When It Falls Apart – ARC Book Review

Title:- When It Falls Apart

Author:- Catherine Bybee

No. of pages:- 360 pages

Date published:- will be published on June 21st 2022

Genre:- Romance


Plot:- 4.5 /5

Writing:- 4.5/5

Overall:- 5/5

Brooke Turner has always had a complicated relationship with her father. But when his health takes a turn for the worse, she drops everything to care for him. He’s her dad, after all, and he needs her. What Brooke doesn’t anticipate is the unraveling of her long-term relationship and a cross-country move to San Diego’s Little Italy.

Luca D’Angelo is the oldest of three children and a single father to a young daughter. When his mother rents the top floor of their house to Brooke, he’s angry. Who is this beautiful stranger with no ties to the neighborhood? Can she be trusted in such close proximity to his family?

As Luca learns of Brooke’s difficult journey with her ailing father, his heart softens. And Brooke, who witnesses Luca’s struggle as a single parent, develops feelings for him, too. But when it all falls apart, will love heal their wounded hearts?

This is a heartwarming family drama with romance mingled in it.

Brooke Turner wasn’t really getting along with her father but when she received a phone call that her father is in need of help after suffering from a stroke. Brooke moves into San Diego Little Italy and she moves into a small apartment. Meanwhile Luca D’Angelo, a single father of a daughter was curious about the woman who moved into his mother’s owned apartment. Initially he didn’t really get along with Brooke but later on, the two becomes friends and embark on a romantic relationship.

From start to finish, it was interesting. The author’s style of writing drew the reader into the story making the reader feel like they are part of the story. The slow development of romance between Brooke and Luca was interesting to read and I actualy enjoyed reading this book. Luca is an overprotective father who has a tumultous divorce while Brooke also broke up with a boyfriend before she moved in to look after her father. Though the ending was expected, I rooted for both Luca and Brooke. This is the first book of the D’Angelo series and I cannot wait for the second book! Worth five stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Catherine Bybee is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-five books that have collectively sold more than eight million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, and the Most Likely To series.

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