Book Review: Beautifully Broken Spirit by Catherine Cowles

I was so excited to start Beautifully Broken Spirit and for Jensen and Tuck to get their happily ever after. I love a brother's best friend story and this one did not disappoint!

Book Review: Beautifully Broken Spirit by Catherine Cowles
Beautifully Broken Spirit (Sutter Lake #3) by Catherine Cowles

She’s always been his safe place to land.

Jensen has shared a special bond with Tuck for as long as she can remember, their friendship a language that never needed words. But as life threw her one curveball after another, that secret language turned to stony silence.

He’s always been her protector.

Tuck has looked out for Jensen since the day she was born. As his best friend’s little sister, he’s tried to keep her firmly in the friend category. But she’s always been more.

All it takes is one moment of weakness to send Tuck’s fiercely guarded walls crumbling to the ground. As a new fire burns between them, someone watches. Someone who doesn’t like the new life Jensen’s building for herself.

And they’ll stop at nothing to keep her in the dark.

4 out of 5 stars

Beautifully Broken Spirit was another addicting and all-consuming read in the Sutter Lake series. I loved watching Jensen and Tuck fall in love, the bits of angst and drama, and I liked learning about the mystery that was happening around them. There is just something about these stories that pulls me in. The ease and flow in which they develop and how much the characters grow gets me every time. Loved this!

I loved these characters. I loved Jensen's healing after the rough time she had in book one, Beautifully Broken Pieces, and I loved seeing her come back to herself. Tuck was a sweetheart. I felt for him as I learned why he thought the things he did about himself. I loved learning about their history through the years and about their crushes. I liked the conflict of them getting together because they were both stubborn, I adored the push and pull between them, their growing feelings, and their chemistry igniting.

In the middle of Jensen and Tuck coming together, there were problems to contend with from outside sources. Jensen's got an ex to deal with, what her brother might think of her relationship with Tuck, and there is some drama with her beloved horses, someone hurting them and threatening her. I love how it was all woven together. There were a few hints that seemed a bit predictable and others felt over the top but I was so pulled in, I just kept right on reading. I flew through this and never felt like there was a good place to stop, I had to know what would happen next.

I loved a new character Kennedy at Jensen’s tea shop that was introduced and getting to see more of Tuck and Walker’s friend Cain. I'm excited about their story next. I love the Cole family and the hilarious and wise Grandma Irma, this woman was priceless. And of course, there is sweet Noah who I adored, I loved his relationship with Tuck.

I loved the storytelling, the development, and the descriptions. I like how it just felt like I was a part of their world. This was entertaining and drama-filled with a nice mystery happening. Great read!

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I love a good brother's best friend story and I thought this one was awesome. Do you enjoy this type of trope? Let me know some of your favorites!