Best Kind of Broken Review


Best Kind Of Broken
By: Chelsea Fine


Pixie and Levi haven't spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are... awkward.

All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they're forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a 
shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.



Well Chelsea Fine has done it again. Best Kind of Broken is an addictive read filled with heart break and true love. I devoured it. It had me hooked from the very first page with its very first line.
"If the bastard neighbor uses all the hot water again, I will suffocate him in his sleep" 

Sarah, aka Pixie, is living/working at her aunts Inn while she is trying to move on with her life. After losing her friend in a car accident that left her fighting for her life, she thinks she has come to terms with everything. But when faced with living next to the guy who put her there, she can't help but go a little nuts.

And boy does she go nuts. Her interactions with Levi was down right hilarious. It truly and 100% had one of the best bantering back and forth between two characters. I loved every minute of it. The sexual frustration between Levi and Pixie was off the charts. The great thing about this book was all you wanted to read about was the both of them together, and that's what you got. Whether they were fighting or hooking up, this book left you begging for more.
"Levi is looking at me with nothing but hunger, and I've never wanted to feed anything so desperately."
The story line for this novel was as epic as the relationship. There was a lot of darkness in this book but there was also so much light. The little memories that you get from them was little gems that I cherish. Its like I got to know Charity along with them. With such a beautiful story that is so well written, I can only imagine this book will be on everyone's shelf. And if it isn't I won't understand why. Levi and Pixie, along with all the other characters, will make you believe in true love. They will teach you that loss is something that makes you stronger and ultimately makes you who you are. Highly recommend you to read. Truly EPIC!! It's just soo... gosh it was wonderful. A real beautiful story. 
"But life is going to happen to me no matter what. Not planning won't keep the future from coming"



***** I wanted to add a little side note. I just want to say thank you to Chelsea Fine for writing such a wonderful novel. I felt so connected with this character because she was also in a horrific accident leaving herself with a terrible scar. I also am covered in huge scars because of my own accident and I must say that Pixie has a wonderful way of dealing with it which just makes me feel better. I know she's only fictional but there are real people out there that deal with her situation on a daily basis. It was all wonderfully written and true to heart that comforts me. So Thank You!



Very Bad Things Review


Very Bad Things
By: Ilsa Madden-Mills


Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect...

Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. 

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about... until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy... where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.








So this may be quick, kind of how I read this book, but I have to share my thoughts. It was recommended to me and after reading the description I wanted to read it right away. I finished it in about 4 hours. As soon as I picked it up I completely demolished it. Such a fun read. Nora was a good girl but total BAD ASS. I freaking love the fact she goes and gets her nipples pierced. She starts drinking. She tries to become the bad girl in every ones eye so she could stop trying so hard. The one person who she can be herself around is Leo and he doesn't even want her. At least that is the lie he keeps telling himself. This struggle creates an addictive read that will have you reading it just as quick as I did. It was so much fun and just down right comical. 

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to quickly enjoy a fun book filled with lots of passion and courage to become the person you want to me. Great book!! Thanks for the recommendation Danielle!!










Lovely, Dark and Deep Review


Lovely Dark and Deep
By: Amy McNamara

A resonant debut novel about retreating from the world after losing everything—and the connections that force you to rejoin it.

Since the night of the crash, Wren Wells has been running away. Though she lived through the accident that killed her boyfriend Patrick, the girl she used to be didn’t survive. Instead of heading off to college as planned, Wren retreats to her father’s studio in the far-north woods of Maine. Somewhere she can be alone.

Then she meets Cal Owen. Dealing with his own troubles, Cal’s hiding out too. When the chemistry between them threatens to pull Wren from her hard-won isolation, Wren has to choose: risk opening her broken heart to the world again, or join the ghosts who haunt her.




This just happened to find its way on to my shelf because of the beautiful cover. Come on. Look at it. I didn't even really know what it was about when I bought it but I'm sure glad I did. It was a real roller-coaster of a ride filled with intense emotion and heart break with an ending that will leave you begging for more.

When faced with dark times, Wren ships herself off to live with her dad in the middle of no where, to get away from everything. She is trying to run from her pain, literally, but far be it around the corner may be her knight in shining armor. It may seem like a fairy tale love story but it really isn't. It is more about the deep struggles of life and what one person has to do to find her self above it. 

Cal on the other hand it so wrapped up in his own pity that he can't see the choices he has in front of him. He knows what he wants but the fight to get it is one that he thinks he can't win. While we read the story from Wrens POV it is Cal story that makes the story so well rounded. How could these two people find happiness in each other. You question it but some how they do. It is for this simple reason that I love this book so much. It is extremely well written. It did win the 2013 International Reading Association Young Adult Book award so that's a lot to be said. 

If you are looking for a love story, you will get it in this book. But what you don't expect to get is an eye opener. A realization that with great love comes terrible heart break. You will ride an emotional roller-coaster with the characters as they fight to try and right themselves, to bring themselves back to normal. It's this fight for normalcy that will having you relating and cheering Wren and Cal on. Along with all the other supporting friends in their lives. Just a truly amazing read that I hope everyone will get a chance to pick and indulge.

There is only one thing that had me a little upset about this novel. I don't believe there is a sequel. The ending is just a little too vague for my liking. I want more. I need to know Cal will be okay. I need to know that Wren will be okay. The author leaves it to your imagination to finish their story off but to tell you the truth I just didn't want it to end. Give me more please!!!

A wonderful book that makes you think about life and leaves you thankful for everything that you have. This is not a light read so be prepared to have your heart strings tugged at and your mind riffled through because this book will make you think, love and live for every moment we get. Just amazing!!!