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My rating: 4 stars
"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."
So sweet. My first and only Chelsea Fine book was Sophie & Carer, a heartbreaking novella about a boy and a girl, responsibilities that they shouldn't have and finding someone who understands you. Imagine my excitement when I found out about her new contemporary novel. Best Kind of Broken is first in the Finding Fate series. Each book will feature different characters, but set in the same fictional world - something like Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.
Why will you melt into the puddle of hormonal mess when you meet Levi? Because he is a perfect book boyfriend. Simple as that. Yes, he still makes few stupid decisions and will frustrate you with his indecisiveness, but when he finally takes action - he does it in the epic kind of way. Also, Levi is a good guy, a really good guy. He thinks before he acts, he treats his girl right and doesn't pull dumb moves that could hurt her.
Do you want a female character that won't annoy you? Best Kind of Broken has it. Meet Pixie - girl who fights her own guilt over the death of her best friend, but still tries to move on. Artistic and closed-off, Pixie has a hard time fitting in, but she is not another Bella Swan.
I loved their chemistry. Pixie and Levi are perfect together. Why? How about I explain it with a quote form a book:
“Because love isn’t something that needs to be said out loud!” Her face flushes with passion. “It’s something you just know. It’s an unspoken thing. It’s humble and quiet and constant…” She goes back to slaughtering the mushrooms, but lowers her tone a bit. “I mean, you can’t just say you love someone and make it true. That’s not how it works. Real love doesn’t need to be declared or confessed. Real love just… is. You know?”Who should read it? Everyone who likes new adult romance. Fans of good boys and sweet love story.