New Release & Review- Shouldn’t Have You by Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Shouldn’t Have You
Series: Fractured Connections #2
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019

I’ve been many things in my life: daughter,
friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and
finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly.
Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see
a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.
I’ve known Harmony Wynham since before she got
married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be
just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Only I don’t think that can happen.
Not when every time she looks at me, she sees
what she lost, and I can only see what I can’t overcome.
I love her, even though I shouldn’t. Somehow,
we need to find a balance.
Because if we don’t, walking away will be the
hardest thing I’ve ever done—even if it’s the only thing I should do.
Jessica’s Review
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was a very heartfelt friends to lover read. The way the author had the connection with Brendon and Harmony was really beautiful. When it comes to Harmony, we see her navigate a new normal and my heart broke for her. Being married I can’t even imagine going through what she did and being as strong as she is. I loved Brendon. Seeing him evolve as a character was something that really hooked me to this story. I loved the slow burn aspect of the story. It was a beautiful story about accepting love and overcoming your past.

I’m going to talk vaguely about a seen towards the end of the book. This scene was so beautiful and a pivotal moment with these two characters. It was beautiful seeing them open their selves and Harmony accepting her feelings. Brendon fighting his inner self. Fighting against what he believes…. final chapters. I’ll admit that I went back and read it 3 different times because it encompasses the feeling that I wanted to feel while reading the whole book. The goosebumps, the tears, the happiness. It was just a very beautiful scene to me.

I don’t really want to give too much of the story away so I’ll leave it short and simple. I will say that the reason that I didn’t give it 5 stars is because at times I didn’t feel the depth of emotions that I could’ve fell at certain times. If that makes sense. Like all the elements were there, but the way it was written, it didn’t spark those emotions. I look forward to reading the next book in this series and even going back and reading the first one that I haven’t. 4 stars #2OCCJD

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Author Bio
Carrie Ann
Ryan is the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance.
Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and
Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She
started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry
and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and
novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional
and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her
clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
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