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Broken Pieces

(Broken Pieces #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  5,388 ratings  ·  739 reviews
Can three broken pieces make a whole?

Josiah Evans is the orphan who lost both his parents. He’s sweet, shy, and all heart. He wants nothing more than to be loved.

Mateo Sanchez is the son of a gang leader. He’s seen it all, and never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter what it is.

Tristan Croft is the wealthy attorney who clawed his way up from the bottom to rul
ebook, 339 pages
Published February 3rd 2014 by Riley Hart (first published February 2nd 2014)
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~


Three broken pieces....

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Josiah Evans

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Mateo Sanchez

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Tristan Croft

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Part One begins the story of Josiah and Mateo. Josiah and Mateo have both had a hard life. They are 16 and 17 and living with a foster family together. They become friends and over time lovers as well. Josiah is soft, whereas Mateo is hard.

At 18, Mateo is considered a street thug and eventually kicked out Josiah chooses to go with him and runs away from the foster family. Mateo doesn't want for Josiah t
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Un-fucking-believably AMAZING!

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I have sat here, trying to write my review for Broken Pieces and I know my words will never do it justice, I want everyone to read it but I could never convey in just a few words  how immensely powerful this book is and just how much it moved me. How I was so connected to the characters I couldn’t part with my Kindle… not for a moment did it leave my hands and I was compelled to absorb as much of Josiah, Mateo and Tristan and their story as possible. I lived th

2 stars.**Review completed February 26, 2014

I need to find…
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…that hype gene.
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Yes, I did enjoy hyped books in the past but more often than not I feel odd for not liking them. I would love to say…
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…instead I end up like this…
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…highly consternated. It sucks. Adding a book to my TBR pile is like playing the lottery.

Reading is a subjective experience. Even though we’ve read the same book, it happens all the time that we have a different reading experience. That’s the reason why we’re here on GR; to share
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

This was hands-down the most believable menage-as-long-term-relationship book I've read, and it's going on my Unforgettable shelf. Josiah, Mateo, and Tristan complete each other. Their relationship is like a game of chess, all pieces required to play, the queen nothing without the others.

Told in three parts, the book follows Josiah as he meets Mateo in a New York foster home, then five years later as he meets Tristan while feeding birds on a wharf in San Francisco, and

UPDATED Feb. 7, 2014: For those (like me, especially since Josiah and Mateo were so young at the beginning of the book) having trouble putting faces to these three boys, head over to Jess-i-ca's fabulous review to see who she envisioned. I think she nailed it!

There was a lot of happy-hoopla going on with my GoodRead friends for this book when it was first released in February 2014 and that had me excited and convinced me to read this right away. (That and the gorgeous cover photo!) Most said it
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**4.8 Broken Yet Whole Stars**

Continuing on after this point, will result in major SPOILERS...

PART ONE: Josiah and Mateo.
There was something so fucking innocent 
about him. And Mateo wanted that.

Wanted to protect it.

Broken Pieces begins with Josiah, a sixteen year old orphan, living in a foster home. His quiet, vulnerable and keeps to himself...never getting close to anyone. Until he meets Mateo, who also joins the same foster family. Mateo is the opposite of Josiah. His strong, dangerous and
Written February 8, 2014

4 1/2 Stars - stunning romantic - I cried, enjoyed and loved these men and their story

For me is Broken Pieces an "epic", very emotional and from time to time, heartbreaking sad novel. It's a story about a long, and sometimes hard, journey of healing for three fragmented souls. We are told a great LOVE story about three men (in the start boys) over a period of ten years.

This book has maybe been this weeks M/M hype... Rightly so, I think. That hype is this romance s
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
5--It Blew Me Away--Stars!!!

Broken Pieces is the story of Josiah Evans , Mateo Sanchez and Tristan Croft. We’re introduced to each character within three different parts. I honestly cannot believe this is only Riley Hart’s second book. It was so much more emotional than I ever expected. It was a beautiful journey of self-discovery, of second chances, of friendship and love.

Part One: Josiah and Mateo

Josiah (Jay) and Mateo (Teo) met as foster siblings, Jay after the death of his parents and Teo a
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I'm sat here trying my hardest to come up with something clever and sophisticated to show just how much this story affected me and do it justice, and all I can come up with is " OMG!! This totally blew me away"

Yeah, very sophisticated!! But that's exactly what it did to me and I can see that phrase coming up in many more reviews because if it gets to everyone who reads it, the way it got through to me, there's going to be lots more " OMG!'s, Awesome's
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: MM fans of emotional reads.
Shelves: best-of-2015, m-m

5++ Broken and Put-Together Stars!

