Friday 13 January 2017

✪ My Peace (Beautifully Broken #5) ✪ Courtney Cole ✪

My Peace, the continuation of Pax Tate's story from IF YOU STAY

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.

Note from Courtney:
Dear Readers,

I announced recently that I based the character of Pax Tate on my twenty-two year old son, Gunner.

Gunner is a drug addict. He's currently in rehab, and he's doing well, but it's been a long roller-coaster of a journey to get here.

Pax's personality traits are Gunner's. Even though Gunner's moods have been mercurial because of drugs, deep down he is strong and funny, charming and sweet. I wanted that to come through in Pax.

(Of course, when I'm writing the "sexy time" scenes, I'm definitely picturing Jensen Ackles or Alex Pettyfer in my head. :)

Pax's heart is as deep as the ocean, even though sometimes, he can be an asshole. I think readers realized that in IF YOU STAY, and that book sat on the New York Times for twelve weeks back in 2013.

Readers have asked for more Pax over the years, and it is only now, that I wanted to add more to the story. It is only now that I have come to terms with the fact, based on my son's own life, that happy endings must be worked for. 

I hope you love Pax's story.

I wrote it with the ending I want for my own son, one of hope, of happiness and of good health.
I will give anything to make that true.

From my pen to God's ear.

I hope you enjoy the story. Thank you for reading!


Copy received from author for an honest review

Pax & Mila's story in If You Stay was a rollercoaster of emotions, and this new, continuation of their lives is one just as much.

My Peace is Pax's journey searching for just that... his peace.  He has had such a sh!tty life for so long, now he is at a place that he is starting to be happy.

But his past has come back to haunt him, throwing him back in the dark place where his demons rule his mind.

This is a dark, raw, gritty story. As I turned each page, i never knew what I was going to be confronted with.  My eyes may have leaked a couple of times as the story wound its way through all the twists and turns.

I wanted, no I needed  things to work out for our lovelies.

And knowing more about the author's story with her son, and how it relates to Pax's story just made this story feel all the more real.

Thank you Ms Cole for bringing us more Pax and Mila, and letting your readers a little more into your life.

And remember, My Demons Do Not Control Me.