Broken Course by Aly Martinez
Series: Wrecked & Ruined #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 10, 2014
Format: eARC, 296 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Seven years ago, my life changed forever. One accident and the person I saw in the mirror no longer resembled the woman I used to be. I was lost and confused inside my own body. I felt alone and disconnected from the world, carrying the incredible weight of guilt and loss that wasn't even mine to harbor.
Then fate led me to Leo James. He taught me that crazy could be perfectly normal and it shouldn't hurt to breathe. Don't get me wrong. Leo isn't perfect. He has his own cross to bear, and the truth is, that might be why I fell for him in the first place. But despite everything he does for me, learning to forgive myself is infinitely harder than overlooking the flaws of another.
Now, the secrets and lies of our past have begun to dictate our future—threatening to ruin us before we get the chance to try. Perhaps we were cursed from the start. Or maybe, just maybe, the remnants of our fractured lives will fit together to form one whole, where love isn’t questioned and being happy is…well, easy.
Can a second broken soul be enough to fill the voids of my own? Or will such scarred pasts prove too much for our love alone to overcome?
Aly Martinez’s Broken Course was one of my most highly-anticipated, under-the-radar books of the fall. Since I finished Among the Echoes, I just had to know where she would take this story. I was anxious for Sarah to get a book. In the early chapters of Changing Course, I loved Sarah and Brett. It was difficult for me to read about how they fell apart and how Sarah changed as a result of the accident. She did some truly awful things over the course of this series, but I still wanted her to get her happily ever after. I knew it wouldn’t be with Brett and that was ok. I just wanted her to have someone.
Enter Leo from Among the Echoes. I didn’t see this match-up coming at all until Aly knocked me on my ass at the end of that book. But they are such a great match. They’re both flawed and have some serious baggage, but the issues they fought were similar and they could relate to each other. They made each other stronger. The chemistry and passion between them was intense. But, so was their guilt over their pasts. Their road wasn’t an easy one, but it was just as I think it should have been. If it was too easy, it wouldn’t have been believable. No one goes through the things either of them did and become “all better” just because they’ve met someone who understands them.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Aly’s Wrecked and Ruined series since I picked up the first book. It’s been an emotional journey full of twists and turns. But, that’s just how I enjoy my books. I can’t think of a more perfect conclusion to the series than what Aly gave us here with Sarah and Leo’s story. It was everything the first books in the series were – sexy, emotional and unpredictable. It gave a character I loved at first, but who went wayward, a second chance to fight her demons and find a happily ever after with another character who shouldered a lot of guilt for things in his past. These two worlds collided in a wonderful way. Of course, I loved the other characters earlier in this series too, so it was great to get an update on their lives as well. Broken Course is a great end to a great series. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.