So excited to read more about the Connelly brothers!!!
Loved this book from start to finish. It was a very emotional book starting with a group of friends lose their best friend. While struggling with her emotions she ends up in the arms of a long time love Cameron. Loved how all the Connelly brothers developed and can’t wait for more!!! Excellent job Carrie!!!
A good different!
This story is completely different than others from Carrie Ann. This book deals with death and the mourning that follows. With that in mind, I feel this story was well written for the difficult topics that were covered. Cameron and Violet are a second chance romance story as well. I am intrigued to read about the rest of the Connolly brothers!
A must read new series
I received an ARC for an honest review. This is the first installment in the Fractured Connections series. We get to meet Violet and Cameron, who haven’t seen each other for years. Cameron left Violet with a broken heart and many questions. I don’t want to give too much away but Cameron’s choices also effected his relationship with his family. This one was a tear jerker for me. This was definitely a great first to CAR’s new series. You won’t want to miss this one.
Alll the feels!!!!
Breaking Without You was an amazing story that had tears flowing. This story really hit home and I am so glad I got to read it. The characters are all interesting and I can’t wait to read everyone else’s story! Love this new series.
Such a good new series!
Holy cow can Carrie Ann write!!! I've always loved how well written her stories are, but this one has a SUPER hard subject and she did it SO WELL!
These friends are dealing with a crippling loss when we are introduced to everyone, and you truly get to feel their feelings as they deal with it. Violet had gone through so much between this and her stupid ex that it was almost a little refreshing to see someone who wasn't completely put together. Really all three women were working on putting themselves together, but since this was Violet's book we got to see hers up close. I loved that. I also loved adding in Cameron, the one who disappeared.
From the time that Violet awkwardly see Cameron again I knew they had the best story. There was so much untold between them, and I knew it'd be such a ride finding out what happened there. Their love was the best roller coaster. We truly got the best seat as they talked through, sexed through and repaired their relationship. I also loved how she really used the word Fractured in this book. Both Violet and Cameron had many fractures that they needed to repair. It was so amazing watch them repair too.
Now we have to talk about everyone else. I LOVED these girls so much, Harmony and Sienna were so great, and I loved the addition of the Connolly brothers, Aiden, Brendon and even Dillon. It was so mesmerizing to watch when the group got together, and I especially loved Dillon's quirks. Watching the girls come to grips with their new lives, and the brothers do the same. It was so special. I cannot wait to read these next books and go on their roller coasters too
Breaking without you
I both loved and hated this book. I loved it because it is so real. Having had people in my life suffer depression, having lived through the turmoil after, having asked the same questions of what could I have done. Reading a book bring these real issues to light in a realistic way soothes an ache in my heart. I hated it because it brings back those memories, but even that I have to love because sometimes we go too long trying to push away the pain instead of remembering the good things that made those people so loved.
Violet Knight is desperately trying to come to some understanding of what happened to her friend Allison. She feels like there must be something she missed, or was to busy to notice the cry for help. Now as she attends her friends funeral and wake it becomes a reality that she and her two other best friends must learn their new dynamic as a group of three instead of four.
Cameron Connelly took off seven years ago and left his brothers, foster parents, and girlfriend behind. He was left raising his younger brother and running a bar in California until his foster fathers death called him home. Now he and his brothers must learn to trust each other again if they want the bar to survive.
All the Feels!!
This book captured my attention from page one with the heart breaking first chapter to then opening of old wounds. Violet and Cameron had me on an emotional rollercoaster, however I couldn't help but root for them. Violet is so hurt and lost in the book, however she knows how she felt about Cameron and when he asked for forgiveness and apologized for how he left years ago, she is able to open herself up to the possibility of them again. Cameron and Violet are a safe place for each other and they need to just remember they are not alone. Loved the story, feels and all!!!
Emotional and touching second chance romance!
By Virna Thompson
Breaking Without You by Carrie Ann Ryan is the first book in her Fractured Connections series and the first book I have read of hers. It was a touching and emotional second chance romance. This story was sad and deals with some difficult subjects, but very tactfully. When they lose a friend suddenly and tragically, Violet, Sienna and Harmony are reunited with the Connolly brothers, which is the last thing Violet ever wanted.
Years ago, Cameron Connolly left with no explanation. He left many behind who he loved and loved him, including Violet Knight. It was the hardest decision he has ever made, but there was a reason he did what he did. Violet was left broken hearted after Cameron left and his brothers felt abandoned. I loved Cameron and Violet so much. Cameron had so much on his shoulders and though he wanted to do the right thing, sometimes the right thing for one, hurts another. Violet is so lost and broken, having Cameron back in her life could be the best or worth thing in her life right now.
Breaking Without You by Carrie Ann Ryan is a captivating story about loss, grief, family, friends and second chances. I loved not only Cameron and Violet, but all the characters in this story. This was so much more than a second chance romance.
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An emotional ride
This was an emotional story, I’m not going to lie. Definitely more emotional for me because what they are going through I have also been through. So I absolutely understand and relate. At times it felt like it was being taken from my own head, from my own heart, things I’ve felt & thought before. Violet, Sienna & Harmony’s journey is far from over. I look forward to more of their journey, both with each other, and with those they share themselves with. Cameron’s journey was also an intense one, but with the bad comes the good. I look forward to more
Ryan knocks another one outta the park!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
I love starting a new series, especially one by a favorite author. Why you ask, because it’s like coming into a new group of friends, but of people that you already know but now you get to really know them and come to love them.
In Breaking Without You we have Violet Knight and we meet Cameron Connolly. Violet we have briefly met before as she is Mace’s sister from Fallen Ink: Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs Book 1.
This story is a heartbreaker for sure, what Violet and her tribe are going through is one of the toughest things a group of friends can go through. Suicide is something that is very prevalent in the world today and when it happens it is awful and when it is someone that is close to you it’s even more devastating.
That is what brings Violet and Cameron into each other’s life’s........ again.
See not only is this a love story, it’s a second chance love story and those are always good.
The chemistry between them is off the charts, but that was never the problem for them when they were together in college. No the problem was when Cameron just left without a word or reason.
I love that Ryan always gives us true life in her stories. From how Violet and her friends are coping with their grief, to Cameron and his brothers trying to come together again after years apart, to the why of Cameron leaving. All of it is vey real life things that could happen to and does happen to every day people.
Also, what I love about her writing is that if you haven’t read the series that a new series has spun off of it doesn’t matter, you won’t be lost because you can read them as stand alones. A warning though, you won’t want too if you are anything think me you gotta know everything and everyone so like Pokèmon you gotta get them all. Lol
I can’t wait to see more of this series, it’s gonna be a good one.