Broken Survivor – Jennifer Labelle

brokenBlurb: Holly Hewitt is a survivor…

After witnessing her mother’s murder, Holly was returned to her abusive father. Resorting to drugs and alcohol, she ends up landing herself in foster care, where she is separated from her sister and utterly alone.

Zander Harrison is the light to her darkness…

Zander is young, athletic, and carefree, with the support of a loving family. But when Holly is placed in foster care with his brother’s in-laws, she turns his world upside down.

He’s driven to protect her, and to show her the past has made her strong, life is worth living, and love is worth fighting for. If only he can convince her to trust him and stop resisting their mutual attraction.

But sometimes even love isn’t enough to heal a shattered soul.

And all the hard work in the world can’t save…

A broken survivor.

Review: A hauntingly beautiful story of putting the Broken back together

OMG what an emotional roller coaster! Jennifer Labelle takes us into the life of poor Holly Hewitt. After witnessing her mother’s brutal murder at a young age, Holly faces a life full of demons that she can’t outrun. With a dead beat dad who’d rather get high than be a parent, Holly and her older sister Crystal have to grow up. And fast.

After bouncing around for a while trying to find her place, Holly meets Zander and he starts to help heal old wounds. He holds her when she cries and helps chase the demons away that haunt her dreams.

I found myself tearing up, a lot as I read this heartbreaking story of pain, loneliness, loss and ultimately the struggle Holly faced to put herself back together as she let go of the guilt and tried to move on with her life.

Jennifer is a marvel and I can almost guarantee you’ll be reaching for the box of tissues as you read this one (Chocolate is a requirement).