Thursday, July 23, 2015

Review: Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane

Perfectly Broken 
by Prescott Lane 
New Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.89
Published on: March 1, 2014
Pages: 278

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken. She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans. 

But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up. While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them. 

With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own -- a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. 

But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together. 

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? It was on Netgalley and I thought why not. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This one actually surprised me. I ended up liking it much more than I thought I would. Perfectly Broken promised to be about two broken individuals; I pretty much guessed the entire plot line from the very beginning. Emotionally scarred girl avoids engaging in relationships with men. Bad boy player who meets girl and is reformed because he wasn't really a bad boy but in fact suffered from a tortured past--it's a plot we all know.

So if you are not into that over-used plot arc, then this is not the book for you. However, I did enjoy this novel still. I loved that main character worked at a pi shop. I loved the spunk the main character had. She was not a wall flower and she didn't let Reed get away with anything. She was great.

Reed was actually more likable than I thought he would be as well.

As I said, the plot was predictable so I won't spend too much time talking about what happens in this novel, but it was pleasantly surprising.

What I didn't like:

  • Several parts of the story seemed unrealistic
  • Several decisions by the character seemed stupid and petty (aka a lot of the drama between Reed and Peyton could have been avoided). I didn't get the basis for the drama.
There were other things but those were the main two.


Major Strengths: Spunky characters. 

Major Weaknesses: The misunderstanding between characters seemed forced. 

So why 3 stars? It was an enjoyable book, but not that one that particularly stood out in any meaningful way.  

Warnings/Side-notes: 17+. Strong language, sexual references, and references to drugs.

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable, quick read. 

Love,

Danica Page

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