Too Beautiful to Break
Author: Tessa Bailey
What I’m Talking About:
I’m not crying, you’re crying. That sniffle? Gotta be my allergies. Maybe it’s my present state of mind, but Belmont and Sage’s book got to me. I mean, all of the previous titles in the Romancing the Clarksons saga got to me a little, but there’s been a build-up through the series to Bel’s book—and not just because it’s the end of the journey the sibs’ mother charged them to take as her dying wish. AKA, read this series in order. It is SO worth it.
It’s probably because I closely identify with the characters. Oh, not because of how I was raised or some freak accident when I was a child. Because of how Bel & Sage are as people.
“You didn’t even have to tell me that,” she whispered. “I already knew Because you’re a man who values everyone’s happiness above himself. And that’s what makes you the greatest man any of us will ever know. There’s never been anyone like you, Belmont. There never will be again. How lucky am I that I get to love you?”
Let that sink in for a minute. The above passage is a little spoilery, but not really—we know from reading Rita, Aaron, and Peggy’s books that Bel & Sage have it bad for one another. Seeing it on the page though? That floored me. Like a lot of things did as I read Too Beautiful to Break.
His black coat blew out behind him in the cold wind, but he seemed untouched by the weather. He was the weather…he was everything. And his arms were wide open for her.
I guess I never really saw Bel like this before. Looking at him through Sage’s eyes really made me see him. He reminds me of a gunslinger from the old west, strolling into town and ready to take on anyone and anything for a good reason. Learning about why Belmont is rather closed off from his siblings floored me, and I honestly cried for Bel as a child. It explains how he is, and the presentation was well done after such a stupendous lead-up.
Her hazel eyes were wide on his. “No more waiting to touch now. Everything about us is…right.” She laughed and shook her head, a tear sliding down her cheek. “Isn’t it?” Belmont pressed his mouth to her forehead. “More than right, sweetest girl. It’s us.”
Holy. Hell. If you’ve read this book and didn’t fall in love with Belmont right here—if not before—I question whether we can be friends. Seriously.
I was excitedly messaging with a friend who also reads Queen Tessa’s books as I read. Now, I can’t exactly post the convo because it’s a little spoilery, but suffice it to say that Ms. Bailey’s penchant for hot sexy times is definitely on-point for this title. But trust me when I say there’s a couple plot points that will make your panties melt. A couple others will make your jaw drop. And, there’s just something about Belmont Clarkson that makes me want to be a better person—like he ended up being for Sage. This was the perfect end to the Romancing the Clarksons series. I’ve been champing at the bit to get this title in my hot little hands, and I’m forever glad to have received an ARC because I seriously doubt my sanity would’ve handled waiting much longer. Too Beautiful to Break broke me. I’ll be over in the corner with my wine and book hangover.
My Rating: A+ Personal Favorite
About the Book:
A love of a lifetime . . .
Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up close and personal with him on his family’s epic road trip has taken her desire to a new, even hotter level. But there’s no way she can go there—not without revealing secrets that could devastate them both.
Losing Sage is not an option. Belmont’s heart is hers, has always been hers. He knows she’s hiding something from him, but nothing will stand in his way of telling her just how much she means to him. Finding her is easy—saving her from her past could cost him everything.
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #4
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Format(s): paperback (320 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Reviews in the Series:
Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey (Romancing the Clarksons #1)
Too Wild to Tame by Tessa Bailey (Romancing the Clarksons #2)
Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey (Romancing the Clarksons #3)
Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey (Romancing the Clarksons #3.5)