Title: The Shattered Door, 3rd edition
Author: Brandon Witt
Length: 340 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications (February 2nd, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: After a tortured childhood and years of soul-searching, Brooke Morrison has finally settled into a comfortable life. While his sexuality prohibits him from practicing his degree in youth ministry in a church setting, he’s found a fulfilling job as a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility in Colorado. He falls in love, marries the man of his dreams, and makes peace with God. He’s happy.
Then his buried past drags him back to the Ozarks.
The life Brooke has worked so hard to build is crumbling in his hands in the face of painful memories and past abuse, and his confidence is withering. In El Dorado Springs, where his nightmares come to life, Brooke desperately seeks closure life doesn’t offer.
Brooke must find value in himself, in his marriage, and in the world around him—and create the hope and perseverance to keep his past from swallowing him whole.
1st Edition published by Createspace, 2011.
2nd Edition published by Itineris Press, 2012.
Product Link: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/the-shattered-door-by-brandon-witt-204-b
Review: Brooke moved to Denver after college to get away from home and put his past behind him. He gets a job at a boy’s center as counselor and makes significant changes there. Brett has a beautiful apartment and meets the man of his dreams. Even though he can’t use his degree in a church, he loves his job with the youth, loves his husband. He almost has that fairy tale life until a tragedy brings back his past and it could all come crashing down around him.
The Shattered Door is one of my favorite books. Written in first person, I felt like I was Brooke. It begins in the present then goes back seven years, and you wonder what had happened to cause Brooke such emotional angst almost to the end. Just when you think it’s over, there is another twist. The story leaves you on the edge of your seat, laughing and crying. I could feel Brooke’s angst and pain. The romance between him and Jed was sweet and charming.
This isn’t exactly a romance but more a story of life and relationships.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a book that is looking for something different. If you like angst, friends to lovers, raccoons, story’s set in the mid –south and no sex, you will LOVE this book.
*I received a copy of this book for an honest review from mmgoodbookreviewers.com*