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My Peace

(Beautifully Broken #5)

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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  353 ratings  ·  60 reviews
You only thought Pax Tate was an asshole before…

Pax Tate used to be a drug-addicted jerk, but you’d never know it now. He’s got a sexy pregnant wife, their own little family, a cozy home, and a successful career.

Everything is perfect.

Until someone from his past shows up.

Pax doesn’t hesitate to bring all the fury of hell with him in order to protect his family.

You thoug
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Published November 7th 2016 by Lakehouse Press
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Rejane
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Coco.V
Feb 08, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Happy endings must be worked for.

Pax Tate used to be an effed up asshole, but you’d never know it now.
He’s got a sexy wife, their own little family, a cozy home, and a successful career.

Everything is perfect.

Until his past rears its ugly head.

Pax will do anything to protect his family,
even if he destroys himself in the process.
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Now this is closure if I ever read one.

I have to admit I absolutely dreaded reading this. If You Stay was a difficult story to read. The drug abuse and subsequent fallout wasn’t the happy we all want. But it made the end so much sweeter. Which is why after everything Pax and Mila have been through, I didn’t really want them to suffer again.

But life doesn’t really give you what you ask for, and Courtney is such a beautiful writer, she knew how to make us sweat for the happy ending, yet again.

Thi
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Melissa Arthur
Oct 27, 2016 marked it as to-read
Dying dying dying for this book!!!! Frickin PAX!!!! Is that even the same cover model as the original? My first bad boy crush!!!!! So damn excited!
Courtney
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
My Peace is a perfect follow up to If You Stay. And you MUST read If You Stay in order to truly understand this novella.

If You Stay hit close to home for me, so I knew immediately this novella would be the same way. But also knowing now that Pax is based on Courtney's son, it just makes the story all the more real and raw.

My Peace shows that an addicts struggle is never over and lasts a lifetime. And it takes the love of everyone in their lives to help them overcome any new struggles they may fa
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Teresa Mary Rose
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I have such conflicting feelings over this book. See. This book screws with my HEA. And it screws with it in a big way. Pax and Mila have already been through hell and I hated seeing them go through more hell. They are now happily married with a little girl and my heart hated seeing the three of them put through the wringer again. And it’s hard because I really appreciate the authors reasons for writing this book and I know that real life isn’t alw
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K
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
It was good to revist Pax and Mila in the final installment of the Beautifully Broken series, it brought things dull circle.

This story was very thin, there wasn't really much to it. I also noticed that Pax lost some of his voice in this novel. He was one of my favourites in this series but it seems his personality amalgamated with Gabe's and instead of reading a story that felt uniquely Pax his character seemed distorted to me.

It didn't exacly end the series on a strong note but it was good to
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Lindy
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

My Peace is a continuation of Pax and Mila's story from,
If You Stay, (the first story in the Beautifully Broken Series,) and must be read in sequential order. Pax and Mila are happily married and have a beautiful daughter, "ZuZu." Everything is going well in their lives. Pax has been clean and hasn't craved drugs in five years, business is booming, the romance and love that they have for one another has only grown exponentially over time, and they have close friends and family that
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Becca
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars - Courtney Cole reunites readers with Pax and Mila in My Peace, the brilliant follow up to her new adult novel, If You Stay. It’s been years since I first fell in love with this inimitable pair and yet Courtney Cole had me lost inside their world in no time at all. Filled with powerful emotions and gripping heartache, My Peace is a breathtaking look at addiction and the lifelong battle to hold onto happily ever after. This book takes places years after the original novel, but marriage ...more
Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Love Never Fails Stars ~

Wow….I don’t even really know how to review this book!! It was filled with both love and heartbreak. Knowing what a personal story/character this is to the author….my heart broke for her and Pax many times.

I truly appreciate the fact that she gave us more of Pax and Mila’s story. I know that writing this book is probably pretty difficult for her. I fell in love with Pax in his first book I
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Avraamidou Hara
May 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Sorry but it totally ruined one of my favorite books with all the clichés and unnecessary drama!! It was like reading a bad soap opera!!
I never said that about a book but I wish I could unread it!!
BookHookup
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Short and Sweet Review:

