Author: Kimberly Lauren
Series: Broken Series, #2
Publisher by: Independent
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Jace Riley’s close connection with his identical twin brother, Jaxon, is put to the test when he tries to choose between keeping his promises and following his heart. Is this girl that still haunts his dreams, even after four years, really worth it? Jace can’t help but wonder if he made a huge mistake all that time ago when he let her walk into someone else’s arms, especially since that someone was his twin.
Audrey Mills often wonders at what point she should throw her hands up in defeat and allow all of the horrible circumstances of her life to overtake her. Despite the demons she has faced, however, something inside her won’t give in. When she leaves her small town in Texas to attend college in California, Audrey runs into the one guy who could make her or break her. But is the past they share too painful for them to overcome?
This is the second book in the broken series. While each book can stand on its own, it's recommended you read Beautiful Broken Rules before Beautiful Broken Mess.
New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.
I read Beautiful Broken Rules and fell in love with twins Jaxson and Jace. I was so very happy when this book came out with Jace’s story. Honestly, if you thought Emerson and Jaxson had a messed up love story. Meet Jace and Audrey…this relationship took dysfunction to a whole new level. This story will pull at your heart strings from beginning to end. It will leave your mind spinning, make you do a little forehead slapping over the “dumb” choices made, but you need to keep reminding yourself that the characters are young and immature at the beginning of their love story. If you read book 1 Jace and Audrey will not be strangers to you. However the story you get in Beautiful Broken Mess will have you changing your mind about them in Beautiful Broken Rules.
If you have not read either book PLEASE start by reading Beautiful Broken Rules followed by a Beautiful Broken Mess. So much of the meaning of this story will be lost if not read in order.
Kimberly Lauren really has a great knack for writing the twisted and slightly dark love stories I love to read.