My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Pretty Broken Girl is the first book in this two part series by Jeana Mann that spans the relationship between Dakota, a girl with a questionable family and Samuel (Sam) – the boy whose family seemingly has everything. They marry young.. way too young and one day Dakota up and leaves Sam with more questions than answers and he is heartbroken and closed off from that point forward. What he doesnt realize is WHY she left and that reason has nothing at all to do with him.
The storyline toggles back and forth between past and present which is roughly 10 years in the future. There is not a great deal of back story, just that the two of them met and married young. I never really felt all that connected to Dakota. She was just a bit flat for my tastes, especially when compared to how alive Sam’s character seemed.
The book was good, if a wee predictable. It was easy to read, the grammar and punctuation seemed spot on and the ending wasn’t just a massive cliffhanger, even though I was convinced it was going to be.
If you are looking for a nice, familiar read that wont set you on fire or wreck your soul… Pretty Broken Girl is one I would recommend. 3.5**** Wickedgoodstars!