Sunday, September 15, 2013

Broken and Screwed by Tijan


Synopsis:
Alexandra's older brother died the night he graduated. That day changed everything for her. No longer was she the party girl. No longer did she care about being popular and no longer was her family the happy unit she always thought existed. The only person who could help her heal is the same person who loved her brother as much as she did, his best friend. She only hopes to keep her entire heart from breaking when Jesse will move on, and she knows he will. 

After Ethan died, Jesse excelled at basketball, partying, and girls. He used it all to turn his emotions off, but the irony was that Alex was the only person who could do that for him. She helped him forget, but she was the one person he shouldn't be with because the secrets he knows could shatter everything. They could shatter her.



My Review: 5 of 5 stars

I won this e-book during another author's book release party and what a book it is. I read the story in one day and then bought the second one and was almost halfway through it before I finally gave in to exhaustion and fell asleep.

The title grabbed me first. I love broken people, I love the drama when people are screwed. This book did not disappoint. Alex's older brother (Ethan) was killed in an vehicle accident. Since then, her parents act like she doesn't exist (they went on vacation without her, telling her they were going with a note). They will never get the parent of the year award, that's for sure. Alex deals with this alone, never confiding in her so called friends, Marissa and Angie (neither of which treat her like a friend should so I wouldn't have trusted them either).

Then there's Jesse, Ethan's best friend. There is definitely some hot chemistry between the two, but there is something keeping them apart. Something we aren't privy to...yet. Alex and Jesse help each other during the most difficult days (Ethan's birthday, the anniversary of his death). Jesse's father is famous, but hasn't been the best dad either. He actually moved in with Alex and Ethan when his mother died when he was 8 and lived there until Ethan died. After Ethan's death, Alex's parents actually treat him more like their own son than they do their daughter.

There are some question about Ethan's death, little hints here and there that tell you there is something more to the story. Alex begins to get the idea there was more to her brother than she realized.


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