Thursday, August 22, 2013

[Review] Beautiful Broken Rules - Kimberly Lauren

Released: July 9th, 2013

What happens when you create rules to keep others out?

One thing Emerson Moore has come to terms with is that she is the school slut. She knows her way around a frat house and how to get what she wants. She doesn't make excuses for her actions and she doesn't pretend to be anything different. She is who she is and with that she knows how to have a good time. She's made rules to keep her relationships at bay and avoid the demons of her past.

When her best friend, Cole has his two friends from back home move in with him she begins to think she has met her match with Jaxon Riley. Jax is the perfect mixture of tattooed muscle and sweet-talking mouth. With "hand" written notes, a voice that exudes sex and knowing just how to get under her skin, Jaxon learns how to break all the rules. But will he just end up breaking her heart anyway?

You're my heart. You don't walk away from your heart.

You know when I start a review with a gif means I'm gonna love it. This book turned me into such an emotional, sobbing mess. I was on the bus touring Europe while I read this and I was blubbering like a baby. It was that fucking good.

I kind of miss reading the normal romances. Lately, I've been reading books with way too complicated plots, even though they were awesome plot twists, but it's nice taking a more chill kind of book.

Beautiful Broken Rules surprised me. I really wasn't expecting that much. Honestly, the cover didn't look too convincing that it'd be a great book but I was proven wrong. Thank God. This book was hilarious, sweet, funny, exciting, saddening, depressing, angering, EVERYTHING!

It's kind of refreshing, not because I approve of it, but because for the first time ever, it's the girl protagonist that's the player. Em was the school slut. She slept around but she had three rules she always kept in mind.
1. Never sleep with someone that a friend has feelings for
2. Never sleep with someone who is in a known relationship
3. Never sleep with someone more than three times
I like how she knew exactly who she was. She wasn't weak, she's a tough chica who's been through hell and back. She admits that she enjoys sex and having fun. She doesn't try to cover up who she is. She's not the whiney girl, which is the type of girl I absofuckinglutely hate. 

But her incapability to commit initially caused problems for them both. After she slept with him, she was in denial; she kept refusing to believe that she was actually starting to have feelings for Jaxon. She didn't want to, of course. She's been hurt before and she didn't want to go back to having another void in her heart. And Jax gets so frustrated by this.
Damn it, Emerson, just stop! Stop pretending you don't care. Why won't you let me in? Why won't you let me care about you. Because for some maddening reason, I do!"
Holy shit or what?

I really really like how, instead of calling her Em like everybody else does,  he calls her Emerson. It's so freaking adorable.

But when they broke up?

I was praying the whole time, "Jesus, have mercy on this clusterfuck." I was bawling like crazy, hoping that they'd make up because if they broke up again? I would be like, FUCK FUCK FUCKETY FUCK. Excuse my cursing.

Okay, let's not go there. You can "enjoy" the breakup yourself.

JAXON RILEY. HOLY SHITTTTT. He is one of the most smoking, charming, hot-ass, hilarious, fucking amazing guy I've ever come across. I want a Jaxon Riley when I get a boyfriend. Yes, puh-lease. He's so freaking hot and he has a damn motorcycle!!! His "hand" written messages are so unbelievably adorable. He's adorable. And possessive ;)
Jaxon: "[slams fist] Cole you better call it."
Cole: "Alright, let's put the poor bastard out of his misery. Going once… going twice… Sold! To the very possessive Jaxon Riley."
Sweet Jesus. This man is so adorable when he's jealous that I just want to eat him up.

And when he first meets her, this is what he was thinking:
I've been calling you mine. Before I'd gotten to know you, I knew I had to make you mine. It only got worse the closer we got. When Cole carried you away from me that day, I realized you weren't mine at all. I. AM. YOURS." - Jaxon
I could talk about their relationship for a whole damn day so I won't do that. Instead, I'll talk about Cole, Quinn and Jace. Cole is the cutest cutie there is. I definitely want a guy best friend like Cole. He's so considerate, thoughtful and protective.
I'll make sure you never get within fifty feet of her if you hurt her again." - Cole
And then Quinn is the bestest girl friend Em could ever ask for
Jace: "He asked about you. If you were okay."
Quinn: "Yeah, and I told him to shove his concern up his ass. I'm not going to tell him anything about you."
Why didn't you tell me there was a smoking hot carbon copy of you?" - Emerson
But Jace is just perfect okay. He's a guy best friend I'd love to have to.

Okay, I shouldn't spoil anything more. Here's one gif to sum it all up:

Minor Faults:
  • There was this one scene when Jax seemed weak and it sounded unrealistic.



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About The Author:

Kimberly Lauren is a wanderer, an adventurer, a traveler. Lately, if she's not traveling or chasing a toddler, she's writing. Which is weird because she hated writing in college. Writing for herself on the other hand is enjoyable and cathartic. When she was 19, she packed up and followed her high school sweetheart to California. 

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