Beautifully Broken Spirit

Beautifully Broken Spirit

by Catherine Cowles

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She's always been his safe place to land.

Jensen has shared a special bond with Tuck for as long as she can remember, their friendship a language that never needed words. But as life threw her one curveball after another, that secret language turned to stony silence.

He's always been her protector.

Tuck has looked out for Jensen since the day she was born. As his best friend's little sister, he's tried to keep her firmly in the friend category. But she's always been more.

All it takes is one moment of weakness to send Tuck's fiercely guarded walls crumbling to the ground. As a new fire burns between them, someone watches. Someone who doesn't like the new life Jensen's building for herself.

And they'll stop at nothing to keep her in the dark.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161392324
Publisher: The PageSmith LLC
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Series: The Sutter Lake Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 51,021
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she's not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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Beautifully Broken Spirit 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
mamalovestoread22 23 days ago
Jensen Cole is burning the candle at both ends and working herself to the point of exhaustion trying to keep her business afloat and keep everything under control at home. In addition to her work life and home life she is also harboring some serious guilt and trying to outrun some demons. She finds herself constantly looking over her shoulder, and her fears keeping her awake at night. Her family and friends are starting to notice her sleep deprived eyes and offer their help, but she is determined to do everything on her own. That is until she gets to the point where she can no longer do it all, and her friend Tucker takes notice and swoops in to save her...and stirs up some serious sparks in the process. Jensen doesn't want to lean on another man, the last time she let one in, she unknowingly let a killer into her life, and he almost took everything from her. She knows Tucker would never hurt her, but convincing her heart of that fact is a little harder said then done. Beautifully Broken Spirit is packed with riveting suspense, scorching intensity, smoldering passion, and heart-torturing emotion. This compelling story line grabbed my attention instantly, and had me scooting to the edge of my seat. Between the slow burn romance and the constant danger lurking this one had me on edge the whole way through... and dying in anticipation. This is by far one of the best reads I have stumbled onto in a while, the words were perfectly penned and soul penetrating, still feeling their impact the day after. I highly recommend you get your hands on this one... it is sure to leave you singing it's praises! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
Jean-Rall 27 days ago
Jensen and Tucker have gone through so much and have always been there for each other. Tuck has always had feelings for Jensen but he has never acted on them as he is best friends with her brother and also he feels that he is not good enough for her. Jensen and Tuck have always had a unique friendship and connection and they have always been there for each other. Things start happening around the ranch and surrounding area's and he just wants to keep Jensen safe but then something happens between them that they didn't see coming. This book is absolutely amazing there is danger, loss, pain, heartache and so many emotions that i ended up crying so many times. Catherine is an incredible author and amazing writer and i love her books so much. I definitely recommend you read this book and series and you will not be disappointed.
shoshannailysse 28 days ago
Catherine Cowles has a beautful way with words and creating a story that grabs you from the first moment you begin to read. You know those books you read and then are already waiting for more from the author (even when you read their ARC or the night it comes out), this is one of those. Catherine Cowles quickly became one of my favorite authors and this book is another shining example of why. Her characters have heart, strength and stay true to themselves and their journey. Jensen and Tucker are perfect for each other. I love the way the go from friends to relationship. It felt seemless and real. Honestly this whole book just felt REAL. Tuck is seriously so swoon worhty. This book is perfect mixure of fun, suspense and heart. I highly suggest this book as well as the rest in the series.
MistyDawn30 28 days ago
A gripping story you dont want to miss!! Amazing character development. I felt for them. Oh did I feel!! Jensen and Tucks story slayed me in the best way. All the feels, love, suspense, sadness, joy... A plot that kept me glued and guessing till the end. Well done!!!
Eveline04 29 days ago
