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Unbreak My Heart

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  472 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Andre Le Court first set eyes on Kate Frost when he was two and she was a babe in her mother's arms. He's twenty-five now, and he still remembers the moment perfectly, the moment Kate Frost slipped inside his heart.

His family owned a big hotel, her parents worked there. Andre's father spent years trying to separate his son from the daughter of the hired help. Eventually he...more
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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A lovely story! Childhood sweethearts separated and then reunited as friends. Will the relationship evolve to something else than friendship? This is my second book by Mrs Scott Taylor and I finally put my finger on what I think is her trademark... (after only two books I may be mistaking but I don't think so...)
It's a love story so you expect the protagonists to end up together at the end of the book. I've read my fair share of romance novels and I've never felt the way I do when reading Mrs Sc...more
Nice little romance. I love the stories of childhood sweethearts torn apart but ultimately together. :) Satisfying and sweet.
Once again this book fell short of my expectations. I bought this book as a part of a box set called Love Is All Around by Helen Scott Taylor. This book was better than the first book in the set but it still left me wanting more. I couldn’t seem to care either way if the two main characters got together or not.

The first part of the book started off pretty good with Kate running from the paparazzi that are following her to find out who the father of her baby is in hopes that it is truly an up and...more
2.5 stars rounded up

I was really excited to read this book, because I loved the theme of the book - best friends from childhood separated by circumstances beyond their control, and meeting later in life, when one needs help from the other, and feeling that connection rekindle. I loved the idea that they lived in this magical place as children, in a medieval English castle on an island, and had special places to go that were just theirs. The memories from their youth that they shared in flashback...more
Sarika Patkotwar
I was in the mood to read a pure contemporary romance, between two normal people who have a simple and sweet love story, and I unexpectedly came across Unbreak My Heart at the right time, when it was free on Amazon. I quickly downloaded a copy and was looking forward to reading it. The cover of the book itself is so pretty, I make sure I look at it every time I open my Kindle app!
Unbreak My Heart is the story of childhood sweethearts, Andre and Kate. Andre's family owns prominent hotels, where...more
Kate is a talented artist who chose the wrong man. He left her for a model after his TV became popular and could care less about the baby he and Kate have created. Hounded by the paparazzi Kate returns to Caspian Hotel, the place where she grew up. Hoping the her child hood best friend Andre’ will help her and her 6 week old baby escape the media attention. Andre’ was Kate’s first love, but blew off their relationship when he went away to school.

Andre’ is a successful hotel owner. He was built u...more
This book was one of the most frustrating novels I have ever read! It was free on Amazon and it was well written so overall I don't feel as if I wasted my time or money. The reason I cannot give this book due credit is because the two lead characters were beyond insufferable. They were like mushrooms! The lead, Kate, I despised. The whole time I was reading, I wanted to scream out, "Grow a backbone, stand up for yourself!" While I have never considered myself a feminist, this lead character need...more
Joan Reeves
One of my favorite songs is Unbreak My Heart by the remarkable Toni Braxton. Naturally, when I saw that title on a romance novel, I had to grab it.

I just finished reading this novel by Helen Scott Taylor. The lovely cover of this book is perfect for this sweet romance of unrequited love.

I mean, is there anything that burns as hot and as long as unrequited love? I think not. I've explored that theme in several novels I've written.

Ms. Taylor brings emotional depth to the unfulfilled love between K...more
A really quick read but it lacked something and I can't quite put my finger on it. We've got a young man and woman who were teenage sweethearts but boys father didn't think girl was good enough for his son so he finds a way to part them and yada yada boy breaks girls heart and she moves on and winds up with another man and has his baby and now is on the doorstep of teen sweetheart who supposedly never got over her either but it seems they are both too busy living in the past to try to have a fut...more
This was a story about two childhood sweethearts finding their way back to each other. Kate needs a safe place to stay. A place to hide from the press and paparazzi who are desperately trying to get pictures and answers from her about her newborn baby. The baby's father, Kate's ex, is a new reality tv star who cheated on Kate. Kate can think of only one place to go and that is to where she grew up. She runs to Andre now the owner of his family's luxury hotel. Andre has always loved Kate, he plan...more
Nancy Stopper
I generally have a harder time reading books set in England or Europe because they often use "European" terminology that makes it harder for me to understand the story, but this one was well written and I didn't stumble over the difference in venacular.

