Cracks in the Armor

Cracks in the Armor

by Helena Hunting

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ISBN-13: 9781476764344
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 06/23/2014
Series: The Clipped Wings Series , #4
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 60
Sales rank: 67,096
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, Inked Armor, the sequel, and Cupcakes and Ink, an e-original short story.

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Cracks in the Armor 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great novella.
KingaSanford More than 1 year ago
I read this novella without having read the first books from the series and I must say that I didn't even feel lost, even though I was unfamiliar with the characters and the setting. If anything, it got me intrigued. Now I want to find out more about how Chris and Sarah met and how the other characters got to where they're at now. I just might have to buy the previous books! It was definitely well written, I liked the flow and I also liked the characters -which totally surprised me because I just met them. Judging by how quickly the author was able to engage my attention and interest with such a short story, I will surely consider reading more of her books. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I would've given it 5 stars if it had been a little longer. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
This was just to tease us for Chris' story...and it worked..I can't wait for it!
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
I want more! This is really my only complaint. This is a wonderful little snippet looking at Chris and Sarah as they work towards having a relationship. Chris has a past that intimidates Sarah and Sarah is focused on college which has her working in a job she doesn't love but gives her the money needed to keep going to school. We get to see Chris' sweet side which really charms Sarah. I'm hoping we get more of their relationship in the future!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
**Copy provided by Gallery Books via netgalley** This is Chris and Sarah’s novella in the Clipped Wings series (#2.5) and leads up to their full length novel. CITA definitely got me excited for their full story. I love Helena Hunting’s writing and felt much better about this novella since I haven’t read their story yet, unlike what I did with CW. It’s a tease but gives you a little taste of what’s to come. I still think you can skip the novellas but now I’m REALLY looking forward to their book.
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Megan_BedroomBookworms More than 1 year ago
Cracks in the Armor by Helena Hunting is a 76 page quick check in with Sarah and Chris, two secondary characters in the Clipped Wings series. See my other reviews of the series here. While this one is short I did enjoy the look into the lives of Sarah and Chris it gave us. The story takes place after the ending in Inked Armor. Not only is Chris the sweetest guy every (he'd make a great book boyfriend), but we also get a look into the future lives of Tenley and Hayden as well. I liked seeing that pair together again, even if it seems they are still dealing with their pasts. Cracks in the armor isn't a book. It's not even a short story. It's like the start of a story that abruptly cuts off right as things get started. Sure we get one sex scene and a look into their day.. one day, but it's not a story. I'm assuming this is a glimpse into their future book, but it is not billed that way. The descriptions leads you to believe it's a full short story of their relationship, but just beware that is not what you are getting. Cracks in the Armor is more like a Chris and Sarah appetizer before the main course arrives. Let's you know the food is going to be tasty but isn't enough to fill you up. I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley.
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Chris wants to be with Sarah. Sarah has so much going on though, between college and work, she's hard to pin down. Chris hates it that she works at the strip club and he hardly ever sees her so he tries to make what little time they actually spend together special. This is my first book in the series, but I was so hooked that I'm going to backtrack and read them all. I was thoroughly engrossed and I just have to read the rest! I love that each person tells their own story because you know exactly what each person is thinking. I'm really impressed with Ms. Hunting's writing style and she makes the hero and heroine so lovable it makes the story unforgettable and wanting more (as quickly as possible!). I'll definitely be there as this series continues. I loved Cracks in the Armor and I look forward to much more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what the point of this novella is. There isn't much progression of the storyline. I was looking forward to Chris and Sarah's story but this hardly qualilifies as much of anything.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novella, it was a nice, quick read. I thought it was a good edition to the series. I love Chris and Sarah together so much and there was a sweet moment mixed with a nice amount of heat. I wish there would have been more progression in their relationship but they both seem to have issues opening up. This story is told from both theirs POV’s. We learn a little about each of their pasts and get a good sense about how they feel about one another. Sarah recounting things about Chris makes you know just what a sweet and great guy he is. There's a nice update about Tenley and Hayden that I really enjoyed as well. Chris and Sarah are such great characters but I was left wanting more. Maybe it's because I’m desperate for them to have their happily ever after. This felt like an nice introduction to their own story and I hope they get one! I would love that.  The Clipped Wings series is a favorite, I love it so much and can't wait to see where it goes next! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
Chris and Sarah get a little more added to there story and hopefully there will be more for them. This is short but worth the read and continuing the Clipped Wings series. Chris is still worried about Sarah working at The Dollhouse and he has good reason. With the new owner and the owner dealing drugs, Sarah knows that she will be asked to do more than just wait tables. Can she hold out and maybe find another job when she starts her internship? Will Chris push her to quit the Dollhouse? We get a little more glimpse of Hayden and Tenley and they seem to be better but still struggling at times. If you haven't read this series yet, then please check them out, Cupcake & Ink #0.5, Clipped Wings #1, Between the Cracks #1.5, Inked Armor #2, and Cracks in the Armor #2.5. Hopefully Helena will have Chris and Sarah's story out soon. I love this series and you will too. **Copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
