Sunday, December 1, 2013

Blog Tour: Beautiful Broken Mess by Kimberly Lauren


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.
I am in love with Kimberly Lauren's story telling!  I became an instant fan with her first installment 'Beautiful Broken Rules', but she has made me a lifelong fan with this current installment.  Kimberly is able to weave character development into a fine-tuned story where all of the character's lives are touched by the events unfolding.  I just loved how I could continue Jax and Emerson's love story in this book while falling in love with Jace and Audrey's romance.
Jace and Audrey were just meant for each other from the very beginning.  My heart just broke as I was reading about Audrey's desolate upbringing.  She literally 'runs' into Jace in their initial meeting.  Who knew what significance a penny would make?
"I've walked past so many pennies in my life, never bothering to pick them up because none of them were ever appealing to me.  Then one day, I literally crashed into the most gorgeous penny I'd ever seen, so I picked her up off the ground, wiped away her tears and became mesmerized by her every movement."
I literally DID NOT want this story to come to an end!  I actually cried at the ending (which rarely EVER happens!!). I can't wait for Lane's story to be revealed in 'Beautiful Broken Promisis' due to be released in 2014! - Kelly
"Id do it all over again, knowing that you were going to be there at the end.  I'd walk through the sadness and the loneliness all over again for you.  I truly was lonely, because you were always the one I wished I were with.  I can't regret it though.  The journey was hard, yes, but falling in love with you was easy.  I could never regret falling in love with you."
About the Author:
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'

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