Title: Best Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1)
Author: Chelsea Fine
Source: Received copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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.
Best Kind of Broken is the first book in the Finding Fate series by Chelsea Fine. This is a New Adult book and I absolutely loved it. Here we have two college students – Pixie and Levi. They were childhood friends for years and they drifted apart a year prior to this book starting.
Pixie moves into the Inn that her aunt owns during summer break from college. What her aunt doesn't tell her, is that Levi is staying there too (in the next room). They both end up working there for the summer – and sharing a bathroom, which leads to many humorous arguments between them. It also leads to a lot of tension. And sexual tension. And more tension. Pixie and Levi desperately try to avoid each other. But this book is more than just about a couple of people trying to avoid each other and failing desperately.
This book is heavy. Not literally, but emotionally. I won't say why Pixie and Levi stopped talking a year ago because I don't want to spoil anything. This is the kind of heart-wrenching book that will make your chest hurt while you are reading it. It's not light and fluffy. I will say though, that it does have a happy ending. Because I know that is a deal breaker with some people. I, personally, avoid books if I know there is no happy ending.
Pixie and Levi are meant for each other, but they are so stubborn and frustrating that it takes them a long time to realize this. You will want to ring both their necks, several times, before you finish the book. There is some mystery throughout the book, because it takes a long time to find out what the big secret is that everyone is avoiding. The author gives little bits of it away until you finally realize what has broken these characters so much. It's great though, really. I mean, of course it was a little frustrating – but it kept me GLUED to the pages because I couldn't wait to figure the mystery out.
This is a great love story with great characters. Even the background characters were great. The only thing I would have changed (a little) is the ending. Not that I didn't like the way it ended, but because I felt like I needed to know more about these two characters. I needed to read more happy moments between these two, because through most of the book they were just...sad. It's not enough for me to just KNOW that they lived happily ever after... I need some details. Just...something more. I will definitely be reading the other books in this series, I can't wait to get a chance. The other books are based on different characters, but they are characters that met in this book. Oh, and fyi – there are a couple of really steamy scenes. There's not too much detail – but probably the right amount for most people. Personally, I would have liked to have had more detail – because these scenes were hot ;)
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