Sunday, July 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Until We Fly by Courtney Cole

Until We Fly
(Beautifully Broken # 4)
By: Courtney Cole
Pub. Date: July 7, 2014
Publisher: Lakehouse Press Ink.
Source: InkSlinger PR

Ex-Army Ranger, Brand Killien, has always been good.

A good friend, a good soldier, a good everything. .
The problem is, good hasn’t gotten him anything but a crushed heart.

So after licking his wounds, he decides to move on. And moving on doesn’t include being good anymore.

Bad sounds so much better.

Jaded and detached, Brand is determined to never open himself up to anyone again. It’s not worth the pain. Instead, he becomes closed, hardened, aloof.

But then he’s called back home for a family emergency… a family that he is estranged from. A family that he put out of his mind a long time ago for very good reasons…reasons that involve secrets and pain. Reasons he tried hard to forget.

But home is where the heart is, and it just might be where Brand finds his again.

Why? Because home is where Nora Greene is. A fiery, red-headed spitfire, Nora is a thing from his past. A beautiful, feisty thing. When Brand left, she was away at boarding school.

But she’s back now.

And she wants Brand, scars and all. 
 I received this galley from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Courtney Cole's Beautifully Broken series is one of my favorites series out there. I was so excited for Until We Fly and I have to say it is definitely my favorite one out of them! Brand and Nora were written so wonderfully and beautifully. I actually need more of them. So Ms. Cole, I'm going to need you to write another book about them. K, thanks!

Brand never wanted to go home again. There are too many painful memories there, because his parents are horrible people. But when his father suddenly dies, his mother calls and asks him to come home. Once he gets there, a truck blows up and his Army Ranger instincts kick in and he jumps into the action, injuring his already major injured leg. He is forced to stay in his hometown longer then expected. Brand saved Nora's life in the explosion, and Nora decides to take it upon herself to stay with him and take care of him.

I absolutely loved these two. Brand is definitely one of my favorite NA guys out there. He's basically the perfect man. As hard as it was, I loved watching him come to terms with everything that has happened to him in childhood. Nora's story was something I never anticipated. I actually screamed out, "holy s**t, when her story fully came together. We know her uncle is a jerk, but woah! Poor, poor Nora. I loved how these two would do anything for each other and how they refused to be their past. That is what is so great about Cole's characters. They all have dark in them, but they won't be defined by it.

Just writing this review makes me want to re-read Until We Fly. I can not wait until it releases in paperback so I can add it to my shelf with her other books. Cole is truly a talented author, and you are missing out on something special if you don't read her books! 

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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