A beautiful love story! Beautifully Broken Spirit is the third book in the series Sutter Lake and this is my first read by Catherine Cowles. This is the story of Jensen and Tucker. Friendship is the best foundation for a relationship. Jensen is a wonderful woman who doesn’t have luck in love. The father of her child left her when he found out she is pregnant and her other serious relationship was with a man who almost killed her brother and his fiance. Because of her failed relationship, she decided to stay away from men. She decided to focus on her son Noah and her business. Tucker (Tuck) is best friends with Jensen’s brother Walker and because of Walker, Tucker was always in the life of Jensen. He and Walker were overprotective with Jensen. Tucker was her protector and her friend and Jensen could always count on him to be there for her. Love is always a risk. There’s no way around it. He’ll hurt you. You’ll hurt him. One of you might lose the other. But it will also be so beautiful, the light of it so bright, it’ll outshine all of the dark. Jensen and Tucker have a beautiful bound and have always trusted each other and tell each other their secrets. They began their relationship as friends with benefits but both of them realize that their love for each other was always there. They only have to be brave enough to live their love. Their relationship wasn’t easy to navigate because of Jensen’s family and because of someone from Jensen’s past is back in her life. I loved Jensen and Tucker. What I loved the most at this book was Jensen’s family. I loved how they support each other and they take care of each other. I really liked Beautifully Broken Spirit.
Anonymous 29 days ago
This book was EVERYTHING! I really enjoyed the slow burn relationship between Tuck and Jensen. The way Tuck looked after Jensen since they were kids... SWOON!! Catherine Cowles can do no wrong! This series is amazing! Highly recommend.
WLRagan 29 days ago
Tuck has known Jensen from the day she was born. As her brother’s best friend he was just always there looking out for her. They have a special bond. Tuck knows Jensen is questioning her life choices and withdrawing from her family and friends. Tuck wants to be more than friends with Jensen but he can’t take a chance that he turns out like his father. Will Tuck and Jensen find a way to be more than friends? Catherine Cowles has done it again. Beautifully Broken Spirit is a beautiful story with just enough suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat. Catherine writes characters that are everyday people and are so relatable. BBS can be read as a standalone but the characters do carry through from the previous books in the series. I have loved this series from book one and can’t wait to see where the author takes us next.
Truddy 30 days ago
Catherine Cowles is a master of romantic suspense and Beautifully Broken Spirit is yet another example of why this author is one of my automatic one-click authors. The story grabs you and pulls you into the lives of Jensen and Tuck in a love story that is heartwarming, steamy and so honestly written. There were moments I held my breath and didn’t want the story to end while at the same time I raced to the finish because I couldn’t put the book down. Brilliantly woven into their story is the perfect amount of suspense that holds you captivated until the very end. I wish there were more than five stars because I want to give so many more.
ATurner85 30 days ago
Beautifully Broken Spirit is the third book in the Sutter Lake series and Catherine Cowles has outdone herself in the most beautifully crafted way! Jensen, an emotionally broken single mother who feels like she needs to do everything alone, and Tuck, a man whose own father has him convinced he is no good for anyone, find out that the only thing they need to break through their pain is each other. Their story is filled with suspense, danger, and a lot of regret but more powerful than all of that is the tenderness and care they show one another through all of their trials. This book is unputdownable!! ❤️❤️❤️ I would definitely read this over and over again!!
Jd241066 30 days ago
From the first book when we met Jensen and Tuck I knew there was a story here. Being part of their journey has been like a slow but beautiful torture. Seeing them develop and grow has been insightful. Their lives have always been intertwined so when this book started I was excited to see how they’d navigate the rest of their journey. Jensen’s pain was heartbreaking to watch and then seeing Tuck struggle made it even more difficult. Their love is strong but neither knows that it’s changed over the years to something more than friends. Their connection has always been as friends but one night changes everything. Tucks insecurities hold him back, Jensen’s guilt makes her doubt her own judgment. What follows is a beautiful journey as they take the steps to heal each other and grow as a couple. Unfortunately outside influences cloud their progress and when Jensen needs him most he’s there. Same for Tuck, Jensen stands by him and gives him the strength to face his past. This is an awesome love story with intense suspense to keep you entertained. I can to wait now for book 4.
paytonpuppy 30 days ago
An enjoyable third story in the Sutter Lake series. Jensen Cole has her busy life at the Tea Kettle café while raising her nine-year old son, Noah. Noah’s father, Cody, abandoned her when he found out that she was pregnant. Jensen loves the wild horses in the area, but someone has started killing them off. Her best friend Tucker Harris, with the forest service, has always been there for her and he is searching for the person responsible for killing the animals. Jensen knows that the area ranchers dislike the wild horses, but they wouldn’t just kill them, would they? Cody shows up claiming that he wants to see Noah, can she trust him? When she and Tuck find that there is more between them than long time friendship, can they move from friendship to love? I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
