Book Review – When It Falls Apart By Catherine Bybee

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?

Published Date: 21 June 2022

My Review

Brooke found herself back to take care of her father once again. And this time, she leave her boyfriend for good afterall,   he is not as good to her as she might have wish for. Her dad is in bad shape and she need to get him into assisted living , and arranging all his things away.  Luca is a single father to Frankie and eldest son who running the family restaurant with the help from his mum and sibling. While talking to his mum, Brooke found out that his mum is looking for tenant for apartment above the restaurant. Luca is not happy that his Mum renting the place to Brooke but soon, he learn about Brooke’s life and obligation. Things started to change then. 


Didn’t really expect much when I start reading this book but this is a story that can pull your interest and you end up being sad at the ending because you don’t want it to end. Love both the characters very much, Luca being a family man, protective of his loved ones and caring while Brooke dealing with her father issues with sincerity despite the back story of what happened between them before. Overall it is a sweet and emotional read for me .

My Rating

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