Sunday, July 7, 2013

Blog Tour: Nearly Broken by Devon Ashley - 5 star review & giveaway

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. Claire.

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.

 Kindle USUK, DE, FR, IT, ES, CA, BR, and JP; Kobo and Nook.
I have to say this before I begin this review.  If you are looking for a book about hearts and flowers you are looking for the wrong book.  The material in this book is not for kids and not for the faint of heart.  With that being said I LOVED this book.

Megan Smith has spent the last year laying low and doesn't want to be heard or noticed.  She's happy working her night shift at a small town diner where she ended up one her way to Portland, Oregon.  She still has scars both physically and emotionally and wears long sleeves shirts to hide the damage the fire caused a year ago before she went on the run.  Megan was involved in a fire and is hiding from the man she killed and the one that survived.  She's happy and safe in the small town that is until a woman comes in late one night and shows her a flyer of her missing sister, a girl who looks exactly like her.  Claire went missing six months before Megan broke free from her captors.  She doesn't know who Claire is, but they look almost identical and are the same exact age.  Megan keeps the flyer in the back so no one will start calling in missing person tips since she looks exactly like the girl.

Megan's life is thrown even more into a loop with the arrival of a new night time cook, Nick, a few days after receiving the flyer.  Megan isn't looking for a relationship and just want to stay hidden.  But the more time she spends with Nick working in the diner and with him escorting her home at night so she doesn't have to walk in the dark it's only a matter of time before their relationship starts to grow.  Soon, Nick is staying with Megan and while she likes having him around, she notices that Nick only has some clothes and personal items that he took with him from the hotel he was staying at.  Now at this point I misunderstood is role in the story at first I thought he was someone searching for her about the fire but I was wrong about is role in this story.  I really wish I could say his role but that ruins the story.

It's not long before someone from the past shows up into the picture and has Megan scared and ready to run again.  I was really scared when the man from the past showed up, believe me Devon is really good at making you feel like you're the one hiding inside the diner.  Nick finds Megan and soon they leave together.  I really wish I could go into more detail but it gives way too much away about this story, but believe me it's totally worth the read on this one.  Especially since it deals with one issue that I have read a lot about and it really hit at the heart of this subject.  This story was compelling.  It had me hooked from the beginning and even more so when Megan started talking about what happened about that night that sent her on the run and when she learns so many things about herself.  This book was an easy 5 stars and has quickly climbed it's way into my all time top 10 favorite books and believe me I have read plenty of books over the years but this one was a keeper. I applaud you for this book Devon it was a wonderful read!  How could this story have been better???  The only way would be to write more about them, I wasn't read for the story to end!

***Review copy provided by author for review.  A HUGE thanks to the author for allowing me to read her work***

I’m a mom, wife, a lover and a fighter, coffee addict, wicked knitster, Microbiologist, baker of fine yummy treats, and someone who will fight you to death for that last twinkie bag of M&Ms during the zombie-apocalypse. Seriously, my addiction is that important to me. Oh yeah, and writing is cool too!

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  1. This sounds like my kinda book. Great review thanks for sharing ;)

    1. Glad you liked it. It was a little hard to write the review because I didn't want to give anything away.