Series: Finding Fate #1
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Romance
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SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING IN
Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can’t. And the damage is done. She’s hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there’s a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more–until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he’s right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she’d long buried . . .
Levi can’t believe he’s living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple “sorry” won’t suffice–not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie’s better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she’s so close, Pixie’s heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear–he can’t live without her.
Tragically sweet romance made me emotional.
Thoughts on Best Kind of Broken
This is one of those books that got me all wrapped up in the characters’ lives and made me FEEL THINGS. Sometimes I just wanted to give Levi and Pixie a good shake, but that’s honestly not uncommon with me. Apparently, I believe a good rattling will knock the sense into people. WHO KNEW? But BUT… even when I wanted to shake them I was still all *flaily hands* and *big anime eyes* and WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO EMOTIONAL, EMOTIONS? WHY?
I don’t know which of the two I felt more for. On one hand, Levi is emotionally torn up and cast adrift. He’s been cut off from his family and, more importantly, he’s distanced himself from Pixie, his touchstone, so he doesn’t cause her more pain. Pixie has pretty much the same set of issues as Levi except she also has an emotionally abusive mother to deal with and some MAJOR feelings of abandonment.
Both of them are just so SAD. I want to give them cookies and tuck them into bed and tell them everything will be all right. Good thing they have all that simmering sexual tension to combat the sads. Not going to lie, simmering sexual tension makes EVERYTHING better. Especially the groping sessions. RAWR!
While the mystery of what happened to drive Levi and Pixie apart wasn’t a total shock, the slow reveal kept me on my toes. It hurt them both deeply and it made sense. Everyone around them could see how right they were for one another and yet those two stubborn kids just kept pushing and poking at one another until they finally got to the heart of what happened.
*collapses* It was good for me. In fact, I’d totally be down with devouring book 2 in a binge-like setting surrounded by chocolate and fruity vodka drinks.