I absolutely loved Kate as a character and her interaction with the kids was incredibly sweet. The scenes with the kids might be my favourite, because her love for them was so real, including the tough moments. Especially the tough moments. Having always put herself aside for her friend, Rachel, and her husband Shane (who used to be her best friend), I was happy to see that near the end of the novel she stood up for what she believed in, for what she had to do. Even if Shane had to ruin everything first before she did that.
Shane… he’s a complex character and I thought he was very well-written. During the chapters that are written from his POV, I really got a good idea of why he was the way he was. And he’s not stupid—he knows he’s being an a**, and most of the time it’s not on purpose and he wants to take his words back as soon as he’s said them. But argh, more than once I wish it was real and I was there, so that I could grab him by his hair and smack his face into the wall and make him change. Luckily I didn’t have to. J
This book also had a lot of voice, and the voices for both characters were very distinct. As each POV was written in first person, this made it very easy to follow the switch and keep up with the story.
Unbreak My Heart
If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.
After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel's death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret.
Shane's been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too - for sleeping with his wife's best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate's ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer.
Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate's only choice is to fight for the future she deserves - with or without Shane. . .
About the author
When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.
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