Elements, Book 1
Synopsis: I was warned about Tristan Cole. “Stay away from him,” people said. “He’s cruel.” “He’s cold.” “He’s damaged.”
It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him, because it also lived inside of me.
We were both empty. We were both looking for something else. Something more. We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays. Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathe.
Review: I did not really know about this series but given the praise, it’s true that I was really curious to embark on this first novel!
Brittainy C. Cherry does not present a classic romance story, hers is from the deepest pain of two characters. It’s a story of mourning, a story of rebuilding regarding emerging obstacles, a story of two people who have lost a part of themselves.
Tristan and Elizabeth are both broken. Elizabeth has lost her husband, her love, and her life has been turned upside down, but she has to stay strong for their daughter Emma. Tristan was not so lucky, his wife and son were taken from him and nothing managed to make his pain pass. That’s at least the case until he meets with Liz. How sad to see the state in which they both are, to see that they are bogged down in their past and that they can not get their heads out of the water. Their meeting will allow them to revive memories, to believe for a moment that all is well, but especially to advance.
I had a good time with this novel. The story is far from simple and I admit that some reversals really surprised me. The author presents us with a taking and tortured narrative and I am curious to discover what she will present us afterwards.
They do sound like they can really connect over a similar experience. Glad you liked it, Melliane!
Wonderful review!!! Her books are so popular, I just with they would work for me. 🙁
it happens sometimes
I like when there are surprises. I need to try this author. Love your review!
it was a great one
This sounds pretty emotional, but so good at the same time. It’s a new one to me for thank you for putting it on my radar. Great review.
I keep hearing that despite this being a bit problematic, it’s really good and her books in general seem to be getting lots of love. Going to have to stalk my amazon
Sounds pretty good and I love his beard!
Oh love surprising. You have me very intrigued by this one. Brilly review!
This series is new to me 🙂
Sounds like it would be good. I haven’t read this author yet.
I have read one book by this author, Loving Mr. Daniels. I enjoyed it. I need to pick up more of her books. Great review.
Oh I don’t know about this one
I haven’t read this author before but I do like the sound of this book. I am so glad that you enjoyed it as much as you did.
I really like the sound of the dynamics of this story, so simply wonderful. Glad you liked this one.
This sounds like both a very sad and very sweet story.
yes it was
New to me, cool 🙂
I can’t imagine anything worse than a parent outliving their child. I really feel for this hero. I’m glad he found a happy ever after.