Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: Nearly Broken by Devon Ashley

Goodreads Summary:

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 inte

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Wow! Talk about an unexpected plot twist! I completely thought the book was going down one path and then the author totally shocked me with the direction she went in. Nearly Broken turned dark—real dark. I was shocked by what ended up happening to the main character and couldn’t stop reading. I need the sequel now!

To start off my review, I would definitely say Nearly Broken is not for the faint of heart. I was seriously disturbed by some of the latter scenes and I may end up having nightmares for a few weeks until I recover. Based on the beginning scenes, I was expecting a cutesy love story and that definitely wasn’t what I got.

I never felt more for a character than Megan. The horrors she had gone through was imaginable and I responded to her strong sense of survival. I normally don’t cry in books, but I definitely found myself choking up during several intense scenes. I also loved the hero Nick. He was sweet and protective and I could see how much he cared for Megan.

If you’re looking for not your typical romance novel, then I highly recommend Nearly Broken. I was in a bit of a book rut and the story snapped me out of it. Can’t wait to read more from the author!
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'm intrigued. I LOVE plot twists :) Thanks for sharing your awesome review, Heather. I'm off to grab a copy! WRITE ON!