A Broken Series Novella
by Maegan Abel
Available Dec. 8th, 2014
Before Perfectly Broken, before a beautiful relationship can start, the bond that solidifies who Lili and Zane are together must form. Beginnings are always the first step in building something stunning, something undeniably perfect…
The first holiday…
Things are tense between Zane, Lili, and Tish. They’re all still adapting to living in the house, Zane’s divorce has just been finalized, and he’s pissed off at the world. A bright light, however, shines in his world of darkness. Will the person he’s hated since their first meeting be the one to help him turn things around?
The second holiday…
One year later, we find a much more settled family. Zane and Lili are falling into a pattern, learning to trust and lean on one another, but one wrong move, just the tiniest of slips, could ruin what is finally feeling solid for the both of them.
The beginning of tradition…
New Year’s Eve brings a fresh start, a chance to wipe the slate clean and begin again. Knowing your history, and where you come from, might be all that keeps you going when your whole world falls apart.
The strength of the holidays, family, new beginnings, and acceptance, is how their broken pieces begin to glue themselves back together again, if only for a little while…
For fans of the Broken Series, this is a must-read. We know what Zane has gone through with Lizzie and Adam, but this novella dives deeper into the emotion that he felt at actually seeing them together, and how he felt dealing with them at Christmas, and how hard it was for him. We get a better understanding of what drives Zane’s behavior, and the reasons behind his bitterness and anger.
What surprised me the most was seeing the relationship between Lili and Tony. They were much closer than they appeared in the first two books in this series, and it’s obvious that Tony wanted much more with Lili than she was willing to give, which led to her ending things with him.
While this is a novella, it goes deeper into the characters that we have grown to love than you would normally expect. I enjoyed seeing how Zane and Lili were so open with each other, which led to them becoming best friends; they were able to tell each other things about themselves and their pasts that no one else knew. For me, it showed that where they eventually took their relationship is exactly where it needed to go. 5 well-deserved stars.