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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: Pieces of Broken Time by Lorenz Font

Pieces of Broken TimePublisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing
ISBN: 1612132561
Pages: 196 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Challenges-TK
Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's

Summary:

When wounded soldier Blake Connor returns from Afghanistan, he wants nothing more than to hide from the world. He’s plagued by the memory of his best friend’s death and the pain of his own injuries. On top of all that, he has another burden to carry.

Take care of our girl.

Blake’s vow to watch over the woman who was left behind is overshadowed by his self-contempt and bitterness, making it impossible for him to reach out to her like he’d promised.
Jennifer Owens had expected to get married the moment her fiancé returned home from the war, but the news of his death changed everything. Shattered by her loss, she is still struggling with feelings of guilt when she receives an unexpected letter that raises new questions and reopens old wounds.

Jennifer’s need for answers leads her to Blake’s doorstep, but she is met with hostility and rejection from a man who only vaguely resembles the head-turning charmer she remembers from so long ago. Blake is determined to keep her at arm’s length, and Jennifer soon discovers that she must decide whether to push back or let him go.

Caught up in circumstances beyond their control, Jennifer and Blake have to learn to accept the truths that lie below the surface. She comes to recognize the beauty underneath the scars, and Blake realizes that he’s broken in more ways than he cares to admit.

Nothing will ever be the same for this ex-Army Ranger once he faces the truth. If he can learn to accept the help he needs, he might be able to overcome his warped self-image and emotional scars. To be the man Jennifer deserves, he must heal his wounds before he loses the woman he loves forever

My Review:

Intro: I have had a persistent migraine for the past couple of days. Not exactly prime for reading but I managed to manage. I read this one during the worst of the three days and it distracted me for a couple of hours. Safe to say that I loved it.

Characters:


Heroine: Jennifer-I liked her. I don't think she is going on my favorite heroines list but I liked her. I did waver a bit with her. I had some moments where I loved her and others where I was a bit “meh” about her. I can't even pinpoint why.

Hero: Blake-Now this is where the book got good. I loved Blake. He was broken, bitter and angry. His PTSD was portrayed with accuracy and great care. It was sometimes not the easiest thing to read because Blake tends to walk the line between making you angry and breaking your heart.

Chemistry: In spite of my difficulties with Jennifer on her own, I actually loved Blake and Jennifer together. They were the perfect complement to each other. They both were broken in their own ways and they needed each other to recover.

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Conclusion: For a book I read while experiencing a migraine, this one just breezed by. I did have a bit of trouble with Jennifer but thinking about it now, I think it was personalities not meshing. I firmly believe that can happen with fictional characters as well as actual people. Overall, I really did enjoy this book. I loved Lorenz Font's writing style and Blake was a huge highlight.  

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