Nearly Broken (Nearly #1) by Devon Ashley
We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?
Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.
Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan's not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it's a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can't bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan's ever found.
New Adult Romantic Suspense / Dark Realistic Fiction
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.
Nearly Broken is a nicely done romantic suspense story. The main characters were endearing, particularly Nick. Megan, despite the story being told from her POV, was difficult to relate. She developed her fire -her anger- late in the book and I kept expecting it sooner. I mean, if it were me, I think I'd be pissed. There were a few things that just didn't shake out for me but that's the way with romantic suspense. The author developed diverse characters to fill out the story which connected me with the world Megan lived in, something I think is great about secondary characters.
I'm curious just where book two in the series will take us.
3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
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