My Lea (A Broken Love Story #1) by E. Mellyberry

Book Review #61

Title: My Lea

Author: E. Mellyberry

Publication: Rakyat

Format: e-ARC

Release Date: November 11, 2014

Pages: 328 pages 

 My rating: 5/5

 
A simple girl. 

A broken guy.

One horrible incident.

When Lea Amelia landed her feet in San Francisco for her overseas study, her idea of freedom was simple, like eating junk food ten times a day, sitting in front of the TV in her PJs, or going out late with her friends without the need to check in with her mother constantly.

Then she met Andrew Jaya, her brothers’ best friend. A twenty-two-year-old guy whose physical appearance looked like he was crafted straight from God’s heavenly hands, but possessed a past as bleak as if it was drawn by Evil himself. A conflicted guy who wore sadness like nobody’s business beneath his mask, a perfect-looking mask she slowly peeled away.

He was also the guy who hurt her.
Suddenly, everything about her was no longer simple.

Andrew Jaya had convinced himself that not feeling was good for him. He’d been doing it splendidly for almost his entire life. But that was before his best friend’s sister stepped into his life and ruined it. After weeks of knowing Lea, all of those warm and wonderful feelings he’d long ago denied to himself started to reappear. Problem was, the brighter the light, the bigger the shadows that came with it.
His traumatic past refused to let him go.

When the unthinkable happened, the easiest thing to do was to run. But life often proves that the easiest way is usually the hardest.

Warning: Please be advised this book contains content such as traumatic past and assaults that some readers may find triggering. This book is NOT a Young Adult. Due to its mature content and language, this book is NOT suitable for readers under 18. 
 

  • A story full of ups and downs of the two main characters – Andrew and Lea. It contains a heart breaking accident and Andrew’s past that keeps his demons attached. A plotline that is most definitely worth all my time. 
  • I love all the characters in the story. Most of them are Indonesians that are living in San Fransisco, US so it is very different than anything you have ever read (i think). They too are all so vibrant and full of diversity. I love how strong Lea is through hardships and how straightforward she is most of the time. Andrew can be a really pain in the ass at times – cocky at his best but also sweet and gentle when it comes to Lea. He definitely keeps up a faćade in front of everyone else. 
  • Have I mentioned yet how amazing the plotline is? Let me tell you again, then. It is amazing! It makes you want to keep on reading and leaving all your necessities and worries behind. 
  • I definitely recommend this book! A five star out of five! Okay, that’s all now. I’m off to read the sequel, I Won’t Break. 
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