A Little Broken

A Little Broken

by Juli Valenti

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Overview

Jessie Braden thought she had it all. A husband, a new baby – her life was on course, exactly what she always wanted…Until one day, she loses everything.
Ruined and broken, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. Unable to cope, she spontaneously packs up and moves across the country, hoping that new scenery will help.
Once in sunny Florida, she finds an apartment and a job but while Jessie is surviving, she isn’t living…until one night she meets someone. Dominick.
Desperate for an escape from the pain of her memories, she relents to his unerring determination and agrees to spend time with him.
Through his patience and understanding, she will learn that she’s not ruined…she’s just a little broken.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148406129
Publisher: Juli Valenti
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 686 KB

About the Author

Juli Valenti grew up in Arkansas and currently resides in Florida with her husband and two boys. Working a full time job, as well as owning her own editing company, along with a full time family, her life is crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Juli is currently working on several other true-life inspired novels.

You can connect with Juli via the following:
www.facebook.com/authorjulivalenti
www.twitter.com/thejulivalenti

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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Be prepared to have your heart torn, then shredded, then trampled on, keep the tissues on hand, and that&rsquo;s just the first chapters. Jessie Braden was young, her life was complete, until that one fateful night that everything came crashing down. A mother&rsquo;s worst nightmare, a wife&rsquo;s tortured betrayal, and a guilt that buried all that Jesse was, followed her day and night. Being alive became Jessie&rsquo;s own personal Hell on Earth, her own brand of punishment. She moved away, left everyone in her life behind and tried to avoid dealing with the past, never letting anyone in until a handsome and caring man with more compassion and heart than anyone Jessie could ever dream of, forced himself into her life. But can Dominick give Jessie the strength to learn to live again, to move on, forgive herself? <b>A Little Broken</b> by Juli Valenti is a tale of rebuilding after a devastating loss, of learning to cope and of learning to give as much as you take. Her writing is emotionally deep, filled with the jagged edges of pain that can bring tears to the eyes of the reader. There is no miraculous turnaround for her main character, Jessie and the well of despair can be frustrating to read, but, that said, is extremely realistic. The patience and support from Dominick felt warm and almost dreamlike, very romantic and over the top. With a supporting cast that brightens each page with their loyalty and support as well as their humorous quips balance the story well as it flows to it final resolve. True romance, damaged characters and all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing read! I read it twice just to make sure I didn't skip any part of the story.  Great story line that I believe that anyone can relate to one way or another.  Exceptional!!
VickiRose1 More than 1 year ago
Everyone who reads my blog knows how much I love my indie authors. This gal is near &amp; dear to my heart, as I've been following her writing progress from the very beginning! I was super excited to read the debut novel, &quot;A Little Broken&quot; by Author Juli Valenti. It did not disappoint!  The book centers around the courageous Jessie who loses someone very dear to her heart.. She leaves everything she knows to start a new life, far away from her old one, in a way to try &amp; help herself cope with all that life has thrown at her.. Her strength is inspiring! She meets the sexy &amp; oh-so-awesome Dominick after work one day.. She does not want to deal with another man in her life but Dominick persists until he gets her to agree to a date... Jessie is drawn to this wonderfully strong man and he is just as drawn to Jessie, helping her bit by bit with her coping &amp; helping her start to smile again.. However, Jessie thinks she might be a little too broken &amp; ends up self-sabotaging the budding relationship.. Will Dominick be strong enough to help Jessie find herself again or will Jessie's troubled past bring her new life crashing to a sudden halt?  You absolutely MUST read this wonderfully written debut novel! Ms. Valenti provides the most meticulous details on her characters and you actually FEEL what they are experiencing! I laughed, cried &amp; gasped throughout this book and was utterly enthralled with the world that Ms Valenti created along with the incredibly expressive characters &amp; the detailed story line! Warning: Keep the tissues handy!  Run out and pick up &quot;A Little Broken&quot; by Juli Valenti today &amp; fall into an enticing &amp; compelling, emotional-laden novel of epic proportions! Platinum Book Reviews gives Juli &amp; &quot;A Little Broken&quot;: 5 Platinum Rings!