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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: When Love Breaks by Kate Squires / @HeaBookToursPR @KateSquires3

Title: When Love Breaks
Author: Kate Squires
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: HEA Book Tours

From the author who brought you That Kiss, That Promise, I Will Catch You, and Tracing Hearts, comes another tale of love and loss.

Elora Foster and Logan Turner never met, until the day she showed up on his doorstep. After a simple, chance encounter, the two embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever.

With good intentions and a heart of gold, Elora has aspirations of being a nurse. But, when she’s hired to take care of Logan, a double amputee, she’s instantly put off by his grouchy demeanor and bad attitude. She’s not sure if taking this job was the right move, or the worst decision of her life.

Logan, who was recently released from the hospital, has no intention of letting anyone take care of him. He’s sure there’s nothing that could change his hopeless situation, so he resigns himself to his fate. When he meets Elora, instant friction begins, but soon, he realizes there's something different about her. Try as he might to behave himself, he finds that his negative attitude upsets her frequently—and to his surprise, it bothers him.

As time moves on, the two become more acquainted, and strong feelings begin to grow, but a road block threatens to derail any relationship that might develop. Just when they think they’ve found a way around it, their lives take a turn for the worse, and they're both faced with a gut wrenching decision which has the potential to tear them apart.

Can she save this lost soul? Can he get over the past enough to see she’s the one? Can they work through the worst problem they’ve ever known, or will the strain be too much?

Logan's reluctance (I use that term lightly because, well, he was downright surly) to move forward after losing his legs was understandable. I have both of mine so I can't say I understand from experience. But loss is still loss, whether it's loss of a limb or a dear-to-the-heart person. That kind of pain knows no bounds. It manifests differently but its impact is just as strong. How you move forward... Well, that's really up to you.

If it were up to Logan, he probably wouldn't have.

Thank God for persistent nurses, right? *grins* Elora was the shove he needed to get moving again. She accomplished the unimaginable, made his life easier, filled it with laughter, smiles, and joy. She made the tiring task of adjusting to life without legs worth enduring.

The attraction between Logan and Elora is slightly forbidden, caretaker-patient thing, you know? But it was undeniable. It grew from simmering to rolling boil throughout the story, matching the pace their friendship grew at. The conflict they faced was, I think, more manageable because of it. A couple with lesser knowledge of one another might have caved but Logan and Elora came out strong and together.

This is kind of a long read but it's well worth staying up late for. Ms. Squires is new to me and I'm glad I had the chance to read Logan and Elora's story. Throughout the shadows that hovered because of Logan's adjusting to life without legs, there was this sense of hope that made this story one of hope. Not just hope for a better tomorrow but hope that tomorrow is filled with more of the joys experienced today.

Hello! I’m Kate Squires, and I write contemporary romance novels. Want to know a little bit more about me? Well, then keep reading!
Northeast Ohio, is where my life began and continues. I’m the only girl in my family of four older brothers, who lightheartedly tortured me as a child. My father was an avid reader, and was somehow able to watch TV, and read books simultaneously, without missing a beat. My mom loved to read as well, and was basically June Cleaver. Not that I am old enough to know who that is.
I met my husband, though I was sure he wasn’t the one for me. Through his ability to make me laugh in any situation, I found that my original assumptions were incorrect, and we married three years later. His romantic side is often the inspiration for some of the parts in my books. Together with our four crazy children, we fight and make up, which incidentally, is how some of my best fight scenes are written!
Aside from writing, I’ve held other steady jobs. They range from Dog Groomer, to Home Health Aide, Housekeeper to Dance Teacher. I’ve also been a foster parent to countless children, and a host mom to several foreign exchange students. So, when do I find time to write? In between bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan, of course!
I’ve published a series of contemporary romance novels. That Kiss, and its sequel, That Promise, I Will Catch You, and Tracing Hearts. That Kiss, That Promise, and I Will Catch You, are all available in paperback on Amazon, and for your e-reader at Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. Tracing Hearts is available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!
If you have any questions or just want to send me a message, please do! I love getting reader mail, and strive to answer every message. Don’t worry, I won’t bite.
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