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.
I had the honor of receiving this book as an ARC from the author for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book! This is one of those where you sit down in the morning and don't move for the entire day because you are so wrapped up in their story.
Audrey Mills had a horrible childhood, living with her abusive alcoholic father and her drug addicted mother, she had to learn the hard way to survive on her own. When she was finally old enough to work for her own money, she knew it was the only way she was ever going to get away from him.
When Jace Riley literally knocked her off her feet, the instant attraction was there. He knew there was something about her, knew she was scared and maybe a little broken inside, but he HAD to know her. Convincing her to meet him that night was not an easy task but he couldn't wait to see her again. Only problem, he never explained to her that his is a twin!
Finding out that she had just slept with Jace's twin brother, Jaxon, ripped her heart out. She had no idea... Obviously, this did not sit well with Jace. A series of events over the course of four years rips these eighteen year old kids apart and throw them back together years later. Only finding out the truth of everything they believed in the past, rips their hearts in two.
Audrey hates that they have to hide their relationship from Jaxon, but she gives Jace time to tell him himself. Only, a serious accident prevents that from happening. Jace panics and kicks Audrey to the curb out of panic and then has to beg for forgiven yet again from this beautiful girl who holds his heart.
The story is written in both points of view, which I love. Being able to see both sides of the story and feel the pain and love within both characters makes my heart bleed for them juts a little but more. Watching Audrey grow into a determined woman and watching Jace crumble to his knees in forgiveness...
The love these two have for each other is just amazing to watch unroll. Fate has a funny way of showing things, but in the end... it always wins. Beautiful Broken Mess is a true Cinderella story and Kimberly Lauren did a fantastic job portraying the characters on to page and making them come to life.
I'm a wanderer, an adventurer, a traveler.
I want to see it all. I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.
"She travels the world & home is always in her heart."
Lately if I'm not traveling or chasing a toddler, I'm writing. Which is weird because I hated writing in college. Oh wait, that's because that was boring. Who really wants to sit there and cite all your sources into APA format? Not this girl. Writing for yourself is enjoyable and cathartic. Please try it. Then tell me about because I love indie authors.
When I was 19, I packed up and followed my high school sweetheart from Texas to California. We had a blast living it up in San Diego. Four years later we made a crazy decision and packed up again and moved to Germany. What? Yep, you read that right. Guess what? Best decision ever! We OWNED Europe. For three years we saw as much as we possibly could. We lived an hour outside of France, a couple from Switzerland and Italy. Most amazing time of my life. Please go out there and see the world, you won't regret it. After Europe we moved back to California, and for now we're just debating our next adventure.
I earned a degree in Child Development. And now I write novels. Makes perfect sense! I write because I walk around all day with these stories in my head. It's nice to be able to get them out of my head in an organized fashion. I hope that someone out there enjoys them, because I have enjoyed so many others'.
Goodreads Author: http://www.goodreads.com/KimberlyLauren
Read Jaxon and Emerson's Story in Book 1!