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Beautifully Broken Spirit

(Sutter Lake #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  3,140 ratings  ·  485 reviews
She’s always been his safe place to land.

Jensen has shared a special bond with Tuck for as long as she can remember, their friendship a language that never needed words. But as life threw her one curveball after another, that secret language turned to stony silence.

He’s always been her protector.

Tuck has looked out for Jensen since the day she was born. As his best friend
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 22nd 2019
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Alice Well, Jensen got pregnant durring her freshman year of college (18/19) and her sons now 9, so shes probably 28/29 ish and that would make tuck 33/34 i…moreWell, Jensen got pregnant durring her freshman year of college (18/19) and her sons now 9, so shes probably 28/29 ish and that would make tuck 33/34 ish (less)

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Beautifully Broken Spirit is book three in the Sutter Lake series by Catherine Cowles. This is Catherine’s fourth book and I’ve read them all. I have fallen in love with every one of these books. Catherine’s writing has such a way of sweeping me away, right into the world she has created. This is Jensen and Tuck’s story. It can be read as a stand alone but as in most series, the other characters do recur in each book. So you just wouldn’t have the connection to them if you haven’t read the other ...more
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
standalone series

#1 beautifully broken pieces — 3 stars
#2 beautifully broken life — 2.5 stars
#3 beautifully broken spirit — 3.75 stars
#4 beautifully broken control — 3 stars

what can i say, im a simple girl. gimme a good ol' small town romance book set in a wild and breathtakingly beautiful countryside ranch area featuring a strong independent heroine and mixed with a dash of mystery, a great family dynamic, and a sweet love story. you'd make me the happiest girl alive for at least the si
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
3.75 stars

This was such a surprisingly good book! I didn’t know what to expect going into this book since its my first one by this author and I didn’t read the previous ones in the series -I’m going to change that tho- but it was such a pleasant surprise.

This was a sweet friend’s to lovers book that was done so well. Jensen is a single mom who has been through a lot, and she kind of had given up on love. Lucky for her Tuck was always there to help her. Tuck used to be a playboy, and now he’s unc
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
My heart could not take it but it did and everyone needs to read this story...

ARC kindly provided by Catherine and SBPR, in exchange for an honest review...

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The Book Bee
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Couldn't stay away, Wilder. You're like a drug."

I must admit, Catherine Cowles surprises me. With each release of hers I'm reading, I'm falling more and more in love with her voice, her style of writing - her stories in general. She has such a unique flow to her words. There's a real intimacy to her small town romances and she completely sucks me in from the first page. The innocence and the familiarity of the town and its people, that's what makes me love her. This being m
Korrie’s Korner
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Wilder Stars for Beautifully Broken Spirit!

Why on earth is this my first Catherine Cowles book! I met this beauty at Book Bonanza, and she was kind enough to send me an ARC..I literally devoured this. Tuck and Jensen, and their best friends to lovers romance was just what I needed. I love a single mom that falls for her brother’s best friend.

This story had everything:

The perfect amount of tension, both sexual and warring against what was undeniable between them. Tuck, a bit of a playboy, no
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely blown away!!! Tuck and Jensen.... I knew from the moment I read Beautifully Broken Pieces that I wanted Jensen and Tuck’s story, yet I can’t believe what I just read. The author has a serious way with words that just flow.

This beautiful story needs to be rated over 5 stars. One of the best books I have read in 2019 that is for sure. Character development is spot on. Plot just flows and it keeps you turning the page. The detail throughout the book is simply amazing. You feel as if you
Radd Reader
“I want you to be so happy, so full of joy it seeps out of your skin.”
My breath hitched. “Maybe one day.”
“Yeah, one day.”

“You’re not alone, Jensen. Families can take any shape, and sometimes, the unique ones are the most beautiful.”

