Seven years ago, high school sweethearts Emma and Ryan were torn apart in the most shocking and unexpected way.
Over the years, Emma Leroux has learned to survive by building walls around her damaged heart. Exploited and betrayed by those closest to her, grieving the loss of her father and never really letting go of her first love has Emma at a new low in her life.
Desperate for a fresh start, Emma decides to go on a week-long vacation with a friend. Along with a change in scenery, she finds a new strength in herself and may also have found the one person who can open a door she thought was forever closed.
Justin finds himself at a crossroads in his life and he’s intent on making a fresh start. When he sees Emma for the first time, he knows she’s the one he’s been waiting for to walk into his life. Tearing down Emma’s walls isn’t as easy as he hoped it would be, but he’s not going to let her slip away without a fight.
After serving his time in the military and finishing his MBA, Ryan returns home to New Orleans. He has never given up on the dream that he and Emma could resurrect what they’ve lost. He’s determined to find her and win her back.
Will Justin be the one to help mend her damaged heart? Can this new relationship survive the shadows of their pasts, or will Ryan change everything?
***This book ends in a cliff hanger and concludes in Letting Love In, Book 2 in the Damaged Heart Series
About the Author
Katharina LeBoeuf grew up in New Orleans water skiing on the bayous and getting her fill of Cajun food. She graduated from LSU School of Nursing and currently works as a Registered Nurse.
She loves sitting in her hammock and reading a good book. On the rare occasion there’s not a book in her hand, she’s watching her favorite shows like Friends, Seinfeld, The Walking Dead, and Criminal Minds on Netflix. She loves cheering on her boys during their baseball games and attending plays her daughter performs in. Oh yeah, and she loves writing!
Katharina lives in Orlando with her high school sweetheart, three children, a smelly cat named Chester (it’s not his fault) and a dog named Rhett.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/katharinaleboeuf
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this series! Emma and Ryan just cannot catch a break. As much as I love Ryan, I'm really liking Justin. The characters and storyline are just captivating. There is just so much to this story, you just have to read it to understand how amazing Katharina LeBoeuf is as a writer!!!!
I gotta be honest here. I lost my dad a few years ago and this book ripped the heart right out of me all over again. This character is someone you identify with instantly. I love books where the character's emotions drive the story as much or more than the external events and this is one. I was wrapped up and taken for an emotional ride from the word go. The writing is sincere and smart. for all that the main characters are self protective because of emotional trauma they are strong and smart as well. IF you like knowing what's inside your characters you will love this book. An internal journey to a place of strength and trust. HOWever somebody could have warned me about the cliffhanger beforehand. Nothing worse than hitting a cliffhanger with no money in your book fund to buy the next or a six month wait before it comes out..... DO yourself a favor just buy them all and save yourself the headache!!!