Today marks Day 25 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 323 books I read year, I decided to share one of my favorites. I meant to wrap this up in December, but I got hit with the plague. So…the #BookLove continues into 2014.
BROKEN AND SCREWED by Tijan
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Alexandra’s older brother died the night he graduated. That day changed everything for her. No longer was she the party girl. No longer did she care about being popular and no longer was her family the happy unit she always thought existed. The only person who could help her heal is the same person who loved her brother as much as she did, his best friend. She only hopes to keep her entire heart from breaking when Jesse will move on, and she knows he will.
After Ethan died, Jesse excelled at basketball, partying, and girls. He used it all to turn his emotions off, but the irony was that Alex was the only person who could do that for him. She helped him forget, but she was the one person he shouldn’t be with because the secrets he knows could shatter everything. They could shatter her.
What I Liked:
Okay, I have to admit that I consider books 1 and 2 one book. The first book deals mainly with Alexandra’s family and friends. Yes, Jesse is part of that story (though I kind of wanted her to push him to the curb with the way he treated her), but he is not the main focus. I think the Alexandra of book one is sad and lost, but she hasn’t really found her rage. Her pain is raw and hurts to read, and I wanted to hit everyone around her, especially Jesse. But then you get to the end of book one, and it cuts off. If I only had read this book, I’m not sure I’d love the series. It was book two that sold me (but you need the set up of book one). Alexandra finds her rage – oh, does she ever. She’s sick to death of what people have put her through, and she’s learned to take care of herself. But she’s also kind of brittle. She’s scared that she’s going to break at any time. And that’s when Jesse comes back into her life. And the great thing is that he’s changed too. These two have reached a point where they can meet as equals and decide whether or not to take advantage of the undeniable pull they feel toward each other. I found this book to be hot, hot, hot, and finally fell for Jesse. Plus, I just liked the cast of characters in both books. Highly recommend both, but read them as a set.
Like the sound of BROKEN AND SCREWED? Give the author a little #BookLove. Tijan is on Facebook at Tijan’s Writings.
BONUS: Tijan says she’s working on a third book. It’s about the band that serve as minor characters in BROKEN AND SCREWED 3. It should be out this year. Can’t wait! See the series here.
The 31 Days of #BookLove
Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane
Day 9: FALLEN CREST HIGH by Tijan
Day 10: HER BEST WORST MISTAKE by Sarah Mayberry
Day 11: CHARADE by Nyrae Dawn
Day 12: THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen
Day 13: HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover
Day 14: SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY by Maya Rodale
Day 15: MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin
Day 16: BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen
Day 17: RULE by Jay Crownover
Day 18: DEEPER WE FALL by Chelsea M. Cameron
Day 19: THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW by Kirsty Moseley
Day 20: WIFE FOR A WEEK by Kelly Hunter
Day 21: REAL by Katy Evans
Day 22: CARTER REED by Tijan
Day 23: ON DUBLIN STREET by Samantha Young
Day 24: BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf