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REVIEW: “Broken Pieces” by Riley Hart

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Can three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He’s sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He’s seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world. He’ll never depend on anyone but himself again.

Three men who couldn’t be more different…and yet, as their lives intersect they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.

Told uniquely in three parts and spanning over ten years, BROKEN PIECES is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places—with each other.

REVIEW:

Can someone get me a bucket of water?  Cause that was one of the hottest things I’ve ever read.  I’ve only read two or three menage stories in my time because it’s never been a subject I’ve been drawn to, and yet now, after reading Hart’s Broken Pieces, I want to devour every single menage in our little genre.  Although to be honest, it wasn’t particular the menage angle that I loved the most; it was the Broken Pieces (characters) that came together that won my heart.

What Hart has done here, yet again, is create characters you can bond with.  Stories within the story that create living breathing people that you root for more than others. Even though I felt that Josiah (the centre of this story who seemed too compliant and needy (despite occasionally growing some balls) for my liking) was the least fleshed out/fully developed character of the three, I was still aching for him to find the happiness he so obviously yearned for and deserved.  You just don’t feel that way for every (or most) characters you read about.  And then there’s Mateo, Mi precioso.  Jesus, I loved him so much.  I loved the way he felt about Josiah, the way he protected him and sacrificed for him.  I loved the way he was presented with his rough persona and yet was incredibly sensitive and deep.  He and Josiah had the whole “bad boy falls for the innocent” trope working per-fect-ly.  And lastly there was Tristan who balanced the other two so well.  I could take or leave him without a second thought because, did I mention Mateo?  Unf.

Sure, there was a scene that didn’t sit too well with me (where Tristan and Josiah talk about his mother) because it felt like the conclusion of the conversation was unlikely considering what they’d just discussed.  I mean would you really get a boner when discussing something tragic and significant?  Well, not unless you’re a sadist, right?!

But really, I could sit here and talk about the fact that I stayed up all night reading ’cause I had to find out how these three end up together, or the fact that Hart has created scenes that come to life and suck you in, or the fact that I adored this far more than I thought I would, or that it reminded me how precious past loves are and how much they shape the person that we become until the cows come home – but I won’t.

I’ll just say that I loved it.

For clarity’s sake I’ll reiterate – Hart knows how to write some memorable sex scenes.  They are ON. FIRE.  Like, CRAZY HOT!

And the cherry on top of this delicious cake?  There’s more of this story to come later this year.

Bless. :)

RATING: 4.5 STARS

BOOK INFO:

18874773Title:  Broken Pieces
Author:  Riley Hart
Publisher: self-pub
Pages: 330
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Purchase Links:  Amazon

2 comments on “REVIEW: “Broken Pieces” by Riley Hart

  1. Andrea M
    June 20, 2014

    I guess I’m going to have to break down and get this one – love Riley Hart’s writing but don’t care for menages. You make it sound worth the buy. Thank you!

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  2. Kim W
    June 20, 2014

    I think this menage is a little different from the usual. It’s kind of two distinct separate love stories that become a single love story. I think even people who don’t normally like menage would like this.

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