These are the words which have haunted Melanie Erickson for six years. When she walked out of the house Xavier Ross bought as their forever home, she thought she was closing that door permanently, but fate had other plans.
Xavier Ross tried to keep everyone at a distance until Melanie came into his life. The more he tried to fight his feelings for her, the more he fell in love. One rash decision fractured the trust that was essential to their relationship.
Six years later, she is the last person he expects to see walk through his front door. Will Xavier and Mel be able to learn to trust one another again so they can fulfill a dying woman’s wish?
*was gifted a copy by the author in exchange for and honest review
FRAGILE BONDS by Sloan Johnson is a must read. I just have to tell you that I love Sloan Johnson. I had just recently found her as an author and she never has disappointed me. She has a way with her charters and storytelling that is sublime. I could not wait to get my hands on her books.
FRAGILE BONDS is a different kind of love story with many, many layers. First you have a story of a first love lost. Then a story of finding love in something you never saw. Then the story becomes a tale of a love story of friendship, plus love of a child and finding a second chance. Did you get all that? I know, right!! I thought, “What am I reading “and it is so much and so intense and yet it all works. I found myself crying like a baby, then mad and fussing at my kindle, and then crying again but for all the right reasons. To say this tale is a roller coaster of a ride on the emotion level is the understatement of the year.
In the beginning I had a true hate for Xavier and thought he was a jerk but as the story goes along and I saw how he tries to be a good man, change and grow up, I found him enduring. I loved Alyssa from the moment I met her and Melanie is the chick we all want as our best friend. Oh, and Jacob, what a little love is he. The characters all invoke feelings and I bonded with them all.
The only thing, I did not like about the story was there were glimpses of the past between Melanie and Xavier that either I wanted more or less of. I could not decide. ALL IN ALL, I really enjoyed FRAGILE BONDS and would recommend it.
FRAGILE BONDS by Sloan Johnson Receives 4 out of 5 Platypires!!!
TEXAS HUGS AND HAPPY READING!!!