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~Review~ Broken by Nicola Haken

 

~Review by ~Jan~

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Broken by Nicola Haken

Another 2016 favorite. Absolutely stunning!

*****5 Stars*****


Broken is a story that hit very close to home for me.facebook-frown-emoticon
Therefore, it would be easier to rate this book and deal with my misery in a quiet way, but for a strange reason, I feel compelled to spill my guts and trample on my feelings a bit more while I write this. Don’t expect a review. It will be Online Therapy and I won’t blame you if you stop reading this right now.
A long time ago I had a very dear friend as troubled as one of the characters here.


Same as Theo, I had no idea how to help my friend and as I moved to the Uk we grew apart.Today, I thank God after reading this story that there was no LOVE involved between my friend and I, because reading Broken and being able to get inside of both heads – the person who suffers from a mental illness and the person who loves her, destroyed me. I am such a coward.facebook-frown-emoticon


I also feel ashamed and weak because I don’t think I could be as strong as Theo facing the same situation. I would be full of doubts like Theo: Why did he do this to himself? Why did he give up? Why you didn’t talk to me? But the most important one: “Why wasn’t I enough?”


Theo didn’t give up, though.

Broken is not an easy read. It’s a raw and powerful story full of depth and feelings.

Heed the warnings and brace yourself.
I for one am very grateful for the chance to open my mind and learn a little bit more about such a sensitive matter from the point of view of a person who suffers from a mental illness. I am conscious the author barely scratched the complexity of the problem. Still, it gave me a new perspective and made me understand how silly and little it would be to question “Why wasn’t I enough?“ It has nothing to do with it. It’s no one’s fault.



A beautiful and unforgettable story! facebook-comments-emoticon-with-heart-eyes

Scorching hot too! 36564-big-smile-emoticon-for-facebook

Highly Recommend! sparkling-heart-symbol-for-facebook

 


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Posted in *****4.5 Stars*****, Book in Series, By Rating, Home, LGBT Books, M/M Series, Review by~Wendy~

~Review~ The Art of Breathing by T.J. Klune

 

~Review by ~Wendy~

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The Art of Breathing (Bear, Otter, and the Kid #3) by T.J. Klune 

*****4.5 Stars*****

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I absolutely loved “the Kids” story. Probably because I absolutely love and adore “the Kid”. Ever since the beginning of this series, he has been my favorite character imageedit_654_7392089881and this book solidified my feelings even more.


This book starts when Ty is 9 years old and living in the “Green Monstrosity”. This is when he first meets Dominic (Dom), who’s 15 years old and a giant.36564-big-smile-emoticon-for-facebook

From that moment on, the two of them are the best of friends. They are inseparable and inevitable.

 

“Friends until we’re old and gray. Beginning to end. Day after day. Because we’re inevitable”


When Ty is 15 years old, he finds himself in love with his best friend.sparkling-heart-symbol-for-facebook He is also 15 years old when he feels his heart breaking for the first time.broken-heart-emoticon-for-facebook-comments

I can honestly say, that I was right there with Ty…my heart breaking just as much as his.


Afbeeldingsresultaat voor just breatheI wish I could say that this was the only time during the book, that my heart broke and I made “ugly cry face”, but that would be a big fat lie. Ty was put through the wringer in this book and he took me along for the ride. I was right there with him…trying to breathe.

I know a lot of readers felt anger towards him, because of his reactions and decisions. I, however, am not one of them. I’m team TYSON all the way !!!


 

Thankfully, there were also a lot of happy/fun times as well. Tears were rolling down my face either from sadness or from laughing so hard.

That is the magic of TJ Klune !!


Also, this book isn’t just about Ty and Dom. We get introduced to a lot of new characters, who were all amazing on their own.

It’s also about Bear and Otter and even Creed (who always makes me laugh)36564-big-smile-emoticon-for-facebook. It’s about the amazing bond that two brothers can share. I love Bear to pieces, he’s the best big brother !


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“Breathe”.

“That’s right. We breathe, Kid. Just Breathe”


 

This series has definitely earned a spot in my top 5 of m/m series !! I’m so happy there is gonna be more !!

Highly Recommend!

 


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