Sunday 12 January 2014

Review & Giveaway ~ A Little Broken by Juli Valenti.

Title: A Little Broken.
Author: Juli Valenti.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Release Date: October 22, 2013.

Purchase Links: Amazon ; B&N ; Kobo ; Smashwords

Jessie Braden thought she had it all. A husband, a new baby – her life was on course, exactly what she always wanted…Until one day, she loses everything.

Ruined and broken, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. Unable to cope, she spontaneously packs up and moves across the country, hoping that new scenery will help.

Once in sunny Florida, she finds an apartment and a job but while Jessie is surviving, she isn’t living…until one night she meets someone. Dominick.

Desperate for an escape from the pain of her memories, she relents to his unerring determination and agrees to spend time with him.

Through his patience and understanding, she will learn that she’s not ruined…she’s just a little broken.


A Little Broken was heart-breaking, beautiful, inspirational and just plain perfect. Words won’t do justice to how much I felt this book and how much I loved it. I could have read this book in one sitting, I was enjoying it that much, but I had to keep forcing myself to stop, because I didn’t want this book to end. I could have read Juli Valenti’s incredible writing for weeks and not got bored.

The book starts off in an emotional style. The worst thing Jessie could have ever imagined has happened and the opening chapters could bring anyone to tears. It’s worth noting that the issues dealt with in the opening of A Little Broken could feel a bit too grim for some readers but the author handles them flawlessly.

The rest of the book focuses on Jessie’s road to recovery and it’s a poignant tale. Dominick, who she meets along the way, is probably one of my favourite male characters I’ve ever read. He was sweet and thoughtful and hot and I definitely wish I knew someone like him! I loved all the less involved characters too – Jessie’s boss especially.

A Little Broken was an extremely moving story. However, not all of it will have you sobbing into your tissues. There’s some humour, romance and some saucy scenes thrown in there too and everything just worked. Nothing felt rushed, or unrealistic. It all felt believable, and that just made me immerse myself in it even more.

Every now and again, I find a book which just blows me away. A Little Broken did exactly that. It was stunningly written, very thought-provoking and a truly touching story.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review also posted on Goodreads ; Amazon UK ; Amazon

About the Author:

Juli Valenti grew up in Arkansas and currently resides in Florida with her husband and two boys. Working a full time job, as well as owning her own editing company, along with a full time family, her life is crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Juli is currently working on several other true-life inspired novels.

Connect with Juli: Facebook ; Twitter ; Goodreads


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  1. Girls Heart Books and Juli Valenti would like to thank you for being a part of this blog tour. <3

    1. No problem - thanks to you too! It's been a great tour.


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