Monday, December 2, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Beautiful Broken Mess – Kimberly Lauren + Review & giveaway!

Released: November 9th, 2013

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.

"It's like nothing has changed in the past four years. You still feel like a breath of fresh air compared to every girl I've met before."

The second book was tremendously entertaining, although not as much as the first one. It's a lovely, little story about second chances and earning trust, about making it through the toughest of times. Audrey's past will break your heart and Jace's chase for her will have your heart beating like crazy.

Jace, oh Jace.

If you loved Jace in the first book (which I definitely did), you are going to scream over how adorably sweet he is in this one. 

Jace has always been one of my favorite characters, with that southern charm his brother has too and that intelligence about him. He's thoughtful and so fucking considerate. He can fuck up at times but then again, who doesn't?

When he first meets Audrey, he's so adorable.

Audrey: “Just turned eighteen last week.”
Jace: “No shit? So did I. What day?”
Audrey: “The fourteenth.”
Jace: “The thirteenth, beat you by a day!”
He is just the cutest little fucker. And the sweet things he says:
"I like you, Audrey. I plan to take you out and kiss you goodnight over and over until you agree to let me do it all again the next night."
Sign me up!

Although I must admit I hated Audrey's character in the first book, but that was because I didn't know her character at all. That's why I was so surprised to see that she was Jace's love interest in this book. I liked how Ms. Lauren clarified what happened between Jax and Audrey and Jace. It gives us a view of Audrey's side of the story.

My heart broke for Audrey over and over again in the beginning and also towards the end. Her family life, being one of the hardest I've ever come across, was just so heart-wrenching. Then how she waited for Jace for years and after they got together, for so long. She was so patient with him and that was the loveliest thing I've ever seen a girl do. She wasn't a tough one, no. But she was still independent and she went with her gut. She wasn't your stereotypical damsel in distress.

In conclusion, wonderful story with wonderful characters. Another beautiful piece from Kimberly Lauren! 

Minor Faults:
  • Everything was predictable from the beginning (except for some parts)
  • It seems as if Jace had some to all these conclusions from the beginning that it left no room for his character development.


Beautiful Broken Rules (Broken #1 6 APPLES!!!



♕ Beautiful Broken Rules (Book #1): ♕

♕ Beautiful Broken Mess (Book #2): ♕

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"She travels the world & home is always in her heart."

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