As with Between the Cracks, Cracks in the Armor was another way-too-short glimpse into the story of Chris and Sarah. As I’ve said many times before while reading this series, I just adore Chris and I would love to see more of him and Sarah. It hit me hard to see how much Sarah truly hates her job as well. She’s doing what she has to do to make ends meet, but man, she’s not enjoying that part of her life AT ALL. I keep saying this, but I really think Chris and Sarah need their own full-length book. Please, Helena, pleeeeease?? :D
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jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Cracks in the Armor, Helena Hunting ARC supplied via Netgalley Well, I loved Cupcakes, Clipped Wings and Inked Armour so was looking forward to this. For me though it didn't really work. It's a kind of snippet in time, though I knew it was a short, a novella I thought it would be a story but its more an intro to Sarah and Chris. We learn a bit more about both of them, their background, where they currently work and why, and how they got together. We see a bit more of Hayden too ( and TK!) in his new home with Tenley although she's not actually in at the time but out with the other girls, while the lads have a boys night in.. It's an interesting read, but one I could have left alone easily. I love reading but really want a whole story, not just background info....if you're keen on knowing more about the characters though this is a nice intro to Chris and Sarah and I think they'll make a good book to read. Stars: three – the writing style as ever is excellent – it's just I was expecting a story, and this is more like a quick vignette. ARC supplied via Netgalley
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
This is a very enticing short story by a truly talented new author.  I loved this short story! It mainly focused on Chris and Sarah, but it also included a further albeit brief look at how Hayden and Tenley are doing currently.  Even though Chris liked to give Hayden a hard time for being so into Tenley, it was clear that he was falling hard for Sarah. His actions speak louder than the words that he won't say yet. And his strained relationship with his family and Sarah's way of coping with her strip club job play an interesting role in the stalled development of their relationship.  As usual, I was surprised to reach the end of their story. I was simply not ready for it to end. What will it take for Chris to open up to Sarah? What will happen when Sarah starts her internship and has even less time to spend with Chris and less energy for school? Who will bring up Sarah keeping the key to Chris's place first?  I really hope these two get a full length novel to work through their issues and act on their growing romantic feelings for one another. It will definitely be another must-read for me because I'm completely addicted to the Inked Armor group of friends.
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
Love this series! I like Chris and Sarah; not quite as much as Hayden and Tenley, but they are still good characters, and this was a nice addition to their story. It was very short, and definitely leaving me waiting in anticipation for the next book! I don't like the scenes at The Dollhouse, but I doubt a reader is suppose to enjoy the skeezyness of that place. I hope Sarah finds a way to get past that place. I hope Chris and Sarah make their relationship work! A must read for fans of this series!
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
3.5/5 stars When I first heard Helena was doing another novella from Chris's POV, I was ecstatic. I really loved reading Between the Cracks, which was also from his POV and seeing his and Sarah's relationship begin to develop into more. However, Between the Cracks, while from Chris's POV, really served as a 'bridge' novella between the first and second books. While I enjoyed this novella, it wasn't quite what I was expecting. I expected it to focus more on Chris and Sarah and their relationship, and serve as a transitioning piece to their full length novel. Instead, it felt more like filler, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I think I would have just preferred Sarah and Chris's book instead. Chris really cares for Sarah and the smallest gestures speak volumes. He wants to move forward with her but is afraid of her reaction. He doesn't want to mess up what they do have by pressuring her for something she may not be ready for. Sarah also cares for Chris and she's afraid of what that means. She is afraid to get close to him for fear of him letting her down. Chris leaves his apartment key for her every night, and as much as she wants to keep it for herself, she wants him to tell her to keep it. She knows he hates her working at The Dollhouse, but she needs that money. Hell, she hates working there and there are some nights she can't bear to be with Chris because of the shame she feels after being pawed at. Time with Chris is precious as it is with work and school and her upcoming internship. These two definitely have their own obstacles to overcome, but I think with a bit more communication they can really make it work. I did like that we checked in with our favorite characters and saw them through Chris's eyes. Hayden and Tenley are happy, having just moved in together, but are not without their issues. Hayden really struggles with his OCD and there are still things in Tenley's past that come back to her haunt her. It will take time, but these two are headed in the right direction. Overall, while I would have just preferred Sarah and Chris's book, I did enjoy catching up with everyone, but I would have preferred it centered more around Sarah and Chris.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
can you say in a review that you wanted a book to go on? I loved getting to know the characters Chris and Sarah better, but I would have really loved the book to continue on for a full story It was an excellent story anyway and cannot wait for more books by this author.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Very quick, yet still slightly dark, Cracks in the Armor by Helen Hunting tells a little more about the relationship/not relationship between a strip club waitress and a bad-ass, tattoo artist with a heart that he wears on his sleeve. Both are damaged, but clearly, it’s Chris who is trying to leave his past behind, while Sarah is not ready to move ahead, as much as she says she wants to. It was painful to watch as Chris did everything he could to make Sarah feel special, safe and loved, while she held her heart at a distance. Was there a big build up to a big revelation? NO. Was there a starting and ending point? No. I realize this is a novella, an “in-between” book, but it felt more like a hallway between two rooms, so real start, no real finish, not a destination, but a path to get to a destination. Helen Hunting does create unique characters with distinct traits, both good and bad and she can write with a depth of emotion that makes her stories feel real, but this novella just fell short for me, like a partially finished canvas where the central focus has not been painted yet.