Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Shattered Sea by Catherine Cowles

He was the last person she expected to fall for…

Shattered Sea, a sexy, suspenseful, small town romance from USA Today bestselling author Catherine Cowles, is out now!

I’ve known every kind of pain. Of the heart. Of the body. Of the soul. All I want now is the freedom that comes from making my art.

The last thing I expected was Hollywood royalty to waltz into my gallery in a small town in the middle of nowhere and see me.

A man like Boden Cavanaugh shouldn’t understand me. Shouldn’t be able to soothe my most ragged edges. Even worse, he makes me want the one thing I can’t have. Him.

All it takes is one spark, and friendship catches flame. But as our attraction burns bright, there are forces desperate to send us back into the darkness. And they’ve already killed before…

Keep reading for a look inside Shattered Sea!

The way Boden’s muscles tightened told me the little he’d shared was only the tip of the iceberg. That tension called to me, and I reached out, kneading the flesh along his shoulders. His head fell to my own shoulder, and he sighed. “I’ll only let you do that forever.”

I chuckled. “I do have the magic touch.”

“You could be making millions with those hands.”

“I only use them on very special recipients. They aren’t for sale.”

Boden straightened, but as he did, he came closer. Our faces were close. Lips just a breath away. The urge to lean forward, to know what he felt like, tasted like, was strong. Boden’s hand skated up my arm to my neck to tangle in my hair.
I knew that Boden Cavanaugh was more than dangerous. But like a moth to a flame, I kept getting closer.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

The Tattered & Torn series keeps getting better and better! While each book thus far in this series has been raw and emotional and gritty, there was something just *extra* about Laiken and Boden in Shattered Sea. These two broken souls both have experienced so much pain in their lives. Laiken hides her pain behind her art, and Bo hides his behind the mask he wears as a Hollywood moviestar. But when they cross paths at the gallery Laiken manages in Wolf Gap, there is an undeniable thread that pulls these two together.

As with all of Catherine Cowles’ books in this series, there is an element of suspense involved, and I must admit that I was shocked by the plot twist when it was revealed.

Cowles has a gift for weaving together an intriguing story full of heart and heat while including heartache, pain, and healing. Boden and Laiken were a perfect match in every way, and audio narrators Ava Erickson and Sebastian York magnificently brought these broken characters to life.

Now I am on pins and needles waiting for Shiloh and Ramsey’s story next! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

About Catherine Cowles

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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