Friday, August 4, 2017

Broken Pieces by Riley Hart Audiobook Review

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.

Length: 11 hrs, 3 mins
Narrator: Jack DuPont

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I do believe this is the first of Hart's work that I've consumed and getting to enjoy Broken Pieces as an audiobook made the experience one I look forward to replicating soon – as in, I plan to scoop up the other audiobooks in the series and queue them up as soon as my schedule allows.

Broken Pieces is one heck of a journey romance as Hart takes us through the heartbreak of young love between Josiah and Mateo. The first part of the novel is their coming of age, their first time of finding love, acceptance, and home in someone else. It was sweet, powerful, and heart crushing when Teo felt he had to push Josiah away to save him.

In the second part of the story, when Josiah builds a life with Tristan, we know that it's not a matter of Josiah settling for someone else because he still carries Teo in his heart. While their relationship starts out with no promise of a future, Josiah is the kind of person who easily worms his way into others' hearts just by being who he is and Tristan is not immune to Josiah – no matter how much he wants to be. While Tristan's past keeps him from being able to tell Josiah how he feels, his actions make it clear and their relationship evolves over the course of several years. And that relationship is threatened when Teo appears at Josiah's college graduation.

Mateo's reappearance leads to the third part of the story, when Josiah has to decide which man holds the biggest part of his heart, which man he cannot live without, and which man he has to say goodbye to. Or does he? Watching Josiah struggle with these questions makes for one heck of an emotional rollercoaster because he loves both of them and can't imagine having to say goodbye to one of them now that Mateo is back. That Mateo and Tristan both love him enough to want him to be happy adds to the angst.

I enjoyed how Mateo and Tristan called a truce of sorts and spent time together, getting to know a bit about each other while Josiah tried to figure out what he wanted. Because each man recognized why Josiah was attracted to the other and that the other could offer Josiah something they couldn't made it believable that neither man was banging down Josiah's door and demanding Josiah pick him. I enjoyed seeing how Teo and Tristan's love for Josiah brought them together and how, over time, their relationship evolved into more between them. While I hated the sequence of events that led to Tristan being the one needing to be taken care of by Mateo and Josiah, it made the final few chapters in the book so much more powerful because of it.

Jack DuPont did a wonderful job of bringing Josiah, Mateo, and Tristan to life and to conveying the power and emotion in Riley Hart's words. I cannot wait to get Full Circle on audiobook so that I can spend more time with the trio and immerse myself in Hart's heart felt storytelling and DuPont's superb vocal talents.

Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She's a hopeless romantic. A lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together. If she's not writing, you'll probably find her reading. Riley lives in California with her awesome family, who she is thankful for every day.

Some of Riley's favorite books:
The Nothingness of Ben by Brad Boney
The Return by Brad Boney
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Faith And Fidelity by Tere Michaels

She is also addicted to chocolate and pictures of sexy men. She spends way too much time playing on the internet.

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Angela reviewed her personal copy of Broken Pieces (Broken Pieces #1) by Riley Hart, narrated by Jack DuPont for this post.

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