Title: Starting from Broken
Author: F.T. Zele
Genre: Adult, Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2015
Photography by: Elena Dimitraki
Cover Design by: Helen Williams from All Booked Out
Raised in the system, Liz Murphy longed for the day that she would have a family of her own to care for, to love.
Happiness is just within her reach when tragedy strikes, ripping everything away, leaving Liz so hopeless and desperate that she attempts the unthinkable….
Braxton Wright cares only for three things: his bars, making money, and his mother. He doesn’t do relationships, stays far away from girls that need anything other than one night. Meeting Liz leaves him conflicted; wanting to know her, to keep her, but scared she will crack the foundation he’s sacrificed so much to build.
As Liz learns to live again, Braxton’s life shatters, leaving him in a million pieces.
Could love be enough to bind two broken people, or will the world succeed in tearing them apart…
I'm going to start my review by thanking Ms Zele, this is one of the most powerful and heartbreaking (then heart-warming) stories that I've read in a long time! The leading lady, Liz Murphy, was used to being alone and feeling unloved so, of course, she grew up longing for a family of her own, she met her husband and her little world was perfect....until his life was cruelly cut short and Liz was all alone again with only her best friend Sophie to support her. She then decided that nothing was worth the pain so she retreated into a grief stricken shell where nothing seem possible...so she attempted to end it all. Sophie decided that she wouldn't let Liz wallow in her depression anymore so drags her slowly back to life...enter Braxton!
Braxton was also operating in self-destruct mode, with a long string of meaningless one night encounters and working towards a full breakdown. There was only one woman that mattered to him and she was his sole focus. He had no time to even entertain the thought of a relationship.
This book was written in an educated and emotive fashion. I adored the secondary characters (Sophie and Travis) they provided the much needed softer side to the story. I find myself in a bit of a quandary here...I'm in love with the story and the characters, its exceptionally well written and the internal narratives provided by both characters gave you a greater insight into their feelings. Here lies the problem...How on earth with Zele manage to top this with her next novel!!!
5 stars!! If I could award more here...I would! very well done Ms Zele!
F.T. Zele lives in Southern California with her Husband and 3 Sons. When she is not writing, you can find her on Swoon Worthy Books posting updates on books and Authors, and let’s not forget about the Man-candy. She is taking her passion for books and making it her reality with writing, bringing these voices to life. She loves interacting with others talking about great Books and Book Boyfriends. She has a weakness for Sour Patch Kids and has inappropriate fun when she is having her wine at night tweeting her thoughts. She also likes to make up words. The best word to describe her is Winetastic!