Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Tropes: broken hero and heroine made whole together; past trauma; small town romance; romantic suspense
I’m not certain what Catherine Cowles’s heroines in her Tattered & Torn series did to deserve the violence meted out on them but these women are survivors. Each of the heroines in this series faces the violence of a society dominated by toxic males. Juxtaposing those males with the heroes of this series, through her storytelling, Cowles interrogates the negative impact of toxic masculinity while celebrating the power of love to overcome it. Anyone who has been reading this series has been awaiting, with bated breath, Fractured Sky, the story for her titular heroine, Shiloh. Even more, Ramsey, as Cowles’s hero, has been teased in prior stories, ramping up the anticipation for this story even more. And Catherine Cowles does not disappoint in offering it to her readers. Utilizing her signature moves, breathtaking prose, an edge-of-your-seat “who done it” using the vehicle of romance to entice, and characters who steal your breath because their personal stories tear at your heart, Fractured Sky is the perfect final bow for this rollercoaster of a series. Everything you expect of Cowles, she delivers in this book, and you leave it satiated and complete.
Fractured Sky is an emotional, titillating romance between Shiloh and Ramsey who heal the wounds of their past by acknowledging and experiencing unconditional love for each other. The action, the infusion of ancillary characters to add more daring to the story, and the ending and bonus epilogue will absolutely bring tears of happiness to your eyes. I guarantee you will end Fractured Sky with a full heart, feeling the satisfaction of a job well done by its author.
In love and romance,