***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
The best things in life are worth the greatest risk. Sometimes, before we fall, we fly”
Until we Fly is book four in the Beautifully Broken series by Courtney Cole and Brand Killien’ story, and the one I have been waiting for since meeting this hunk of a man the second book in the series If You Leave, and then again in Before We Fall.
In my both my reviews I had to give him a special mention, and said he need his own story. I like to think that after reading my reviews, Courtney said! “Okay Derna just for you I will write Brand’ s story. LOL! Brand was one of those secondary characters that left their mark on me, there was just something about him, he really was a good friend, a good soldier, a good everything, and he was so worthy of his own book as I wanted to know more about him and his story.
In Until We Fly we learn Brand’s backstory, what makes him the way he is. We discover his pain, his secrets and demons from a harrowing childhood that he wants to forget that he has learnt to deal with, but they still that haunts him. I just love this man even more now so sexy, so loyal, so protected a true hero, and just a nice guy with the biggest heart.
Nora Greene is the girl from his past, who has always had a thing for on Brand. I didn’t know what to make of her at first, but as her story unfolded, and I discover her pain and her secrets, I understood her more, she may come across as confidence you could see she had her insecurities, there was a vulnerability about her. I love her brazen attitude she knew what she wanted, and she wanted Brand. Something you have to take the bull by the horn, and just go for what you want, and Nora did
Brand and Nora are two people who have issues, who have parents who were never going to win parents of the year award, who have demons to deal with, but work well together, have a connection, have great chemistry, and soon realize that they need each other in order to heal and move forward.
Once again in true Courtney style she as has written a book that comes from the heart. I love how she always manages to take me on an emotional roller coaster. I loved drama, pain, angst, and the twist and turns that I never saw coming that Brand and Nora go through, but also the steam, love, hope, passion forgiveness and romance that they share. I was hooked right till the end, and I love the sweet epilogue.
If you love books that pull at your heartstrings then this one, and the rest of the Beautiful Broken series is for you. Courtney Cole will not disappoint you.
Fluctuat Nec Mergitur ~ “tossed by the waves, she does not sink”
"I've been through the bloody hills of Afghanistan, but there's nothing scarier than opening yourself up to someone else, only to get shattered."
“Each day, I try not to trust the feeling that are growing, the attachment, the tenderness, the bond. Each I realize I’m failing”
“We’re like two prize fighter, circling around a ring, each waiting for the other one to pounce. We’ve both got secrets that we don’t want the other to know”
“Being brave doesn't mean not being afraid, Nora. It means being afraid and doing it anyway."
“He made me feel safe in a world that is dangerous and ugly, a world that has only hurt me.”
"You stand on a wall to protect what is yours”
“I need to see him it’s a need that I can't explain, a feeling that hearkens back to my youth-and hasn’t faded over time”
“Brand can take away the ugliness and make me feel good again, even if it's only an illusion...a temporary illusion”
Don’t miss the other Beautifully Broken, now available:
IF YOU STAY IF YOU LEAVE BEFORE WE FALL
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Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
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