Break the Stone by Cassie Swindon

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Break the Stone

Author: Cassie Swindon

Book Series: Golden Chains Book 1

Rating: 3.5/5

Recommended For…: mystery, thriller, romance

Publication Date: April 10, 2021

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Recommended Age: 16+ (romance, violence, gore, slight language)

Explanation of CWs: There is romance in this story. There’s also some violence and gore.

Publisher: Indie Published

Pages: 312

Synopsis: For years, Raelyn Bell desperately searches for any connection to her deceased Ma and finally stumbles upon a hidden trunk. She doesn’t have time to learn what’s inside when Pa uproots her from the only home she’s ever known, leaving the mysterious trunk behind.

Meanwhile, Specialist Kody Walsh focuses on his advancement in the army. Raelyn walks into his life and derails his plans. They awaken a spark inside each other, but deny their interest. Forced to work together, Raelyn and Kody find evidence that her Ma might still be alive. While hunting for the truth, the two grow closer as complications and danger arises.

Will Raelyn ever find out what really happened to Ma? Will Kody tear down his walls and let Raelyn into his heart? Or will the challenges tear them apart?

Review: For the most part I liked this book. The world building was very well done and I thought the pacing was well done as well. I really thought the story was fairly unique and it was fun to read it.

However, I did feel like the characters weren’t well developed and the relationship feels forced between them. I also felt like the writing was a bit weird in some places.

Verdict: It’s good!