“Pixie and Levi haven’t spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are… awkward.
All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they’re forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18360175-best-kind-of-broken)
I’d like to thank NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
As far as New Adult books go, this one fit the mould quite well. The two main characters are tormented by a tragedy (in this particular case, the same tragedy), and are now trying to deal with the backlash. Sarah, or Pixie, as she is called, and Levi have a history, but were thrown apart by the aforementioned tragedy.
This book is told in both Sarah’s and Levi’s POV, which made it more interesting in my opinion. Especially considering that the split POVs allowed us to see how troubled the two were, and how their lives were affected by the events of the past. It was also a bit frustrating to see them denying their feelings, which were obvious for everyone else.
This was an okay read, with some nice scenes, but for some reason I was expecting more. There was one character, Matt, that simply disappeared halfway through the book (given the circumstances, I thought that was a bit weird). As usual the secondary characters stole the limelight, but I still missed something, some sort of spark, in this book. Some things could have been explored further, such as Sarah’s abusive mother, whose only purpose in this book was to stir Sarah into standing up for herself for the first time, a fact which her mother accepted meekly, which felt a bit unrealistic to me.
Rating: 3 out of 5