- Who is the Hero? Tucker Harris - Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer - extremely skilled at tracking
- Tucker has been best friends with Jensen’s brother since before they could even talk. So Jensen has always been a part of his life. Over the years they
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a sweet book. Standard sweet book. The writing is bit off for my taste. Some part can be written better, or edited better. The plot and the story can be more deepened. There is a lot o horses involve in the story. I am not a pet fan nor ever grow up in farm. The twist and the plot is standard.

What I am looking is something that tugs, or left something for me to drool on the romance. The sex scenes are very dry. The character chemistry also dry. I need more connection between the hero an
3.5 Cosy & Light Stars

This third book us the story of Jensen Cole and Tucker (Tuck) Harris, respectively the sister and best-friend of the hero from book 1. Jensen is a single mum to her sweet 9 year old son - Noah. Jensen has had two relationships in her past, both which ended horribly. One gave her Noah, and one was with a man who (view spoiler). She can’t forgive herself for what she feels was her fault, and doubts her own instincts
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Catherine Cowles is magic. No joke.
The woman is amazing with a laptop.
How does she do it?!

I have been looking forward to Jensen’s story since book one... because I love me some single parent books. And I was not disappointed!
Tuck and Jensen had so much emotion and depth. I absolutely adored them.
Honestly I didn’t want it to end so I tried to read slowly but I wanted to know their whole story so I gobbled it up quickly! #readerprobs
Meredith Wilson
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gah! I absolutely love Catherine's writing, and I am undeniably a fan. She crafts such richly developed stories, and the way that she vividly depicts all of the little details really bring the setting to life. She peels the layers back on her characters truly giving us readers the chance to get to know them. There is a suspenseful edge to Catherine's storytelling in her Sutter Lake series, and as such, she ties all the components of her writing together through engrossing plots with a suspense a ...more
4.5 stars!

The third book in the Sutter Lake series, this is a gorgeously emotional best-friends-to-lovers story that, just like the first two books in the series, captivated me and stole my heart.

From the moment we first saw Tuck and Jensen interact earlier in the series I suspected that there was more to their friendship – little glances and Tuck’s protectiveness over Jensen were fun little clues - so I was thrilled when I learned that they would get a book, and I was right on board for their
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
This is my favorite in the series and yes I say this after reading the last book.

These two were just special. Friends since childhood, special bond, single mom, he's her brother's bff, dare I say more? I think it's pretty clear why it's my fav.

I also really just loved Jensen and her spiritual journey with herself and the connection with the wild horses. It was beautiful.
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: small-town
‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾☆ 3.5 stars ☆☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙

I was waiting for Jensen and Tuck's book. They had that connection that I just wanted to explore. And I liked it! I had a few issues, though.

I love her. She is such a mama bear to everyone around her and I was expecting her HEA. Cause this girl deserved it. She went through a lot. I loved the fact that both, she and Tuck kept making it clear that their love had evolved. That it wasn't always romantic love. I LOOOVED that.

I love himmmm. He ADORED Je
Shannon Stuckey
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Catherine Cowles has an amazing ability with her writing style to make you feel like you are visiting family and friends instead of reading a book and Beautifully Broken Spirit made me feel like I was coming home. Tucker and Jensen's story was so much more than a best friend/little sister, friends to lovers romance. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and the chemistry between these two was so sizzling I could not get enough! I absolutely recommend Beautifully Broken Spirit and even thou ...more
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦
4.5 STARS!

It's official, I'm a Catherine Cowles stan! This is the third book I've read by her and it was a hook, line, and sinker. As always just the right amount of suspense mixed with sweet, sweet tension. Loved these two characters and I can't wait to start Cain and Kennedy's book!
Vanessa (nessreads)
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully Broken Spirit is the third book in the Sutter Lake series—and I’m utterly obsessed. This is my first book that I’ve read by Catherine Cowles and holy hell why did I wait this long to read a book by her? I know I did it backwards by not starting this series in order, but as soon as I read the blurb I had to have it, and there was no way I was waiting to read this book. And obviously I’m going to go back and read the other two books in this series and every other book Catherine release ...more
Izzie d
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jensen and Tuck were everything!!

