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Will I recommend it to other readers? YES, but only for readers who is mature enough to read this kind of story.
Title: Nearly Broken
Author: Devon Ashley
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Abuse
Release Date: 4th June 2013
Review Copy: Devon Ashley (YA Bound Book Tour)
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?
Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.
Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan's not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it's a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can't bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan's ever found.
New Adult Romantic Suspense / Realistic Fiction
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.
I didn't really expect anything from this book. I just started reading it because July 22nd was just around the block. So when I did, I was hooked. I wanted to know the whys. All the whys surrounding Megan. Why is she hiding. Why is she scared. Why does she kept to herself. Why does she have all those physical deformation. Did she do it herself? I was under the impression that she did. But of course, I don't, will not say if what I thought about was right. You have to find it for yourself.
This book got such a gripping story that I can't help myself but cry. It's not only a one time cry. Every damn scene, every time she relive her past, when she spilled it all, I got so teary eyed. I have to stop myself for a minute before continuing it. It's so intense that I could somehow feel what Megan's feeling.
When she reconnects, I feel happy for her that I got tears again in my eyes. I love how it was written. Love how Devon Ashley created this world. I know. This is fiction. It might not be realistic enough for other readers, but it was for me. I could feel all the emotions Ashley hope a reader could feel. I am happy, sad, devastated for them, for the life stolen from her and her loved ones.
Ashley created a world that a lot of people didn't really thought about too much. I mean, yes, there are lots of news about it all over the world, but do we really did something to help? To take notice? I could say yeah, I did when it was on news and then I forget about it. I like how the author make us see what the families of those persons who got abducted, feel when their loved ones went missing one day. It makes my heart shatter for all those families. For the families that never gave up, never loses their hope of one day, they might find them again.
My only complaint would be how it was on the climax. I mean, I didn't like it that much on how it was created. It might be necessary but I just don't want her to be that way again. Or in this case, much more. :( But overall, I do like it a lot.
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*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*
Devon Ashley was born in Huntington Beach but has spent most of her life residing in Texas. She spends a great deal of her time taking care of her husband and son but always seems to find time to write, knit and create unique decorative pieces. She particularly likes to write Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.Interesting Fact: Devon Ashley shares her birthday with her favorite author, Jane Austen.
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