Author: Courtney Cole
Publisher: Lakehouse Press Inc, (July 7th, 2014)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: Ex-Army Ranger, Brand Killien, has always been good.
A good friend, a good soldier, a good everything. .
The problem is, good hasn’t gotten him anything but a crushed heart.
So after licking his wounds, he decides to move on. And moving on doesn’t include being good anymore.
Bad sounds so much better.
Jaded and detached, Brand is determined to never open himself up to anyone again. It’s not worth the pain. Instead, he becomes closed, hardened, aloof.
But then he’s called back home for a family emergency… a family that he is estranged from. A family that he put out of his mind a long time ago for very good reasons…reasons that involve secrets and pain. Reasons he tried hard to forget.
But home is where the heart is, and it just might be where Brand finds his again.
Why? Because home is where Nora Greene is. A fiery, red-headed spitfire, Nora is a thing from his past. A beautiful, feisty thing. When Brand left, she was away at boarding school.
But she’s back now.
And she wants Brand, scars and all.
Review: 4 Stars - Until We Fly is the fourth title in author Courtney Cole’s Beautifully Broken series which follows characters whose lives have intertwined with past characters from prior books in the series. We might have met leading man Brand in a past installment but readers have never seen him in all his glory.
Brand has been one of those characters for me that I couldn’t wait to learn more about. He’s been through a lot, sticks close to his friends and would do anything for those friends and anyone he loves. He’s an honorable guy, was a soldier and he’s got a heart of gold just waiting for the right girl to come alone to take care of it for him.
He thought he found it once and if you’ve read the previous books you know how that turned out for him. And now we get a chance to find out just who the feisty woman is who’ll win him over heart and soul.
Nora comes from wealth and she’s about to give Brand an offer he’ll find hard to refuse. She’s home for the summer trying to deal with issues that come with her family and the job she’s being somewhat forced to take. Her scars run deep and wow… I didn’t see half of what she had going on coming. It was shocking; it was heart wrenching and it made me want to scream.
The two are thrown together by an accident and it’s easy to see that the sparks are going to fly.
I have loved this series from the beginning. I have loved each and every one of the characters yet Brand has always been someone I just couldn’t wait to read more about. He’s been a mystery to me and I jumped up and down to finally have a chance to read his story. And the two of these characters together fit so well you’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop and when it does, WOW!!!
Cole has written some seriously amazing characters and their stories are highly entertaining. The Beautifully Broken series has been one I haven’t been able to get enough of and has left its mark on me as a reader. Cole writes memorable characters that’s for sure! Going back to the beginning she started us off with one of the biggest openings of a book ever and it was then that I was hooked.
After reading Until We Fly Brand has quickly become a book boyfriend in my heart! I can’t wait to see what Cole writes next as she’s a go to author for me. I highly recommend this title and ALL of Cole’s previous works for contemp lovers looking for some scarred bad boys with heart. These are classed as “New Adult” and for good reason so keep that in mind for anyone who’s looking for a lighter, less steamy read because there’s steam and plenty of it! WOW! Brand has without a doubt BrandED me, I hope he BrandS you too! Enjoy!
Praise for the Beautifully Broken Series:
"I loved If You Stay. Like, really really loved it. The kind of love that kept me reading until 2:40 am and left me crying, smiling, devastated, and elated. The best kind of book love." - Andrea, The Bookish Babe
"Beautiful, raw, gritty, emotional and breath-taking are just a few of the words I can find to describe this book...reading this book was one of the best experiences I have had." -Amanda, Globug and Hootie Need a Book
"In If You Leave, we continue the wild ride Courtney Cole started us on in If You Stay. This raw story of heartbreak and hope solidifies Cole's standing as a rising star in hot contemporary romance." --- New York Times Bestselling author of Down to You, M. Leighton
"Another raw, gritty masterpiece with a sexy-as-hell Army Ranger to swoon over." --- K.A. Tucker, author of Ten Tiny Breaths
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About the Author:
Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
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