Title: Broken (Lunch Break Series)
Author: Stephanie Nicole Norris
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Broken" by Stephanie Nicole Norris....
"Relationships always start out rosy in the beginning, but they never last that way. At least this is what Marissa thought as she watched Nathaniel preparing to go out to God knows where at 11 o’clock at night. What used to be love had turned into regret — to the point that Marissa often despised being around him. Sure, they’ve had their break-ups and their make-ups. But this relationship had grown stale, boring, and sometimes depressing, and Marissa wanted out.
Now Joe, on the other hand, was handsome, flirtatious, and older. He had Christian values and knew what he wanted out of life. Marissa couldn’t deny his obvious charm and magnetic pull towards her and she wanted to find out what being with him was like. However, being a Christian woman herself, her morals wouldn’t allow her to cheat on Nathaniel, even if their relationship was practically over. Or maybe she could get a taste just once. Nathaniel didn’t have to know, and God would forgive her, right? The struggle between knowing when a relationship has run its course or when it’s time to stand strong is real. Is the grass really greener on the other side?"
"Broken" was just that...a 'Lunch Break Series' that gave you food for thought where we find a nice well written short story mainly around just a few people...Marissa, Nathaniel and Joe. I liked the thought pattern of this author letting us see people down and out but in the end trying to turn their life around. Hopefully that remains to be seen but we know that if it is to be it will be done. The ending kind of made me think will this really happen for Marissa and Nathaniel? Since this is a 'Lunch Break' I can see we will just be left wondering was Marissa celebrating too early? We can always hope it all comes out well for these two. Well done to the author!