I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane
Published by Self Published on March 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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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.
I’m a little leery of the New Adult category as it often promises lots of angst that grows tireso me. But my experience with this author is so different and I trust her writing skills. She came through again with this story.
The two main characters, Peyton Mayfield and Reed Langston, both are a bit broken but have created lives for themselves that show their resilience and perseverance, thus the perfect title. It’s when you examine their seams you begin to see the stress points.
This must be the year for me to fall for the players (I’ve given a wide berth to these type stories in the past) as Reed kinda falls in this category. Though he’s definitely a man-whore, he doesn’t string women along. He’s got good reason to avoid commitment, which shifts when he meets the reluctant Peyton.
Peyton has a passion for making pies and connecting the different flavors to her customers. She has a talent for it and Reed is intrigued. No one wants these two together (his reputation precedes him everywhere) and Reed has to work hard, transforming in the process. She was obviously traumatized in her past but you’ve got to dig deep to see the effects.
I liked their individual stories and how their connection helped them take that next step to becoming healthy works in progress because of their relationship. There are also quite a few interesting people surrounding them that give this story life and breath. I’m now a committed fan of Prescott Lane and will read anything she chooses to write and share.
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