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Review: Fault Lines by Rebecca Shea

At eleven he was my first crush. At sixteen he became mine. At nineteen he broke my heart and destroyed me. That was ten years ago and the last time I saw Cole Ryan.

They say you never get over your first love…I beg to differ. I left my shattered heart buried in a town I never expected to return to. I erased every thought of him and buried the memories never to be found.

I moved on…now ten years later I have the perfect life, the perfect fiancĂ©, the perfect career. Everything I ever wanted until I’m forced to go back and face my past and the man that destroyed me.

He won’t stop until I know the truth no matter how hard I fight it. In the end, lies will be uncovered, hearts will be broken, and my life as I’ve come to know it destroyed.

My Review

“I knew every inch of her back then, and my body trembles in remembrance as I watch her, longing for her like I did all those years ago. The longing never really went away.”

“It’s rare in life that we get an opportunity to right our wrongs.”

“This feeling is what I want to remember forever. Knees weak, heart racing, warm skin, and heavy breathing.”

“Cole is a scab covering my broken heart that never fully healed. The kind that pulls up at the edged when bumped slightly and begins to bleed all over again.”

How do you begin to describe a book that takes you by surprise, when you have no words? When the book is unexpected and gave you all the feels? There is only one thing I can do and that is to try my best to tell you about this book that has just caught me in its web….

I was hooked on this book from the moment I dove into the prologue. My heart was beating wildly and I felt like my breath was taken away from me. My heart ached within moments of meeting Frankie. I knew her story was going to be epic and could not wait to explore it further.

Fault Lines is an incredibly well written and spellbinding second chance romance. This is the kind of book that just digs its claws into your heart and you would be hopeless to stop it. It is the kind of book that consumes you and will leave your eyes glued to the pages. Frankie and Cole had a friendship and love that most would give anything for. But one mistake, one moment in time, had the power to change everything. When Frankie left home all those years ago, she never thought she’d come back. Ten years have past and she’s made a nice life herself. She’s got everything she could want, but her heart has never forgotten the man that truly owns it. However, life and fate have other plans that will bring Cole and Frankie face to face again. They say time heals all wounds, but has enough time passed to heal a broken heart? There is only one way to find out….

Fault Lines was absolutely incredible. It was everything that I want and need in a second chance romance. The pain, heartache and hopelessness was so real, so palpable. I found myself unable to stop reading. I couldn’t get enough. I had to know if Cole and Frankie could find their way back to one another. The chemistry and connection was still there, but the pain and heartache was great. So much hurt and damage had been done. But, just being around these two, I had hope. Hope that the truth would come out. Hope that their love was strong enough. Hope that time would in fact heal all wounds.

Cole and Frankie’s story is beautiful and heartbreaking. It spans 10 years and is filled with so much regret, so much pain. The secrets and lies will turn you inside out. The angst shaking you to your very core. You can’t help but feel everything that our characters are feeling. You want to scream and yell and rage right along with them. You want to make them forgive and forget and find a way to move on. Their story is so powerful that it will put tears in your eyes. In the end, you will be left an emotional mess…An emotional mess in the best of ways.

Fault Lines was more than I ever expected. It took me on the best emotional ride and gave me all the feels. When I think of a second chance romance, this is exactly what I want. I want the pain. I want the heartache. I want the feels. I want the love. I want the forgiveness. I want the longing. I want to feel the pull. I need the hope and am desperate for the fight. And with this book, Rebecca Shea delivers and totally knocks it out of the park.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


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