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Reviewed by Kerliza Foon for Readers' Favorite
In Broken Embrace, Dana Mason writes an engaging story about two childhood friends who thought they had what it takes to be together but then mistakes got in the way of their happy ever after. Brian Hammel and Melissa Hayes have loved each other since they were small. When Melissa goes off to college, promising to return after graduating, she gets unexpected news. Brian is now married. The betrayal is so deep that seventeen years go by before she attempts to move on. Brian married Julie knowing it would break Melissa's heart, and was too afraid to tell her what happened. Now a detective in the police force with a wife and two kids, he believed he had everything he could ever want. When disaster strikes, Brian is shocked at how little he really knew about his family and he turns to the only person who really knew him....Melissa. Can Melissa and Brian lean on each other without bringing up the past? Or will they be able to talk about fixing the bridge that has been broken and forge a deeper bond of love and trust?
I absolutely loved this book. I did not read the previous two books but after reading this one, I cannot wait to pick them up. Dana Mason wrote a fantastic story that showed a deep knowledge of her characters. As a reader, I was able to connect with Melissa and Brian as they navigated through their trials. I was rooting for the couple even when they wouldn't root for themselves. The plot was so well written that each new twist was connected and flowed in such a way that had you riveted and anxious to turn the pages. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more from Dana Mason.