Book Review & Giveaway: Perfectly Broken

Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane: 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.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Perfectly Broken was generously provided by the author in exchange for honest review.**

Perfectly Broken flawlessly executes a love story about two kindred spirits who help each other heal and grow. The story deals with very delicate subject matter beautifully. The plot moves at a reasonable pace; it’s not too fast or too slow. By way of third person POV, which is not my favorite POV but I think is a good stylistic choice for this story, the author tells us the love story between a woman who’s dark wounds still fester deep inside her soul and a man who’s been fighting judgment his entire life. 

What I absolutely love about this book is the author’s development of their relationship. There is a bit of chasing in a fun and flirty way and then the exploration of themselves and who they are together. It’s a seemingly long progression from other books I've read but given the fragility of the heroine’s past with the juxtaposition of the hero’s reputation it worked so appropriately.

Peyton and Reed are in their mid to late thirties as well and the maturity they show is also age appropriate. They’re successful, smart, reliable, funny, and playful. I would be remiss I didn't mention the maturity in which the author handles the character of Peyton. I've said this one hundred times and I’ll say it one hundred more, but strong heroine’s always stand out for me and always make a love story better. Without taking a risk of spoiling any major plot points I’ll just say Peyton’s strength refreshed me. 

The author gave us this beautiful creature in Peyton who exemplifies hope, perseverance, and ultimately peace. That’s a good word for this story, peace. The characters yearn for peace and fulfillment. And the journey in which they embark on to get there provides a hopeful love story with solid characters. I've never experienced what Peyton or even Reed have been through but there is something special about this author’s writing and the soulful voice in which she tells her story that makes me really believe in happily ever after’s. Perfectly Broken is honest, real, and full of feeling; excellent love story.

Jordynn's thoughts: This was such a sweet story. The characters were great and I enjoyed the banter between Peyton and Reed. The protectiveness of Quinn was just right as sometimes this can be overdone. This is an excellent story. I couldn't put the book down. I was caught up in Peyton and reeds story as they both showed vulnerability that made me love the characters even more. I look forward to reading more books by this author as her writing style was very refreshing.


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  1. I think this book sounds very interesting and unique :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. It sounds like a great story. Lots of emotion and angst. Thanks for the great giveaway chance!