Book Review: Beautifully Broken by Kira Adams

Title: Beautifully Broken
Author: Kira Adams
Series: Infinite Love #3
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication Date:  June 5th, 2014
Page Count: 255 pages
Format: eBook
Source: From author in exchange of an honest review


Summary:
Jacqueline Blunt hasn’t had an easy life. In fact, she’s had anything but. From a drug addicted mother to being bounced around in foster care, Jacqueline longed for one thing—normalcy. Lee Bennett had everything he could ever want—girls falling all over him, a dream job, money. The one thing he was missing? Passion. 

Sometimes the ones worth fighting for don’t know their worth. Sometimes being broken is beautiful. This is a story of strength, courage, hope, faith, and love. This is Beautifully Broken.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 3.5/5 stars
I was rather hesitant to read Beautifully Broken since I had a lot of trouble connecting with one of the main characters of its predecessor, My Forever. I like connecting with them and said character turned out to be one extremely hard to like. Fortunately, I didn't have trouble liking the characters of Beautifully Broken. They were far better written and I liked how they are so intense and passionate.

Jacqueline & Lee are both interesting characters with personal demons, and once they get together, the chemistry is just there, like if they were meant to be for each other all along. We get to meet them in My Forever, but we don't really get to know them until this book. 

Jacqueline is a troubled teenager who has struggled getting along with life, what with her drug-addicted mother on prison and being forced to live as a foster child. Lee, on the other hand, is a rich young man going from girl to girl trying to forget the one he lost. When Maddy and Parker decide to set them up, they agree only because they want to forget the fleeting relationships they had with them two, but as they meet, sparks fly and finally, they're no longer alone in the emotional roller-coaster they call Life.

What I liked about Jacqueline and Lee's story is that I felt their emotions and all their heartbreak even though I've never come close to experiencing what they have been through. I think I understand them, though I wish these characters would have tried to be more open about a few things. Like Lee, for example, I believe his part of the story was a bit less clear than Jaqueline's.

The ending was a little too much for my liking since I don't like my characters moving too fast in their relationships, but I guess it depends on the way you look at it. Despite that, Beautifully Broken turned out to be an enjoyable read.

2 comments:

  1. First I have to say that the cover for this one's really appropriate for the title. I haven't come across a lot of YA books that have a mature theme in them, more specifically drugs, and after reading your review I guess I'm kind of curious on what this book has to offer. I haven't heard of this series yet but this seems like one of the more diverse series in young adult. I'll definitely try to find out more about it. Great review Melissa! <3

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  2. I have something against relationships that don't have the time, or are given the time to develop.

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