Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Nearly Broken (Nearly #1) by Devon Ashley

 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.

Where to buy? (On sale for $0.99 until 7/7!)

My Review

I don't even know where to begin with this review.  I was held captive by this book.  I needed to know what would happen next.  The emotional roller coaster ride this book took me on is still taking its toll on me!

This is a DARK read.  Don't let the sweet cover fool you.  Half of the time I was filled with pure horror at what was reading and I was cringing and sick to my stomach.  However, the other half was filled with so much love that I almost couldn't stop smiling!  There were a few twists and turns that I saw coming, and a few more that I SO did not expect!  It was kind of like having Consequences by Aleatha Roming, The Dark Duet by C.J. Roberts, and Hopeless by Colleen Hoover meshed into one story.

I was immediately sucked in by the connection between Nick and Megan.  They had an almost instant bond but I also knew that there was a lot more to their story.  Megan is covered in burns but she hides them, and how she got them, from everyone.  Her thoughts are constantly tortured and she lives her life terrified.  When Nick starts working with her at the diner his life becomes just another mystery in the story line to figure out.

A page turner from the first line, enough resolution for me to not feel "shafted," but enough lose ends for me to contemplate reading book two, Nearly Mended, due out in 2014.  If you like dark reads add this one to the top of your TBR list.
Review by Danielle
Also posted here.
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About the Author

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. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It really helped a lot..

    1. Your welcome Myra! We love hearing when our readers find our reviews helpful.

  2. Sounds like a good book will have to read thank you for the giveaway