Shattered Vows (Crimson Point #3) by Kaylea Cross
She’s his best friend’s widow.
Molly Boyd’s entire world unraveled when tragedy turned the man she loved into her greatest threat. Her ex-husband’s death has left her pregnant and alone, struggling to put her shattered life back together—and her confusing feelings for his best friend aren’t helping matters. For years Jase has been a solid, steady source of comfort and friendship. Now she can’t stop seeing him as something more. And just as she’s wrestling with her shifting feelings, a new danger from her ex’s past threatens everything—including her and her unborn child’s lives.
But she’s always been the one.
Jase Weaver is an expert at unrequited love. Years ago he stood by and watched his best friend marry the woman of his dreams, and he’s endured his suffering in silence ever since. But when Carter’s self-destructive tailspin threatened Molly, Jase stepped in to make her safe. And when Carter died, Jase stepped up to be her rock. Now he can’t stay silent any longer. He’s wanted Molly forever and it’s time she knows it. So when a new threat against her emerges, Jase will put his own life on the line to protect her, no matter the cost.
Shattered Vows by Kaylea Cross
Crimson Point #3
Jase Weaver fell in love with Molly Boyd the first time he saw her but unfortunately it wasn’t mutual. Instead, Molly married Jase’s best friend and he’s spent years pushing aside his feelings and being there as friend. After the tragic death of Molly’s soon to be ex-husband, Jase can’t keep his feelings a secret any longer. Shattered Vows frustrated me in all the best ways because I wanted the character to be together and be happy but the world just kept throwing obstacles in their way.
From the very beginning of this series, we’ve followed Molly’s tragic journey as she and her husband dealt with his traumatic brain injury and increasingly erratic behavior. With divorce papers on the table, Molly suddenly finds herself a widow and it’s her friends that she leans on for support. I really admired Molly’s strength to get through everything thrown at her; she handles it all with grace, dignity, and grit. I wasn’t sure how the issue of guilt would play into the story but I thought that Kaylea Cross handled Molly’s emotions and concerns really well. I also loved the deep friendship Molly has with Sierra and Poppy and how much we saw how important that friendship was.
Watching Jase deal with his long held feelings for Molly was so heartbreaking because you could tell how much he cared for her and how much he was willing to sacrifice for Molly. We so often see books with the heroine pining for the hero so I liked that Shattered Vows was the opposite. I loved Jase’s steadfast and dependable personality and the way he’s always looking out for Molly. He makes her feel safe and I think it just took time for Molly to see how much he cared for her beyond friendship.
I do wish that Molly and Jase could have figured things out faster because once they get together they have such amazing chemistry. Jase’s playful and charming way was exactly what Molly needed to move forward with her life. This wonderful and emotional romance blended perfectly with the suspenseful side story and I can’t wait for more in this series.
About the Author
NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and has been nominated multiple times for the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.
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