Thursday, October 17, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Beautiful Broken by Nazarea Andrews

Title: Beautiful Broken (University of Branton #2)
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2013

She's been broken by her past. He's been breaking for as long as he can remember.
Together, they can make each other whole--or destroy each other.

When his best friend asks for something, Dane rarely says no. But babysitting a newly sober Scout Grimes for three weeks isn't exactly a normal request. And with their history, it's a recipe for disaster. Not to mention, she's drop dead gorgeous and he can't touch her.

There are few people Scout trusts as much as Dane Guillot. He's always been her safe place, where nothing can hurt her. He's also been the only man she's never let herself want--screwing up their friendship isn't worth one amazing night together.

They have too much history, and too much personal baggage to ever work. But if they are willing to take a chance on love--it might be worth the risk.


3.5 Stars!
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Beautiful Broken is the second book in the University of Branton series. I freaking loved loved Atticus and Avery in book one (This Love), so when I heard Dane and Scout were getting their own book, I knew I had to read their story!
If you haven’t read the first book, you can still read this one. The author does a great job at allowing you to connect with the characters in this book even if they were in the first. Scout just leaves rehab for drug addiction and Dane picks her up. Dane is Scout’s brother’s (Atticus) best friend and they have all been very close growing up. At this time Atticus is dealing with personal issues so he trusts Dane with the task of looking after Scout.
This book deals with some heavy issues such as rape and substance abouse, however the author handles the subject matter very well. Scout is very fragile after rehab. She has a life without drugs to adapt to. She is hurt and drugs and alcohol is no longer there to help her cope. Dane has always looked after Scout as if she was his own little sister, however deep down there has always been a connection between the two.
I really enjoyed Scout and Dane’s story. It was hard to watch them deny their feelings for each other as they battled their inner demons. Their past is so similar and I truly get why they have this spark about them. They get each other, completely.  Their love is completely undeniable. really enjoy this author’s style of writing and I am easily connected to her characters. However, I found that I wanted more from this book.  I wanted more Dane and Scout. I also want more Atticus and Avery. I feel like their stories are not over yet. I look forward to the continuation of the stories of these characters.

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       About the Author
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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