Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine is a gripping story about love and tragedy that delivers an entire spectrum of emotions. Get ready for tons of feels.
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.
This book made me feel so many different emotions. The first – laughter. I cracked up when the main female character, Pixie, talks about the “sexy” vegetables in an effort to divert her attention from the delicious and damaged Levi. This story had me literally laughing out loud because the internal dialogue for each character was extremely entertaining. However, the dialogue also got extremely serious, which brings me to the next emotion: sadness and fear.
From the very beginning, I was insanely curious about what happened that tore these two (who seemed perfect for each other) apart. I love the way that the story slowly unfolds as the reader puts together the pieces of the puzzle: who Levi is to Pixie, why her name is Pixie, and of course, what caused her scar. I found this unraveling of juicy details especially thrilling.
This story was also extremely passionate, which means tension – beautiful, messy, sexual tension. I could feel it pouring out of the pages and I was rooting for both Levi and Pixie to give in to their secret desires. The dialogue between them was electric, whether they were fighting or baring their souls to each other, I couldn’t get enough.
As a New Adult, this book was right on the money. It was compelling and beautiful, realistic and raw. I felt connected to the characters and their story. Reading their journey, from damaged to healing, was a moving experience that left me satisfied with the book’s ending. I’m anticipating more from this cast of characters, the next book in the Finding Fate series, Perfect Kind of Trouble, came out June 17, 2014. It follows a couple of secondary characters and I’m excited to see what’s next for this series.
STARS: 5 out of 5