- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 735 KB
- Print Length: 295 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kelly Lincoln (31 Oct. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017FPHG3G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #345,555 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Be warned this is an ugly cry book!!! I went into this book expecting it to be a little sad at times but what we got was a lot more than that. I was gobsmacked by some of the events that happened in this story and I have to say completely heartbroken at times.
Brooke is a single mother of a little girl Mia. Brooke has a lot of anxiety issues and some OCD to boot. I felt for her so much and my heart broke for the things she had endured before she got pregnant and then she had to go through all the turmoil she faced in this story with Mia. There were a few times I felt a little disconnected to her but for the most part I really liked her character.
I loved Mia, she was such a sweet little thing you just couldn't help fall madly in love with as soon as you read about her. She had Chris wrapped around her little finger from the moment he met her. Her friendship with Ryder was so adorable, they were two of the cutest kids!!
Chris had his own heart break and he hadn't dated for over 2 years which when you hear his backstory is pretty understandable. I have to say though he was a great hero, he was so loveable and the way he treated Mia was heartwarming to say the least.
There were some pretty serious topics broached in this book and at times I wanted to set it down I was crying so hard! I'm really glad I didn't though, I loved this one and am looking forward to reading another of Kelly's books.
This is a touching and beautiful tale. The author has dealt with the development and growth of the characters and their relationship in a delicate manner. This, for me at least, meant that the story arc felt natural and unforced.
A heartbreaking and emotional read, but worth it.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I love discovering new to me authors, and Kelly Lincoln is no exception. This is only her sophomore novel- and I was totally wowed by her writer’s voice. She did an excellent job outlining where the story was headed, but I was always second guessing. Now- this story does deal with rape, so there are some triggers and flashbacks included- but I always thought they were written in a way that wasn’t really scary, just truthful and upfront about the whole deal. And while it did take the heroine a while to deal with her demons, it was expected- as it was very traumatic.
Brooke is the heroine, and she has her whole like ahead of her, she is good at what she does in graphic design, and she has the love of a good man, until the good man decides that she isn’t good enough for him anymore and publicly dumps her, and moves on to the next one- Brooke’s ring finger still has the ghost of a white line where her engagement ring sat. And if that wasn’t bad enough- something terrible happens to her to shut her off. And fast forward, now she is a single mother to Mia, with an obsession over hand sanitizer and keeping herself closed off. Until she meets Chris.
Chris is the hero, and I am so in love with this man. He is a great character and has his own unlucky in love story too, that makes him a bit cynical for relationships. He has his reasons and they are totally valid. He does flip houses and remodel a lot, so when he was finished with his last remodel and his friend Kyle called about moving into his old townhome, he jumped at the chance, and the change. And it put him closer to Brooke- who you can’t help but love. He has his nephew, Ryder- who in turn falls for Brooke’s daughter Mia- and a great relationship forms.
I really loved this story about life giving a pair of people lemons, and them making lemonade together. I really enjoyed the writing, the characters, and the plot development. Kelly has a strong voice, and I can’t wait to see what comes next from her. I am always excited to read new indie authors, and look forward to their next release, and of course telling my friends all about the new book that I love!
My rating: 4.5
I've never had one story, just about 30 chapters, make me feel so many emotions! I would be swooning over Chris and his gorgeous abs and melting over the emotional relationship building between him and Brooke... then the next thing I know, I'm having an anxiety attack right alongside Brooke, or screaming mad, or just plain bawling my eyes out. This book took me on a roller coaster, much like every day life tends to do. It is such an incredible story of two broken people learning to love again when everything from their past is making them question every decision they are making.
I really enjoyed the organic and emotionally charged relationship between Brooke and Chris - they both enterted the story as broken people and by the end, they found solace in not having to deal with life's hard parts all alone. My heart broke into a million pieces about halfway through, but Kelly Lincoln did a great job of putting all those pieces back together again. I don't want to give anything away, but the story builds to a scary climax, then ends well. Just like all books should, in my personal and biased opinion!
You feel like you really get to know Brooke deep down in this story - who she is, why she is how she is, and I loved her relationship with her sister & brother-in-law. They are so supportive of her, while still pushing her to move on with her life and to get past all the negative weight that's been holding her down for years. Congrats to Kelly Lincoln for writing this book in such a way that we understand Brooke so deeply.
To me, this story was about overcoming fears and expectations. It's about learning to love again, to be vulnerable again. Brooke and Chris had to allow themselves to find the happiness literally living next door, when all the odds were against them. It's all about hope, and for many women, the will to survive. A beautiful story of stealing back your joy and gaining the stregnth you need to move on and live life to it's fullest.
From gaining some grounds to losing more grounds. In Beyond Repair by Kelly Lincoln, a mother takes on many hardship as well as challenges in order to once again find happiness and Peace with herself and others.
