“I can’t feel anything.” He let out a long breath, then shifted. He laid back on the porch boards while at the same time twisting so his head rested in my lap… “I can’t feel anything.” Kaine’s eyes held mine. “But I can feel you.”
SQUEEE!!! This book was sexy, swoony, oh-so-romantic, and full of all the feels!!! If you love grouchy, tortured heroes with hearts of gold, down-to-earth heroines, and babies, then you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this book!!
I’ve loved every single book that Denvey Perry has released (if you want a full list of her books click here). I started reading her with her debut novel and have been hooked on her writing ever since and look forward to each new book she writes!! If you’ve read her, then I’m sure you’re just as in love with her books as me, and if you haven’t yet then you are in for a major treat because she is one of the absolute best Alpha male romance authors out there!
Kaine Reynolds wants nothing more than solitude. After an unthinkable tragedy destroys his family, he’s cut off all ties to his former life so he can battle his grief the only way he knows how.
So when Piper Campbell knocks on his door, rambling on about being his new neighbor, he slams the door in her face.
But Kaine’s gruff demeanor doesn’t scare her. She’s set on living in Montana and starting over after a terrible divorce. And she wouldn’t mind having a fling to chase away the pain of her husband’s betrayal. Her handsome, albeit rude, neighbor is the perfect candidate.
Yet what neither of them suspect is that their no-strings affair will result in the surprise of Piper’s lifetime—and Kaine’s worst fear.
I loved how down-to-earth the heroine was! She had just gone through a difficult divorce and was finally free to start her life over and I loved that she wasn’t afraid to just head off on her own. Her independence was so refreshing!
If you love tortured heroes, you’re guaranteed to fall straight in love with Kaine. He came to the wilderness for different reasons — he came to escape the world and be alone with his pain and loss. He wanted to find a place where he could be alone in the quiet.
When I’d seen him on the ridge last month, he’d been shrouded in agony. He’d shown up at my camper with the same tortured heart — pain lurked behind his colorful eyes. It ripped over each of his muscles, floating underneath his skin… I wanted to erase a bit of his pain, even if it was only a pinch.
Then she barged into his life. Loud, forward, and unapologetically bold. To both of their surprises, their sparks led to a quickly intense attraction — hot, heavy, and passionate. Neither of them expected anything from the other but without intending to create a relationship, they both began to crave each other more and more each day.
“We missed all of this. Before ****, we missed the nights together. The you and me and getting to know one another. I want to go back and do it all again. I want the hand-holding. The kisses. And I was waiting fr you to be ready for the rest.”
“He nodded. “The rest. Sharing this bed. Sharing ****. Sharing a life.”
“You want that?”
“I want you.”
Honestly, just in feeling only (not the storyline) this book reminded me just a little of At Peace by Kristen Ashley and Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. Totally different stories though — I’m talking just the “vibe” of the book.
I don’t consider it a spoiler to say that this is a surprise pregnancy romance because I know that many of you love this topic and if for any reason you’re on the fence about reading this book (which you shouldn’t be!) then this swoony tidbit should convince you!
This book had a really fantastic balance of heart-warming sweetness and heart-wrenching backstories. It was a healing romance that really made you root for this couple to find peace in each other. I read it start to finish in one sitting and loved every word! This is definitely one of my favorite books of the year so I’d highly recommend it!!
Rating: 4.5 stars! Contemporary Adult Romance, can standalone.
*** LARK COVE SERIES ***
Series of interconnected standalones.
Tattered is a spinoff of The Clover Chapel.