"If you're broken, I'll fix you . . . "I'm only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he's marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to . . ."If you shatter, I'll find you . . . "But now there's Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my façade and doesn't want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his.
With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?
©2013 Lexi Ryan (P)2013 Tantor
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
The story is told from 3 different POV's, giving us the opportunity to witness first hand what each main character is thinking & feeling. I really enjoyed the storyline. It’s about growth and forgiveness. It captivated from the beginning the story draws you in, it left wanting more after each page, there are lots of twist and turns and it's a roller coaster ride of emotions. The book begins with Maggie returning to New Hope for her sister Krystal's wedding. Her wedding to Maggie's ex-fiance Will. Poor Maggie....she's been through a lot. She was so broken. Made to believe things about herself that stemmed from an unsavory tragic event that she experienced when she was 15.
Maggie ends up meeting Asher during the wedding. We find out that Asher actually lives next door to Maggie's parents. He's a former rock-star with a past of his own. He see's the real Maggie. The Maggie beyond the broken spirit. The Maggie with a kind heart...that wants more then anything to be loved. Maggie & Asher's relationship really starts to blossom when Maggie begins to come to terms with the things that happened in her past. She learns to let go so that she and Asher can have something beautiful together. Overall, I found this book endearing. It’s sexy, passionate as well as tender and emotional. It involves a young woman’s journey from a past where innocence was violated resulting in years of unwarranted guilt & despair. It involves a painful secret, one that’s heart wrenching, so be prepared!
Good love story, good characters! I felt bad for Maggie; what a crazy life!
Loved Asher! Asher didn't care about Maggie's past & just wanted to be with her.
So many twists, so much dysfunction and downright scandalous.
This is a story about healing from a traumatic past and learning to love and trust again. All of the characters in this story are struggling. I was cheering for Asher from the beginning. Poor Maggie needs all the love & help she can get.
Worth the credit or cash.
Narration was good also.
Missouri Mom with lots of Opinions! Love to listen to Audio Book Series!
I couldn't stop listening. The book was well written with great characters. The narration was good female and male. I have already downloaded book 2!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Maggie and Asher's love story is both beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time as the bad boy rock star slowly crumbles the walls that years worth of hurt, manipulation and pain has forced Maggie to build around her heart in order to survive the loss of so much. Constantly being taunted and labelled as being 'loose' and much worse she acts out the part..... but only Asher can glimpse the real woman underneath.
This is such a pain-filled journey of growth and discovery as truths are finally freed, revelations are shockingly discovered and hope finally sees the light of day as Maggie struggles through her past to claim not only her life back.... but her future happiness too. There's laughter, pain, anguish, sex and heartache but what you get at the end of it is a satisfaction that you've just listened to a book that was very skilfully written and narrated from three people's POV's so you get the full depth to the picture of just where everyone's heart and feelings are.
Worth a credit? Hell YEAH and I'm now off to listen to Lexi Ryan's second book in this remarkable, addictive and mouthwatering Series.... yaye lucky me!
I loved the different POVs in this book. It worked surprisingly well being in the head of Maggie, her ex-fiance Will and Asher the rock star. It is a different kind of love triangle, while I am sick of the overused concept this one was special. You got to learn where Maggie came from through her eyes and the eyes of those closest to her. I could understand her feelings for both men and it didn't seem forced. This story allowed a broken girl to realize that life can be better.
I liked that I didn't know why Maggie was filled with such self-loathing until later in the story and that I got to learn it piece by piece. Her hatred of herself didn't ruin her character for me which is rare.
It was a well narrated book with 2 readers 1 reading Maggie's chapters and the other reading the males. Both were easy to listen to and did not put on overly fake voices for the other sex. I would listen to them again.
Great NA book that brings something memorable to the genre
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This is not your conventional girl next door meets bad boy romance. I like that Lexi Ryan stepped outside the genre characterizations and created her own story. I do like that each character evolves and learns from their pasts.
I don't compare books.
Lucy Malone brings light to stories in all her characters and I always enjoy a performance by her. She is very easy to listen to. I believe this is the one of the first performances I have heard by Nelson Hobbs and I have to say Asher is beyond my favorite!!
Not worthy of a film.
This is a good solid love story ....great narration.... story line is interesting enough ... worthy of a credit or sale.
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