Review: Broken Ornaments by Angie M. Brashears

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☆☆➹⁀☆3 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

What it’s about:

Never have I ever Series

It all starts with an ask. One little question.
Never have I ever….
Innocuous enough. Pretty tame in fact for a pop-up ad boasting the F#ck It List, Christmas Edition, yet it’s as maddening as a clue to the New York Times crossword puzzle. As if under a spell, I click the link and fill in the blank.
Never have I ever…been this broken at Christmas.
Not quite the answer the asker intended, I’m sure.
Instead of some light shopping for my Maisey this holiday season, I find myself searching for tips on how to get a restraining order enforced.
My finger hovers over the keys, threatening to hit send.
It drips of self-pity, yet I’m too cracked to ask for anything other than to be fixed this holiday season.
Signed,
Broken Ornament.

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My Thoughts:

Broken Ornament is a holiday spin-off to Angie M. Brashear’s novel, Dots. This sweet novella is best appreciated if you’ve previously read Dots. Some of the story references won’t make much sense otherwise.

Broken Ornament features Jason, Casey, and Maisey. Jason Baxter thinks he is gifting someone their “never have I ever” wish from Mason’s F#ck It website, however it is not clear who is saving whom in this dreams-do-come-true holiday tale. The story is to the point, and it is filled with characters you’ll love to love or hate: an abusive ex-husband, an adorable four year-old, and a neglected orphan who is looking for a family.   At times, I found it a little too sweet for my taste, and it does involve insta-love.

Overall, Broken Ornament is a holiday story that will steal your heart.

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