Along with E.L. Montes, we are very excited to share with you her new release “Perfectly Damaged”. Make sure to watch the TRAILER, check out the TEASERS & enter the GIVEAWAY for Amazon Gift Cards below!
E.L. Montes Book Title: Perfectly Damaged Genre: Contemporary Romance Stand-alone Novel
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 wanting to read an Emmy Montes book for some time and the blurb for this one caught my attention right from the cover reveal and I couldn’t wait to read it. Mental Illness is a tough topic to write about but when done right, like how Ms. Montes did with PERFECTLY DAMAGED, immerses you into a well crafted and beautiful story of love, hope, strength and the freedom of accepting and loving yourself (faults and all).
PERFECTLY DAMAGED is an amazing story about a girl Jenna, who suffers from mental illness, closing herself off to the possibilities of truly living life and finding true love. Jenna has had a tough life at such a young age often times feeling lost, abandoned and alone. I have to say that I adored Jenna from the start. She is tough, a smartass who is on the outside strong, but we get glimpses of the many layers of her and I want to know what’s underneath. As we discover more about her, my heart hurts for her because this is SO real for so many people and it’s a total reality check for those who don’t know the truths behind mental illness, how one can suffer and this story is one that will educate you. What I appreciated even more about the delivery of this book is the messages that can come from this – to be more compassionate, more understanding, patient and kind.
So yes, this is also a love story (not the insta love kind)…and be still my heart but Logan is totally swoon worthy. Logan is the guy that doesn’t do relationships or anything serious but who also has another side of him. This is a man who will show you such a range of depth, emotion and feelings. This is a man that despite his feelings of women and relationships will go out of his comfort zone to understand Jenna, befriend her, be honest and protective. I LOVED Logan – he has a true heart of gold.
E.L. Montes created complete PERFECTION with this book….she got every detail, every feeling and every emotion just right. This was an emotional and realistic look at a girl whose support team was strong enough to seek help and never give up on her; helping her to find the freedom she so deserves. I lived this journey with Jenna, I learned to love and trust in her eyes and this in itself was magnificent.
I get goosebumps all over again writing this review and reliving all of my emotions…this is one of my FAVORITES of 2014 and I think it will be for you too…pick up a copy…you won’t regret it.
Other books by E.L. Montes:http://amzn.to/1japNkE
Buy on B&N: http://bit.ly/1925cFT http://amzn.to/1mhzo90
Buy on B&N: http://bit.ly/1cZP8ZU