Devon Ashley Devon Ashley (Goodreads Author)


  born     in Huntington Beach, The United States

  gender   female


  genre     New AdultRomanceFantasy

  influences    Jane AustenJ.K. Rowling

  member since       March 2011

About this author


Ordained awarded 2011 Reader Views First Place for Best Fantasy

Favorite Silly Quote: Cedric didn’t die. Carlisle found him and turned him into Edward.   Interesting Fact: I share my birthday with my favorite author, Jane Austen.


Nearly Broken (Nearly, #1)

 Book Synopsis

We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone? 

Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing. 


Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan’s not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it’s a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can’t bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan’s ever found.

New Adult Romantic Suspense / Dark Realistic Fiction


First of all I’d like to say thanks to Devon and goodreads New Adult book club read it review it scheme for allowing me to read this book.

I loved the story as the author covered a very difficult subject matter ‘Rape and People Trafficking’ in a very sensitive way. Megan a Nineteen year old girl who was kidnapped on her way to school by a people trafficking for sex ring.

Throughout this book Megan’s character development was fantastic because she went from being a scared girl who didn’t trust anyone after her escape from the sex trafficas and believing she had no family, to being a girl that not only learned to trust people to certain a degree but to get into a relationship as well as to find out that she did in fact have a family and boyfriend that love her. 

It was after returning to her family and finding that her name was actually Clair that she found her self being kidnapped again by the brother of the very man who had kept her imprisoned and who she had inevitably killed him. However this even ends up being a fairly happy occasion as she’s saved by the police and reunited with her family and boyfriend.