ab•so•lution (a novel)
5 She Healed Me CROWNS
Ava Harrison has a way of writing that makes readers live the journey with her couples. We feel the heartbreak, the hopelessness, the pain, but on the flip side we get to enjoy the healing, the redemption, and the joy that inevitably comes.
Jace is one of the surliest heroes I have encountered in quite some time, and he has a good reason. He is broken, shattered a bit beyond repair. Although he is belligerent at times, most of his anger is self directed, and so there is sympathy for him. The way Ava Harrison writes his character, the development of what has caused him to shatter, makes him relatable and his love for the heroine clear, even when it isn’t to him. His journey to his HEA is hard fought and a times tragic (of his own making), but that makes the ending so rewarding.
Sydney is the real hero of this story, and I love when the leading lady saves the man. Her understanding and compassion brings Jace out of the light. She is the reason he grows and evolves. Sydney also has immense strength. The way she endures loss and how she walks always when needed to preserve herself and those she loves exemplifies her resilience. Like, Jace her HEA is hard fought and well deserved
This story will gut you. It isn’t easy. What these two endure separately and together is trying, and readers LIVE IT with them. It is, though, enthralling and captivating. The emotion of their tale, the steamy chemistry between the characters , the growth of the two over the course of the story is beautiful, ultimately showcasing that their is light beyond the darkness.
It seems fitting that I started reading Ava Harrison’s books with trans•ference, and that ab•so•lution (not part of a series – each is about a different brother) would be my favorite book of hers to date. It is tragic and raw, beautifully written, and exhibits how love can heal. Romance GOLD!
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I was done with love.
When I opened my heart, it was for the men I couldn’t have.
The unattainable ones.
The ones who would hurt me.
A vicious cycle I couldn’t seem to stop.
But I had a new resolve.
Focus on my career.
And then I met him.
A wounded widower with two young kids.
He was exactly everything I was avoiding.
So I did my best to stay away.
But then he kissed me.
And I fell.
Hard for a man who would never be mine…
A man who was broken beyond repair.
A man who would break me.