Thursday, February 20, 2014
Early Review: Best Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1) by Chelsea Fine
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.
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Source: E-ARC provided by Forever Publishing via Netgalley
Release date: March 4, 2014
Review:I read Fine's Sophie & Carter several years ago and fell head over heels in love. I have been wanting to read more by this author for awhile now. I know her Archers of Avalon series is quite popular but there's a love triangle - with brothers - if you know me, there's no way I was going there! lol
I was so excited to hear that she had a New Adult series coming out. Best Kind of Broken is book #1 in her new Finding Fate series.
Chelsea Fine writes the sweetest stories that leave feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. There's a sense of family and friendship that just make she smile.
Pixie and Levi's romance is filled with raw emotion, longing and playful exchanges. Instead of non stop, explicit sex though, Fine opts for the slow build but because of their history, the tension & love leaps off the page. When things finally do heat up it's HOT.
Friendships (both past & present) feature heavily in Best Kind of Broken and I appreciated how they were just as important as the romance.
Levi has a bit of a possessive streak that I didn't love (but trust me - he's a great, swoon worthy guy - not a big alpha a**hole - so don't worry), I would have loved to have delved more into the parental dynamics and the ending was wrapped up a bit too easily but overall this was such a delightful, funny, emotional read. I read it in just under 5 hours.
As with Sophie & Carter, this book made me smile. Her contemporary romances (thus far) have that small town, close knit feel and I hope Chelsea Fine writes more non love triangley books so I can read more by this very talented author.