Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blog Tour: NEARLY BROKEN by Devon Ashley

Welcome to Living Fictitiously's stop on the Nearly Broken blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

Summary 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.

This book has a dark story. I mean, the things that have happened to Meagan are pretty horrendous, and her life has been anything but pleasant. I loved the approach Devon Ashley took to this topic. It is not lighthearted at all, but the characters are endearing and lovable and you just can't help but root for them.

The disclaimer for this book is extremely accurate. It's a disturbing topic and it comes with some serious situations that may not be for the faint of heart. However, this aspect of the book is what really makes the story stick with you. 

I felt this intense connection to Meagan, and when she was feeling anxiety, I could literally feel my heart rate pick up. I wanted to laugh and cry and scream with her. She's one tough young woman, and it's amazing how strong she remains throughout the events of the story.

This is not a heart-stopping romance, where the guy is sex-on-a-stick and the couple just needs to overcome their pasts to be together. It's much more challenging and serious. This is story about true love, and the effect of serious emotional and physical trauma on that love. The relationship in this book is inspiring, and I strongly recommend it for readers over 17.

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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