Kate has been through more than her share of tragedies in her life. After suffering the loss of her mother, daughter, and the love of her life, she’s finally found the strength to open herself up to love again. For once, everything is finally as it should be. Kate should’ve known that things were too good to be true; her life doesn’t work that smoothly.
It’s been four years since Michael left Kate, but he’s back now, and determined to win Kate’s heart once again. After discovering that Daniel and Michael are best friends, the situation spirals out of control quickly. Instead of dealing with her broken heart, Kate ignores it. When Kate’s actions drive her to do the unthinkable, she knows she’s crossed the line. Unfortunately, she doesn’t realize it until it’s too little, too late. Her actions have consequences and now she’s trying to fix the unfixable. Can the men in Kate’s life grant her the forgiveness she can’t even find within herself?
Review by Brittany
Here I am, a few days after reading this. I usually write my reviews the same day or the day after I finish, but I needed some extra time. I got very emotional about this book and I needed time to cool down and make sure I wasn’t angry enough to include spoilers.
If you haven’t read the first book (Breaking Kate) I’d advise you to read that review before you read this.
In Breaking Kate, we get to follow the journey of Kate, who is still trying to get over the loss of her first real relationship. She had dated Michael, or Mike, for years. They had known each other since they were seven. One night, an accident occurred that Mike blamed Kate for, and he left her and never spoke to her again.
Kate continues on to college, and after much pressuring from her roommate and best friend, she goes to a party and meets this guy, Daniel. Daniel and Kate have an instant connection and quickly jump into a relationship. They’re perfect together.
Then, at the end of Breaking Kate, Mike comes back. Little did anyone know, that they were all mutual friends with each other. As you would think, this complicates things.
Kate is put in a tough spot and is forced to choose. Does she choose Mike, who she shares much more than a history with, or Daniel, the man she wants to build a history with?
This book… Oh, this book. I was filled with suspense and anxiety the whole time I read it. I won’t tell you what team I’m on, because I don’t want to spoil anything. But one minute I’m happy and the next minute I’m cursing at the book. Kate made some poor decisions, one really bad one, and that might have just screwed everything up. She might have lost them both…
So, we finally find out who she chooses… and then we find out something that could change all of that… well, there’s two things that could change it. When I find out who she chose, I was all over the place. But then there’s that little, well, big piece of information and I was pissed.
Okay, let me back up. I found out who she chose. And I had tears running down my face. I was so upset. Then I find out that new bit of information, and I was pissed. So angry. I slammed my kindle closed and threw it on the bed, immediately messaging Dee and telling her how mad I was. She convinced me with a winky face to keep going, and I did, and while I’m not happy with the ending, I did get some comfort in the fact, but I can’t wait for the next book!
I think she did an amazing job keeping the secret of who she was going to choose throughout the whole book. I know that is really hard to do, and I was never sure of who she’d pick, and that’s something that really kept me reading.
Five stars for Releasing Kate. Now, Dee, go write and finish book 3!!!
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