#BookReview When It Falls Apart by Catherine Bybee @catherinebybee @ThomasAllenLTD @AmazonPub #WhenItFallsApart #TheDAngelos #CatherineBybee #Montlake Title: When It Falls Apart

Author: Catherine Bybee

Series: The D'Angelos #1

Published by: Montlake Romance on Jun. 21, 2022

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 364

Format: Paperback

Source: Thomas Allen & Son

Book Rating: 9/10

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes a bittersweet romance about the power of love in the face of heartbreak and loss.

Brooke Turner has always had a complicated relationship with her father. But when his health takes a turn for the worse, she drops everything to care for him. He’s her dad, after all, and he needs her. What Brooke doesn’t anticipate is the unraveling of her long-term relationship and a cross-country move to San Diego’s Little Italy.

Luca D’Angelo is the oldest of three children and a single father to a young daughter. When his mother rents the top floor of their house to Brooke, he’s angry. Who is this beautiful stranger with no ties to the neighborhood? Can she be trusted in such close proximity to his family?

As Luca learns of Brooke’s difficult journey with her ailing father, his heart softens. And Brooke, who witnesses Luca’s struggle as a single parent, develops feelings for him, too. But when it all falls apart, will love heal their wounded hearts?


Heartwarming, hopeful, and amusing!

When It Falls Apart is an uplifting, charming tale set in the colourful Little Italy neighbourhood of San Diego that takes you into the lives of two main characters. Brooke Turner, a young online marketer who needs to relocate after a recent breakup and another setback in her father’s health that requires him to live in an assisted living program she will be struggling to afford, and Luca D’Angelo, a single father who spends all his time raising his daughter and running his family’s restaurant.

The prose is sweet and light. The characters are kind, considerate, and hardworking. And the plot is a delightfully absorbing blend of family, friendship, self-discovery, awkward situations, tender moments, parenthood, support, love, community, and new beginnings.

Overall, When It Falls Apart is a heartfelt, romantic, engaging tale by Bybee that is a wonderful start to The D’Angelos series and an enticing introduction to this loud, big-hearted Italian family I can’t wait to read more about.

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Thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Catherine Bybee

Catherine Bybee is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-five books that have collectively sold more than three million copies and have been translated into twelve languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the Weekday Brides series, and the Most Likely To series.

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