Once upon a time she’d had the happy ending.
The doting fiancé.
The expensive wedding.
The happily-ever-after resting just at the tips of her fingers.
Then in an explosion of glass, in a splintering of metal, everything had been taken from her.
She’d shattered herself, had broken into a million tiny pieces.
But eventually, she’d patched herself together, had hauled herself back into life, had built something she was content in.
Content, but not happy. Never quite inching into happy again.
Still, she had her friends, her job as a skating coach for the Gold, and she had her life. That was enough.
And it had been enough.
Until he knocked on her door.
Until he came back and changed everything.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
CRASHED is the twelfth book in the Gold Hockey series but you can read it as a standalone as I have.
Fanny is single and happy to be so after she has spent ten years trying to piece her heart back together. It feels broken all over again when the man she has been trying to forget comes back into her life. Brandon has more regrets about Fanny than he knows what to do with, but one thing is sure. He loves her and wants her back.
This is another winner for Elise Faber. Not only does she have a couple of fantastic characters in Fanny and Brandon, but the story itself sweeps you off your feet. My heart broke for Fanny as she remembered, and the reader found out, just what had happened to hurt her so badly. But then it also broke for Brandon, for forgetting so much. The other characters support them and move the story forward.
I was able to read this as a standalone although I am now left wanting ALL the others, including Scar and Kaydon's story which is due next! Fanny and Brandon have made me smile, and laugh, and feel sorrow, so it's only right that I recommend you have all the feels I did! Highly recommended by me.
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team -- the Sharks! -- are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or find more information about her books at www.elisefaber.com.