Book review: Broken Halo ~ Brynne Asher

Posted June 11, 2019 in Reviews by Marieke/ 0 Comments

Book review: Broken Halo ~ Brynne AsherTitle: Broken Halo
Author: Brynne Asher
Series: The Montgomerys #2
Release date: June 11, 2019
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 349
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
Rating: five-stars
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Zero three zero nine.

Four little numbers … four little words. They might be random and insignificant to anyone else, but they meant something to us.

No, they meant everything to us.

Until they were ripped away.

That was the day our lives took a different course. One we had no control over. One that others puppeteered and mangled into a cluster so big, it left us with emotional scars lined with resentment and venom toward each other.

All because I’m a Montgomery and he’s a Barrett.

Now, Trig’s back and he hates me with more hostility and rage than ever … and I’ve learned to do the same. But when the world comes crashing down and the stakes couldn’t be higher, I can’t run and I can’t hide.

I need the help of the one person whose loathing for me runs deeper than blood and colder than his icy-blue stare.

I need Trig.

I need him more than I know.

There are two sides to every story; especially to a story of two young people who love each other, but who are forced apart. Broken Halo tells the story of Ellie and Trig; a couple that clearly belongs together, but who have deal with the ugly truths of their past. I love this second-chance story.

“History. It can tear you up and put you back together in a way you’ll never look the same.”

Ellie is a single mom and still recovering from the ordeal her death ex-husband has put her through. She’s absolutely not sad about his death and is even regretting the day she met him. Well, that’s not entirely true. She loves their son Griffin; the little boy is her everything. When Ellie sees her ex-boyfriend/love of her life Trig again, her heart hurts. All the memories – good and bad – are coming back full force. The same goes for Trig. Losing Ellie has hurt him in the worst way, and he realizes he needs answers to find some peace.

 “What are you doing?” “Shh.” His hush tickles my temple and I tense, waiting for … something. Another touch, his warmth, his lips…”

My heart breaks for Ellie and Trig. They were so in love as youngsters. They made plans, even though they knew their families wouldn’t approve. And boy, how right they were. Fast forward 10 years, and Ellie and Trig are still not over their breakup. Yes, they both have moved on, but they’re still thinking about the other, believing in the ugly stories other people have told them. I was so happy when all was out in the open, and Ellie and Trig finally got their so deserved Happily Ever After.

Broken Halo is the second book in the ‘Montgomery Series’ and is a bit different then the first book. Book one was more fun, but this book is far more serious. And that’s not weird given the history of Ellie and Trig. They have to work through some painful things, so I’m happy with the way Brynne Asher has written their story. But there also a lot of similarities with other books by this author; a sweet leading lady, an Alpha hero, a few bad guys and a whole bunch of friendly, supportive side characters. I love Broken Halo; Ellie and Trig are an amazing couple, and I love their story (even though it made my heart hurt a bit…)

“My angel.” I am. I’ve always been his. I might look different than I ever have, but I’m better. And I’m not broken anymore.”


About Brynne Asher

Brynne Asher grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children and her perfect dog. When she isn't creating pretend people and relationships in her head, she's running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys cooking, decorating, shopping at outlet malls, as well as online, and is always seeking the best deal. A perfect day in "Brynne World" ends in front of an outdoor fire with family, friends, s'mores and a delicious cocktail.

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