I liked the story and liked how, unlike many other romance stories I read, the man was definitely the one more strongly carrying the torch. Typically the women are carrying the torch and have to drag the men to the altar - in this story, it was cl...more
Katherine Owen
"Unbreak My Heart" is a poignant, sweet romance with its own unique brand of charm. Author Helen Scott Taylor doesn't disappoint readers of the contemporary romance genre with this captivating story. The novel is superbly written in third person and readers are given the chance to experience points of view from both the main characters: Kate Frost and Andre Le Court. It would seem their love story from their teen years would be easy enough to rekindle almost a decade later, but Helen Scott Taylo...more

Kate grew up on the island of Jersey. After her father died her mother moved to London. Kate left her childhood best friend and became involved with Daniel and had a baby with him. She returns to her old friend on the island of Jersey to escape the constant paparazzi that follow her and her daughter. She seeks refuge with her childhood friend who has now taken over the two hotels that were left to him by his grandfather. Kate is still reeling from the fact that he left her when his dad sent him...more
  ღ☆ღ  Brenda
Awesome story!! Great flow of the story line too.Truly enjoyed this love story.

Kate and Andre had fallen in love as teens.Andre goes off to college and leaves Kate hanging.He had asked her to marry him before he left,but that was the last she had heard of him.

6 years later Kate has a little baby girl and the father is to self absorbed to bother.So she goes back home to be with her mom and try to sort out her life and make a new start.Only her stepfather wants her gone.

Kate ends up looking for An...more
Wendy Hines
As usual, Helen Scott Taylor delivers a worthy read. The characters are fascinating and you instantly like and care about them. Honestly, the story-line was a little too convenient for me. He needs an ad rep and she just happens to be one. She needs a place to stay and he just happens to own a hotel. Convenience at it's best.

Given that, it's still definitely worth picking up and reading. Even though you know the direction the story is headed from the very beginning, it's a tale of love that's b...more
Aug 08, 2012 Sara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
This was a typical love story of two childhood friends separarted during their teenage years by a father who didn't feel the girl deserved her son. After a diasterous relationship drives Kate to find refuge with Andre, they both realize they still have feelings for one another.

I liked the fact that there wasn't a million graphic sex scenes, but I didn't like how Andre constantly felt that Kate needed to change to be a part of his world. Kate barely bothered to stand up for herself and seemed to...more
Kate Kelly
Unbreak My Heart by Helen Scott Taylor surprised me. I read a lot of romance books, and what surprised me was how romantic the story was. Yes, I know, a strange thing to say about a romance novel. But the book was not only very well written, it was sweetly romantic. It almost had the feel of a fairy tale with a grand hotel the ultra rich hero owned and a destitute heroine. But Taylor Scott takes a turn in her novel that gives her hero and heroine intriguing, but realistic challenges to overcome....more
Does anyone else realize that this is the same cover as "Forget You" by Jennifer Echols????? haha it just has yellow and flowers in front. Check it out.
This book was very disappointing. I could not find any qualities in Kate that would make Andre pine for her for years and I really thought the thing with the journalist was juvenile (I mean she lived in a caravan with a newborn with no hot water just because she didn't want them to have a picture of her baby). Kate was a flake who put her pride over her baby's needs and concerns then got offended when called on it. And don't forget Andre. He was supposedly so in love with Kate but from the momen...more
Ronda Blanke geiger
This was a nice book to read. Very easily read with enjoyable story line and characters. Glad I took the chance on this one in the free site.
Char (1RadReader59)
Read this book in one day. Kate & Andre just pull you right in. The whole two childhood sweethearts who lose contact after a questionable parting that left hurt hearts in the aftermath. Just screams "READ ME!!!" I am so glad I did. This relationship has so many roots to its system any one of them alone can pull you in during a normal story but all in one just makes not want to stop reading. When you get to the scene where Kate finally makes it home to here moms, ok water works. Just saying f...more
I absolutely liked this book the emotions were raw and invigorating. I was left feeling so vulnerable after this that I literally have to give myself space from reading.

