Premières Lignes

Premières Lignes – Broken – Nicola Haken

 Bonjour lecteurs et lectrices, j’espère que vous passez un bon week-end!

« Premières Lignes » est un rendez-vous que j’aime bien suivre, initié par Ma Lecturothèque.
Le principe est simple : chaque semaine, citer les premières lignes d’un livre.


C. Broken

  • Premières lignes

« Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. I heard that somewhere once and it stuck in my mind, haunting me, ever since. I often toyed with its interpretation and, now, I have the answer.
The pain is there. It never leaves. Sometimes it’s bearable, but it’s
always there. It’s pecked away at my soul all my life and, finally, it’s won.
I surrender.
It’s taken everything. I am nothing more than a hollow shell. There are no more pieces left to try and put back together. I have nothing else to fight with.
I’m exhausted.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optimal.
Today, I opt to end the suffering. Today, I welcome the pain as it slices into my wrist, knowing it will be the last time. As I watch my tormented life seep from my body in thick, red spirals, a small smile crawls onto my lips.
It’s over.
I’m free.
My body starts to tremble and I lie back in the bathtub, closing my eyes. A rush of peace, contentment, washes over my dying body, cleansing my soul as I drift into the serene darkness, embracing the shadow for the first time in my life.
Forgive me. »

  • Résumé

« When Theodore Davenport decides to switch his mundane job for a career, he walks into Holden House Publishing with enthusiasm and determination to succeed. As he settles into his new role, makes new friends, and dreams of making it to the top, everything is going to plan.

Until he meets James Holden, CEO of Holden House.

James Holden hasn’t been able to stop thinking about his encounter with the timid man he met in a club bathroom last week, and when he discovers the one haunting his dreams is an employee, he can’t seem to stop himself from pursuing him.

Just a little fun – that’s what James tell himself. He can’t afford to care for someone who can never reciprocate, not once they find out who he really is. James believes nobody deserves the burden of being attached to him. He’s a complicated man.

Damaged. Difficult. Demanding.


Is Theodore strong enough to confront James’ demons? More importantly, is James? »

Je vous souhaite de passer un beau dimanche!
A bientôt! ❤

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