“Tell me a happy something, Sutton.”
I was only seven the first time Grady Bowen whispered those words to me. Cloaked by the black sky under a blanket of stars, it was easy to get lost. He didn’t have any good memories of his own, and needed to borrow mine. I’d willingly give him anything.
Being infatuated with that boy was a beautiful curse. What could have been special didn’t get the chance to bloom. He’d never see me as more than his best friend’s kid sister. That was a hard lesson to learn, but not the most difficult.
Grady had always been struggling against the odds. Eventually he quit fighting and let his family’s reputation own him. Try as I might, those influences were beyond my reach.
He didn’t mean to break my heart. Or maybe he did. I shouldn’t have made it so easy for him. Either way, our wrongs against each other carved new lines between us.
I went four years without seeing Grady—each one more painful than the last. That distance did nothing to dull my feelings toward him. But things are different now. Most noticeably is Grady. I barely recognize this man he’s become. And that’s the way he intends to keep it. Not that it really matters.
Grady Bowen stopped being my happy something long ago.
Happy something #73: Spending time with my brother’s best friend, also known as the love of my life.
Breaker had all the feels, seriously. This book. I have no words. This was full of so many Happy Somethings.
Sutton has had a crush on her older brother’s best friend for forever. Grady is a broken man, he is guarded. Sutton is the girl who he thinks he too good for him, he doesn’t want to ruin her. Sutton doesn’t believe this. She sees Grady for who he really his and she wants him more than anything.
Sutton and Grady’s journey was not an easy one. They both had struggles and walls they needed to overcome but when they finally give in. It is so hard not to fall in love with them. It is heartbreaking, it is emotional and it is absolutely beautiful. Their journey is completely worth the wait.
Breaker is one book that has left me in a major book hangover. I know it is one that I will continue to think about in the future.
Breaker is worth a million Happy Somethings.