Broken Halo by Brynne Asher
Series: The Montgomerys #2
Also in this series: Bad Situation
Published by Self-published on June 11, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Zero three zero nine.
Four little numbers … four little words. They might be random and insignificant to anyone else, but they meant something to us.
No, they meant everything to us.
Until they were ripped away.
That was the day our lives took a different course. One we had no control over. One that others puppeteered and mangled into a cluster so big, it left us with emotional scars lined with resentment and venom toward each other.
All because I’m a Montgomery and he’s a Barrett.
Now, Trig’s back and he hates me with more hostility and rage than ever … and I’ve learned to do the same. But when the world comes crashing down and the stakes couldn’t be higher, I can’t run and I can’t hide.
I need the help of the one person whose loathing for me runs deeper than blood and colder than his icy-blue stare.
I need Trig.
I need him more than I know.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
OH. MY. GOD.
There are no words to say how good this book is. I mean, by now I’m always sure Ms. Asher will deliver, but you know… there’s always that tiny sliver of apprehension at the back of your mind saying “it’s possible the next one won’t be able to rock your world too”. Well, rest assured because Broken Halo is simply amazing. Now, let me tell you that the second chance romance is not really my favorite trope, I even avoid it most of the time, but Ellie and Trig’s love story will probably be one of my favorite reads of the year.
We met Ellie at first glance during Athica Lane, and then a bit better during Bad Situation, and I won’t lie: she comes off as a bit of a mess. So her life is one really big, complicated, angsty mess and it just keeps getting worse and worse. One of my favorite things about Ellie was how she could let herself be a mess and lose her shit, while at the same time acknowledging it and just keep moving forward. Watching her come back to life was bliss, and I had lots of fun with all the head-butting she did with Trig. The way she loved her baby boy and the lengths she’d go to protect him was also amazing, but it was really once we get to know her full history, the one shared with Trig that I was completely blown away by the way she loved.
Trig was absolutely perfect. He comes off as a douche at first, but again, once we know where he was coming from it’s all forgiven. More so after witnessing the way he pursued Ellie and baby Griff (every time Trig interacted with him was pure ovaries overload). He was hot and sexy as hell, but he was also sweet, loving and when his alpha protective side came out to play… that was just, yowza!
Broken Halo has intrigue, some suspense, action and lots (and I do mean lots of angst). Trig and Ellie’s chemistry and attraction were almost palpable, and when they were together… off the charts hot. I do have to admit that I would have loved to see some people suffer a great deal more but I can’t say that this story didn’t satisfy me in every way. I can’t wait for Ms. Asher’s next book!!
Rating: 5 “angsty, second chance” Stars
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