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The Fractured Heart by Scarlett Cole
Series: Second Chance Tattoos #2
Published by Swerve Genres: Contemporary
Finally Cujo and Drea! YES! Okay so if you read the first book, The Strongest Steel, you know Andrea “Drea” Caron and Brody “Cujo” Matthews tend to rub each other the wrong way. They both tend to get the wrong impression from one other which only made me want to read this book even more to find out what their story was and I am so glad that I did because it’s so good!
Drea has been taking care of her sick mother for years and has put her personal life on the back burner. Now that her best friend is engaged she is in charge of planning their engagement party but the only problem is that she has to plan it with Cujo. Drea knows that he’s going to be difficult but making it the perfect party is all that matters. But the more time she spends with Cujo the more she realizes how she might have misjudged him.
Cujo likes the simple life and Drea isn’t simple. He keeps his relationships to flight attendants and whenever they come in town they hook up. Now he has to work closely with the uptight Drea and when their attraction starts to burn they both might go down in flames.
I really did love these two; I thought they had great chemistry, funny banter and a special connection. At times I felt bad for Drea for all she was going through yet I found her strong and empowering for dealing with the hand she was dealt. Cujo had the whole man vs child thing going on but as the story began to develop more I saw him starting to grow as a person. Scarlett Cole did a great job at creating these two characters.
I really loved the dual povs which I thought just made the story even better. I couldn’t imagine it ever being written another way. The one thing that I would change if I could would be the amount of drama they both ended up facing. At times I felt it was one thing after another and that they would never get in front of what was coming so that they could be together.
The romance doesn’t happen right away and that was a huge plus. The Fractured Heart was an emotional yet thrilling read that I never wanted to end. I found the love scenes to have just the right emotions for when they were together. It wasn’t overly done and not too mushy.
We finally learn how Cujo got his nickname and I couldn’t help but laugh. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of the book. While there story is going on you get clues on whose story will be next and I actually can’t wait! Trust me The Fractured Heart is worth reading! Second Circle Tattoos is a new favorite series and I can’t wait to see where Ms. Cole will take these characters along the way.