44063045_319968805447260_8096510684403073024_n40817047The Healer

(The Messes, #2)

by Kiersten Modglin (Goodreads Author)
 4.87  ·   Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews

His job is to heal the broken…she may be what breaks him.


Jesse Mathis’ life was in shambles.

He lost the woman he loved just months before their wedding, his career as a surgeon was at an all time low, and his forbidden feelings for his best friend were growing more confusing by the day.

Taking a step back from his once perfect life, Jesse makes a mistake that threatens to change his future forever.

Forced to deal with the dark secrets that now threaten his happiness, can Jesse decide where his heart truly lies? And will admitting his feelings destroy the only safe thing he has in his life: the girl who’s always had his back?

QuinnQuinn Reynolds has her life together.Sure, Jesse thinks she is against all forms of commitment, but Quinn knows the truth: she can’t commit to anyone as long as she still loves him.

When one mistake changes Jesse’s future forever, Quinn must decide whether she can love him through it or if she will have to finally move on.

And, when another woman with a surprising connection to Jesse comes into the picture, everything Quinn thought she knew about her best friend is called into question.

With dark secrets and revelations that will change everything coming to light, will Jesse and Quinn make it through with their life, friendship, and, most importantly, their hearts in tact?

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review 2Book 2 in The Messes series picks up exactly where book 1 The Cleaner left off.  Jesse is left heartbroken after Reagan left him for Gunner.  But hey, he can’t blame her.  Gunner was the love of her life and the father of her sweet daughter.  But it seems as if things are just going downhill for him.

After losing a patient Jesse turns down his best friend, Quinn’s offer to hang out and instead goes to a bar.  But when a one night stand with an older woman ends with a broken condemn, he doesn’t know just how messed up his life is going to be.

Quinn has been Jesse’s best friend since they were little.  She has loved him since the first day they met.  She has had to watch Jesse with woman after woman.  And when Reagan broke his heart this time, she was there to pick up the pieces.

The night of Reagan’s wedding something changed.  Changed in Jesse and Quinn.  He began to notice what he has not noticed before.  Why has he not noticed before that Quinn is sexy and beautiful?  That she has always been there for him, by his side for everything in his life.  Can he convince her that a change may not be bad?  Can Quinn give in and risk losing Jesse?

What they don’t know is that all of this will be tested?  Their feelings for one another will be exposed.  Secrets that were deep and buried will be revealed.  Will they be able to hold on to the friendship they hold so dear?  Or will death claim one of them?

This second installment was an edge of the seat read.  It was more twisted than the first book.  Wow!!  What an intense read.  I have to say that I loved this story better than book 1.  Hands down!!  Oh the webs that were woven in this book.  I was floored.

Quinn and Jesse are amazing and strong characters.  In book one you get a glimpse of who Jesse is, but you really get to know his person in this second book.  I am impressed by him. He is strong and sweet.  A caring man who always wants to do right by others and always puts others before himself.  Especially with Reagan.  He only wants her find happiness.  Quinn is a tough cookie.  She is really thrown to the wolves in this book, but she stands tall with her head held high.

Overall this book is amazing.  It is full of suspense, thrills, chills, danger and love.  It has so many twists and turns that it will make your head spin.  And let’s not forget the final twist that has a “I did not see that coming” moment.  And boy will that moment make your jaw drop and go “Oh Shit”.  This is a page turner that you will not want to put down.  From the very first page it will grab your attention, an intense read that is full of drama.  Once again this author has blown my mind with her thrilling story.  I really don’t know if she can top this book.   I wish I  could give it more than 5 stars because it really deserves it.

So if you haven’t read this series, I highly suggest you do.  If you like twisted tales of romance.  Then this book is up your alley.  You don’t have to read the first one to enjoy the second one, but you will be glad you did.

*ARC provided by Kiersten Modglin

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