Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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.
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"Studies show that women fall in love easier than men, but men fall harder."
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

"Well, you know what they say," he teased, "first the engagement ring, then the wedding ring, then the suffer-ring."
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

"That's what men don't get. Women rule the world; we just let our men think they do."
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

"They have all the right ingredients- love, trust, laughter, heat, patience, forgiveness. They blend perfectly together."
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

"I wasn't going to give up," ... "If I've learnt something, it's that I have to be patient."
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

"You can turn a scary movie off, his mother would say, but you can’t turn off a ghost."
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

“So the question is — are you just looking for variety, or are you willing to hold out for the real deal?”
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

“Crying is a beautiful thing. It releases pain and makes room for something new.”
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

“Sometimes it’s better to push people away, so you don’t hurt them,” Peyton said, “and they don’t hurt you.”
---Prescott Lane, Perfectly Broken

First of all I just want to say how much I love the cover, it is fabulous <3 <3 and when you'll read the book it'll make perfect sense. I love it when covers make sense.
Now the book, As soon as I started reading I fell in love with it right then and there. I didn't want to put it down at all. The plot is good, its well written and I simply loved all the little romantic and funny scenes portrayed in the book. It is a perfect mix of drama, romance, bitchiness, fun, love, and jealousy. New Orleans' setting is also perfect and fits well with the plot. I think its a must read for romance lovers.
It is a beautifully written novel about two people who are broken without each other but together they are whole again. I like the simplicity of the way their story is told. It makes me feel mushy.
"I am broken"
Peyton is a strong woman. who is fighting with personal demons. She is in no way ready to start a relationship with an alleged playboy or may be anyone at all. She is set in her ways. Her life has a routine she is used too. Its comfortable if not happy exactly. Quinn is her best friend. Who has always been there for her and she and her brother Griffin are the only people Peyton trusts. The she meets Reed...
"..sexy, charming, maddening."
No doubt he was all that and more but can he be trusted? Will he stay or leave at the first sight of difficult in their relationship? After all he is used to having his way and not one to commit.
"... Don't underestimate this guy. He just might have some staying power."
True Reed is a womaniser. Until now Heather has been the only woman he has seen for any period of time but they are only friends with benefits, nothing serious. Then he meets Payton and he changed, everything changed. For the first time in his life he wants more than just one taste. He may be in love with this girl. Who wears baggy clothes and hide herself from the world for some reason he cannot understand but wants to. But she is not interested in him or anything to do with him. Reed on the other hand is determined to convince her go out with him.
When she finally agrees she realises that Reed is not what everyone thinks. He is romantic, caring and she can easily fall in love with him. It scares her. She has too much baggage, too many issues... 
you can't fix everything.
she even tries to push him away but Reed knows better than to give up on her. He has issues of his own, he is also broken in his own twisted way but that doesn't mean that they can't get past their mutual brokenness...
"Love can fix everything."
So may be it did fix everything for Reed and Peyton but still somethings stay broken like Peyton's friendship with Griffin and Reed's relation with his father. It's a 5-star book as far as my opinion goes. I'll definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading an entertaining romance novel.

P.S. I would like to thank the author for providing me  chance to read such an awesome novel. Reviewing it was a pleasure! I also want to mention the review is unbiased, not objective though, as I feel certain kind of connection with the characters.