Beautiful Broken Mess by Kimberly Lauren

I loved the first book in this series..but I LOVED this book even more.  It is funny to me how the author took a character that you can’t stand in book one and make her not just likable but cherished.  I felt like the Audrey we are first introduced to is a total farce now..which makes me re-think the power of book one.  Fair?  Maybe not, but Jace and Audrey stole the show in my opinion.

Jace first stole my heart in book one, being the best friend to Emerson and just a nice guy.  Always thinking of others.  You realize that this trait is what kept true love out of his grasp for as long as it did.  A chance meeting, a bond made, a misunderstanding and lack of communication set the course for heart break.  Why did Audrey make these choices?  A past like hers would keep me from thinking anything other than get the hell out of dodge too..  Did her heart belong to someone else?  In bringing her REAL story to light you would be an ice princess to not feel for what she has been through..  She wasn’t a whiner though, she did the best she could with what she had.  Young minds and younger hearts are not the best at making winning decisions.

Years later, Audrey is finally getting her life in order but she can’t fill the void that Jace left in her heart..so her new friend/family Lane talks her into going to talk to him..  This is where you meet Audrey in Beautiful Broken Rules.  Her visit along with everything else is taken in the wrong context and she leaves feeling even worse than when she first went.  Another chance run-in..ends badly and when she lands at the same college as Jace and working in the same bar as Emerson, her story unfolds.

The author did an amazing job at not only re-telling a story that you thought you already knew, but did it in a way that stole your heart.  If you haven’t read book one I suggest you do, but I would race through it to get to this one..  Loved it and can’t wait for the next installment to hear more about Lane and get my glimpses of Jace and Audrey..

**Arc Kindly received from Author for an honest review and blog tour**

Written by: unrulygirl

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