I don’t know about you guys, but I always worry about the end of a series, I mean I am always thinking, is it going to end the way I want it to, or will I absolutely hate it. Honestly, when it comes to this book, it was a great ending for the series. I can honestly say I think this book made me feel more than any of the others. I mean this book is without a doubt so heartbreaking in so many places, but it wasn’t just said, there were a lot of moments of hope and love, and it all just kind of worked. I think because life in general is kind of messy, this book did a great job at feeling authentic. So Lucy, oh sweet Lucy. I know she had kind of rough beginning in her life, and she really has come so far, with such a great family and support network, she’s just such a great girl, and all the while she has this one big secret. And of course after prior events in the previous books, when this book starts, dang, my heart just broke for her. I mean she is literally just going through the motions. And its so sad to see how she has completely pulled away from her family, her family that she was once sooooo close to, her isolation is just almost hard to read. And of course she’s heartbroken and miserable, and that’s even harder to read. You […]
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Today we are sharing the release of UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning. This is a contemporary novella and the fourth, and final, book in the Lucy & Harris series! Check out the purchase links below, and links for the previous books in the series. UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning Lucy & Harris, #4 Purchase Now! Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | iBooks | B&N BLURB: The conclusion to USA Today Terri Anne Browning’s The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Shattered. That was how Lucy Thornton felt in the aftermath of her breakup with Harris Cutter. Her family thought the best thing for her to do was to put the length of the country between her and Harris. Reluctantly, she went. The second Harris sets eyes on Lucy again, he knows she hasn’t moved on any more than he has. Realizing that he screwed up, he sets out to prove that they belong together. But the road to un-shattering Lucy is longer and darker than he ever could have imagined.
This is the third novella in the Lucy and Harris series, and I was actually pretty excited about this one. I really liked Kin from the first two novellas, she’s a great friend to Lucy and she clearly has some serious history with Jace that clearly needs to get resolved. I think I was expecting this book to start when the second left off, maybe get caught up with what happens between after Lucy leaves for school (especially since the novel starts with a bit of a time jump). But this book moves all the way back to the beginning, so be prepared to see some of the same scenes just from a different perspective. So I still really do like Kin after reading this book. That hasn’t changed at all. But honestly the book kind of read a bit choppy. In the first two novellas there is really like a consistent timeline and passage of time. But with Kin things kind of time jump more than I was expecting. And really most of Kin’s story is thing that Lucy’s stories mentioned or made reference to, just with a little bit more background. I guess what I mean by that is that there isn’t a lot of original scenes that are solely devoted to Kin without having already been talked about with Lucy. That kind of really bummed me out. One of the things that also bothered me about this book is the stepmonster. Kin’s step mother is horrible, and […]
Another novella, again not a huge fan of novellas but because these all follow the same cast and lead into a full length book I was more than willing to give these books a shot. So we have moved from friends to lovers, and I’m stoked about it. I really liked both Harris and Lucy in the first novella, so without a doubt I was rooting for them to get their happy ending. In this novella though I wouldn’t necessarily say these two got the happy ending that I wanted so badly for them. You get to see these two really start to make a go of it with their relationship though, how they deal with issues, and really come together as a couple. I have to say I really liked Lucy in this book, she has proven herself to be a pretty strong girl, she takes some bad situations and just powers through. That’s not to say that Lucy doesn’t have some problems though, she has some dark things from her past that follow her around, and let’s just say her coping mechanisms are not exactly healthy. In this book, I felt like you really got more of a sense of the supporting characters. I really liked Lucy’s friend Kin, she’s a pretty cool chick and she has some serious relationship issues of her own to work through. You also get to see a lot more of Lucy’s family, which I can honestly say, I really liked them a […]
I love best friends who turn into something more, I don’t know why but I really do. Now normally I am not a huge fan of novellas, I like full length books because I like to follow the characters on a journey, but these novellas follow the same cast of characters and lead into a full length book, so I was willing to give this novella a shot. So Lucy and Harris basically grew up around each other, they both come from families that have money and are celebrities, so its understandable how they would be able to bond with one another. But when the book starts, it seems like Lucy and Harris are more than a little bit on the outs. Lucy is basically avoiding him and Harris is determined to get Lucy back in his life. These novellas are pretty short so I don’t want to go to far into the story or I think I would ruin the enjoyment of the book. But I really did enjoy beginning to get to know these two characters. I liked how they got along, and how things were so strained in the beginning and then really evolve into something more. I liked how Harris is really a pretty honorable guy who wants to not only do right by Lucy but also do right by their families and friends. It was easy to really like them both, and I look forward to seeing where there journeys take them, and maybe get […]