Monday, June 16, 2014

Music Monday #22: Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine

Music Monday is a blog review I post on my blog to change up my reviews, and to share my love of music.

Book Info:
Title: Best Kind of Broken
ebook, 336 pages
Published by Forever
Release Date: March 4th 2014
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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.
My Music Pick:
I used to really adore this song and when I was reading Best Kind of Broken it reminded me of this song. Beautifully Broken by Ashlee Simpson talks about you can be beautiful and broken too and I like that. This message is similar in Best Kind of Broken especially from the quote: "It's the best kind of broken. I touch my scar again. Like me."

My Review:
I received a copy of Best Kind of Broken from Netgalley for an honest review.

As the synopsis doesn’t give much away about the story so I’ll shed some light onto the story. Pixie and Levi used to be best friends along with Levi’s sister and Pixie’s best friend Charity. Charity and Levi had the perfect family and they saved Pixie from living at home with her abusive mother. Then one night everything changed and now Levi and Pixie are left to pick up the pieces. Levi failed out of school and got kicked of the football team. Pixie can’t get close to anyone anymore for fear of losing them like she lost Charity, and like she lost Levi. Living under the same roof and sharing a bathroom together is proving to be more difficult than ever because they’re in love with each other but too set in the past to get over it. Now it’s up to them to figure out a way to move on from what they had to something better.

When I first started reading I was a tad wary about the characters. The book seemed to be taking the slow route to getting me to where I could get to know the characters. However, I needn’t worry as a couple chapters in the pacing really picked up for and I quickly fell in love with the story.

Pixie has a boyfriend Matt who she wishes she could like more. She feels next to no attraction to him but she wants to feel normal. After everything that happened in her past with her mother and Levi she has no home to go to except at her Aunts hotel working in the kitchen. What she didn’t know is that she would be living right next door to Levi, the only boy she’s ever loved but hasn’t seen or heard from in almost a year. He left her and throughout the story she tries to deal with everything she’s lost and move on. She lost almost everything and I have to say I really admired her character although in the beginning I didn’t think I would. She seemed very concerned about her looks and self-centered but as I delved deeper into the book I realized that it wasn’t true. Pixie was an amazing character in that she was strong, she became very secure in who she was and who she wanted to be and I had to admire how much she grew throughout the story.

Levi was wow. I loved his character. He is definitely book boyfriend material. Sure he had his bad moments but he always came around and I liked that. He cares a lot about Pixie and it’s sad how when he interacts with her throughout the story he distances himself from her because he blames himself for what happened to his family. He’s very much in love with Pixie even though he won’t tell her and he’s very protective of her even when he pushes her away. He does come around though and gets his stuff together but taking the ride of self-discovery was amazing. Levi is really funny and he has hilarious friends that had me laughing throughout the book. I especially love how he purposefully takes long showers so Pixie will yell at him.

All in all Best Kind of Broken was fantastic. I am definitely adding Chelsea Fine to my list of favorite authors because her writing, characters, and plot were just phenomenal. I loved the story with the emotional roller coaster, the twists I didn’t see coming, and so much more that I feel was very original.

“Pixie has a boyfriend and I have no problem with that.
Don’t get me wrong, I hate the guy. But I have no problem with Pixie dating someone. It’s good for her. Healthy. At least she’s getting on with her life, which is more than I can say for myself.”

“And then he kisses me.
Like he was born to do it, like everything about him knows exactly how to kiss me. His lips fit to mine perfectly, and it’s nothing like our first kiss.
It’s desperate and starving, and blindly passionate, as we crush our mouths together in the white downpour.”

Favorite Quote:
“She’s fearless with her tattoos, stamping her body with whatever is truthful for her at the time. There’s something honest about that-about devoting yourself to whatever is honest for you in that moment, even though you know life will change and you’ll change with it.”

I write, I paint, I drink coffee and I love superheroes. I fail at cooking and putting laundry away and I have a minor addiction to reading. Okay, major. Friend me!
Find Chelsea Fine at these sites: Website/ Blog/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Goodreads

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