Thursday, October 27, 2016

Book Review: Best Kind Of Broken (Finding Fate #1) by: Chelsea Fine

Release Date: March 4, 2014
from Forever
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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."

My Thoughts:

I’ve had this book for ages and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to read it. I should have read this a long time ago because it was a great read. It reminds me of the new adult books I read back when the genre was new and those are still my favorite, so of course I really enjoyed this one.

Pixie and Levi are both fantastic characters. I love friends to lovers and second chance romances and this book was a bit of both. Pixie and Levi have a complicated history, but gah they are so perfect for one another it hurts. I adored them together. Their banter and fighting was so much fun. My heart also hurt for both of them so damn much. I also absolutely adored Ellen. She is a fantastic character. Oh and Jenna too! I am so excited she has a book and I cannot wait to get to it.

Obviously I loved the romance, but I think my favorite thing about this book is how funny it was. There is definitely an emotional aspect to the story and it’s not all lighthearted fun. But it also made me laugh out loud. The inner monologues for both Levi and Pixie were fantastic. The author did an amazing job balancing the serious aspects with the humor. The book never felt like it was all fluff, but it also never felt as if you were drowning in sadness. It was a great tone. Like for example, in the middle of a very serious conversation, this happens “It’s okay to be afraid of lizards. It’s really weird, but it’s okay.” “They’re like tiny, terrifying dinosaurs.” That quote had me cracking up and there were so many little moments like that.

Best Kind Of Broken was a really great read and anyone who is looking for a good new adult read needs to pick this one up. The characters are great. The romance is great. The story is great. And the banter is great. You won’t be disappointed with this one.


  1. Teresa, I've had this one forever as well. In fact, when I saw the names of the characters (Pixie stands out) I thought maybe I'd already read it. But nope. I will, however, be rectifying that. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

  2. Awww, I love friends-to-lovers books, and this sounds so good. Also, the lizard quote made me laugh because YES! THANK YOU! I've been fighting with the kiddo about her getting one forever, and this will be my next argument! I love that there's funny intertwined with the serious. I'll put this on the list. Great review! <3


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