Spectacularly Broken

Sage C. Holloway
Spectacularly Broken
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Loose Id
Release Date
March 2015
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, New Adult

Turns out naked and hungover on the floor is not the most strategically sound place to be when your dad comes home early. Take it from someone who learned the hard way: nineteen-year-old Lysander Shepherd – son of movie stars, spoiled brat, enthusiastic proponent of drugs and orgies... and now, unwilling resident of Oak Hill Manor, a retreat for troubled teenagers.

Before he knows what's happening, his designer duds have been switched for tie-dye shirts in therapy team colors, and he is surrounded by an assortment of misfits: a timid nerd, a mute girl, a hyperactive kid... and captivating loner Cai Fields, who is admittedly pretty hot, but seems to hate the world in general and Lysander in particular.

Soon Lysander struggles with lies, withdrawal, and several uncomfortable revelations that he never intended to make, but he also gains surprising amounts of support right in the middle of secret late-night parties, fisticuffs over doing the dishes, and, of all things, croissant blackmail. Even as Cai and Lysander finally give in to the irresistible attraction between them and make a grasp for happiness, their darkest secrets remain – secrets with the power to destroy everything they've fought so hard to have.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Jun 01, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
225 people found the following review helpful
Lysander Shepherd is used to partying hard to disguise the pain in his heart. When his father sends him to a retreat for troubled teens, Lysander's world suddenly expands beyond his own selfish needs.

In SPECTACULARLY BROKEN, author Sage Holloway takes spoiled Lysander and gives him a new chance at life courtesy of an identity swap with his cousin.

As Haze Montgomery, Lysander gets none of the benefits from his normally pampered lifestyle. Instead, it puts him on equal footing with Cai Fields.

This m/m story is full of emotion and angst since we can certainly refer to the main characters as "broken." The storyline focuses on the healing process and the consequences of the identity swap.

Cai and Haze grow closer together until a tragic accident changes everything. Will the two be able to pick up the pieces and start again or is their relationship too fractured?

The fantastic character development along with a fresh storyline make this story earn top marks. While it will make the mother in you want to pull out the soap and wash out some mouths, it was still a great story.
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