Release Blitz for Shouldn’t Have You by Carrie Ann Ryan
Title: Shouldn’t Have You
Series: Fractured Connections #2
friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and
finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.
married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be
just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
what she lost, and I can only see what I can’t overcome.
we need to find a balance.
hardest thing I’ve ever done—even if it’s the only thing I should do.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book almost did me in. The beginning was so emotional, so full of pain, for both of the main characters, I had to walk away for a bit. I knew I would finish the book, but had to come to terms with the feelings their story brought out in me. This isn’t a light hearted summer read. This is a book filled with pain, and hurt, but in the end, it’s all about their survival and strength.
Harmony has had an amazing life. Until she lost her husband in a freak accident. But she is moving on with her life, coming to terms with what her life is now, figuring out who she is on her own again. She knows it’s time, but she isn’t sure what steps to take, or where she wants them to lead.
Brendon’s childhood was rough. Even as an adult it haunts him. It’s shaped who he is, how he deals with life, and how he sees himself. He has issues, but he lives with them, deals with them. He is a survivor, a fighter, even if he doesn’t see himself as such.
This book isn’t a typical romance. It’s more about their journey to each other, overcoming hardships, becoming who they need to be. Reading this book, you can tell the author put a lot of herself into this story, because of the sheer level of emotion, the beauty and purity of their connection, despite everything that could have kept them apart. It’s an amazing story, one that kept the tears close, but also brought a smile to my face. Brendon and Harmony were perfect together, and their story is one that will stick close to my heart!
Ryan is the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance.
Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and
Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She
started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry
and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and
novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional
and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her
clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.