Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine

Best Kind of Broken
By: Chelsea Fine
Release date: March 4, 2014
Series: Finding Fate #1


Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can't. And the damage is done. She's hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there's a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more-until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he's right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she'd long buried . . . 

Levi can't believe he's living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple "sorry" won't suffice-not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie's better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she's so close, Pixie's heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear-he can't live without her.

This had all the elements of a really great new adult book.  Chelsea Fine bought you into a world where even if they are broken you can truly see what's really there, and it's real where sometimes words aren't even necessary.  This was a great light, quick, and addicting read that I had to finish before I went to bed the same night.  The writing style was definitely there and I could completely relate and connect with all the characters in the book.

We meet Pixie as she's on her first summer break from college living with her aunt and working at her aunts inn, but so is the one person she though she'd never see again, Levi.  Their connection to one another is undeniable because even when they are yelling at one another or pulling pranks on one another the intensity and passion is still there.  Steaming in the air like a hot sidewalk after a quick rain, after all it is monsoon season where they are.  They try to avoid each other as much as possible but it's something that is definitely difficult to do living in such close proximity and sharing the same bathroom.

They've both lost something dear to them and each other about a year ago before Pixie started college, yes they are very young so it does seem semi highschoolish but again this is new adult and that is definitely what they are new to adulthood, with all the bad and good things that they need to experience coming into adulthood.  There are some rather steamy scenes in this book and they made me just love this book even more because it was done in good taste.  But the bantering back and forth is always what gets me to enjoy a good book I love it when characters actually interact with one another and it's not all in their minds, what fun is that because sometimes you just need to yell at each other because the making up is the best part.

The secondary characters in this book were great too, and how much can you not love that goat hehe.  This is a definite must read if you want something young fun and addicting with all good intentions.  This was a feel good book that bought emotion to you, you can't help but love Levi and Pixie together and their stupidness for fighting their love for one another.  But when it works out, it really works out.  All the people at the Inn are great too and it just made me feel good and I couldn't stop thinking about it even as I awoke this morning.  This book will stay with me for a while because I enjoyed it so much.  Can't wait to see what the next chapter will hold in this series because it will definitely be entertaining.  Handcuffs, mud, the goat lol.

Loved the cover and the setting, thought it was perfect for the book and a great beginning to an entertaining series that had me laughing, tearing up and awwing and ahhing with the best of them.

I received this book from NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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