Title: Broken but Breathing
Series: Jinx Tattoos #2
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2016
It’s time to move on.
You’ve grieved enough.
I’m worried about you.
Estelle Noll has heard the same things repeatedly for the past two years. How can one put a time line on recovery from total devastation? She lost the love of her life, child, and home in one day. Broken, depressed, and lost, she battles her way from the darkness and begins to piece together a new life. Xavier “Snake” Kolton is everything her husband wasn’t.
Tattooed, bold, dirty talking, and free-spirited. He makes her feel alive for the first time since the tragedy. Can the M.C. Vice President ever be more than a passing phase?
Xavier "Snake." Kolton knows what it feels like to lose. The Vice President of the Wild Ones MC has spent years dedicated to nothing but his brothers and their commitment to bettering the community. When the fragile curly-haired blonde woman comes into his life, long dormant to him awaken. Can this woman who’s lost more than anyone ever should handle his lifestyle. Should he even ask her to?
MY REVIEW: This book starts with devastation, grief, loss and heartache but you get to watch love grow and flourish.
When you're living your dream and it's ripped away from you in an instant how do you go on? Learning to live with their devastating losses Snake and Estelle make it through day by day. Snake has his club that keeps him busy and his mind off of his past. Estelle is learning who she is and making steps to be who she's going to be, she can't be who she was.
From the first time that they meet, Snake makes Estelle feel safe. He wants to protect her and they're there for each other, whatever the other may need. They don't make a likely couple from the outside but it's what's on the inside that draws them together. If you're looking for insta-love you won't find it here. You get to watch their love grow from friendship and flourish from there.
The story flowed well and it kept me wanting to read and find out what was going to happen. There's a twist in the story that I wasn't expecting.
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She's always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there's never a dull moment in her household.She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.