Anelise Torian 30 days ago
This is such a beautiful love story of two people who don’t think it’s in their cards to be in love and all the situations that throw them together and show how strong their love is. It will grip you and not let you go until you have felt all the emotions for everyone in this book. They’ve knows each other since Jensen was born, have always been in each other’s lives and understood each other in a way that no one else ever has. The problem Tuck is Jensen’s brother’s best friend and both Tuck and Jensen has pasts that make them believe they are destined to not be in a relationship and will be alone.
12020351 30 days ago
This story had so much chemistry in it! These two characters both broke my heart yet set it on fire throughout the whole book! was so drawn into this story since the previous books in the series and the build-up did not disappoint at all! This book had me in tears and yet it was gorgeous and beautiful. As always, the side characters were awesome in this book as well. I seriously can't wait for the next one! A must-read whether you have read the series or not!
CherylNorris 30 days ago
Tuck and Jensen have always had a special bond. They grew up together since Jensen’s brother and Tuck have been best friends since before they could talk. After two bad relationships have left Jensen swearing off relationships and Tuck never wanting to get married for fear of ending up like his dad. After dancing around their attraction, they finally decide friends with benefits is what they both need. But does that ever actually work? They both quickly realize there is more, but neither wants to admit to it. To add to their personal relationship, there is someone from Jensen’s past that starts causing trouble, along with someone killing the wild mustangs that Jensen loves so much. Can they figure out how to be together with all the outside forces causing issues? I so enjoyed this installment in the Sutton Lake series from Catherine. This group of characters never bore me and keep me entertained. And Catherine’s writing just keeps getting better and better. I can’t rave enough about her and her books.
EllenH 3 months ago
4.5 Stars What a great story! Loved Jensen and Tucker and their deep friendship and love and their journey toward having it be more.
caroldh4 3 months ago
Beautifully Broken Spirit is book three in the Sutter Lake series by Catherine Cowles. This is Catherine’s fourth book and I’ve read them all. I have fallen in love with every one of these books. Catherine’s writing has such a way of sweeping me away, right into the world she has created. This is Jensen and Tuck’s story. It can be read as a stand alone but as in most series, the other characters do recur in each book. So you just wouldn’t have the connection to them if you haven’t read the others. And you would be missing out on a lot of awesomeness! Jensen Cole is Walker’s younger sister and owner of The Tea Kettle. She is a single parent to her nine year old adorable son, Noah. Jensen has had two relationships in her past, both which ended horribly. One gave her Noah, and one was with a man who almost killed her brother and his fiancé. She can’t forgive herself and doubts her own instincts now. How could she have trusted them? Tucker (Tuck) Harris has been best friends with Jensen’s brother Walker all their lives. So, he’s known Jensen all her life. They have always been close, understanding each other on a level no one else did. But Jensen was his best friends little sister, so she was off limits. Tuck has a reputation for being a player, a ladies man. Never more than one night with a woman. That’s all he ever wanted. Because the only real woman he wants, he can’t have. Tuck and Jensen both begin to realize that the chemistry between them isn’t going away but getting stronger. But what if things go wrong? Would their friendship be destroyed? And what would Jensen’s brother, Walker, do if he found out? Jensen’s biggest joy in life besides her son is the wild mustangs. She operates a mustang sanctuary on her family’s ranch. Sitting and watching the beautiful animals brings her a peace she finds no where else. But not everyone else feels the same way. The beautiful animals are in danger from the ranchers that don’t want them around. As Jensen and Tuck are trying to figure out how to navigate the new feelings between them, they also find themselves in the middle of a dangerous conflict between the ranchers that want to get rid of the mustangs and those that wish to protect them. At the same time, Jensen’s past also comes back to haunt them, adding more stress to their lives. This book! I already loved Tuck from the previous books. He and Jensen were perfect together. But their feelings were so new and there was so much going on in their lives. This was the perfect mix of sweetness, sexy hotness, and suspense. Catherine always seems to know just how to keep us on the edge of our seats! I enjoyed this so much. The next book in the series is going to be Beautifully Broken Control. I’m not sure who it’s about BUT I can tell you who I hope to get to know better, Tuck and Walker’s hacker friend, Cain. I am so intrigued by him. Again, I loved this book, these characters. I’m so looking forward to seeing what Catherine Cowles is doing next. “I wanted more. I wanted everything.”