Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes: Blog Tour & Review

Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes: Blog Tour & Reviewby E.L. Montes
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult

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.



Alexis says…

I want to start off by commending E.L. Montes for taking a really tough subject (mental illness) and writing a beautiful and touching story. Perfectly Damaged was an accurate portrayal of mental illness and how debilitating it can be. How it not only affects the person who actually has it, but family members and friends who are trying their hardest to help that person overcome their “demons”.

Jenna is 21 years old and suffering from schizioaffective disorder. She definitely feels the highs and lows of depression along with the effects of schizophrenia. Not only does she have to live with a mental disorder, but she lost her sister Brooke, who was also her best friend. Jenna is living at home and pretty much keeps to herself except for her friend Charlie who is the best part of her life. Her parents are totally non-existent. Her mother is an awful excuse for a parent, she is 100% totally unsupportive in Jenna’s plight for getting better and usually does more bad then good. Her dad is too busy heading up his own business to see what his wife is doing to their only child. I actually felt really bad for Jenna throughout the book, I hated that she wasn’t actually living, that she was just stuck at home. She doesn’t even have a license for crying out loud.

Logan has had his fair share of problems as well. Just like Jenna, he has lost a family member and it caused him to completely spiral downward. He finally hit rock bottom and turned his life completely around. Of course he comes across as the total bad-boy with tattoos and a cocky attitude. Don’t even get me started on the super-swoony “special Logan Kisses”. But beneath all of that, was a person who helped turn her life around and put her on the path to recovery.

Jenna and Logan’s initial meeting was a bit of a misunderstanding but what builds is a slow-burn of a relationship. I am relieved that the author did not inject an insta-love affair. You got to feel the emotions that Jenna and Logan go through while establishing a friendship and eventually more. Both of these characters made me so sad for them and thankful that they found each other. I only have one complaint, I wish that we had a longer epilogue. I wanted to see where Jenna were a year from where they were at the end of the book.

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About E.L. Montes

USA Today Bestselling Author, E.L. Montes (Emmy) lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, Alex, and their English Bulldog name Butters. She has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and worked full-time as a Paralegal for over six years. Recently, Emmy made one of the most difficult decisions of her career by leaving her position as Paralegal to focus on her writing fulltime.

Like/love: reading, writing, wine, chocolates, and Starbucks latte/coffee. Spending time with her family and friends; communication with followers/readers. Romance movies, bad reality tv (can’t stay away from it), fashion magazines, and nail polishes (all sorts of colors).

Favorite:
Color: Green
Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Genre of Literature: Everything, from poetry to mystery and of course romance with happy endings, but can handle one without