Thursday, October 9, 2014

Broken Pieces by Riley Hart

Broken Pieces

By Riley Hart

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Published by: Amazon Digital - February 2, 2014
Genres: LGBT, M/M/M, Romance, Erotic

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 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.

Hmmmm . . . What to say? Where to start? I'm not sure how to rate this one, so I'm not going to. I'm just going to say my feelings.

This year I found I like reading M/M LGBT Romance novels. This M/M/M was something new for me, since I've never really read about polyamory and am not really into it. To each their own, but it's just not for me. I did, however, find the blurb intriguing and along with all the high ratings, thought I'd give this a try.

First, I want to say that the author is amazing at character development, character-driven writing, and moving story arcs. Her writing was exemplary and in no way flawed. In that area, I'd have to give this book 5 stars. Well done.

As for the story, I had a hard time for awhile. I found Josiah to be too much of a wet noodle for me. I honestly wasn't sure what Teo saw in him. Josiah was awkward awkward awkward and it made me mildly uncomfortable to read about him for quite a ways into the story arc. He was also very much a follower seemingly with no convictions or thoughts of his own. He just followed Teo around like a puppy, like a much younger child than he was. All of that said, this was the character the author wanted to create. She wanted to have a sensitive guy be the glue between Teo and Tristan later on in the story. Still, it seemed to me like Josiah grew on Teo like a sea creature. He also attached himself to Tristan like a fungus. I sound harsh - I know I do. I just can't really wrap my head around both of these guys falling for Josiah.

Teo is as tough as it gets and Tristan knows a thing or two about past transgressions. I almost feel like Teo and Tristan are a better match for one another and Josiah just kind of brought them together. In my perfect world, Teo and Tristan would be a couple and Josiah would move to France. ;)

It was also a bit too long for my like.

I gave this genre a try, but it will probably be my last foray. There is a follow-up to this novel, but I'm going to pass.

1 comment:

  1. I've never read a M/M/M story before, I need to think a moment about the logistics of that one lol.


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