Love's Broken Road, by Julie Coulter Bellon
2016, 220p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not affect my review in any way
After surviving an abusive marriage, Victoria Newel needs a clean slate for herself and her son. Taking a job as a math teacher, she moves across the country to the small town of Lincoln, Utah, where no one knows her and she can start over. However, her new colleague, Drew Dalton, offers her friendship and maybe something more. But has her heart healed enough that she could trust again?
Drew Dalton lost his wife to cancer years ago and he locked his heart away, throwing himself into his teaching job. But when Victoria Newel starts working at the high school, she awakens something in him that he never thought he’d feel again. Her gentle nature and quiet strength draws him to her, but it’s obvious she’s hiding something in her past from him. Can he open his heart to a woman who harbors so many secrets of her own?
Julie Coulter Bellon is one of my favorite authors and I love her romantic suspense novels! This book is straight up romance and I loved it, too! Victoria needs to start life over, so she and her young son move to a small Utah town where she will be the new math teacher. Drew is an English teacher at the same school. His wife died of cancer three years ago but he still hasn't gotten around to dating again. He's interested in Victoria but there are complications to overcome. I was intrigued with Victoria's story from the beginning and wanted to know her secrets. She's had to be strong for her son. She wants to find someone that will treat her better, but it's hard for her to put her trust in a man again. Drew is kind, fun and creative. He's interested in Victoria but has his own reasons for not rushing into anything. I loved their interactions and his creative ideas to help spice up her classroom. There are lots of other great characters to like (and not like). I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and had a hard time putting it down once I started. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys clean contemporary romance. I'm already looking forward to Julie's next book!
JulieCoulterBellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.
Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.