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REVIEW: “Full Circle” by Riley Heart



Nothing in life is ever easy, and no one is more painfully aware of that than Josiah Evans, Mateo Sanchez, and Tristan Croft. They know what they want—each other—but with three people as broken as they are, all those pieces aren’t so easily mended.

Josiah is their glue. All he wants is to give his men what they need.

Mateo wants to absolve himself of his sins. To be worthy of love and to protect it.

Tristan must let go of his past, must learn how to need, and what it really means to take care of someone.

To keep the balance intact, they all have their roles to play. But what happens if the balance shifts? What happens when someone doesn’t play the right part? If one of them falters, they all feel the strain.

The only way to complete their full circle is for all their pieces, despite the curves and rough edges, to fit together perfectly. To do that, Josiah, Mateo, and Tristan must learn to get over the pasts that have defined who they are. And when an old enemy returns and threatens the foundation of their new life, decisions will be made, and boundaries will be tested that could change their lives forever.


Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the sequel to Riley Hart’s Broken Pieces.  Here you’ll find a bounty of holy-hottness-three-way action, a ton of heartache that’s soothed with hope, and a very, very clear description of what the main characters were thinking and/or feeling.  All.  The. Time.

You should know that this is not the kind of book you can read if you haven’t read the first book in the series.  So do yourself a favor and get cracking on the deliciousness that is Broken Pieces. If you have read it, then I think you’ll enjoy getting into these character’s heads.

Just like the first book, I found the middle piece in this puzzle, aka Josiah, hard to warm to.  He was the light to their dark, but I still felt a big void in his presence.  I think that’s really interesting because both other characters are very present and bear quite a presence on page – but Josiah, not so much for me.  I wonder if that’s because I find the other characters more interesting/appealing, or if it’s because of the way he’s written.  *shrugs*

Each chapter is dedicated to a different character for alternating POV and as always, Riley Hart has brought her characters to life – each in their own distinct ways and each with own histories that molds the story and their behaviour.  In fact, if there’s one thing I can say about this book, it’s that it’s very heavy on the psychoanalysis of each character.  There’s a huge amount of time spent going over the emotional aspect of each character; what has affected them, what they’re scared of and what they hope for.  So much so, that at times it felt like the story was stagnant because of it.  Anyone remember Elvis’ song “Too much conversation and not enough action”? Well yeah, that’s what I mean.  ;) Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of sexy time, but not much aside from the bedroom activities and the emotional complexities between the trio.

It was still an enjoyable read, but perhaps a little too exhausting for my taste.




22590295Title: Full Circle (Broken Pieces #2)
Author: Riley Hart
Publisher: Riley Hart
Pages: 229
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Purchase Links: Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble.

4 comments on “REVIEW: “Full Circle” by Riley Heart

  1. ingrid2009
    September 18, 2014

    I am reading it at the moment. I loved the first book but I have a hard time getting in to this one. It feels like too many hallmark moments in every chapter.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sue
      September 18, 2014

      I hear you loud and clear, Ingrid. Riley Hart is one of my fave authors and I’ll happily read anything she releases – and reread her previous works… but sadly, I won’t be rereading this one. :(

      I guess you can’t win ’em all.


  2. Kim W
    September 19, 2014

    I started this one and put it aside early in. I wanted to be in the right mood for all the angst so I’m going to start over when I’m in the mood for it and I could tell I wasn’t at that time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sue
      September 20, 2014

      Good plan, Kim. Let me know how you go with it. :)


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