Sunday, May 18, 2014

***Review Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes

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Author: E.L. Montes
Book Title: Perfectly Damaged
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stand-alone Novel

Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.

I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.
But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.
That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?
I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.

Sandy B's Review

Perfectly Wonderful! 

A beautiful, heart wrenching, full circle read. This is not the kind of highly sexed alpha male book where the girl gets thrown against the wall and they break the furniture. In the context of Perfectly Damaged it is not necessary.

This is the story of a broken girl. Jenna has a serious illness which is further complicated by a tragic loss. Logan is the tough guy whose really a gentle soul. He's also been knocked around by life. E.L. Montes does a great job of bringing us into Jenna's world. 

(Jenna) - "I have another side of me, a darker side. You wouldn't understand," I whisper, bowing my head in shame. Tears prickle the rims of my eyes. (Logan) He huffs out, arms slamming to his side. "Everyone has a dark side. Everyone has secrets from something."

Can Logan show Jenna she's worthy of being loved? Will Jenna take down the wall and let him in. Once Jenna reveals her true "self" will Logan be able to handle it? This is all revealed to the reader page by gut wrenching page. That's not to say that its all gloom and doom because that is not the case. There is genuine romance here with enough angst to make it feel real.

(Jenna) - "Logan, I have no clue what you're talking about. Just tell me what's going on with you," I beg. (Logan) - I'm falling for you. Hard. And it's not some bullsh*t girl-next-door crush. I mean a real f*cking hardcore madly-sinking-for-you kind of fall."

Man that part right there - it made my heart stutter! I remembered the first time I fell in love. The intensity of the whole thing! There is an element of rich girl/poor boy here though honestly it faded into the background for me. This could be a movie. It should be a movie. I felt like I was watching one in my head, as I read it. 

Jenna's parents are made up of a loving, well meaning father, who is so wrapped up in his work that he misses what is right in front of him. A mother, and I use the term loosely, who resents the fact that Jenna is "damaged". How dare Jenna ruin the perfect picture of family bliss that she would like to represent to her high society friends. 

There is a crucial revelation that comes much later in the book. Perfectly timed as far as I'm concerned. It will hurt and leave you wondering how this sweet girl's spirit has survived. The heart of Perfectly Damaged is Jenna. This is HER story. 

I am a big E.L. Montes fan and very much enjoyed her previous works. However, she steps into new territory here. In my humble opinion, she does so very successfully. 


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