Beautiful Broken Tour (Review, Excerpt, Giveaway)

I'm so excited to be a part of the tour for Nazarea Andrew's Beautiful Broken tour. You can check out the rest of the tour HERE

Beautiful Broken by Nazarea Andrews
University of Branton, #2
October 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.

**MY REVIEW**

We start the book off with Scout getting out of rehab after a 3 month stint and Dane is there to pick her up. I can’t think if I’ve read a book where the main character is so involved in drugs the way Scout has been. She’s been a user for years and even though there is a reason she turned to it, you almost read the book with your guard up wondering yourself if she’s going to fall back into them.

Scout really impressed me because she works hard in the book to keep herself out of trouble. Getting a job, going to meetings and choosing therapy. For some reason when I first started reading I thought she was going to be the kind that throws things out the window but I really liked her character. I really liked that she was holding herself accountable for the mistakes she has made. This is really her trying to get clean. There are so many things I like about how she handles her issues. It was easy to cheer for her throughout the book.

Dane is also someone torn up with his own issues. He does the best he can working through them but he doesn’t seem to realize he can’t do it alone. Scout definitely draws some of the things out of him. I like that he is severely loyal to the people he cares about, especially Atti and Scout. I thought I should be pissed at the way Dane treats Mel but I wasn’t, I was actually pissed at her. She let him get away with crap for way too long. It’s always easier to be on the outside looking in though. I hope at some point there is a story about Mel. So as much as Dane can be an asshat and was, he could also be really sweet, caring and kind.

Dane and Scout’s relationship is intense and I think a lot of it comes from the close friendship they have had for years. I mean seriously the chemistry between these two characters could blow up buildings. I think it’s also interesting how they think that they are bad for one another when all through the book they are actually helping eachother. Dane asks Scout to go to a meeting she agrees if he goes with her and I think he gets a little out of the meeting too. I love how they interact with one another. There is a particular club scene that is my absolute favorite and it just helps make the book for me. As their relationship grows they do too and they really learn what it means to have each other.

I flew through this book like it was on fire. I didn't even realize how fast I was reading until I would look down and go, oh wow I’m at 50% already. It’s that addictive and that easy to get lost in. The plot is great the writing is great and the characters are fantastic. I would definitely recommend this book if your looking for steamy romance and sweet story.

**EXCERPT**
The door peeks open, and her voice fills it. "Dane?"
For a heartbeat, I almost don't answer. But there's a hitch in her voice that makes me sit up.
"What's wrong, Scout?" I ask, surprised my voice is steady.
"Can I sleep with you?"
My eyes go wide, and my dick twitches. Great. Five minutes after orgasm and I'm already getting hard again.
"I don't think that's a good idea." I say hoarsely.
"Just to sleep," she says, her voice unspeakably weary. "You keep the dreams away. I don't want to dream."
Her voice breaks me. What did I tell her earlier? A safe place. I won't take that away from her, not when she's staring at me like I can make the boogieman go away.
I toss the blankets back and she climbs into bed without hesitating. I lean over and tuck her in, ignoring her shiver, the way she looks so right in my bed. That's not what she's asking for or needs. I settle on my side of the king sized bed, and it's quiet, the only noise her soft breathing and the subtle shifts as she tries to get comfortable.
"Scout?" I ask, and she tenses. "Go with me to a meeting tomorrow?"
I see her slight nod, and some of my tension eases. Without letting myself overthink it, I pull her into my arms. She's stiff for a heartbeat that seems like an eternity, and then the tension drains out of her so quickly it makes me dizzy. She nestles against me, her head tucked into the crook of my shoulder, her body a pliant warmth against my side.
"Night, Dane," she whispers, and I murmur something incoherent as her breathing settles.
She's asleep in minutes, and I'm left in the dark, holding her. Wondering how I became her safe place, and wondering how the hell I'm going to keep from screwing it up.



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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GIVEAWAY:
One lucky winner will get a loaded MP3 player, 2 signed bookmarks, bookplates, and the first 25 pages of Beautiful Broken with editing marks and special extras from Nazarea.



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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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2 comments:

  1. Love the excerpt! Look forward to reading the rest :) Also, thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  2. Love it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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