[Review] Secondhand Sapphire – Nicole Tillman

Secondhand Sapphire Book Cover Secondhand Sapphire
Hopeless Heritage
Nicole TIllman
August 2014

Sapphire had come to grips with the fact that she's a failure as a wife and an even bigger failure as a mother. Resigning herself to a life of simple detachment, she lives by one rule- No men. 
That is, until she meets Collin. He is able to see past her inked skin, her pierced features, and her hardened heart. He is determined to worm his way into her life, even if she pushes him away at every turn. 
But once her defenses are lowered, she remembers exactly why she erected them in the first place. She fears loss. She knows that the world is a dark, unforgiving place and doesn't need another reason to be angry. 
Can she open herself up and take a chance on someone who could eventually leave? Or will she run from from her fear of inevitable failure? 
As she is tested time and time again, she realizes that she does have a sliver of control over the things that happen in her life. Not everything is predestined and doomed to fail. Or so she hopes... 
At the precipice of a most important decision she wonders if she has the courage to step back into the roles she once failed to fill. She is tired of living with only rubble and destruction to keep her company and is faced with only two options. 
She can fall, relinquishing her fate to the control of someone else. 
Or she can jump.



I loved this book! From start to finish I was immersed into the story and, from the get go I instantly connected to Sapphire, the main character.

Sapphire and her friends are out celebrating her D-day (divorce day) when she meets a guy – Collin. This isn’t your usual love story though.
This is about Sapphire going from hating men and losing a baby to finding a man who actually loves her for who she is. It is about her breaking down her barriers and letting Collin in to her heart.

There were points in the books where I thought oh my god she is crazy, like when she acted like a child trashing her room, but I also thought at the same time if it was me, in that situation, I would have probably done the same thing. Collin is her true knight in shining armour and I read along feeling the same as the character did at some points, was it too good to be true? and I am glad it turned out to be amazing.

The characters were easy to connect with, relatable and likeable

I have to admit I shed a wee tear towards the end, out of happiness I might add. I don’t want to give spoilers, but I can’t stress how much I truly enjoyed this book.

This is the first book I have read by Nicole and I can’t wait to read her other books.

5 stars for sure.


About the Author:
Nicole Tillman is an author who hasn’t always had a love of reading. As a child, she struggled to string words together and would hide in the back of the classroom with her head down in hopes that the teacher would forget she existed. Eventually, she was introduced to a young adult series by a family friend and her love of reading bloomed.
Nicole now weaves her own stories, content to lose sleep in order to write both contemporary romance and thriller/suspense novels. She lives in the Ozarks of Missouri with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Nicole has an Associates Degree in General Studies though Missouri State University and was on her way to completing her Bachelors in Creative Writing when she decided to take a sabbatical to focus on work and her family. Now a stay at home mother, she dedicates her time to her boys, writing, and photography.


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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