Synopsis: As a wildlife rehabilitator in southeast Louisiana, Pamela Wells has dealt with her fair share of wild animals, but her reclusive life is forever changed when she meets an elusive former soldier named Daniel Phillips. Sent to Pamela’s wildlife sanctuary as part of his parole requirements, Daniel and Pamela quickly clash until Daniel’s troubled past unexpectedly comes to light. After serving in Iraq, Daniel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Pamela tries to help ease his condition by introducing him to the healing power of animals. Daniel begins to find peace, and an unexpected kindred spirit in Pamela. Fearing one day she will be forced to give up her beloved sanctuary, Pamela confides in Daniel about her debilitating health. United by their misfortunes, the relationship turns romantic. Just when Pamela has found someone to love and share her burdens, Daniel skips town, crushing her heart. Suddenly Pamela finds herself alone and in a desperate situation. She has no choice but to turn to a ruthless Louisiana attorney, Bob Patrick, for help. Bob promises Pamela financial security in exchange for a life as his obedient wife. When Daniel unexpectedly returns, Bob is not willing to give Pamela up. Like an ensnared bird, Pamela struggles to free herself of her cruel capture. The fight may prove deadly, but Daniel is willing to do anything to save her. Can two broken souls eventually find happiness or, like the broken wings of a dove, will they be forever kept from reaching the heights of heaven. From Amazon.
My Thoughts: Broken Wings by Alexandrea Weis is a wonderful love story! Pamela is a take charge woman who hates asking for help from her ex-husband. She is witty and strong willed and I fell in love with her. Beneath all of her tough exterior she has such a warm heart. It is obvious every time she is caring for one of her many animals.
Daniel was tall dark and handsome. He was a little moody and he could hold his own in a fight. He may have had some issues, brought on by his PTSD, but he has a huge heart. When he was helping Pamela care for the little animals I was hooked. Later, when he is still caring from Pamela from afar I was really hoping he would return to her before it was too late.
Bob was a great antagonist. He was a drunk, cheating, violent man. He deserves everything that he gets in this story. He is so controlling and when it seems like he will get Pamela back into his clutches I was just so upset. I think the ending to his story was very good, and he definitely reaped what he sowed.
I loved reading about Carol and Ian! They added such great comedy into this story. Carol was so funny, always pushing Pamela at Daniel. Poor Ian, I almost felt bad for him when I wasn't laughing. I also loved reading about Val. She was an interfering lady, with a great heart.
This was a love story filled with conflict. Pamela and Daniel's relationship is rocky and the outcome is uncertain at times. I thought the ending was so perfect, though. It was a great read. I think I will be going back and seeing what else Alexandrea Weis has to offer.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
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