Review: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jaquelyn

Friday, September 9, 2016


What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend?

If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.
After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel's death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret.
Shane's been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too - for sleeping with his wife's best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate's ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer.
Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate's only choice is to fight for the future she deserves - with or without Shane. . .

My Review
I have never in my life been so mad at a book. I have never had to highlight so many sentences and quotes in said book. I have never had to stop reading to sit up in my bed and tell myself to calm down - it's just a book. Normally, this would be a bad thing. Because holy hell, no other book in the entire world- or you know, the 700+ books that I have read- has ever gotten me so frustrated. But it's not a bad thing. It's a good thing. It is an amazing thing. I have been in such a huge book funk lately and this book made me feel SO many emotions at once that it was completely impossible to not lose myself in it. 

Shane was absolutely infuriating. He was so hot and cold and sometimes downright cruel that I found myself cursing in the darkness of my room. And it was exactly what I needed for my book funk. Unbreak My Heart was out of this world incredible. From the very first chapter of the book, it is so clear that Shane & Kate where going to end up together come hell or high water. I was a bit scared going into it because most of the books in which the spouse dies always has the dead spouse being compared to the current love interest over and over again until I'm sick of it and words can't express how glad I am that this was NOT the case in Unbreak My Heart. If anything, I think it's safe to say Shane loves Katie unlike he has ever loved anyone else, even though it took him a while to understand his own feelings and finally be okay with them.

I haven't written a review this long in ages but this book honestly deserves it. It was heartbreaking, beautiful, frustrating and I will never forget the way it made me feel. Nicole Jaquelyn has jumped her way into my one-click authors list with just ONE BOOK. That is unheard of for me but I cannot wait to see what the rest of her books bring. I would honestly recommend this book to each and every single one of my book friends.

Unbreak My Heart, #1
Change Of Heart, #2

About Nicole
When Nicole Jacquelyn was eight and people asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told them she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve, her answer changed to author. Her dreams stayed constant. First, she became a mom, and then during her senior year of college--with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool--she sat down and wrote a story. 


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