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 10 years, Broken Pieces is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places - with each other.
©2014 Riley Hart (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I was shocked to find out I’d never formally reviewed this book as it’s one of my favorites, and in the top 5 for all time favorite ménage stories.
What I love about this story is the deep, deep connection all three develop. While part of me wanted Teo and Josiah to make it work on their own, once Tristan is introduced and Teo returns, it becomes so clear that Teo and Josiah need someone like Tristan to smooth out their edges. Tristan – there’s no mistaking all that he gains from Josiah, but from Teo he gets the strength that he wouldn’t have the balls to take on without Josiah in the picture. Teo, too, needs Josiah as intermediary or he’d never let himself get close to a man like Tristan, though he needs someone with his strong will.
The first 2/3 of the book is hard. Very hard. These men all suffer greatly before getting their happiness. The writing is beautiful and the characters are so well developed that the angst didn’t bother me. Knowing they all end up together helps too!
Riley Hart is a talented writer and this is one of her best books to date. Her little touches like Tristan counting his pulse, Teo giving Josiah a Queen, the imagery found in Teo's lens... all these details contribute to a lovely, well-developed story that shows without "telling" and leads the reader/listener through a story that is gripping, gritty and as realistic as something like this can be.
I highly recommend this and it’s sequel.
Jack DuPont is a new to me narrator and he blew my mind with this narration! He MASTERED Teo and really does him justice. (Teo is one of my favorite MCs of all time, so I was delighted with Jack’s performance of him.) He really got Teo’s accent right and his gruff demeanor. He also managed to keep Josiah softer but not effeminate. I liked his Tristan as well, sort of grouchy but tender, too. It’s so apparent when a narrator really understands what they’re performing and Jack clearly has a great grasp of timing and emotion and setting the scene. I just loved this performance and this book and highly recommend it to everyone.
6 of 5 stars
This was my favorite book yet from Riley Hart. It was full if angst. It was heartbreaking. It was HOT!!! Don't worry because you will feel full by the end. I'm in a total audio book hangover. The narrator, Jack Dupont, was absolutely fantastic as well.
Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.
Exellent storie , AMEZING narration, great characters and very sexy.
I enjoy this very much . Highly recomend it.
I had read this book before (well this and the next one, Full Circle, the complete, amazingly sweet though dark and hard, beautiful story) Several times as a matter of fact, top 3 of my M/M/M list. No question.
So I was ecstatic to see the audible version available for it. And I was right to be.
Best. Thing. Ever. ♡o｡.(✿ฺ｡ ✿ฺ)
Jack DuPont does such an amazing job of this already awesome story. His voice is better than hot melted chocolate mixed with salted caramel. It's fcking perfect is what it is. Liquid, rough, sexy...
I can't wait for his Full Circle version.
Meanwhile I'll listen to this one again.
PS. Mateo's hispanic accent must be one of the hottest thing I've ever heard. And let me tell you something. I'm from Spain, hispanic accents just don't do it for me.
Until Jack Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
This story is written in the most sublime way . The emotions expressed by the characters are wonderfully done . I enjoyed myself over the last couple days I've listened to a chapter at a time and just marinated in this story , and I am so glad that I did that,
I didn't rush the story for myself .
This was a very emotional ride for me. I thought I had a kinky little tale, but it is so much more. This beautiful love story about two teen boys falling in love grows into an epic romance. Their lives could have been so tragic had they not found each other. There is a lot of salvation in amongst the angst. Riley Hart is a poet who goes after the readers heart and soul with her words. It deals with several taboos, teen homosexuality, polyamory and abuse and neglect. These three unlikely broken characters try to make a perfect whole and I was strongly in their favor from the start. I will be adding this book to my regular relistening rotation. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series, I have it cued and ready to go.
The voice actor, Jack DuPont is masterful in his performance in Broken Pieces. This may just be the best work I have ever heard in an audiobook. He has a large library and I plan to hear them all.
I was so impressed with the story and characters and thought how much I want what they found together.
If you like steamy then this is for you. There's more love in this book than I've seen in a while
I thought, after the first third of Riley Hart's "Broken Pieces", that it couldn't get better. It did. And it kept on getting better, right up to the perfect ending. The narration was superb. It is talent like Jack DuPont's that makes listening to a book the best way to experience a book.
Three contrasting characters fitting together like a perfect life puzzle. I have always wondered if it is possible to have a three way relationship. If you are ready to ride this emotional roller coaster, go ahead.
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