Series: Shattered Hearts #3
Published by Self-Published on 4th August 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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The breath-taking conclusion to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series is expected to be released August 6, 2013.
"Sometimes letting someone go is the ultimate act of love."
Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives.
After a devastating year apart and thousands of miles of distance between them, Claire met sexy surfer Adam Parker. With his awful jokes and profound patience, he helped Claire pick up the shattered pieces of her broken heart for the second time.
But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true—the same way she did for him when she let him go.
With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn between the new, passionate love she shares with Adam and the love and family she shares with Chris.
*eARCs were provided to us by the author in exchange for honest reviews*
I think it’s safe to say that Bring Me Home was one of my most anticipated reads of this year. I was desperate to know the conclusion to Claire’s emotional journey. I needed to know how she was able to find peace, how she forgave and fixed herself, and yes, let’s be honest, I wanted to know which guy she chose.
Bring Me Home did not disappoint
Joanne and I got our ARCs on the same day. We messaged each other and oohed and aahed that we FINALLY had the book and could read it! To say we were excited is an understatement! The only problem was I couldn’t start mine straight away and by the time I did Joanne had already finished! Well, that was it, I had to ban her from contacting me until I’d finished! Ha! It was torture not having anyone to discuss it with but it was for the best, I ABSOLUTELY did not want accidental spoilers!
Speaking of accidental spoilers – I have found it REALLY hard to write this review without giving anything away so if you feel that it’s vague well that’s intentional. You need to read the books yourself to fully appreciate and understand everything that Claire goes through.
Bring Me Home was the perfect conclusion to the Shattered Hearts series. Claire was able to find peace and finally forgive herself for the mistakes she felt she had made in her life. She opened herself up to being loved and she loved wholeheartedly in return. She grew and changed for the better.
I don’t usually make a habit of reading love triangle books, I don’t like how they make me feel – nervous, tense and on edge – but I was really happy to see that in Bring Me Home Claire makes her decision really early on and from there it’s more a case of how she heals herself and starts her future with the guy she chooses. I was also really pleased to see how the story featured the happy ever after for other characters that had featured in the other two books.
Cassia Leo knows how to pull at your heart strings with her words and stories. She knows how to make you fall in love with her characters. She knows how to pull you in and make you feel like you know these characters, like they’re real people. She knows how to make you care for them. I had a huge book hangover after finishing Bring Me Home and it’s a book I’m still thinking about even though I finished it two weeks ago!
If you haven’t yet read any of the books in the Shattered Hearts series you are missing out and you need to go get book #1, Relentless, right now because Cassia Leo has a treat waiting for you with this series.
It’s going to be really hard to write my review for this book. Not because I didn’t enjoy it, because oh boy! I certainly enjoyed it, it was amazing!
No, my problem is that there is so much I want to say but it may end up giving away spoilers, and I don’t want to spoil this book for anyone.
Like many others, Kelly and I were most definitely in different camps at the end of Pieces of You, and we were so eager to find out the outcome. We were so excited when we got our e-ARC’s, and when I finished before Kelly it was torture! I was desperate for her to finish so we could discus the outcome, but I had to sit and wait in my enforced text time out till she was done!
Whether you are on Team Adam or Team Chris, it’s important to remember that this is and always was Claire’s story, and Cassia Leo has done a great job of bringing everything together in this book. I know a lot of people are saying that they will skip straight to the end to find out what happens, but I implore you, please don’t do that, it will spoil the book for you. There are lots of surprises in the book to get it to where it all ends, and you need to read it in its entirety or the end won’t make sense.
I’m not going to focus on Adam or Chris, even though there is so much I want to say about both of them! What I can say is that this is a beautiful story, right from the cover to the very last page.
Claire really grows in this book, she is in counselling, and doesn’t meditate as much as she did in the previous books. She doesn’t shut down, and deals with any issues that come up responsibly without burying her head in the sand. She considers advice from others, and I really like how she has learned from her past decisions.
“It’s not our mistakes that define us. It’s the lessons we learn that show our true character.”
Claire does a lot of soul searching in this book, she doesn’t seem so lost now, and I think that’s because she is ready to move ahead in her life and finally realises that there are people that she can rely on.
I don’t think Cassia Leo could have improved this book in any way; I loved every part of it. There were parts that made me laugh (I love Senia and Tristan!) and there were parts that made me cry. There were a few tears of sadness, because not everything works out the way you hope it will, but in the end you know it’s for the best. There were also tears of joy too, because it was so heart warming to see Claire finally happy and at peace with her self after everything she had been through.
“There are moments in life, and they happen so infrequently that they tend to really stand out, when life hands you the gift of perspective. Sometimes, we forget to show our appreciation. Sometimes we get out priorities mixed up. And sometimes, we forget how far we’ve come. But life always has a way of nudging you to reminding you about these important things”