Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine ~ Reveiw

Source:  Received eBook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

New Adult Romance

Pixie and Levi haven't spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are... awkward.

All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they're forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.,%201

My Thoughts:


3 stars - When the very thing you need to heal also causes you pain, what do you do?

 First Impressions...

I am a huge New Adult fan.  It combines the magic of YA with the sexy of Adult and I love it.  So when I had the chance to review this one, I grabbed it up.

The Characters...

Sometimes an author leaves you wondering about the characters to draw your interest.   I think that's what the author was going for here but for me it only make the beginning slow.  I needed to connect to these two and I wasn't feeling it.  It took me about a third of the way through before I started feeling that connection.  That's too long, I think.

Ultimately, I did like Pixie and Levi.  They are both hurting.  They both blame themselves for the events of one night that changed their lives forever.  Mostly, they miss each other.  Once I saw that and felt that, I cared about them and I enjoyed their story.

The Story...

I wasn't sure where this was going.  Every time I though I had it figured out, it seemed to change directions.  I think it was the authors way of making sure that the characters dealt with their pain in a real way.  It was hard to watch them go through that.  I did enjoy the sexual tension it caused between them.

Could I Put It Down...

I almost put it down for good.  But I talked to a blogger friend who had read it and she said things picked up and to keep reading.  So I did and once I hit that spot, I didn't put it down but read it straight through.  Actually, I read it in an evening.  

In The End...

I think that huge fans of New Adult will still enjoy this one.  Perhaps the warning of the slow start is good to know.  But if you are just so/so with NA, I think you'll struggle with this one. 

About the author:

Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.



  1. I like to have a faster connection too. Thanks for the review, Pal!

  2. Aw, it sucks that it took you awhile to get into this and that you couldn't connect well with the characters in the beginning. But I'm glad you still enjoyed the story! I absolutely loved BKoB, but then again, Chelsea Fine is one of my favorite authors. I finished Perfect Kind of Trouble not too long ago, and although I loved it, it wasn't as good as the first. If you want to keep reading this series, I wonder what you'll think of that one. Great review! :)

    Holly @ Part of that World

  3. I've heard pretty good things about this one but the slow start has me worried. Maybe I'll be okay knowing that going in. Great review.

  4. Nice review. I am reading the second one now. I still need to read this one.