Sunday, May 18, 2014

Release & Review Tour for PERFECTLY DAMAGED by Author E.L. Montes!

Along with E.L. Montes, we are very excited to share with you her new release "Perfectly Damaged".  Make sure to watch the TRAILER, check out the TEASERS & enter the GIVEAWAY for Amazon Gift Cards below! 

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Author: E.L. Montes
Book Title: Perfectly Damaged
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Stand-alone Novel


Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms.

I know about this illness—very well—because I suffer from it. It’s been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I’ve been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I’m experiencing is even reality.
But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it.
That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don’t want any part of him. I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?
I know the truth—he’ll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.


My blog is lucky enough to be a part of the blog tour for Perfectly Damaged and as soon as I received an ARC I dived right in. The synopsis had me intrigued from the start and couldn't finish fast enough! I am saddened to admit that Perfectly Damaged is the first novel I have read that is written by E.L. Montes. I am officially a HUGE fan now!

Here are my initial thoughts:

I felt that E.L. Montes broached a brave topic and portrayed the condition perfectly. The author incorporated the manifestations of the condition in an appropriate way. I really felt that I was in the mind of an individual who is suffering from Schizoaffective disorder. I was able to get a glimpse of what it is like to live with the condition. I really enjoy reading stories where a character has a unique characteristic about them. It makes me think what is "normal" anyway? Just because someone suffers from a health condition does not mean that they are not entitled to be loved and to find love. I found this story compelling, insightful, realistic, and beautifully written. Overall, the story was executed perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone. This is definitely a novel I would love to have in my paperback collection.

About the story:

The storyline of Perfectly Damaged was unpredictable which kept me intrigued. I was eager to learn just what it is like to suffer from a mental illness. In this case we meet Jenna, she was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder four years ago, and since then she has been battling to find her normal ground. Jenna is currently suffering from the common symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder: hearing voices in her head that try to control her thoughts and actions, as well as, hallucinations. In the midst of everything Jenna is strongly to cope and live with the disorder, but hut first she must conquer the triggers that worsen the condition. As a result of her condition Jenna has become a recluse. That was until she met Logan.

Logan is a part of the team that was hired by Jenna's mother to build a guest house. After Logan having an unexpected encounter with Jenna he became intrigued. Something inside of him that he could not explain drew him to her. He knew that there was something about Jenna that didn't compare to just any girl. She was special and felt the need to cherish her, if only he can admit that to himself first.

Jenna on the other hand, was not interested in love or finding love. She was not ready to divulge her secrets to anyone especially a guy whom she did not trust. One thing that both Jenna and Logan have in common is that they are both drawn to each other. No matter how much Jenna views herself as undeserving for love, she cannot fight these feelings. Her biggest struggle is knowing that one day she will have to share her story and she cannot even begin to broach that topic.

This story shows that anyone can find love and deserves to. No matter if someone is suffering from a condition there is someone for everyone. I must emphasize that this story has so much more depth that I feel that I am downplaying its significance. This is not just a typical story of a girl meeting a boy and living their HEA. I cannot go into too much detail without spoiling the story. All I can say is trust me on this one, it is worth the read! It is by far one of the best novel's that I have read that accurately portrays a mental illness, but in a tasteful, informative way. 


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