They say home is where the heart is.
Ashton Roberts never understood that saying. Heart couldn't be found anywhere in the rundown bungalow she grew up in. It also couldn't be found in the luxury estate she moved into when her mother married her stepfather.
All Ashton wants is to get her degree, meet Mr. Right and find the happy stable life she never had. But when life constantly throws her curve balls, she begins to wonder if it really is just a pipe dream.
Until she runs into her former neighbor, Reed Collins.
As a child, Reed had always been Ashton's silent protector. As an adult, he is everything she has ever dreamed of in a man. If only he didn’t keep her at arms length. But as things heat up, guards drop and secrets are revealed which toss Ash back into the turmoil surrounding a tragic event from her youth.
Will Ashton let her past fracture the perfect picture of her future? Or will the meaning of loyalty, family and love be redefined?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fractured palace brings to mind basically a fractured home in my mind and basically that is what it means. Poor Ashton never understood how anyone could say home is where the heart is because she was never happy or stable in any of her homes growing up. This is something that she wants to fix and wants to get her degree, make her own way, and make her own stable life. The problem is that things do not always work out the way that you want, or need them to. Then she meets Reed who is a blast from the past and used to help her as a child. Now he is everything that a grown woman could want. Problem is they both have secrets and Ashton's past is threatening her future. Can they manage to find love in the turmoil that is their lives? There are flashbacks in this book so if things like that bother you then you probably will not like this. The characters are well written and you do find out about them in the present and the past. I think Reed and Ashton make a great couple. I highly enjoyed this book.