Fragile Sanctuary by Catherine Cowles

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Fragile Sanctuary by Catherine CowlesFragile Sanctuary by Catherine Cowles
Published by Self on 5/16/24
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Get ready to fall for Anson and Rhodes in this brother’s best friend, age gap, small town romance, from USA Today Bestselling Author, Catherine Cowles!

The scowl should’ve been my first clue to stay far away from Anson Hunt. The sexy smirk and the fact that he’s my brother’s best friend? Reasons two and three. Not to mention, he’s
the new contractor working on my house.

He’s everything I’m not: grumpy, rude, and more than a little attached to his solitude. It doesn’t matter how many times I try to kill him with kindness; the man simply won’t crack.
Until he sees me shatter.

Because when my world comes crashing down around me, Anson is the one catching me as I fall. And as so-called accidents start plaguing every part of my life, it’s Anson who steps in to keep me safe.

As he does, I can’t help but feel a flicker of heat. And it only takes a single moment for that spark to ignite into flames, engulfing us both.

But Anson’s a man with secrets, and they have a price. When they’re revealed, neither of us will make it out unscathed…

Liz's Audio Review

Catherine Cowles does it again. If she writes it, I will read it. The woman is an amazing author and I cannot get enough of her words. In Fragile Sanctuary, narrated by Zachery Webber and Andi Arndt, the first book in her Sparrow Falls series, we get Anson Hunt and Rhodes and I absolutely loved their story! The narrators truly brought Anson and Rhodes story to life for me. It was emotional, heartbreaking, touching, full of angst and suspense. This story had grumpy/sunshine, age gap, brother’s best friend, forced proximity and touch her and you die vibes and I absolutely devoured it. I loved the found family in this story so much and am so excited for this series. The characters, all of them, and their love and protectiveness was absolutely amazing.

This is a standalone and a start of a new series, however, we meet Anson in her previous series, Lost and Found, and though it does not have to be read to read this one, I highly recommend it, as I love everything this author writes. Anson is a broken hero. He lost so much and carries the weight of that loss with him every single day. He is strong, determined, protective and caring, but hides it from everyone, until her. Rhodes faces tragedy at a very young age and it left long-lasting scars. She found her place with her best friend and her newfound family, but she is ready to face her past. She was determined, full of sunshine, and caring. I loved both characters so much, even as they broke my heart at times. Both have been through much.

Anson left his past behind him, but when Rhodes is threatened, he is willing to do anything to keep her safe. Even if it costs him everything. Rhodes is ready to face her past and move forward, but doing so brings danger to her doorstep, literally. Though their journey did not start of easy, as he tried so hard to keep her at arm’s length, the moment he snaps, wow, just wow. Sometimes two imperfect people come together in the most perfect way and this is what Catherine Cowles gave us in Fragile Sanctuary. I was captivated by this story, the characters, their journey and cannot wait for what is next in the series. This is a must-read for sure and one I highly recommend.


About Catherine Cowles

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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