Happy book birthday to Tessa Bailey and Too Beautiful to Break! I’m so sad to see the Romancing the Clarksons series come to an end, but boy did it go out in style.
Too Beautiful to Break by Tessa Bailey
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #4
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 25, 2017
Format: eARC, 320 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up close and personal with him on his family's epic road trip has taken her desire to a new, even hotter level. But there's no way she can go there---not without revealing secrets that could devastate them both.
Losing Sage is not an option. Belmont's heart is hers, has always been hers. He knows she's hiding something from him, but nothing will stand in his way of telling her just how much she means to him. Finding her is easy---saving her from her past could cost him everything.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I devoured this book yesterday. Despite having a review copy, I bought the audiobook and started listening at work — a risk, considering I was pretty sure Sage and Belmont were going to totally ruin me. I made it through about 70% during the work day and I had plenty of surprises and feels along the way. But it was the last 15% or so where I found the most intense feels — and an ugly cry or two.
I still don’t have words for what this book did to my heart. I’ve been trying to come up with them for hours now, to no avail. I knew going in Too Beautiful to Break would be intense and, quite frankly, that it would probably break me. It did — but in the most perfect way possible. There’s something special about Sage and Belmont and the connection they share. Their story was all I wanted and more. I’m not going to get into all the details, though. The bottom line here is I think you just need to experience this book — and the rest of the series — on your own. It’s extraordinary. There’s a whole lot of heart poured into each book in the series and it definitely earned a place in mine along the way.
I’m so conflicted about this being the end of the Romancing the Clarksons series. I fell hard for these characters and loved celebrating their triumphs and commiserating with them during the tougher times. I’m a feeler when I read, but I swear this was a whole different level. I’m so happy with how this series ended, but I hate that it’s over. I guess I can always reread when I need more, right? I suspect fans of the Romancing the Clarksons series will love this book as much as I did. I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
“Your heart asked mine. And mine was already begging.”
“Wherever you’re going, Sage, every time you walk into a strange room, remember that you might be the smallest person in it, but you’re the strongest and most beautiful. Right down to the deepest parts of your heart. But if you ever get scared or lost or lonely, know that I’m one phone call away. Whether it’s tomorrow or fifty years from where we’re standing, I’ll come. I’ll come before you know it.”
“Goodbye, my heartbeat.”
“There’s never been anyone like you, Belmont. There never will be again. How lucky am I that I get to love you?”
That was the thing about gaining strength from the ones who loved you. You held onto it wherever you went.
Five Things I Don’t Leave For Vacation Without
- I mean, I’m like a walking Best Buy. I have a Kindle, laptop and phone on me pretty much at all times. Plus, I need chargers for all those items. This is probably why I never leave the house.
- Allergy meds. I’m a mess. I’m allergic to something every season of the year. So I usually have Claritin D tablets and nasal spray within easy reach in case I have a sneeze attack.
- Black leggings. Everything goes with black leggings, right? So if all else fails and all the outfits I’ve packed look terrible in the hotel mirror, I pull out my old fail safe.
- A notebook. Some kind of plot bunny inevitably occurs to me when I’m on the road in a different setting, so I always have a notebook handy to jot down ideas.
- Peanut butter granola bars. They’re my favorite for curbing hunger. I like to break them up in four pieces, so it’s like I have more granola bar. LOL.
Have you read any of the Romancing the Clarksons books?