Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Beautiful Broken Mess Review + Giveaway

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Jace Riley’s close connection with his identical twin brother, Jaxon, is put to the test when he tries to choose between keeping his promises and following his heart. Is this girl that still haunts his dreams, even after four years, really worth it? Jace can’t help but wonder if he made a huge mistake all that time ago when he let her walk into someone else’s arms, especially since that someone was his twin.
Audrey Mills often wonders at what point she should throw her hands up in defeat and allow all of the horrible circumstances of her life to overtake her. Despite the demons she has faced, however, something inside her won’t give in. When she leaves her small town in Texas to attend college in California, Audrey runs into the one guy who could make her or break her. But is the past they share too painful for them to overcome?
This is the second book in the broken series. While each book can stand on its own, it's recommended you read Beautiful Broken Rules before Beautiful Broken Mess.
New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.  

 I gave Beautiful Broken Mess 4.5 stars. This was a nice follow up to one of my ultimate favorites, Beautiful Broken Rules. I was really happy to see Jace get his happily ever after. I went back and reread all the Audrey parts from book one to prepare myself for book two, and I was not too excited to read it. However, once I started the book, I couldn’t escape anymore. I started around one in the morning and then finished it around four in the morning. There was just so much angst and miscommunication, that I kept turning the page only to see them solve problems and then immediately create new ones. It was beyond infuriating, but we all know I really do love the angst.

I love, love, love Jace. He’s the more quiet one out of the trio of hot boys. He seems to be the most level-headed and responsible. He really is, except when it comes to Audrey. When they first meet at the beginning of the book, Jace already had me swooning, then all of a sudden I wanted to drop-kick him for being such an idiotic guy. But, I mean he was young… And he’s a guy… Seriously though, I could only give him so many free passes for being an idiot. Well, fine I gave him a couple extra because he’s a hot idiot. Audrey, his counterpart, needs to be wrapped up in a Jace blanket and hidden from the world. How can someone go through so much and still be able to love like she does? It’s amazing. Her strength is unreal. I admired her and shocked myself by falling in love with her. She went for what she wanted, and behaved like a normal girl in her shoes would. Their relationship was ridiculously confusing, but at the same time I found it strangely normal for their age. It was like one step forward, ten steps back. Talk about facepalm…

I was sooooo happy that we got to see Jax and Emerson as much as we did in this book. I wasn’t expecting it, but we basically got to see the continuation of their story here in Beautiful Broken Mess. Of course, we also get to see more Cole and Quinn cuteness. I was satisfied with the way both relationships progressed. And we get to meet Lane *swoon*. He is the second best thing that happens to Audrey (the first being Jace of course). Kimberly Lauren needs to stop hogging all the sexy guys in her books. Seriously. I can’t wait for his story.

 I'm a wanderer, an adventurer, a traveler. I want to see it all. I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list. "She travels the world & home is always in her heart." Lately if I'm not traveling or chasing a toddler, I'm writing. Which is weird because I hated writing in college. Oh wait, that's because that was boring. Who really wants to sit there and cite all your sources into APA format? Not this girl. Writing for yourself is enjoyable and cathartic. Please try it. Then tell me about because I love indie authors. When I was 19, I packed up and followed my high school sweetheart from Texas to California. We had a blast living it up in San Diego. Four years later we made a crazy decision and packed up again and moved to Germany. What? Yep, you read that right. Guess what? Best decision ever! We OWNED Europe. For three years we saw as much as we possibly could. We lived an hour outside of France, a couple from Switzerland and Italy. Most amazing time of my life. Please go out there and see the world, you won't regret it. After Europe we moved back to California, and for now we're just debating our next adventure. I earned a degree in Child Development. And now I write novels. Makes perfect sense! I write because I walk around all day with these stories in my head. It's nice to be able to get them out of my head in an organized fashion. I hope that someone out there enjoys them, because I have enjoyed so many others'.

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