Brooke is a single parent who is raising her three-year-old daughter, Mia while living next to her older sister, Zoey and her husband Kyle. Brooke is a graphic designer who has been through a lot. There are times when she has panic attacks, and in order to keep herself calm she uses hand sanitizer. Zoey wants Brooke to get back into the dating game, and tries to hook her up with guys. But Brooke wants no part of it and often denies the guys. Deciding to only focus on Mia and their needs, as well as keeping Mia’s father away from her. But one guy has managed to breach Brooke's barrier and caught her attention, and that is Kyle’s best friend Chris.
Chris works as a construction worker and he helps build houses for charities. He’s also a great uncle who loves his five-year-old nephew, Ryder. Chris has just taken over Kyle and Zoey's old condo next to Brooke’s, and the first time they meet she doesn’t like him. But after talking to him and spending time together, he becomes important to her. Chris quickly feels strong feelings for Brooke and Mia, and hopes to develop into something more. But with any relationship honesty and trust is required.
Their feelings are mutual, but both Chris and Brooke need to come clean about their past in order to move on with one another. Will Chris be able to overcome his nervousness and tell Brooke? And will Brooke be able to get Chris to understand why she made the decisions she did? As well as prevent Mia’s father from seeing her?
This books jumps you right into the story. The beginning of the chapter grabs at you, and you will find yourself unable to put down the book. I love the way the author has you thinking “Oh, so the worst is over.” Then BAM, something else happens and you're unable to stop reading because you want to find out what will happen next. My favorite character in this book is Mia, you will love this little girl. She makes you laugh, and she has a lot of spunk for being a three-year-old girl going on four. But your heart will go out for Brooke and Chris, with all she has to deal with and how dedicated Chris is. If you’re looking for a book that has a twist, and romance then this is a book for you. Don’t fall asleep on this book because you will be surprised by what you find out.
GOSH THIS BOOK WAS SOOO GOOD! Exactly what I needed. First of all I LOVE the cover! And the colour is so beautiful. When the author emailed me with the opportunity to review, I couldn't say no after reading the blurb and damn I'm so glad. The plot was realistic and I fell in love with the characters. Every single thing was executed perfectly.
The story revolves around the lives of Brooke and Chris, both have a tragic past of their own from which they still suffer. As they slowly get to know each other, they bond on a deeper level. And Chris loves Mia, Brooke's daughter as his own. But the question remains, will Chris still feel the same way about them after he gets to know the actual truth? And when the past comes to haunt them, will they be able to face it together and overcome it or will their love and future shatter forever?
I really enjoyed reading this book. Brooke was a great mother although she doubted herself. I really, really felt bad about what happened to her in the past. Life was freaking unfair to her. For her situation, she handled it quite maturely and she raised up a great daughter. I loved Mia, she was simply adorable and cute. I couldn't get enough of her. Chris went through some terrible stuff in his past as well but both of them understood each other so well, in a way no one ever had. He was such a great guy, so caring and understanding. He was a keeper. When life threw hurdles at them, although she tried to push him away but he never let go. He always held them together, strong. I really admired this quality about him. He was a pretty perfect guy and how he did everything for Mia just melted my heart.
The romance between them was built up slowly and there was perfect amount of chemistry between them. I just loved their relationship and the fact that he never questioned her decesions. I freaking loved what happened near the end, she finally faced her past and punched it away, literally! It was super awsome and I had a big smile plastered over my face! The side characters were great as well, specially Brooke's sister she was supportive and a great sister. All in all, everything was executed just the way I like it.
The writing was beautiful and addicting. I didn't want to stop once I started reading it but I usually start a book during night and have to pause. Otherwise I would have finished it in one sitting. A few sensitive topics were dealt in this novel and I liked how the author potrayed them. I loved the pace, it was neither too fast nor too slow, it was even throughout the book.
Overall, Beyond Repair was a great book. I loved how the plot was executed and how everything was portrayed realistically. All the characters were pretty great and I fell in love with them. There was a healthy dose of romance thrown into the mix as well. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I'm pretty satisfied after reading this book and I definitely look forward to read more books by this author.
Brooke lives a pretty closed off life, raising her daughter, working and pretty much keeping her head down. She is very close to her family but even they get excluded from her life when she wants to shut the world away. She is a dedicated mum to her gorgeous daughter Mia but she also carries a lot of guilt about what happened with Mia's father all those years ago.
A new neighbour moves in next door to Brooke and Mia. A very handsome and single neighbour. His name is Chris and he is so lovely. As soon as they met I wanted them to be together. Chris is definitely not looking for anything that even slightly resembles a relationship, this guy has been burnt and there is no way he is putting his heart on the line again.
Here's the thing though, how can he resist falling for not only Brooke but her beautiful, cute as a button daughter Mia. The cuteness factor in the interactions between Chris and Mia will melt the toughest heart, seriously it is so damn adorable.
The draw between Chris and Brooke is incredible and I love the slow build of their friendship as they slowly peel back the layers of their broken hearts and slowly piece each other back together. This was a really sweet story that left me with an overwhelming feeling of happy ever after.
'You're the most perfect thing I've ever felt in my life. Never... never like this before.' - Chris