New Release: Beyond Repair by Kelly Lincoln

New Release:  Beyond Repair by Kelly LincolnBeyond Repair by Kelly Lincoln
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Five years ago, Brooke had everything she wanted… until it disappeared like a magic trick. While she grieved the loss of her perfect future, fate sealed it. Moving on wasn’t an option. It was a requirement.

Now, Brooke has more money than she knows what to do with. But she also has panic attacks, no relationships outside her family, and a daughter. Brooke may have shut down, but there is no way to numb the constant terror that Mia could be taken away from her. She spends her days looking over her shoulder and avoiding her shameful memories.

She’s fine hiding from the world until Chris moves next door. A friendship forms when they unwillingly bond over their painful pasts. As walls come down, their relationship starts to develop into more. Brooke now realizes everything she’s missing out on and wants—a happy and stable family for her and Mia.

But Mia may not be the child with no traces of her father as Brooke assumed. And making a moral choice will risk everything.

This book contains explicit language, graphic sexual content, and sensitive topics which may be triggers to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

My Review

“I feel like I’m finally complete, like a piece of me that I never knew was missing has finally made me whole.”

Beyond Repair is the second book written by Kelly Lincoln, and the second I have read. It is a standalone novel.

“Sometimes when you meet someone, you just know you want to eat mediocre pizza with them and jump into a ball pit.”

Brooke is a single mom with regrets, but Mia is not one of them. She loves her daughter fiercely, in spite of some of her genetic make-up.  Chris is a man with secret hurts on his life.  Neither he nor Mia are keen on letting anyone into their heart. 

“Good dates don’t end with cars, they end with jewelry.”

Written in first person point of view, Beyond Repair was a sweet story of facing life’s challenges and overcoming them. Brooke was such a strong character, in spite of her past. The changes she made throughout the story reflected an inner strength. Chris was the perfect man for Mia and Brooke. Strong but vulnerable, knowing what he wanted from his new life, and making sure that he advanced in the right way to secure that future. There were some plot twists, and one in particular that made my breath hitch. But, Author Kelly Lincoln wrote about it with great care. The child and sibling humor was so nostalgic. For me, it glued the story together, and provided a deeper look at Brooke’s family dynamics. 

“Every time I make love to you feels better than the last.”


“I really want to keep going. More than anything.” I moved my hands to the waist of his jeans as his eyes darkened. “Can you lose these?”


He stood up, watching me. My hand reached out slowly, and I lowered the zipper. The jeans dropped down to the floor, and he stepped out of them. He was wearing black boxer briefs. Nice. I let my gaze travel town to the bulge straining against the fabric and looked back up at his face as I stood up in front of him, pulling off my own jeans. He kept his eyes on mine, and I hesitated but decided to keep my shirt on.


Finally, he glanced at my exposed underwear. “Those are nice.”


I looked down. They had the Wonder Woman logo on them. Oops. I bit my lip, but then grinned. “I didn’t know we were going to be doing stuff today.”


“Doing stuff. Brooke, you have such a way with words.” He leaned down and started kissing my neck as he turned us so he could sit down, guiding me along and pulling me onto his lap with my legs on either side of him. My hips moved forward, and now that the jeans were gone, I could feel so much more of him. Chris groaned and grasped each side of my face so our lips met in a frantic kiss, and his hands slid down my arms, over my hips, where he pulled me back. My body tried to move toward him in protest, but his strong hands kept me in place.


He stopped kissing me but kept his mouth close enough to mine so I could feel his lips move. “Stay still for a minute?” His voice was shaky, and one hand stayed on my hip while the other traveled down, tracing the edge of my underwear as he made his way down toward my core. His breath was hot against my mouth as his fingers stopped, still touching the edge of my underwear. The only difference now was that he could move his hand a half inch and be right where I needed him.


Something needed to happen to get rid of this ache. Anything. I couldn’t press my legs together because they were spread out over Chris and I needed him to touch me. I wanted him so bad I was close to begging.


He took a choked breath. “Can I—”


“Oh my God, stop asking!” I gripped his arms. “Please. Just do it.”

3.5 Stars

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