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Broken Pieces
is one of those emotional and angsty books that grabs ahold of your heart strings from the start, never lets go. In a lot of ways, the book is more than one story...more of three broken pieces that, in the end, make it whole... So, because of the way the book is broken down into three parts, I will too break my review down in similar fashion...


Broken Pieces starts out when Josiah was just 16 years old. He's living with foster parents after l
Emma Sea
Ugh, I can't believe there's going to be another book.

I am the outlier for this. I did not enjoy it. Josiah is a giant woobie. They're all woobies. I am a crier by nature, but my heartstrings were not jerked once.

Additionally, I don't like the whole "you're not healed and whole until you are the receiving partner in penetrative sex" trope, which this belabored ceaselessly, to the very end.

In no way is this poorly written: its appeal just missed me.

Not my book.
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
I know I’m late to the party on this one, but when this book was released, I was equal parts excited and nervous. You see, M/M/M doesn’t always work for me. I think I can count in one hand how many I’ve read so over time this book got lost in the black hole that is my TBR list. I finally decided to read, and I’m so glad that I did.

This book is broken down into three different sections:

*Josiah and Mateo
*Josiah and Tristan
*Tristan, Josiah, and Mateo

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In part one, we are introduced to Josiah and Mate
Gosh, what to write about this book? It was totally different than I expected, but I absolutely loved it. What a great story.

Three men, all broken in their own unique way, coming together for a perfect fit.

Josiah was awesome. He was vulnerable and just an all around nice guy. But the best part about him is that, even if it made him uncomfortable, he would take chances and make moves to get what he truly wanted. He didn't need material items to make him happy and he gave himself, 100% heart and
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

**5 Break My Heart and Put It Back Together Stars**

Run and get this book!!! Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Just drop whatever you're doing and read this NOW.


Review to follow after I come down from this phenomenal book high!

UPDATE: 3/6/2014

Ok, there's no way I could write a review of this book that would do it ANY justice. So I'm just going to get to the point and say what needs to be said...

Tanu Gill
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Its hard for me to put into words how much I loved this book!
What depiction of characters!! I could see the 3 main characters in front of me! A wonderful story, that had me reeled in until I just HAD TO finish it! :-P
I have no complaints with the writing or grammar or anything there could be! A perfect read from one of my favorite authors! And this makes me a very happy person!!:-D
I'm not sure about my luck lately with picking up sad books. Situations are sad. Protags are sad. Reader is sad. :(

This story a good foundation for their relationship and I while liked the history between Josiah and Mateo and later is all kinds of depressing. Even when things are going well I was on edge waiting for the hammer to fall. Maybe that's why I couldn't really sink into this one...I was too tense.

I will say that the menage really works here. Broken pieces that are definit

Edit Dec. 5, 2016

Just finished listening to the audiobook and Riley Hart and the amazing narration of Jack DuPont blew me away a second time.

This very unique menage is truly unforgettable.


I'm just blown away! That. Was. Unbelievable!

Can you lose touch with reality while reading a book? Can you even forget to eat and to drink and can you stay up half of the night because you just can’t put the book down?

Broken Pieces is one of those unique books.

It’s told in three parts and spans ten yea
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I love ménage stories, they are my absolute favorite kind of story to read.
So I gobble up all the ones I find, but I can say I have never read one that was quite like this one.
There are books that somehow just stay with you, at least that's how it is for me, the first book I remember really leaving an impression on me, even now, decades later was Where the Red Fern Grows, there have been a few more over the years like Ravages and now this one, Broken Pieces.
I can't always remember the whole st
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Appropriately Named Stars

Wow! I am not even sure where to start, so I will start at the beginning.

“We might be broken in so many ways, but together, we’re whole.”

Mateo and Josiah meet when they are placed in the same foster care house. Josiah is innocent and a people pleaser. Mateo is from a gang and is only trying to survive.

Despite being so different Josiah and Mateo become friends, and eventually lovers. Mateo is forced to leave the house due to some bad decisions and Josiah decides t
Marte - Thunderella
Buddy Read April 7-8 with the gorgeous girls here

*************WARNING SPOILER ALERT*********
***************and rant alert*************

Sooo, I guess I'm one of the few who does not swoon over this book. *big sigh*

This was both a good and bad read for me. 3 stars was all I could rate it. Why? Read on.

