Break it Down

· April Canavan
15 reviews

About this ebook


A folded up flag is all that remains.

My brother lost overseas.

And every single day, I face the man who walked away.

The man who couldn't save him.

The one I blame, even if he's not at fault.

He haunts every step I take, and I can't escape.

I'm not sure I can convince him to let me go.

I'm definitely not strong enough to admit the truth.

I never stopped loving him.


The sight of her holding that flag will haunt me until the day I die.

One night.

One mistake.

One failed mission.

Two families ruined forever.

The right thing to do is walk away.

Especially when I see rage in her eyes.

She doesn’t need the trouble I’ll bring her way.

There’s only one thing I’m good for.

And it sure as hell doesn’t include fixing her problems.

With my expertise, I can break her down and tear her apart.

I just can’t put her back together again.

But she’s in my blood, and I can’t let her go.

She might be shattered and broken, but I never wanted her perfect.

I just want her.

Ratings and reviews

15 reviews
August 3, 2021
I was introduced to this author and her world in Birch, Maine, as part of an ARC program and have become a fan of both. Besides the individual couples, the story of how the war and those returning affect a small town is a big part of all the books. As the series continues, this group of veterans and their significant others become a close-knit family, if they weren’t already. This book focuses on Chloe, who just lost her brother and recently broken her engagement to one of his best friends and brother-in-arms. Through the funeral and will reading, it was heart wrenching and very emotional. Definitely have tissues handy and be in the mood for a good cry. Ian and Chloe have been in love with each other since before they really understood it. They are both trying to handle their grief over the death of her brother. Plus, her brother left a bucket list for his friends in his will, and they go away to celebrate his life. As with all of these books, there are some twists and turns towards the end that will keep you reading.
August 6, 2021
Beautiful story... by and1515 Oh wow, this is one of those books that'll hit you with several emotions all at once. Chloe and Ian are two remarkable characters who are absolutely worth rooting for. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Yvonne Boret
August 2, 2021
Recapturing Their Love And Loss - Chloe’s world was spinning after she lost her brother and she just didn’t know how to stop it, but every time she tried pushed everyone away, they just kept coming back to console and protect her. Ian wasn’t willing to let Chloe out of his life even after she broke of their engagement because of her grief. Chloe’s brother’s last request took his entire team and family on an expedition to experience what he had always wanted to do and this unexpectedly changed their lives. However, just when their grief was starting to subside, a couple of curve balls are thrown into their lives, which sends them on an unexpected rescue mission and gives Chloe a reason for staying alive. This story took me on a really emotional journey as I turned the pages, but it left me with a feeling of joy by the time I got to the end. I have read a few books from April Canavan, but she is still a relatively new to me. However, I can definitely say she is becoming one of my favourite authors, as her stories have everything you will want in a thrilling and exciting book. I received an advanced copy of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

USA Today Bestselling author by day and superhero by night, April spends her time split between real and fantasy worlds. While she writes across genres, her heart lives with Contemporary Romance that will tear her readers apart. She lives on the rocky coast of Maine, in the perfect place to visit the ocean but still live surrounded by the woods. Her son inspires her to write, demanding stories that he’s not allowed to read. As long as she has coffee, April can conquer the world… but she hates talking about herself in third person.

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