Unbreak My Heart (Unbreak My Heart #1) by K-lee Klein
Brett Taylor has been doing just fine living in his little world of grief and pain for the past three years—thank you very much. Losing someone special is life changing, and Brett doesn't understand why everyone and their damn dog thinks they can get all up in his business about moving on. He's accepted his job going from musician to rancher without relying on anyone else's opinion, and he doesn't need some city kid coming into his life to break the habits he's been practicing—grief, isolation, and a whole lot of Jack Daniels. JT Campbell was on a quest to escape his old life, and to figure out who he is and where he belonged as he moved from one meaningless job to the next. He wasn't looking to save anyone, let alone a secretive, hotter-than-hell rancher who wore his heart on his sleeve. He likes working for Brett, but it's been made perfectly clear that any relationship other than professional will never see the light of day. But when JT's lust turns to love, and he gives in to his desire to find out what makes Brett tick, will his patience and support result in Brett lowering the walls he's built-up enough so JT can unbreak his heart?
I LOVED it!
This was such a sweet and heartfelt story about love, loss and second chances. A very well rounded story, from emotional and melancholy to light and funny.
"...there comes a time when you need to be yourself again. A time when what was or what could have been has to be put away for what can be..."
It has to be devastating losing the one you love and somehow still finding the will to move on... but Brett was doing the exact opposite. He couldn't move on, couldn't let go. My heart broke for him.
K-lee Klein did an amazing job. I felt Brett's pain as if it were my own. I had tears in my eyes so many times!
I also laughed a lot. I absolutely loved each of the characters and their good ole' Southern ways! Lots of Southern-isms that had me laughing throughout.
"happier than a pig in shit"
I also appreciated how although we got a nice dose of steam, it was very realistic. The main characters didn't just jump right in to bed, broken heart be damned! This was a very real and believable love story. They took their time with their feelings and it was beautiful!