Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Title: Beautiful Life
Series: The Carpino Series #2
Author: Brynne Asher

Webster’s defines to heal as “to make healthy, whole or sound; restore to health, free from ailment.” But Webster’s also defines to heal as “to free from evil; cleanse; purify: to heal the soul.”

My soul is shattered.

I’m one hell of a mess because I need both and I don’t know how both can possibly happen. Sure, I know my body will heal. I understand the science of healing, it’s my profession. But I sense the ache in my heart and fear in my head will never heal. Can I ever recover from losing an unborn child at the hands of my abusive husband? Will I ever learn to think for myself again? No, I’ve been trained to fear those who are supposed to love me, conditioned to watch my every move and word so as to not suffer the consequences. I don’t think being healed will ever be a possibility for me. 

Or I didn’t until Tony Carpino fixated himself in my life. 

Tony is patient. Determined. He knows exactly what I need even before I do. He’s wants to give me everything, make my life beautiful when my life has always been ugly. But as perfectly determined and patient as he is, I don’t know if I can ever be whole again. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve wanted him…and I’ve wanted Tony Carpino for a long time.

This is a story of heartache and broken souls. A story of being exactly what the one you love needs when they need it, even if it goes against every being of your nature. Because love isn’t love unless it’s selfless. Can Tony love Leigh enough to heal the demons that haunt her broken soul and have the woman he missed out on years ago?

Yes, this is a love story. 

This is the story of Tony and Leigh.

Beautiful Life begins with Leigh getting out of the hospital, and trying to move on with her life. Tony is her best friends cousin, and her divorce lawyer. He's going to do whatever he can to make sure she gets everything she can, and more. But Leigh just wants to get it all over and done with so she can move on. She's got a whole lot of demons, and Tony seems to be handling her with kid gloves. But they must each learn to accept and rely on each other before it may be too late. 

This book was good! It wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still very good. I loved Tony and Leigh together. I just felt Leigh was a little bit stupid at times! Other then that, I very much enjoyed it. The whole plot was very interesting, and had me hooked from the beginning till the end. And the characters were very well rounded, and very much likable. Although Leigh is annoying at times, I totally understood where it was coming from. But Tony was awesome throughout the whole entire book! Now, I can not wait to read more in this series! 

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