Published: March 25, 2014
Format: via author [in exchanged for honest review]
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.
Perfectly Broken is a great read about two souls coming together and helping each other get over their demons. I liked how Peyton and Reed were opposites, how she was timid and shy while he was basically a man whore.
Peyton has gone through some trauma as we learn in the beginning but we don’t know what exactly. She is shy and is in a way trying to hide and keep to herself. Reed couldn’t be any different. He loves woman, well he loves them for a night then leaves in the morning. He is one who doesn’t want commitment. He feels like his life is perfect the way it is. One day he meets Peyton and thinks maybe she could be the one.
I really enjoyed that the story moved at just the right pace. This made their connection more real to me; it allowed me to buy into them and their overall story. As a character Peyton was so fresh. After all her struggles she was still strong, but not so strong that she didn’t allow others to help. Another favorite character of mine is Quinn who is Peyton’s best friend. She was funny and brought light to this story. She was the classic best friend.
Prescott Lane writes a great story all about healing, growing and breaking down our walls. It reminds that while bad things can happen in life we should always be open to change. We should allow the good things in life to happen to us. By going we not only heal ourselves but maybe others as well.