BEAUTIFUL BROKEN RULES BY KIMBERLY LAUREN
Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary
“Just because someone you loved dies, doesn’t mean that your world ends as well.”
― Kimberly Lauren, Beautiful Broken Rules
Series: Broken Trilogy
Beautiful Broken Mess (#2 Broken Trilogy)
The most valuable lesson Emerson Moore ever learned was from her parents: Never get too attached to someone else. That’s why this hard-partying college student plays by her own code of bedroom conduct, refusing to stay with the same guy for too long. She gets all the pleasure of having a good time without the messiness of a relationship.. So what if frat house–hopping has earned her a certain reputation around campus? At least no one gets hurt this way—especially her.
When ridiculously gorgeous Jaxon Riley moves in next door, Emerson’s not sure how long her vow against emotional intimacy can last. Jaxon’s tattoo, muscles, and sexy voice make him tempting, but he also seems to really understand her…until his jealous ex-girlfriend and Emerson’s life-changing discovery about her parents get thrown into the mix. After everything she’s been through, can Emerson handle a real relationship? Or will breaking her rules just lead to a broken heart?
Kimberly Lauren sure knows how to write some amazingly swoon worthy men! Another thing that this book is not short on is wonderfully heart warming friendships. Although being a new adult novel this book is jam packed with romance it also puts a huge focus on other relationships (friendships/siblings). There was also more than one romance in this book that really made the book gripping as you follow the lives of more than one character.
Emerson known as the school slut meets her match when Jaxon moves in next door. She has her guards up and is dealing with a lot in her personal life. Although Em is feisty, likes to have a good time and goes after what she wants, she really doubts herself and at times is a extremely annoying character. She makes a lot of stupid mistakes and there were so many times I was so angry with what she was doing. That is one of the things I hate most in books when the female acts like the whole world is against her and makes more problems with all the situations. That is part of the reason I had a hard time with this books. I was just so frustrated and wanted to hit Emerson. The boys were amazing and so swoon worthy! They play football and care so much about those two girls that it just melts your heart. Cole is that best friend that every girl hopes for and when he finally gets his love interest it was so incredibly adorable. Jax and Jace are the most amazing brothers every and I love them so much! The brothers are absolute adorable together and are so playful and deeply care for each other. Jaxon, what can I say. He is such a southern gentlemen!
Overal Lauren wrote a beautiful story with tons of awesome relationships that really won me over. It had me rooting for Emerson the whole time and really wanting things to work out for her. It had an awesome college setting with football and parties! It also had the struggle of classes, life, new relationships and death. It was a solid new adult book and had its fair share of steamy moments as well!