Blog Tour: Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane (Review+Giveaway)

Perfectly BrokenPerfectly Broken by Prescott Lane 

Publication date: March 2014 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon


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.

My Review: 

    A beautiful story about a broken victim of a horrible experience, Peyton Mayfield, who doesn't know if she can ever be whole again or if she can ever let anyone have her heart and body. A captivating story about an architect, Reed Langston, who past might ruin his present, who is in desperate need for something more....someone more.  

"You can't fix me," she said.

"I'm still going to try. And if you can't, I'll share your scar with you."

"But I'll still be broken."
"You're not broken," he said. "You're under renovation."

    I really respect authors like Prescott Lane who can write so raw and real about something so serious. This story involves a victim of rape and how it can leave you feel helpless and broken. But it is also about healing and learning to live again. The plot wasn't original I read a book with really similar plot, but the writing and characters did make it unique in it's own way. The book is written from a third person point of view. There are points of view from Reed and Peyton, but also from secondary characters. At first it can be confusing but after I got used to it, I actually really enjoyed it being written like that. 

   I really enjoyed reading about Peyton's story and how she tried dealing with what happened to her. I loved how the first chapter started with Peyton being at therapy. It showed that she was actually trying to help herself and not just sitting around and feeling sorry for herself. Of course she was a long way from being truly okay, she still hid away from love with a help of her baggy clothes. She was always good at showing people away, especially man. Until Reed. Reed has a reputation as a playboy, which in a way he is. He sleeps with woman but he never let's them think that there will be more than sex between them. He never wants anything more than just an hour of pleasure. Until Peyton. With Peyton, she is different, well she turned him down and that's the first, but there is also something about her that makes him drawn to her. Peyton can't ignore the attraction she feels toward Reed, she knows she can get hurt, again, but this time it is not just her body on a line. Reed also has his secrets, and the past that might destroy him, even if it's not his past. 

"You can try a whole lot of different kinds of pies and never be satisfied. So you just keep trying them all. Or you can wait for that one special kind of pie that can satisfy you with one bite. So the question is- are you looking for variety, or are you willing to hold out for the real deal?"

     The thing that is different about this book, is that how developed the relationship of the characters comes to be. Unlike most books, in this one their relationship moves a lot slower, it actually develops which makes it more believable. Well the attraction part was fast, attraction was there from the second they saw each other. The sex was a lot later. Which is fresh, I liked that. Finally they show that you don't have to have sex with a guy to keep his attention.  

"Well I've had variety, It left me hungry, unsatisfied, even a bit sick sometimes. But one bite,one nibble of the real deal- of you- leaves me happy, content, wanting more of you, and only you."

   This was a great read that I would recommend for readers that enjoy Contemporary NA books.


Prescott Lane is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a degree in sociology. She went on to Tulane University to receive her MSW in 1998, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband and two children.

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  1. Great review, Anastasia! I really like the sounds of this one. Peyton sounds very easily to like - we're made to understand how she's trying to heal, and the romance itself sounds perfect! I prefer slow-burn romances over instalove no matter how much chemistry there is in the latter. I'll def have to check this one out, too! :)

    1. Thank You!(: I know I like slow-burn romances too! It just feels like nowadays all the books are with fast fall in love kind of romance, that just makes me bored.

  2. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the amazing giveaway and chance to win



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