Broken Pieces by Riley Hart Review


Can three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He’s sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He’s seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rule his own world. He’ll never depend on anyone but himself again.

Three men who couldn’t be more different…and yet, as their lives intersect they find an uncommon balance that calms the storms inside each of them, and ignites fires hotter than they ever thought imaginable.

Told uniquely in three parts and spanning over ten years, BROKEN PIECES is a journey of healing for three fragmented souls, finding love in the unlikeliest of places—with each other.


   Silvana's Review

5+++++ Whole Stars for Broken Pieces


“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?”

“Books, not which affords us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institutions—such I call good books”

Henry David Thoreau

I love a book that stays with me days after I have read it, that leaves me wanting more. There are many reasons why I read and this book has them all! There are hardly any light moments, still it was a pleasure to read,  loved the loyalty, strength and vulnerability displayed by our three protagonists. This is such an emotional read, stories within a story, stories about loyalty, sacrifice, surviving abuse and redemption. Josiah being the center and the heart of this amazing threesome, the glue that finally holds all their broken pieces together.

I am not too big on angst and this book has it in LOADS, yet I have to reiterate how much I loved reading every word. I enjoyed feeling every emotion they went through, also the fact it made me want to cry so MANY times.

Told in three parts, we start the book with young Mateo the son of a gang leader and Josiah an orphan as foster kids living together.  Afterwards they are forced to live on the streets where Mateo realizes the only way he can can save Josiah from a harsh life is by walking away!

Without letting himself look back, he walked away from Heaven and headed back toward Hell.

After Mateo leaves, Josiah lives half a life, an empty shell of a person. He cannot forget Teo and doesn’t try to. In comes Tristan who is just as broken, after a failed attempt on Tristan’s part to pick up Josiah, the two develop a friendship.  So many things happen after this to my favorite trio  and I am so happy we get another book. YAY!!

Looking forward to book 2 yet dreading it at the same time, all these scenarios play in my mind as to the direction the author can take and some of them are unpleasant, I need them to be happy and they need to be happy together!


I really really NEED book two!

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