Thursday, June 14, 2018

Book Review: All the Broken Pieces by Rebecca Raine

Title: All the Broken Pieces
Author: Rebecca Raine
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Release date: 2 May 2018

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Sometimes letting your heart set the rules is a good way to lose your mind.

Jeremy Hayden knows what it’s like to be lost in someone else’s pain. After years of trying and failing to save the man he loved, Jeremy’s determined to learn how to put his own needs first. That means staying away from people who are damaged. From now on, the only person Jeremy wants to save is himself.

Harrison Winters is the kind of damaged that cracks all the way to the bone. Forged by a childhood of violence and betrayal, he lives every day on the edge of darkness. Discipline and a strict set of rules keep his mind stable and his life on track. He doesn’t need anyone to save him, no matter how broken he is.

When Harrison falls for the sunshine of Jeremy’s smile, he sees his chance for a brighter future - only to discover he is everything Jeremy has vowed to avoid. Revealing the truth about his past would bring an end to their newfound happiness. To stay silent means breaking the rules that keep his mind free from the darkness.

With his heart on the line and his sanity under threat, Harrison knows one wrong move will break him. If that happens, there may not be anything left to save.

4 Stars

For the most part, I really loved both Jeremy and Harrison, but at times, Jeremy rubbed me the wrong way. His talk of not wanting to be with a damaged person struck a cord in me and I kind of wanted to smack him upside the head.

I wasn’t so sure about Harrison at first, but he quickly won me over and my heart went out to him when we finally learned the mystery surrounding him and his backstory. I can completely empathize with his condition and sympathize with the loss of his mother. Listening to him finally tell Jeremy his story had me tearing up.

The story is well-written and emotionally driven. Once Jeremy got over his issues with Harrison’s past, I loved that he supported him wholeheartedly, was there for him and wouldn’t give up on them, even when Harrison did his best to try to protect Jeremy by walking away. The story not only had great main characters, but it had a host of wonderful and supportive secondary characters, as well.

I enjoyed the story and loved watching Harrison and Jeremy fall in love. They fit together well, had amazing chemistry and they shared a passionate and intense love. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About The Author:

Rebecca is a long-time lover of all things romance. Whether it's a book, movie, or real-life, she will always have more fun if there's a love interest thrown into the mix. She lives in Queensland, Australia with her very own hero husband, two adorable children and one big, black dog. Other than reading and writing books, her favourite things include loud music, enjoying a glass of wine on the patio, organising everything in existence, and spending too much time on the Internet.

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