A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks


A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

Cover Design by Elle Brooks

Release Date: June 8, 2017



Ellis Hughes has loved the girl next door since he was ten-years-old. She was his sun, moon, and every visible star in a clear night sky. She was also his biggest regret.

When a terrible accident rips Ellis and Harlow apart, it shatters both their hearts beyond repair. More than a decade later, Ellis has paid his penance, but his regret still lingers, and the love he once harbored for his childhood sweetheart has never faded.

What Ellis believes has been destroyed forever, slowly comes back to life, only for a cruel twist of fate to intervene. Knowing he cannot live his life without Harlow in it, he faces the ultimate test of selflessness.

He must sacrifice his own heart to mend hers.







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About the Author

I’m a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep, and a huge amount of caffeine. I love old movies, green skittles, and have a slightly strange, and irrational fear of stormy weather.

When I’m not locked away scribbling down the crazy stories that occupy my mind, I can be found at home in East Yorkshire with my husband and two children.

I’m unashamedly fickle and can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book, new shoes, or a bottle of bubbles.

Oh, and did I mention I also love to write?


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A Life Less Beautiful
Elle Brooks

4.5 stars

A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks is a story about love, circumstances, choices and sacrifices. When I read the blurb I was so intrigued, I knew I had to read this, but what I read was so unexpected. A heart-wrenching love story about a powerful love that knows no bounds.

Ellis Hughes and Harlow met when they were kids. Told through dual point of views from the present and the past, we see them go from friends, to more, to firsts, to love and finally to being torn apart. You cannot help but fall for these characters as they journey from happiness, to heartbreak, to reconnecting.

After a horrible accident tears them apart, both Ellis and Harlow are devastated to a point that there is no coming back from it. After ten years apart, they are reunited again. Though there is hurt and pain, they begin to reconnect and maybe, just maybe, find what they lost so long ago. But what is your second chance may be torn from you again?

I devoured A Life Less Beautiful. I found it to be a powerful story about love and what it could mean for someone to love with their whole heart. I loved Ellis and Harlow. They were such strong characters you could not help but love and cheer for, but their journey was filled with heartache.

How far would you go for the one you love? The ending will blow you away. I am still trying to organize my thoughts. I enjoyed reading this book, it was so unexpected, but am also left a heaping mess. This was a unique second chance at love story.

~ Liz


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