It got that "many" stars, because I really, really liked part one with Josiah and Mateo. It was a beautiful story about two lonely boys/young men who connected sharing a room in a foster home, and fou
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3 Sad, but really hot Stars ♥♥♥

Ahhh!! I absolutely hate when I end up not completely loving a book others really seem too. But unfortunately it happens. And in this case, I ended up not loving this book as others did. But I did end up somewhat liking it.

This story starts off with a sixteen year old Josiah Evans, and a seventeen year old Mateo Sanchez. Both of them are in foster care and end up in the same home. They both are completely different, but share a common bond of loss. They also sh
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Wasn't so bad*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱
This review is mostly for me to remember the details; meaning it's long

To be frankly honest, this book wasn't so bad. It surprised me though, that the relationship I desired the most where Mateo and Tristan. There was just something between them that pulled me. Overall, I don't normally read menages, and I believe this is my first M/M/M, so it's wasn't just a waste of time. The characters were likable; I had respect for them and I understood their de
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, ebook, bgirls

Review by The Blogger Girls.

There are so many things I loved about this fabulous story. It is told in parts, over a long period of time, and each chapter is told from a different character perspective, which ended up being one of the things I loved about it.

In Part I, Josiah and Mateo meet as foster siblings in their teens. Their unlikely friendship grows and eventually turns into more. Each of them has issues, but we get to see them grow as they naturally gravitate towards one another becoming
I've been delaying this book... I knew that it would be emotional, I thought that I would cry and feel devastated! So when I decided with some friends to buddy read this book, I was prepared! But to be honest, I didn't drop one single tear!

This is the story of three men: Josiah, Mateo and Tristan! Each one of them has a very sad and dark past... The book is divided in three parts, and we can read different POV's from the three MC's, wich is very interesting, so we can follow what goes in their
5 BIG stars for this wonderful story

It was the second male/male book I've read, after Lover at Last.

It was also my first menage male/male and I must say I really loved it. I was mesmerized by all three characters.

Even if it was a painful story, it was really deep and it made my heart LIVE their stories.

Josiah, Mateo and Tristan had such a great connection.
*Glass sees cover*


*Glass clicks on the book link. Her heart starts beating really fast.*


*Glass reads book summary*


*Returns after cold shower. Takes a deep breath...*

☆ Todd
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Pounding. Throbbing. Pulsing. Thudding.

No, ladies, get your minds out of the gutter. I'm talking about *heart*, which this book has a whole lot of.

This has to be the very best ménage book that I've ever read. You generally get story lines like, they meet, they do it, then they do it again, and again, and again, rinse and repeat, happily ever after. This is NOT that story, for which I am immensely grateful.

Is there sex? Yes. Is it hot? No comment (pronounced 'oh hell yes'). Does it ever leave y
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
3 Could Have Been Sooo Good Stars

“Emotions don't play by rules. That's what makes them so incredible.”

And these are my emotions while reading this book...

Yeap, this deflating balloon explains my emotions perfectly. They started strong and then went on to slowly fade to non-existence.


This was the part of the book I was more invested in. We meet a 17 year old Mateo and a 16 year old Josiah recently placed in a new foster home. An actually decent one, with two peop
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Barbara by: Ingie
Shelves: wow, m-m, hot, br

“Maybe most things, the important things, don’t really have to make sense. Maybe they just are.”

3 Souls broken in so many ways.

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Bits and pieces of their life that they kept locked so far inside of their souls until ….they found each other! Mateo and Tristan both have pieces of Josiah that the other doesn’t! Perfection!

Josiah Evans – Sweet, pure .
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Mateo Sanchez - Protective
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Tristan Croft – Commanding
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The story is unique, build in a timeline that captures you to each part of
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: man-oh-man
2.5 Disappointing Stars
My reaction to Part One

Then Parts Two and Three happened

The story started off so strong and I was loving me some Teo. The way he and Josiah met and the relationship they had was amazing, I loved reading about it and seeing how they grew from that relationship. I was excited to be reading the book and really interested in where Tristan came in. Welp...then Tristan came, you know, years later after Josiah decided to be a little bitch (yep I went there). I started to hate J
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Riley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She's a hopeless romantic. A lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together. If she's not writing, you'll probably find her reading.

Riley lives in California with her awesome family, who she is thankful for everyday.

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