Another beautifully written book from Catherine. Full review to come!
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
I had been eagerly anticipating this book when it arrived and Catherine definitely delivered up a wonderful story for Jensen and Tuck. These two have been dancing around their attraction for each other for a while now and the spark is about to ignite…

Jensen is still recovering from the trauma caused by her last relationship. She blames herself for everything that happened to her family and nightmares plague her every night. The only thing that gives her peace and solace from her thoughts is spen
Imani Blake (Enamored Reads)
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
”’Families can take any shape, and sometimes, the unique ones are the most beautiful.’”

Beautifully Broken Spirit. More like Beautifully Blessed Spirit. This book you guys. First off, let’s talk about how Catherine freaking Cowles was able to pull off writing a PHENOMENAL book that had three separate tropes involved. That’s right, THREE! This book is a small town romance, romantic suspense, and best friends younger sister all wrapped into one. And let me tell you, this book was GLORIOUS. Easi
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "More Than Friends" Stars ⭐️
I read the first two novels in the Sutter Lake Series last year and was utterly charmed by them. It was more than time for me to dive back into this series and finally read Beautifully Broken Spirit. I still can't believe I let that much time passe before reading Jensen and Tuck's romantic story! This novel is hands down my new favorite in the series.

There was the perfect balance between emotional, steamy and suspenseful. This couple was seriously so perfect
Tasha Mahoney
Oh my! This is the third book in the Sutter Lake series. I have not yet read the others which was not a problem as this works perfectly as a standalone and I did not feel like I was missing vital information.

Jensen despite going through so much, is a fabulously strong, single mum to her beloved son. She runs a Mustang sanctuary and is in a precarious position due to those that wish to see these majestic creatures gone.

Tuck has no problem attracting women, the problem is that there is only one wo
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
If I remember correctly and that’s a big if this hero has been a manwhore while wanting the heroine, I’m sure the heroine has been celibate for some time since the father of her kid is not in the picture and the OM that she dated tried to kill her brother and girlfriend in book 1. I rather not read how the heroine gets the OWs’s left overs (hero)
In book 1 and 2 there has been mentionings of hero and his ONSs.
Stefan Eveline
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars-2019, arc
I received this book for an honest review.
Beautifully Broken Spirit is the third book in the series Sutter Lake and this is my first read by Catherine Cowles. This is the story of Jensen and Tucker.
Friendship is the best foundation for a relationship
Jensen is a wonderful woman who doesn't have luck in love. The father of her child left her when he found out she is pregnant and her other serious relationship was with a man who almost killed her brother and his fiance. Because of her failed rel
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m pretty sure I would take Tucker Harris anyway I could get him...whether it be as a protector, a best friend or a lover.. and Jenson Cole is the very lucky lady that gets to have him as all three.

Poor Jenson has had a pretty rough deal lately and she is really struggling with guilt over her life choices. Her wild fighting spirit is missing and she constantly feels a burden on her family and friends. Tucker sees Jenson and wants to help her find her wilder side again, but what can he offer her
Tori - Novel Life
Sep 02, 2022 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This was just an okay small town romance, not my favorite in the series. I thought the brothers best friend trope was my favorite part.
Anne OK
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
Okay - I admit that I couldn't wait for more of Tuck and Jensen. I skipped over Book 2 and went right to "three's the charm." I loved these characters together. It was not only a fun read with romance and suspense, but it was "wilder" and more untamed. This one adds a couple of new characters as well, which makes my decision to continue with the series more likely. Noah and Grandma really added the special to this installment.

Still on the same trajectory as many others -- but with some unique e
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first book when we met Jensen and Tuck I knew there was a story here. Being part of their journey has been like a slow but beautiful torture. Seeing them develop and grow has been insightful. Their lives have always been intertwined so when this book started I was excited to see how they’d navigate the rest of their journey. Jensen’s pain was heartbreaking to watch and then seeing Tuck struggle made it even more difficult. Their love is strong but neither knows that it’s changed over th ...more
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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. ...more

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