Sunny Shelly’s Review: Beautifully Broken Pieces, by Catherine Cowles

Title: Beautifully Broken Pieces

Series: Sutter Lake #1

Author: Catherine Cowles
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

with elements of Suspense

Release Date: February 25, 2019
A woman who’s lost everything.Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she’s lost.
A small mountain town where no one knows her seems like the perfect escape.

A man battling the ghosts of his past.

Walker loves his life just the way it is. His town, his family, his brothers in
blue. Everything simple and easy—until a chance encounter changes it all.

When Taylor’s solitude is interrupted by the rugged cop, they find that the
very thing they were avoiding might be just what they both need. As their iron
wills clash and passion flares…a killer lurks.

And you never know who might be caught in the crosshairs.


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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Beautifully Broken Pieces is a beautifully written romance. Taylor and Walker are wonderful together, from the moment they first meet, to the way he loves all of her broken pieces. After her mother’s death, Taylor just wants to isolate herself from the world, but Walker sees through her heartache and pain, and is simply there as a friend more than anything else at first. Slowly, he breaks down her walls and pieces together her shattered heart. Meanwhile, Walker is running from the ghosts of his past, and he finds a sense of peace in Taylor.

As Walker and Taylor are falling for one another, there is a bit of a mystery going on in Sutter Lake, but it does not take away from the romance between Walker and Taylor. It kind of plays into their relationship a bit, since it brings up all sorts of memories for Walker. Her friends and his family are wonderful supporting characters, and Cowles paints a beautiful picture of Sutter Lake.

Overall, this was quite an enjoyable story, but I didn’t love it the way I thought I would. The blurb drew me in, and I was expecting this to be a sobfest, which it wasn’t for me.

I received an advanced story and voluntarily left a review.

Author Bio
Writer of
words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially
her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and
finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing
she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true
crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.


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