Book Review: Full Circle by Riley Hart

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Full Circle
Author: Riley Hart
Series: Broken Pieces #2
Heroes: Tristan/Josiah/Mateo
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 229 Pages
Publisher: Riley Hart
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Nothing in life is ever easy, and no one is more painfully aware of that than Josiah Evans, Mateo Sanchez, and Tristan Croft. They know what they want—each other—but with three people as broken as they are, all those pieces aren’t so easily mended.

Josiah is their glue. All he wants is to give his men what they need.

Mateo wants to absolve himself of his sins. To be worthy of love and to protect it.

Tristan must let go of his past, must learn how to need, and what it really means to take care of someone.

To keep the balance intact, they all have their roles to play. But what happens if the balance shifts? What happens when someone doesn’t play the right part? If one of them falters, they all feel the strain.

The only way to complete their full circle is for all their pieces, despite the curves and rough edges, to fit together perfectly. To do that, Josiah, Mateo, and Tristan must learn to get over the pasts that have defined who they are. And when an old enemy returns and threatens the foundation of their new life, decisions will be made, and boundaries will be tested that could change their lives forever.

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Review: The guys are back again in this story. They’re still adjusting to being together, though the main struggle now is with Tristan and Mateo since their involvement would cause problems for Tristan at work. Tristan is still getting used to his feelings for Mateo and Josiah, while Mateo is having a rough time getting around the guilt over his past. It seems to be shoved in his face no matter how much he tries to leave it in the past.

Meanwhile, Josiah is holding the three together while he gets the new coffee shop restored and ready for business. These guys are really great together when everything is going ok. But, they start to apart a little more each time something arises, and there’s a lot of stuff that happens to cause them problems.

I loved the first book and seeing how these guys came together and what they went through. However, I was a little disappointed this time around. It was still great seeing them all again, but their issues seemed to surface and everything that we already know about them is discussed over and over again throughout this story. It just felt a little too repetitive and pulled me away from the story. Unfortunately, here, there are three guys giving their thoughts, so it really drug out for me at times, and I found myself skimming for dialog among all of the rehashing.

We get to see a little bit of Ben again, but I found his role in the final showdown a bit disbelieving. Everything wraps up nicely though, and the guys all realize what’s important as their relationship is once again brought full circle.

I’m a huge fan of Ms. Hart’s writing, and aside from the too heavy discussion, too little dialog/story movement, it was very well written. While I love this threesome and the dynamics of their relationship, I think I am ready for a little one on one, so I’m super excited to jump into Ben’s story.

Overall Impression: It was good

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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