If you follow my reviews, you know that I find that I'm left feeling a little unsatisfied with novellas because they never feel long enough. That wasn't the case with this one though because it's filled with so much emotion that I it felt longer than it was, and boy was I exhausted by the end. This book is grittier, filled with heartbreak and angst, trials and tribulations, and with how Ms. Cole wrote the book, I felt like I was ex
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Hms
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars-This is a little bit of a follow up with Pax and Mila, originally introduced in "If you Stay" They are living their HEA with their precocious four year old daughter, ZuZu but a nefarious character from Pax's past threatens to take away their HEA. Pax has to fight demons he thought he long since buried and Mila has to be strong enough to pull back to the here and now. Interesting quick read.
Ana
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!! My Peace is a novella and, if you know me, you know that I almost always feel like I need more from these short books. But, truthfully, this story it’s so full of angst, heartbreak, and hope that I was left very satisfied…and exhausted. We met Pax in If You Stay, the first book in this series. In that book he battled his demons and his addictions. As we start this new story, Pax is in a different place. His life is good, really good. He’s married to Mila, has a beautiful daughter, an ...more
Julie
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Pax and Mila are finally settled in their life. They have a wonderful home, a beautiful daughter, and Pax is doing well running the family business. A surprise announcement from Mila about the latest ‘addition’ to the family has the couple floating on cloud nine. Well…..Mila thinks so…..

A simple act of being a good Samaritan lands Pax in a predicament that the couple never saw coming. Add to that the pain accompanied to an injury from the accident, and Pax is spinning on his heals. Mila’s pregna
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Nancy
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked by this story from the very first page! My Peace had all the elements I want in a love story – heart, passion, humor, emotion and plenty of sexy moments. The chemistry between Pax and Mila was electric and I simply fell in love with these characters as well as the rest of their family. Their relationship is beautiful and was very inspiring. Their journey together was so beautifully written that I felt every emotion the characters experienced -- I laughed, cried so many tears (happy ...more
Rachel
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful and heartbreaking story, but true to Ms. Cole's fashion a happy ending is in sight. This story was hard to read knowing the meaning behind it for the author. However, I was transfixed by Pax and his journey. He fought so hard for his life, but things happen. Addiction is such a ugly and painful thing, but there is so much hope and wanting as well. I adored Pax in the first stories and I loved this one the best. It's important to remember the life of an addict doesn't always stay ...more
Shirley
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect ending to this series. I have loved all of the books I have read from Courtney. This one must have been so hard to write being so personal to her, but it was great. There was some type-o's that she normally doesn't have in her books, but I overlooked them because she is one of my favorite authors. Pax and Mila have a great love story that is real and not fantasy based. There are people out there that really live through this and more who don't make it. Thanks for bringing sto ...more
iloveladyporn
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Everything is perfect for Pax & Milia but when he starts hiding stuff from her it goes down hill quick. Things are tenses and their lives are changing fast but there are outside threats that want to ruin their lives. There doesn't seem to be a way out of the danger their family is in but thankfully there are people who love them. When everyone is safe Pax is still in for a long fight. Milia will have a fight of her own as well and that's getting through to Pax. Some hot sex scenes. Fantastic ...more
Kayread
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Paige Turner
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Happy to catch up with this couple but.......

I wasn't prepared for this to be such an emotional journey.

The couple faces loss and sadness throughout the book. Pax is forced to relive the tragedies of his past while keeping his future safe.

This is one couple that deserves all the happiness they can get.

Michelle
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the books in this series have been AMAZING!!! I read them all in about a week to a week and a had and even tho I couldn't put them down cause I could t wait to see what would happen next or to see how the next characters are ... I now bummed cause I have read them all and I WANT MORE!!!
Michelle
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I loved getting to read more of Pax and Mila's story. And for them to be truly happy with their past and present.
Alice hamer
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Poor Pax. he is still my fav so far
Michelle Kemp
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

Love this book . Everyone should read the series you will love it.
I give it 5 stars wish I could give more.
Lisa A
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Glad we got more of Pax and Mila. So good to see how good they are together, even when things get really bad again, their love if forever strong.
Edelyn Beznoska
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Love reading about these characters again.
MJ
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books
My Peace is quite simply an amazing read. Courtney Cole dug deep to give up the follow-up to If You Stay and more of Pax's struggles to stay clean. The circumstances that force Pax to move back to the darkness his life once embraced was almost too hard to read. It was like watching a necessary trainwreck in order for the world to right itself once again. Pax and Mila have built a beautiful life together with their daughter and yet outside greedy forces threaten to destroy what they have so lovin ...more
Phyllis Wright
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tate is worth it! Mila and Zuzu too!
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I absolutely dreaded reading this. If You Stay was a difficult story to read. The drug abuse and subsequent fallout wasn’t the happy we all want. But it made the end so much sweeter. Which is why after everything Pax and Mila have been through, I didn’t really want them to suffer again.

But life doesn’t really give you what you ask for, and Courtney is such a beautiful writer, she knew how to make us sweat for the happy ending, yet again.

This time Pax’s past is back with a vengean
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Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.

She loves giving advice, loving on her kids, red lipstick and blonde hair dye.

Courtney was born and raised in rural Kansas, but has since migrated south. She now lives in Florida and writes beneath palm trees.

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Beautifully Broken (5 books)
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  • If You Leave (Beautifully Broken, #2)
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  • Until We Fly (Beautifully Broken, #4)