Publication date: May 27th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
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?
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a little on the short side, but overall I enjoyed reading this story.
Asher Logan quickly became a new book boyfriend for me. He was such a fantastic character and I really thought he stole the show in this one. I was torn at first thinking that she truly belonged with Will but quickly realized that Will was a stepping stone in the path to finding the man that she truly could love and could love her despite her past and her faults… But can’t she get past all the things that are blocking the road to happiness???
Who is she? Well she is Maggie. Maggie having suffered some really crappy things at the tender age of fifteen started to believe that she was no good. She disappointed her family, and spent her whole teenage years being the outcast for something that truly WAS NOT HER FAULT! She has so many dreams as a young girl, but her decisions cost her everything. She’s faced with watching her sister marry the man that she was supposed to have her happily ever after with, but sadly she walked away not just for herself but to prevent Will having to ever know her secrets…
But Asher comes along at the point in time where she may need a savior the most. Asher sees right through her no bull attitude and truly attempts several times to break down her walls. Maggie puts up a fight and ends up hurting herself more in the process. She’s forced to come clean with the past and tell truths that she vowed to bury behind her cold facade. When faced with more drama can Maggie hold it together long enough to see what’s truly in front of her and what she desires more then anything… Love, acceptance and forgiveness… Can she mend the fences that she once mowed down with her reckless behaviors? Or will she end up with what she feels she deserves…
Well I cannot tell you that… You need to read it to find out what happens…
I give Unbreak Me a solid 4 stars. I would have liked to seen a little more development of some of the characters in the book, but overall this is a solid read with a great storyline. Love doesn’t always conquer all but this book sure does prove that theory wrong at times… You will be pleasantly surprised when some of the secrets are revealed in this book, even I couldn’t have guessed… It was heartwarming and funny all at the same time!
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Q: Can you name another Indie Writer/s that inspires you and tell us why they inspire you?
A: I’d have to answer this with a generic “everybody who did it before me.” I definitely wasn’t one of the indie pioneers, and I am so grateful to the writers who blazed the trails and shared their experiences so that writers like me would be brave enough to try it and equipped enough to find success.
Q: Best compliment you have you received about your work.
A: My top favorites are any variation of “it made me laugh” or “it made me cry.” The only thing better than that is when a reader tells me she can’t wait to read it again.
A: I guess that depends on the context. My beta readers and crit partners will read and tell me what didn’t work for them. So often, I’m think, “Yeah, I knew there was something wrong with that, I just couldn’t figure out what!” (I love these people. They truly make me a better writer.) Negative reviews are a little different. Sometimes I read something in a negative review and think, “Yeah, I can work on that in my next book.” And sometimes the negative review isn’t something I can “fix” but just that the reader didn’t like my voice or the story I had to tell. And that’s okay. I write flawed characters; not everyone likes that. I like to include humor; not everyone likes that. And I write really sexy. Trust me, there are plenty of people who don’t like that. One of my favorite quotes is from Dita Von Teese. She said, “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” It’s as simple as that.
Q: Who is you favorite book boyfriend and why?
A: Eric Northman of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Really? Do I need to explain that? LOL.
Q: Of all the stories you’ve written which is your fav and why?
A: UNBREAK ME is definitely my favorite. I’m not just saying that because I’m promoting it. I really believe it’s my best work. It’s definitely the heaviest subject matter I’ve ever dealt with in fiction, and I’m very proud of it.
A: Wait. You want me to choose one? I’m going to cheat and choose one mainstream and one romance. Mainstream, I loved GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. I can’t wait until I have the time to read it again. It was that good. Ditto for my romance/NA pick, EASY by Tammara Webber. I’ll read the both again and again. So good.
Q: Do you have any advice that you would like to impart to aspiring writers?
A: Yes: WRITE. Writers write. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to reach their benchmark for success before you’re “a writer.” That’s BS. A writer is one who writes. It’s an identity, a habit, and a compulsion. Write, write, write, and then read. No need for expensive classes (unless you just want to) or a fancy degree (unless you just want it). Just write and read a ton and surround yourself with people who believe in you and your voice and your dream.
A: What age? LOL. I have many fond memories of my mom reading me Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, then when I was older I loved Judy Blume’s Blubber, then I was obsessed with Anne Rice’s Witching books while in middle school. Again, maybe there are just too many to name?
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and currently holds the title of assistant professor of English at her local community college. Lexi is a proud member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.