Not even an option. Not an issue.
Holy crap, this book. I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t prepared for the intensity, for the moments that moved me, for the impeccable writing, for these characters that are unlike anything else out there. I wasn’t prepared for any of it, and I’m absolutely blown away. Blown away.
The story of Lili, Zane, and the world they live in is…gah. Heartbreaking. Intense. Captivating. Very romantic at times. This story grabs you from the first page. There isn’t a dull moment, and you definitely won’t find yourself (or I didn’t anyway) skimming and skipping pages. The characters are so unique and so opposite of what you usually find. Lili is strong. Not like…has a good comeback every so often and smarts off “strong”. She’s physically, mentally, emotionally so strong. She’s unlike every other book heroine out there, and because of it, it makes me love her that much more. I’m fairly certain I fell in love with Zane from the moment we meet him. He’s loyal and tries so hard to do the right thing. Does he always succeed? No, but it makes him human. You’ll find yourself being emotionally connected to every single character in this book. The brother, his girlfriend, and Zane’s young son. You’ll care about all of them, and that in itself should show what kind of book this is. No detail is left untouched, and no character is left in the dark and forgotten.
Ahh the writing. I’m such a Maegan Abel fangirl, which is hilarious to me because I have dinner with her every month and I’ve heard her talk about this book and these characters constantly. I was proud of her. I’d gladly promote her and help her in any way. But it’s different now after having read it. I kinda want to squeal and freak out when I see her next. Maegan builds an entire world that these characters live in. It’s dual point of view so you see everything, but it’s beyond that. You feel and experience it all so deeply. Her writing is so eloquent. She knows exactly how to describe the emotions that her characters are feeling, and they jump off of the page. I also enjoyed that it wasn’t your all-american romantic tale. It’s intense. It’s got a lot of up’s and down’s. But more than that, you see the whole picture. It’s not all about the relationship between Lili and Zane. It’s about the situations they’re both separately placed in and how they deal with that, together and apart.
You know those few authors you have that you require recovery time after reading? Colleen. Jessica Sorensen. Kristen Ashley. I have a handful that I can’t imagine picking up a book after reading one of theirs. It’s like they ruin me for a moment and I need a bit to just…breathe. Maegan Abel is now in that group. Read Perfectly Broken, and you’ll see exactly what I mean. She’ll ruin you and it feels so good.
Overall, I LOVED THIS FREAKING BOOK! I want to write it over and over again. Scream it from the rooftops. Get a dang tattoo across my forehead. Loved it. Enjoyed every word and I can’t wait to read any and everything that Maegan releases.