Beverly never ceases to amaze me with her novels and characters. JC and her story? Absolutely wonderful.
"Even though I haven't been able to kiss you or touch you or, or have my way with you," - he rolled his eyes - "I have had the best day ever with you."
This series is full of novels that grip you emotionally and take you on an adventure that warms your heart. JC has always been one of my favorite characters in this series. Each and every time she makes an appearance I am left in stitches. Fun loving and carefree, JC lives her life to the fullest. She is a girl who deserves the perfect man, and she thinks she has found him. Expect for a few small things that she just can put a finger on. Then her life comes crashing down at the literal hands of the man who loved her.
"I feel like I'm over thinking every move I make. I keep waiting to feel normal again, but I don't. I'm afraid if I run into someone I know, they're going to see it written on my fave like a badge or disgrace."
Ahh. Enter wonderful Reed. I can't express how perfect he is for JC. He meets her at the perfect time, and most certainly has her work cut out for him. JC is broken. But not helpless. She doesn't want someone to save her, she just wants to feel normal again. Reed gives her exactly that. He doesn't treat her like glass and he doesn't push. What he does do however, is turn her world upside down. That rulebook that she lives by? Out the window.
Someone times what we need most, is something that we never saw coming. It is something that will rock our world and leave us reevaluating everything. For JC her world was turned upside in the worst way before her something found her.
I was wrecked reading this. I hurt for JC and wanted to just scream for someone to come and save her. Help her. Then, all I wanted was for her to be free. I wanted her to find herself again. Find a way to heal and be happy. Find her forever. Beverly delivers a story to us that rocks our hearts and has us in its thrall until the very end. A Must read.
Surviving Broken ~ A Mathews Family Novel
~ Sometimes you have to go through hell to find your heaven ~
Releasing September 29, 2014
Most women have a wish list when it comes to what kind of man they want to date. JC Mathews used a strict set of guidelines as a safety net to keep herself out of trouble and out of love.
On hiatus from the bright lights and speculative gazes of her career in the fashion industry, JC lets her guard down...only to the wrong man. After escaping Italy and the hands of her abuser, she returns to Malibu to recover. The last thing she expects to find is a large, gorgeous intruder swimming naked in her pool.
Reed Rider left Texas and his broken heart behind in order to settle his aunt’s affairs after her death. Seeking refuge from the California heat for a midnight swim in his neighbor’s backyard, he never expects to find a nude silhouette of a long-haired beauty standing at the water’s edge.
As their passion ignites and the pages of JC's rulebook fade to grey, she unlocks her guarded heart to begin a new chapter in her life. When hidden truths are exposed and secrets unravel, will they survive the threats from their broken pasts?