Author: E.L. Montes
Book Title: Perfectly Damaged
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I have been waiting for Perfectly Damaged for what seems like forever and let me say….I am thrilled that we had to wait because E.L. Montes has executed it, well Perfectly. I truly appreciate the amount of time and effort that it took for her to write this book, the hours of research that she put in must have been extensive because she nailed this subject.
Jenna is a young girl, she is schizoaffective, she is a mess. She is haunted by her condition (which she hates it being referred to as) and by her past. Jenna has her good days and her bad. She keeps herself sheltered from the world, she feels that no one will want her or have to deal with her because of who she is. This just broke my heart. Jenna is one of those characters that you just want to reach in and hug and comfort her.
I found this an interesting way for Jenna to describe her feelings..
“It’s flawless on the outside. Every brick neatly stacked, every corner properly secured. Every shutter handpicked. Every rose planted in its rightful place. It’s fucking perfect. But what happens when the walls can no longer hold up, when they can no longer contain all the demons inside? Do they just explode from the pressure, finally setting free everything that’s been imprisoned inside?”
While Jenna is struggling with herself and her horrific relationship with her mother…
For me, moving and ignoring the animosity that exists between my mother and me only darkens my soul and reaffirms my mother’s rejection.
…she meets Logan, the sexy contractor that will be working at her house. Logan is OMG sexy, tattoos, muscles (YUM). Jenna finds herself drawn to him but doesn’t want to pursue anything. Logan is funny, confident, and a little bit cocky (it just adds to his overall charm). He is curious about Jenna, he wants to know more about her.
In the past Logan has been sort of a loner, no relationships for him. He seems to be happy with the lifestyle that he is living.
“Mark my words. I will never be that strung out over a girl. Ever.”
Now that he has met Jenna will that change? They both battle with the feelings that they have for one another, not understanding it in the least.
“He bothers me. I know nothing about him, so how the hell could be make me feel so alive, so at peace, so…safe?”
This was one of those “relationships” that you just can’t help but love. The attraction between them is obvious, well at least it is to everyone around them. They just blended so well together, it was an easy flowing friendship.
“Logan is there, wearing nothing but swim trunks that hang deliciously from his hips. I knew he was in great shape by the way his clothes fit him, but I wasn’t expecting GI Joe physique.”
Jenna does not tell Logan what is going on with her. She keeps those walls up and guards herself at all times. She just can’t help wanting to be around him.
I want him to make me smile, make me laugh, and bring back the side of me I’ve missed for so long.
Along the way Logan starts to pick up on certain things that she says or mannerisms that she has, especially when she says things like…
“Unfortunately, my thoughts are usually drowned out by others.”
Logan is so patient with Jenna, swoon worthy guy right here. He is there for her ALL of the time, whenever she needs him. He finds himself falling further and further.
Jenna is the kind of beautiful that can transform a non-believing man like me into a man who wants more. A man who can fall hard, stumbling over his own two feet because he’s so tangled up in her.
I want her to be surrounded with brightness in her life. I want her to fight through the darkness and find her light someday.
Will the secrets of their pasts, presents, and future allow them to be together or are they doomed to be Perfectly Damaged? Can the truth come out and not get in the way of what they have? This story will break your heart, make you laugh, make you cry, and make your heart sing!!
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