Brokenhearted by Cate Ashwood

Title: Hope Cove, Book 1: Brokenhearted
Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 208
Characters: Oliver Parrish and Sheriff Owen Macklin
Sub-Genre: Romance
Kisses: 4


Oliver Parrish has been alone in the world since he was born. So when Sheriff Owen “Mack” Macklin shows up on his doorstep to deliver the news that Oliver’s sister has died, he’s beyond surprised.

Still, Oliver returns with Mack to Hope Cove, Maine, hoping to get to know the sister he never knew he had. As he tries to snap these new elements into his solitary life, he’s not sure how they might fit.

His life is shaken up further as he falls in love with the irresistible town of Hope Cove, and with Mack, its equally irresistible sheriff. But when he receives devastating news about his sister’s cause of death, Oliver doesn’t know whether to stay and fight for love and a good life, or cut his losses and run.


Brokenhearted by Cate Ashwood has a great storyline with strong well rounded characters.

Oliver has been alone in this world since he was born. His mom gave him up at birth, and he lived the rest of his childhood in foster home after foster home.

When the handsome Sheriff Owen shows up on his doorstep to tell him he not only had a sister, but that she passed away before they could meet, he is very unsure what to do.

Oliver decides to go back with Owen to the small town of Hope Cove and see what he can learn of his sister and her best friend. In the process he finds himself, a home for the first time and a love he never thought he could have.

Great story!


Reviewed By: Jerry


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