Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane #bookreview

Perfectly Broken Book Cover Perfectly Broken
Prescott Lane
Contemporary Fiction/Romance
Self Published
March 1, 2014

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.

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My review:

I have been mulling over how exactly I was going to review this book. It took me through so many emotions I can't even express it in words.

Perfectly Broken is one of the best contemporary romance books I have read in awhile. It is well known that I am not a fan of romance books unless they come in the form of erotica. Contemp Romance books usually are too sickly sweet, I can't take it. I like a story, a big juicy story, behind the romance. Peyton has a past that is strangling her life. She has completely withdrawn with the only human contact being her gram, her customers at the pie shop and Quinn her best friend. Quinn's brother Griffin is also a tether for her but he lives in Chicago. In walks Reed one day and totally rips the carpet out from underneath her.

I loved the build up in this story. It didn't leave you wanting to rip your hair out. There were no bimbo-ish, sappy characters, just women who were so relatable they could be your friend IRL. No falling in love in one day.  I loved how the character's popped off the page, the felt real. Perfectly Broken was heart-wrenching, fun, humorous and steamy all wrapped up in one book. It was never morose, I can't deal with books like that. I have enough of my own drama, I don't like reading about others drama, books are an escape for me. I am in awe how the author could write such heavy material but worked it into a fantastic, romantic love story. You were just rooting for all the characters. Except for Reed's Dad but you have to read the book to see what I am talking about.

I am totally in love with Prescott Lane's writing and I can't wait to see what she has next. Fantastic. A MUST READ.

prescott lanePrescott Lane is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a degree in sociology. She went on to Tulane University to receive her MSW in 1998, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband and two children.


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  1. Prescott lane says

    Thanks Jen.

  2. Jen @craftymomof3 says

    Thank you!!! It was an awesome book 🙂


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