Title: Beautiful Broken Rules
Author: Kimberly Lauren | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: May 14 2013
Length: 375 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: I love the black and white.
Point of View: 1st person following Emerson, with an Epilogue in Jaxon's point of view
My Rating: 5 Stars
I am still smiling... This was such a wonderful book.
Honestly. There is not one bad thing I can say about Beautiful Broken Rules. I had just come away from reading a highly intense series, with some crazy characters, and this novel was exactly what I needed.
Don't get me wrong there is a bit of drama that goes on, as there always will be, but it was drama I understood and could wrap my head around. It was real life. I understood every decision that the characters made, and it was exactly the breath of fresh air that I needed. Nothing felt like it was happening for the sake of it 'having' to happen to further along the story. It just felt natural and real, and I never wanted it to end.
I have fallen for both Emerson and Jaxon. Emerson is not the little insecure wall flower that I am quite frankly sick of seeing too much of. She is independent, strong and has a hell of a heart. She isn't used to allowing herself to feel love, but when she finally breaks those walls down, it's a beautiful thing to see. And Jaxon? Could he be be any sweeter? The notes he leaves around for Emerson, and the ones that he writes on her hand. Completely swoonworthy. You will fall in love with him. Also, the epilogue is in his point of view, and it was perfect. Simply perfect.
And the side characters? Each and every one of them deserve their own book. I want to delve more into Quinn and Cole, they were left in a good place but I want more. Then there is Jace, Jaxon's brother, who I just adored. He was caring, sweet, compassionate, and funny. Oh, and did I mention he is Jaxon's TWIN brother? Holy hades there are two of them... Does it get any better than that?
I am still shocked that this is a debut novel. I will be on the look out for anything in the future by Kimberly Lauren. And my hope for this to be turned into a series? Well the end of the Acknowledgements had this little line.. "I can’t wait to jump back into this world and I hope you come back. - KL" I have done a little snooping (aka Twitter stalking) and have seen Kimberly confirm she is currently writing Jace's story. YAY! I could not be happier.