Title: Nearly Broken
Author: Devon Ashley
Release date: June 4, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Age Group: New Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
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.
First of all don’t let this cover fool you, especially if you are someone like me and reads books by the looks of their covers. I am also left with mixed feelings about this book and I can’t say too much about it either without spoiling the book too much for you. The book starts off with Megan running from her past and very scared of the dark, she’s always aware of her surroundings and whatever may be hiding in the shadows, which kept me wondering what she was running from and scared of. Then she meets Nick, one of the sweetest guys ever and he is willing to do whatever he can to protect her and also get to know her at the same time. After Nick gets to know her the book slows down just a tad bit and you are still left wondering what will happen next and when you least expect it, then it happens….yeah sorry I can’t say anything else without spoiling it for you. (sad face)
This book is a roller-coaster ride and just when you think the ride is over, the roller-coaster speeds up again and takes you to a deep dark place. There were definitely points in this book where I did not want to put this book down, but just keep reading. The book is also not for light hearted people since the subject is a little touchy. The one thing I would change about this book is maybe the timeline, somewhere in the middle when Nick and Megan were getting to know each other and each other’s families, I just felt like that slowed the story down a bit and allowed me get comfortable with the book, when the action picked up again and the book started to come to an end, it sort of felt rushed, especially when heading into the epilogue. All in all it was a well-written book, but I didn’t end up feeling as “shocked” as most people were who read the book.
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