Review: Beyond Repair

Title: Beyond Repair
Author: Kelly Lincoln
Published:  November 3, 2015, indie
Genre: Contemporary

Five years ago, Brooke had everything she wanted… until it disappeared like a magic trick. While she grieved the loss of her perfect future, fate sealed it. Moving on wasn’t an option. It was a requirement.

Now, Brooke has more money than she knows what to do with. But she also has panic attacks, no relationships outside her family, and a daughter. Brooke may have shut down, but there is no way to numb the constant terror that Mia could be taken away from her. She spends her days looking over her shoulder and avoiding her shameful memories.

She’s fine hiding from the world until Chris moves next door. A friendship forms when they unwillingly bond over their painful pasts. As walls come down, their relationship starts to develop into more. Brooke now realizes everything she’s missing out on and wants—a happy and stable family for her and Mia.

But Mia may not be the child with no traces of her father as Brooke assumed. And making a moral choice will risk everything.

This book contains explicit language, graphic sexual content, and sensitive topics which may be triggers to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

I only had to read the synopsis of this story by Kelly Lincoln, to know I was going to love it!  I am a sucker for single parent stories.  Doesn’t matter if it’s the guy or the girl, I’m in!  This is the story of Brooke and her daughter Mia and what happens when the condo next door has a hot new owner.

Chris is such a wonderful man.  I could just imagine him wanting to take care of Brooke and Mia, even if it was nothing more than friendly neighbors.  Brooke was holding on to a lot of baggage and mental anguish.  It was wonderful that Chris recognized this right away and helped her work through it instead of stepping away.  His hotness level climbed through the roof when he played dress up with Mia. Great guy!

Kelly Lincoln is s new to me author.  It was a joy to read this book.  The writing was well thought out and flowed nicely.  There are some pretty intense flashbacks that occur and there is a trigger warning for readers.  However, there is also a perfect spattering of humor in the book.  It’s hard to not smile when there are little children making their wishes known.   Brooke and Chris realize they could be more than just friends and the author builds anticipation to make that moment even more explosive.  A very lovely read and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!

*ARC received from author for an honest review

Kelly Lincoln is the author of Insignificant and Beyond Repair. She enjoys reading, inappropriate jokes, all things Disney, and spending time with her family. She lives in the northeast and drinks way too much Diet Coke.

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