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Author: E.L. Montes
Book Title: Perfectly Damaged
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.
I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.
But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.
That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?
I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.
*****5- Unbelievably Moving -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
As I drift into my short coma, I wish, as I have many nights before, that I won't wake, that I'll vanish in my sleep because it's the only way to just forget.
To never again...feel.
It is sooo very hard to wrap up what I'm feeling after finishing this book in just a small review. This book will definitely put you through the emotional ringer with everything involved in this story- it's gutwrenching & heartbreaking, sweet & funny, frustrating & devastating, and yet it's also incredibly hopeful. Reading Jenna's struggles was so very hard, yet necessary to understand her story. Logan was just...well, exactly what she needed-even if she didn't see that. And Charlie while was brass, crude, and quite frankly-hilarious, she was extremely loyal, compassionate, and steadfast. E.L. Montes writing style forced you to feel exactly what she wanted you to, more than once I had tears streaming down my face. Simply put, it was a powerful read.
If I don't allow any emotion into my heart and soul, I have a better chance of surviving. Well, more like existing in this cruel, fucked-up world. In the end, it's the only way to protect myself.
I'm gonna kept this brief and skip the part where I normally do an overview of the story. Everything you need to know going into this you can read in the synopsis, other than that, it's best to just go into this blind to feel the full effects of the story as it unfolds. You have to experience each situation as it comes to understand what the characters are really going through and face the emotions it will draw out of you head-on. And believe me when I say, it will pull some pretty heavy feelings front. But rest assured, you will not be buried under the despair- the author weaves levity throughout the book quite beautifully. It doesn't take away from the seriousness of what is going on, it just gives your heart a momentary break from time to time.
He makes me feel young. I know that may sound ridiculous because I'm only twenty-one, but the past few years have aged me in inexplicable ways. But Logan, he makes me feel my age. I feel vibrant, alive when I'm with him.
The only thing missing from the story, and this is just for me personally, was an epilogue. The book didn't necessarily need it- and all things considered, I wasn't expecting it to be wrapped up in a pretty little HEA with a bright shiny bow, I didn't feel like the ending left me hanging either, I just would have liked to see where everyone ends up down the road. I have never felt so invested in someones outcome before and that's saying something about how truly amazing this author is in my eyes. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who likes some meat and grit to their romances, and to be surrounded by some pretty phenomenal characters. E.L. Montes has certainly gained a lifetime fan outta me with this one and I am very much looking forward to reading more from her.
I want to drown in this small world created with Logan. I want to breathe it all in, let it fill me up, and drift away. I don't care how much it will burn or the amount of time I have left before my lungs stop working. I want to just feel this way for as long as I can.