Andre is a wealthy hotel owner who is alone and basically a workaholic. Kate is a free spirited woman who does not live by rules and was caught up in her lifestyle mess.

When these 2 get together we are left in constant chaos. The story is heartbreakingly brilliant and the chemistry is off the hook. I really do not know what to s...more
What a beautiful story. This is the first book I have read of Helen Scott Taylor. There’s a tenderness, almost dreamy quality, to the story that I haven’t read in a long, long time. Actually, the cover perfectly expresses what is inside its pages and the setting reveals each scene with vivid detail. I loved the interaction between Andre, Kate and her child, Keiko.

If you want to be swept away into a different world where anything is possible, then you will definitely enjoy this book. It’s sweet,...more
Rachel Lynn Sterling
This was an easy, entertaining read, but I never really got into it the way I wanted to. Maybe it was because I couldn’t really relate to the characters. Instead of feeling as if I was living the experiences with them, I felt as if I was on the outside looking in. It is well written with an original storyline, but it seemed to drag along and bounce around the same path over and over. There were aspects with the baby’s father that I thought would be explored to add drama, but they never were. All...more
Charlotte Abel
I love a book that makes me FEEL. And that's exactly what "Unbreak My Heart" does. So many tender, touching moments that will make you laugh, cry and sigh. This story is so much more than "just" a romance. Kate's love for her infant daughter seems even more poignant when contrasted with the way her step-father treats Kate. Second chances, promises and a willingness to make personal sacrifices for those you love adds depth to a heart-warming romance. Highly recommended for fans of Nicholas Sparks...more
I found Unbreak My Heart so difficult to put down! I was immediately enchanted by the Island of Jersey and the hotel setting. I want to visit. This story about a young single mother trying to find a safe harbor and the childhood friend she still loves was a sweet, poignant one. What do you have to change about yourself, if anything, to exist in the world when you have a child to support? Any lover of traditional Harlequin/Mills and Boon novels will especially adore this novel.
In Unbreak My Heart, the author has created an enchanting story that explores the possibility that many of us ponder about first loves. What if?

I couldn't put the book down. I loved the romantic setting—an ancient castle adorned with dragons and other mythical beings and lush green woods hiding a quaint cottage within.

The interactions between Andre and the baby were endearing. I cheered the couple on throughout the book to get past conflicts and barriers to what mattered most.
This book is fairly decent. It's your classic case of childhood sweethearts gone wrong who end up reconnecting as adults. I really would have enjoyed the history and mythology surrounding Andre's hotel, but it isn't detailed enough. I think if that aspect had been built upon more, this story would have stood out from all the others like it. Same thing with Kate's design skills - it's just not developed enough.

Not a terrible read, but not very creative, either.
It was short but sweet but I have to be honest, I expected more. I wanted to know more about that creep Dan. I wanted for Jerry to get his. I also wanted to know about the hero and heroines backgrounds, very little was given. I found that this story was written a bit poorly in some spots as well. Despite everything stated above, it was a good read.

2.5 Stars. I'm sorry but I couldn't bring myself to like this book. It had potential to be amazing but too many things bugged me. Like how she was to change everything and conform to his standards. Then the fact he goes behind her back. NO NO NO. He would have been kicked to the curb, especially after sharing my private business.
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Helen Scott Taylor’s first novel, The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest in 2008, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist’s top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA.

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