoing feelings for Holland. Anyone having lost a loved one with fully empathise with Andrew and understand the emotional pit you can fall into. Emotions are heightened and decisions impaired especially where numbing the pain is concerned.
An unexpected letter sends Andrew on a journey of discovery and gives him a new awareness of his brother and the decisions he made. Unbreak My Heart makes you confront others views on how they wish to live their lives and in that respect also how they wish to die. 😢
Holland is a caregiver by nature, a fixer even at the detriment of her own emotions. We can learn a lot from Holland and the way in which she treats others.
Andrew and Holland belong together, everything else is just detailed, but those details take a lot of working out 💞
Need a good cry, a bit of swooning and a new appreciation for life – Unbreak My Heart is for you.