Review: Shouldn’t Have You by Carrie Ann Ryan

Publication Date: May 21st, 2019 

Series: Fractured Connections #2
Rating: 3 Stars 

Official Blurb: I've been many things in my life: daughter, friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I've ever done.
Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly. 
Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.


I've known Harmony Wynham since before she got married. Before she lost everything. I didn’t know that one day she wouldn’t be just my friend but the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Only I don't think that can happen. 
Not when every time she looks at me, she sees what she lost, and I can only see what I can't overcome.
I love her, even though I shouldn't. Somehow, we need to find a balance. 
Because if we don't, walking away will be the hardest thing I've ever done—even if it's the only thing I should do.

Review: This was my first book by this author, and it was not at all what I expected.

Brendon and Harmony have been friends for a very long time. It’s been two years, since the death of Harmony’s husband, and now, she is at a point where she is ready to start dating again. Yes, it’s going to be hard, but she’s lonely, and it’s time for a change. She tries to go on a few different dates, but the feelings are just not there. Then things start to change between her and Brendon.

Brendon was very respectful to Harmony, when she was married to her husband, but now, his feelings for her have started to change. He doesn’t want to lose her as a friend, but he is tired of sitting back on the side lines, watching her date, when he knows he could make her happy.

So, I did like this book don’t get me wrong. Brendon was super adorable, and Harmony was a sweetheart. There were just times I couldn’t connect well. There were so many slow parts that dragged out, and then there were parts that were just super rushed. I wanted to see into more of their life together, and I was a bit disappointed, when it didn’t happen that way. Hopefully, there will be more on them in another book.


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