Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Beautiful Broken Mess by Kimberly Lauren ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway
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 am in absolute love with this series. Beautiful Broken Rules really made me enjoy all of the characters, but BeautifulBroken Mess made me truly love them.
Jace has been in love with Audrey for years. He knows he made a huge mistake letting her get away all that time ago, but now he's stuck between a rock and a hard place; staying true to his heart or staying true to his brother.
Audrey's entire life has been an uphill battle (in the snow, barefoot, both ways). Regardless of circumstances she perseveres and makes it through college on her own. When she gets accepted to go to school in California, her and Jace end up face to face again and unable to keep their distance.
I want to read this book over and over and over. Jace is amazinggggg. I loved him on the platonic level before-but now? Now, I want to tie him to a bed and keep him for myself. He's hot, sexy, alpha, sweet, caring, and loyal to a fault. He loves Audrey so deeply and trying to overcome their obstacles tears him apart.
"Audrey, there aren't enough nights in a lifetime to get you out of my system."
Audrey was SO strong. She didn't let anyone knock her down. Even when she was turned away and depressed she kept pushing forward knowing she was strong enough to get through whatever life throws her away.
What I really loved about this book was the friendships and loyalty among all of the characters. They were a family and stuck through the thick and thin for each other. All of their faults were accepted, their strengths were embraced, and the love for each other was off the charts.
Beautiful Broken Mess made me feel every emotion possible-I went from wanting to kiss the daylights out of Jace to being ready to punch someone in the face. Get yourself ready for a roller coaster ride with this book. This is an absolute must read!
*Review by Lauren
About the Author:
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
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