February 22, 2014
This is a definate love story.
It was a new author for me and I really enjoyed it.
Best Kind of Broken
This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
We have all read tons of stories lately about the broken guy or the broken girl. They are getting to be a little hackneyed, it was time for a fresh perspective.
Yes Sarah (Pixie) and Levi are both grieving but this author only gives up bits and pieces of the backgound to us at a time. We are left with the smoking hot chemistry between them to occupy us in the meantime.
Aunt Ellen runs the Willow Inn a small local Inn and has offerred both Pixie and Levi summer jobs unbeknownst to each other. SURPRISE! Holy friction. Levi takes forty minute showers in the morning to use all the hot water. Meanie, Pixie plugs in too many electrical appliances to blow fuses. That girl has spunk.
Too bad that her boyfriend Matt does not make her skin tingle the way that Levi does, huh, where did that thought come from? Levi punches a hole in the drywall when something Pixie does upsets him. It is okay, he is the handyman, he will fix it.
These two have been friends since she was six and stole his toy transformers so that they could protect her dolls. He dies his hair in middle school to take attention away from her after her mean mother chops all her hair off. They have be best friends forever. Until the unspeakable happened. They are now walking on egg shells and avoiding addressing the issue.
I really enjoying reading this story. I am NOT going to give away anymore of the story line just enough to tempt you. The secondary characters are a hoot. His best friend is babysitting a goat for the summer. Her best friend tries to get her to go out and live life, to open up and share. Aunt Ellen constantly pushes them and is there for them. And the resident goof ball Daren, well he is hilarious.
I thought these two characters showed a lot of spunk. The antics that they come up with are funny. She has so very much strenght of character, but her sadness comes through in her black/white and grey paintings. I am hoping for a happy ending for the two of them. I would rate this story 4/5.