Review ~ Before We Fall (The Beautifully Broken Series: Book 3)

Before We


In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole’s New York Times bestselling Beautifully Broken Series…

Sometimes before we fall . . . we fly.

One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four-year-old Dominic Kinkaide’s world black. On the night of his high school graduation, a single incident changed him forever, and he became a hardened man-famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured inside. Now all he cares about is losing himself in the roles that he plays.

At twenty-three years old, Jacey Vincent doesn’t realize how much her father’s indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn’t one specific moment that wrecks a person, but an absence of moments. She tries to find acceptance in the arms of men to fill the void-a plan that has worked just fine for her, until she meets Dominic.

When jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, the combination of his secrets and her issues turns their attraction into the perfect storm. It could change their lives for good-if it doesn’t tear them both apart . . .



My *****4.5 Star Review*****

This is my first Courtney Cole book, but it definitely won’t be my last! From that statement alone, you should be able to grasp the fact that while this is the third book in a series, it’s still great as a stand-alone.

Jacey has a void in her heart left by her father; one she’s tried to fill with other men. It hasn’t worked out so great for her, though. So, she’s determined to stop. She didn’t anticipate Dominic, though, and he’s the one person that can thwart her plans. I really wish Jacey would have had just a little bit more self-control, but at the same time it was completely understandable.

Dominic is all kinds of messed up (not quite 50 Shades, but close). He’s one of those men that it seems close to impossible to turn down, and unforunately he knows it. Dominic’s so messed up that he takes pleasure in the darker side of things simply because he doesn’t think he’s worthy of anything good. Those of you that enjoy a little BDSM in your stories will not be disappointed. But, that’s not really what he wants with Jacey.

I feel the need to point out that there was a bit of twist to the story, too. It’s one that I just really didn’t see coming. I actually thought that there was an editing issue early on in the story, but I was just wrong. I always love it when an author can throw something at me that I didn’t expect.

The greatest thing about this book is the emotions that it evokes – dark, raw, and painful. You’ll want more, though. Then you have a beautiful ending to seal it all together. This is one of those stories that you will put your life on hold for and want to pick back up again after you’ve finished.
Warnings: Not for the faint of heart! Strong Language, Sexual Content including BDSM scenes – NOT for minors!!

About the Author ~ Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.

She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds.

Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

Learn more about Courtney and her books at
Twitter: @Court_Writes

Happy Reading,



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