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Broken Perfection by Heather Henle

Broken Perfection

3 Stars

Publisher: BooksGoSocial

Date of publication: January 3rd, 2018

Genre: Romance

Where you can find Broken Perfection: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Waking up from a coma days after what was supposed to be her dream wedding, Brianna Hough’s seemingly perfect world was shaken. From her fiancé to her friends, Brianna takes you on a journey that reveals the hidden truths in a striving for perfection. 

A story of loss, love, friends, and self.

My review:

I thought that this book was going to be one of those romances where the female main and the male main were separated by a tragedy. Then they were brought together by circumstances. So, yeah. Not quite that. What I got was a romance that was far from ordinary. I also got a book that showed me that you can find romance in the most unlikely of places.

Now onto why I gave this book a 3-star rating. There were a few reasons. I got grumpy at how forgiving Brianna was towards Kevin. He was shown to be an uncaring, controlling idiot by the end of the first chapter. My hands itched to smack some sense into him. I also got grumpy at her lack of self-esteem and her lack of self during the first half of the book. Everything she did was to please that moron. She became so wrapped up in their relationship that she was devastated when he left. She didn’t know what to do with herself. Even in the middle of the book, when she knew everything, she was willing to take him back. I was about to tear my hair out of my head in frustration. The other reason was how Jayden was treated by Brianna. Kevin trumped Jayden almost every time. I did some “Ugghs” and “Are you flipping serious” every time she brought up Kevin or Kevin showed up.

My other reason for giving it a 3-star review was the ending. Everything that happened was too fast and too sudden. If the author had done an epilogue or even started a chapter with “A few months later“, then I would have been happy. But I wasn’t. It wasn’t believable to me at all.

Of course, there were things that I liked about Broken Perfection. I did like Brianna, despite everything. I thought that her regaining her self-esteem and self-worth was beautifully written. I loved Cammy. She was a great friend to her. And let’s not forget about Jayden. I loved him!!!!

The romance between Brianna and Jayden was sweet. Brianna was still recovering from the car accident and Kevin’s dumping her, so it went slow. He didn’t push her into doing nothing that she didn’t want to do. He didn’t exactly like it when Brianna kept running back to Kevin but he let her go. I thought that she had ruined the relationship after the last time.

The end of Broken Perfection rubbed me the wrong way. Like I said above, everything happened too fast. My head was spinning by the end of the book.

What I Liked about Broken Perfection:

A) Cammy. She was a great best friend.

B) Jayden. Loved him!!!

C) Seeing Brianna’s transformation

What I disliked about Broken Perfection:

A) Kevin. He was a douchcanoe

B) Brianna’s lack of self-esteem and self-worth for most of the book

C) How Brianna treated Jayden for most of the book.

I would give Broken Perfection an Adult rating. There is sex (not explicit). There is language. There is some mild violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I am on the fence if I would reread Broken Perfection. I am on the fence if I would recommend it to family and friends.

I would like to thank BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review Broken Perfection.

All opinions stated in this review of Broken Perfection are mine.

**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**

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