I am not an overly emotional person where reading affects me to an extreme. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is the only book that has ever given me nightmares. And now I have two books I can say did it to me, made me emotional.
Broken Pieces by Riley Hart had me crying in at least two places, and sobbing or getting goose bumps in several more. Any book that can do that to me deserves as high praise as I can give, and this book definitely does. It is also one of the more unusual m/m/m books I have read. There is no boy meets boy meets boy and all live happily ever after. It deals with all the jealousy and mistrust that this kind of a relationship can harbor, but also leaves you feeling wonderful in the end. But that is just the last half of the book. By that time, I had already gone through one hell of good cry, and questioning if I wanted to continue reading because I don’t like sad endings. But after encouragement from friends, I kept reading, and did not regret it once. I read the book in two sittings, only because I had started it late one night, so had to stop to sleep, and then picked it up again the next day.
This is the story of Josiah, a boy who has been raised in foster homes most of his life. He is quiet, shy, and introverted because of it. Into his life comes Mateo, a hardened boy from the inner city of New York, from a family heavily into gangs and drugs and all the crime and death that that entails.
An unusual friendship develops between the two, and they find themselves becoming lovers while in the foster home. It should be noted that the home they are in makes them very happy, so brings out the best in both. But things don’t go as you would like them to, and they happy little existence that they have going is shattered, and everything changes. They split up, but that is all you need to know until you read the book.
Josiah relocates and meets Tristan. A new relationship is sparked over time, but Mateo still remains the true love of Josiah.
That is all I want to say about the story. You just have to read it. It is so well written; the characters and the plot are totally believable. The emotion contained in it will rip your heart out, and then replace it a bit later. Read it and enjoy!
Book Description 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.
Broken Pieces was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by GGR-Review