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…
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Catherine Cowles is back with another thoroughly satisfying small town romance. I was invested in Shattered Sea from the heartbreaking opening, through all the danger and bond that grew between two unlikely souls.
I couldn't help but root for Laiken. She was so talented and sad. Life hadn't been kind to her since the night everything changed but she did her best to not let it get her down. She hid her pain except in her art. Most didn't see it, until the day Hollywood heartthrob Boden walked by her studio.
I loved seeing this man who 'had it all' be brought to his knees by Laiken and her gentleness. There was so much more to him than an actor with a charmed life. I loved his patience and willingness to just sit in the silence. But I think my favorite thing about Boden (besides his dog's name) was the way he tried to get Laiken to see herself through his eyes. And when the coincidences pointed to something sinister happening, it was all he could do to try and keep her safe.
I thought I had figured out who was behind the deadly spree surrounding Wolf Gap, but was I wrong. That was a twist I didn't see coming at all. Whew! I felt breathless after finishing Laiken and Boden's opposites attract, slow burn romance. It was emotional and real, gritty and heartfelt and I didn't want it to end.
About the Author
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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