Monday, May 12, 2014

Perfectly Damaged by EL Montes Reviews and Giveaways

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Author: 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.

T     here with my review for Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes

Buttercup did it again to me!!!!! 5 stars

“No one is normal or perfect like that house you see across the street. Everyone suffers from their own struggles whether they’re big or small. There’s no such thing as having flawless life.”

This book will have you crying, smiling, laughing and so much more. Emmy was able to take you inside of a young girl’s brain and daily life that suffers from schizoaffective. This mental disease that is more common then we realize. To read what it is that Jenna must got through on an everyday bases is heart wrenching to say the least. Knowing that her closes best friend the one that has helped her from the beginning of all of this is no longer there now. She must somehow try to push forward. With the help of her new found friend Charlie (LOVE HER) she is able to make stride in her daily life.
Her home front is somewhat of the normal when you have one parent that will do anything for you and another that could careless for you. With her every day struggles Jenna can no longer attend school like she wishes. Secretly wanting to further her education in helping people that are just like her. She takes out her paintings that she hid after the death of her sister because she was told that she need to start again to help her through this. Standing there looking at the last picture she started she breaks down. All the heartache the memories come flying back in. How she is going to be alone in this world because nobody is willing to stand by her side and help her through the tough times when they hit.

“if only I could peel the top layers of my skin and continue to peel back each layer until there were nothing left beneath the scorching shower but my heart, still beating despite being ripped apart. “

Enter Logan….he also has been hit hard with tough times. The death of his best friend who went through depression has him going through his battles in the head. Spotting Jenna crying he goes to help her without understanding why. Logan doesn’t do the whole let’s get attached live happily ever after. Oh no we keep it moving. So why is he drawn to her? Why is she the one that he thinks about all day and night? Why is she the one that he wants to spend every waking minute with? When she flat out tells him no they can’t be together. He does not expect it. Not until she tells him why. Is Logan strong enough to handle what it is that Jenna has been hiding from him? Can he truly move forward and be with her like his heart wants to.  Knowing about her and her mental state. Is Logan strong enough for the both of them? Or was their love for one another damaged from the start?

How can you not fall in love with these characters! Jenna even with her schizoaffective she is determined to do for herself. She doesn’t hold her tongue for no one because she knows that she has to fight for herself. Charlie you have to love her for her take no shit attitude. Her RPD!!!!!!!  Not only will she dish it out she will take. Headstrong opinionated woman at 4’11. Then there is Logan. What is not to love about this hard working man who lives life every day to the fullest.  Because he knows that there may not be a tomorrow. Just your average young bachelor looking for a good time.  With all these personalities being thrown at you this book will keep you seated to the very end. So grab that wine or coffee and don’t forget the tissues. And please enjoy a book that will leave your heart perfectly damaged for Jenna & Logan.

G’s review of Perfectly Damaged by EL Montes

I received an ARC for an honest review….and honestly, I don’t know how to rate this book…can  you go over 5++++++ stars??  This book was AMAZING!!!! I fell in love so deep with these characters.  They left a mark on my soul!
This was not something I was expecting from EL Montes.  After the Disastrous series, I was a HUGE fan of hers, and she knows it!! 
Reading Perfectly Damaged only took me hours to read, I could NOT put the book down, nor did I want to!!  The story she tells here about a girl who has some serious problems and a boy who doesn’t care about those problems is amazing!
She told a story about a girl with Schizoaffective Disorder.  A subject that should never be taken lightly.  A disorder that is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.  The way her family treats her, mainly her mother, is a bit disconcerting.  She treats her as if she were a leper instead of having a mental disorder.  Jenna had one person in her life who never treated her as if she were different but one day, tragedy struck and she no longer had that one person who understood.  Instead, her sister’s best friend, Charlie, stepped up to the plate.  She treated Jenna like there was nothing wrong.  Didn’t let her mope or get down, always pushed her to go out of the norm.  I adore Jenna’s character.  My heart breaks for her but she’s much stronger than she makes herself out to be.  She’s been put down by her mother for so long, she doesn’t see the positive in herself.  But with Logan’s love and support, she will see that she deserves all that he is and more!
I loved Charlie…that definitely would have been me, doing so much of what Charlie did for Jenna.  Charlie is a crazy chick! I love that she supports Jenna so fiercely.  A friendship like that is not one you find very often.
Now, you have a boy, Logan, who is a major playboy and doesn’t want any kind of commitment in his life.  Until the day he sees Jenna for the first time.  Something inside Logan changes and he can’t get Jenna off his mind.  He is always willing to help her, no matter what the circumstances are.  He’s the truest gentleman when it comes to Jenna.  Logan’s friends are a hoot. 
I loved Santino and his banter!! The way Jenna called him out on his “fake Spanish” was hysterical!! 
Bryson, I adored his character!! He needs to get rid of the “Mega Bitch” and he’ll be even better!
The part of the story that really broke my heart was when Jenna finally remembered what happened to her sister.  OMG!!! Heart Frecking Wrenching!!! Logan’s support of Jenna when she remembered everything was nothing short of amazing!! Have LOTS of tissues for this part!!! I’m warning you!!
Again, this book was simply amazing!! I highly recommend this to the readers!! You will laugh, cry, get pissed…all of it!! 
Please, go out and get this book!! You will not put it down once you start!!
I cannot wait for more from EL Montes!!! #IloveyouEmmy  


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