Fractured Sky by Catherine Cowles

POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 77%
Tropes: Damaged Heroine; Damaged Hero; Slow Burn; Small Town; Protector; Blue Collar Hero
Series: Tattered and Torn
Type of Series: Series off Standalones
Rate:  4.5/5 Stars
Release Date: 10/25/22

This series as a whole has been heartbreaking and heartwarming and heartbreaking.  You met Shiloh in book one, but you only get tiny snippets of her with her family.  But when you truly meet her, you are met with such a profound awe of the person she has become.  She is steeped in grief, pain, and guilt but can’t seem to move our from under it.  Until Ramsey

Ramsey has his own pain, grief, and guilt.  In this, he has basically shut himself off from the world.  His story when you find out the truth behind it, makes sense why he holds himself apart and why he is seemingly angry at the world.  

These two have been dancing around each other for years since Shiloh has started going onto Ramsey’s ranch, but at the same time they have no interaction.  There is a separation there, but neither one is willing to jump the divide.  Until one day, Shiloh takes the first step, and nothing is the same ever again.

There is so much healing and love in this book, and Ramsey is 100% book boyfriend material.  You see him create this safe environment for her but doesn’t shelter her or hold her back in ways that her family has.  Her family has done it because of their fears and worries, but at the same time haven’t allowed themselves to fully see that Shiloh is grown an capable.  

There are so many amazing elements and characters to this story, but Kai, Onyx, Elliott, and Aiden are dynamic in their own right while mirroring and shadowing Ramsey and Shiloh’s experience.  I don’t’ want to say more because honestly this is a book that you need to read to get the full effect.This was an excellent way to end the series, and I am so sad to see it end.  I definitely will be re-reading this series in the future. 

Also… as soon as I was done with the book, I dove into my ALC of this book. Joe Arden and Erin Mallon did the audio duet for this, and they were perfect for Ramsey and Shiloh.