Saturday, August 9, 2014

Not Quite Broken By Diana DeRicci- Recommended Read

Title: Not Quite Broken
Series: Arbor Heights, 8
Author: Diana DeRicci
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 137
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher Blurb
Can Dex survive a nightmare that won't let go?

Dex's life has gone into a tailspin. One night that ruined his entire world. He can't sleep, he can't eat. He's lost his job, and is about to lose the last of his sanity. When the world crashes down around him, he's ready to let the world win.

Dex has friends, though, who are determined to not let him self-combust.

One man will be there to guide him through his nightmare, to hold him to keep the demons at bay, and still let him be strong enough to find the strength to love after his darkest hour.

 I really found myself loving Not Quite Broken, by author Diana DeRicci.  The journey for Dex has been a really difficult one.  He has experienced things that most men would never recover from. He thinks when we first meet him that he isn’t strong enough to overcome things.  However he has a man in his life who believes in him, maybe even more than Dex believes in himself right now, enter in Brian.  Brian is older than Dex and he knows Dex can overcome this.  He just needs someone like himself to be patient, kind, and loving.  Lucky for Dex, Brian is that and more.
What I particular loved about this book is the arc of the story. I really felt by the time Dex gets into a new relationship he is ready for that experience.  Sometimes in a story like Dex’s that can feel rushed but not in this case.  I really love the depth of emotional connection I had to both characters. I even loved the minor characters we get to meet who help Dex overcome his fears.   This is my first book in the Arbor Heights series.  Though this is number 8 I wasn’t lost at all. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a great story with strong emotional ties, you won’t be disappointed. I know this is a story that will stick with me for a very long time to come. 

                                      Five Shooting Stars

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