Broken Ties

Book Two in the Family Ties Series

Romance - Suspense
401 Pages
Reviewed on 01/08/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Broken Ties is a work of fiction in the romance, interpersonal drama, and suspense subgenres, and is the second novel in the Family Ties series. The work is best suited to mature readers owing to explicit language and scenes of sex and violence. Penned by author Jansen Schmidt, this compelling sequel to The Ties That Bind unravels the aftermath of Bailey's broken engagement. Vowing to transform her luck, Bailey embarks on a journey of self-discovery with her ex-fiancé's money in hand. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the story navigates Bailey's emotional rollercoaster as she confronts the mysterious Colton, haunted by his past.

Author Jansen Schmidt has lovingly crafted a powerful tale of love, trust, and healing, exploring the profound impact of betrayal on two wounded souls with a keen sense of emotional resonance and personal growth. The characters, Bailey and Colton, are intricately developed, each carrying scars from their pasts that strongly impact their attitudes, reservations, and actions. The narrative delves into their individual struggles with a rare brand of honesty but also explores the possibility of love and redemption in a realistic way that’s never idealized or romanticized too much. The strong atmospheric choices in the language used to describe the setting add a layer of charm to the story, creating a backdrop that mirrors the characters' emotional journey from brokenness to healing beautifully. Schmidt delivers a compelling narrative that keeps readers engaged and invested in the characters' quest for love and restoration. Overall, I would certainly recommend Broken Ties as a poignant experience, filled with emotional depth and memorable moments of realistic drama.