Review: Beautiful Broken Mess by Kimberly Lauren

Posted 12/06/2013 by BCS Team in Book, Review /// 0 Comments ///

Review: Beautiful Broken Mess by Kimberly Lauren Title: Beautiful Broken Mess
Author: Kimberly Lauren
Series: Broken Series, #2
Publisher by: Independent
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
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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.




About Kimberly Lauren

I’m a wanderer, an adventurer, a traveler.

I want to see it all. I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.

“She travels the world & home is always in her heart.”

Lately if I’m not traveling or chasing a toddler, I’m writing. Which is weird because I hated writing in college. Oh wait, that’s because that was boring. Who really wants to sit there and cite all your sources into APA format? Not this girl. Writing for yourself is enjoyable and cathartic. Please try it. Then tell me about because I love indie authors.

When I was 19, I packed up and followed my high school sweetheart from Texas to California. We had a blast living it up in San Diego. Four years later we made a crazy decision and packed up again and moved to Germany. What? Yep, you read that right. Guess what? Best decision ever! We OWNED Europe. For three years we saw as much as we possibly could. We lived an hour outside of France, a couple from Switzerland and Italy. Most amazing time of my life. Please go out there and see the world, you won’t regret it. After Europe we moved back to California, and for now we’re just debating our next adventure.

I earned a degree in Child Development. And now I write novels. Makes perfect sense! I write because I walk around all day with these stories in my head. It’s nice to be able to get them out of my head in an organized fashion. I hope that someone out there enjoys them, because I have enjoyed so many others’.