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I love romance stories that involve one or both of the characters going through some kind of healing. Whether they are damaged because of a past relationship or a childhood event, somehow being with this new person makes everything better for them and allows them to heal.
I got a bit over excited this week and tried to keep my list to just ten, but it didn’t happen! I could have mentioned so many more, but her are my absolute favourites …
Sweet Home . Sweet Rome . Sweet Fall . Sweet Hope . Sweet Soul
This has to be one of my most favorite series ever and it is sue to the beautiful damaged characters and healing romances that they feature. Child abuse, eating disorders, gang life, orphaned and homeless characters this series really had the ultimate in damaged characters and the most heartbreaking but healing romances of all.
It Ain’t Me Babe . Heart Recaptured . Souls Unfractured
The series (so far) features 3 young women who escape a religious cult and find sanctuary with a biker group. Each of the women is drawn to one of the Hangmen bikers and together they deal with their demons. A little bit more of a dark romance, but still totally beautiful and of course a healing romance too.
Raze . Reap
Probably Tillie’s darker romances which feature (so far) two big and very dangerous but totally damaged men who have been forced into a life full of darkness and pain. They meet their significant others and a whole lot of healing romance takes place. Love these two books and can’t wait for the next to be released in August.
Pushing the Limits . Dare You To . Crash Into You . Take Me On
Katie McGarry has this ability to take two totally damaged young people and shove them together then write the most beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking romances of all. I really like how different each story is although they share the same themes of family, whether is be family death, abandonment by family or just plain old bad relationships with family.
The Year We Fell Down . The Year We Hid Away . The Shameless Hour
I didn’t include all of the books in this series because I didn’t necessarily feel like they were all healing romances, although they were all amazing and you should definitely read them all! The most healing of the romances had to be in The Year We Fell Down which features Corey who is trying to recover from an ice hockey accident that has left her in a wheelchair, who falls for Adam, another ice hockey player with a broken leg!
Fading . Freeing . Falling
I love these books so much. They focus on three main characters Cadance, Jace and Ryan and all three stories take place around the same time and are all affected by an attack that Cadance suffers. If you are looking for damaged characters then these are them and although totally heartbreaking, all three stories are totally inspiring and all feature a beautiful healing romance that will fill your tummy with butterflies.
Hopeless . Losing Hope
CoHo totally killed me with these two books and the tragic story they contain. Sky and Holders story is heartbreaking at times and beautiful at others. I don’t want to say anything more and spoil it, but if you want a romance that heals then these two books are a must!
More CoHo because quite frankly she is amazing and this book contains one of the sexiest damaged characters I’ve ever met, although it isn’t all that obvious at first just how damaged they are. I also have to mention that this book is being made into a film, so you need to read it soon and be ready for the movie!
What I Didn’t Say
The first book I ever reviewed and it still hold such a special place in my heart. Jake is a normal teenage boy, with normal dreams and crushes all until a car accident leaves him without the ability to speak ever again. Then comes along Samantha, a character with her own troubles to deal with but who takes the time to show Jake that he is more than just his voice and there is still so much he has to live for. I can’t recommend this book enough.