Beautifully Broken

Beautifully Broken

LauraLee / May 29, 2020

Beautifully Broken I knew he would ruin me from the moment we met Everything about the man screamed confidence Sensuality Intelligence Worldliness But it was how he saved me that ruined me most Through him I learned to

  • Title: Beautifully Broken
  • Author: LauraLee
  • ISBN: 9781530069569
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • I knew he would ruin me from the moment we met Everything about the man screamed confidence Sensuality Intelligence Worldliness But it was how he saved me that ruined me most Through him, I learned to end my path of self destruction I no longer needed to numb the pain with mindless one night stands and drunken blackouts He made me feel worthy Treasured OptimisticI knew he would ruin me from the moment we met Everything about the man screamed confidence Sensuality Intelligence Worldliness But it was how he saved me that ruined me most Through him, I learned to end my path of self destruction I no longer needed to numb the pain with mindless one night stands and drunken blackouts He made me feel worthy Treasured Optimistic about my future Here I stand four years later, in a coffee shop a world away, still broken but beautifully so My scars no longer hold me back Instead, they give me strength and enrich my appreciation for the good things in life I have hopes and dreams faith that anything is possible I am no longer the lost little girl fighting for survival I have direction I have courage I am not without possibility.I ll always have Gavin to thank for that Mr Cooper, I remind myself That s who he is to me now just a former teacher I know what you re thinking, but don t worry I was eighteen when we first met Legally, we did nothing wrong Morally Well, I guess that depends on how flexible your morals are My name is Kat and this is my story.

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      • LauraLee

        Laura Lee is the author of the bestselling Dealing With Love series and the Pixie Dust Chronicles She is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America focusing on paranormal, urban fantasy, and contemporary romance.Laura s passion has always been storytelling She spent most of her life with her nose in a book thinking of alternate endings or continuations to the story She won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine, earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript Thankfully for her, those early works will never see the light of day again Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and three of the most poorly behaved cats in existence She likes her fruit smoothies filled with rum, her cupboards stocked with Cadbury s chocolate, and her music turned up loud When she s not writing or watching HGTV, she s reading anything she can get her hands on She s a sucker for spicy romances, especially those involving vampires, bad boys, or cowboys For information, check out her website at lauraleebooks or find her on Facebook


    1. I loved – LOVED – and once more LOVED! WHO DID NOT HAVE A CRUSH on a teacher one time or another? Well I did *blush* This book touched my heart as it was real, the mother is a real piece of art! We meet Gavin, or sparkles or Mr. Cooper, Kat went to a bar on her 18th birthday to get away from her mom who is probably in the flat having a new fling or hookup or is stoned!Kat was placed in the foster system since a very young age, she only knew hard times, so on this special birthday she meets G [...]

    2. This trope always intrigues me, mostly because I expect a massive angst fest and that just sounds like a party in my little mind. I haven't read many, so in all honesty, I did compare this to the similar stories I've read. The first meeting between characters was fantastic, and the first 'real' meeting after that, but then the story lost some steam for me. The middle started to drag, secrets were being revealed at an excruciatingly slow rate and then even when they were, you didn't get all of th [...]

    3. **ARC provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review**I don't read a lot of student/teacher romances but the blurb of this book intrigued me to give it a try. There were parts I really liked about this book and parts that didn't work for me. I will start with the things that blocked me from really enjoying this book. First of all I found the two main characters not a great match. Secondly, in my opinion they were not on the same level and that made it really difficult for me to co [...]

    4. This book was provided by Netgally in exchange for a honest reviewI knew he would ruin me from the moment we met. Everything about the man screamed confidence. Sensuality. Intelligence. Worldliness. But it was how he saved me that ruined me most. This book was a pice of art, it was heartfelt, raw, emotional and true to life. At first i was a little skeptical when i saw what kind of trope this book was about the romance between a student and a teacher. It isn't something i normally read, but ther [...]

    5. 4.5 red & sparkles starsMy god! This book absolutely slayed me! I really really really loved this book. It was just so damn well written, and the plot was so good. The story begins in the present, and then jumps 4 years into the past. You kind of know from the prologue that Kat and Gavin are not going to stay together, there is going to be a split, but I literally couldn't help from praying by the end that they would remain together. Damn near had a stroke thinking and constantly obsessing o [...]

    6. While this storyline has been somewhat done before, I really did like the book. Teacher/student romance, but lots more behind the scenes drama.I was more connected with Kat than Gavin though. For some reason, Gavin made me mad sometimes. He should have definitely used more restraint and control considering the position he was in, but even after he found out their "relationship" to each other, he didn't even really try to be morally correct. I did love their complete honesty with each other in th [...]

    7. When I first saw this book and all the 5 star reviews I was a little skeptical. The premise of a forbidden romance between teacher and student isn’t something I normally find appealing to read but something compelled me to pick this up and I am glad I did! This book definitely goes down as a guilty pleasure read.The story begins with Kat, drinking in a seedy bar on her 18th birthday when she meets Gavin. Or “Sparkles” as Kat dubbed him. We learn quickly that Kat has had a tough life. She h [...]

    8. I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital copy of this book.You can find my review of Beautifully Broken featured on Diva Reads.

    9. Wow, I loved Beautifully Broken What a rollercoaster of emotions I was taken on. First impressions of Kat from her introduction was reserved as she celebrated her 18th birthday alone at a bar with the intentions of getting drunk and getting laid. She was sassy,bold and came across as slutty. Those first impressions were so far from the truth, what lay beneath was a girl just needing to be loved. Kat has been in the care system most of her life, a drug addict mother and no father on the scene but [...]

    10. Leigh's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsThis was, without a doubt, one of my favorite books of the year. It was heartbreaking and hopeful and sexy and sweet. It made me ugly cry and smile with its tenderness and I couldn’t put it down. Beautifully Broken tells Kat’s story. As the daughter of a junkie mother, and as a child that has been bounced though the foster system for most of her life, she is older than her eighteen years. She is thoughtful and smart, too brash for a high [...]

    11. I received this as an ARC for my honest review. This was a very well written story. The plotline itself was a bit formulaic - done one thousand times over, but it was still well done with characters that you wanted to know more about. Damaged girl (with a secret and a lot of angst over it in her past) meets the most beautiful man on earth. Insta-attraction and "the best sex ever" happens. They grow closer, but then the plot twist. A taboo relationship that sets up a plot to keep them apartbut th [...]

    12. This was satisfying, but I felt like I've read it before. So this was a 'eh' storyWhile reading I didn't find any surprises or big "wow" moments that made this book spectacular. It wasn't very original to me.Don't get me wrong, the book was good and hot but it wasn't something that said this author wrote something worth reading again because I've already read something like it a dozen times before.Don't hate me my fellow author! The book wasn't bad at all it just needed something original to the [...]

    13. 3.5 “Sparkles” stars!Kat has had a hard childhood. She’s been in the system several times when her mom chose drugs over her. She experienced a lot of awful things and was made to grow up way too fast. She is broken, lost, and just trying to survive. About to start her senior year in high school, she is determined to do well so that she can get into college and get out of town, away from her past.Kat uses sex to escape the problems plaguing her mind, and as she sits in a bar on her eight [...]

    14. DNF at 30%. I didn't like it.There it is.Disclaimer:ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

    15. I received an Advanced Readers Copy from Laura Lee and I am now the proud of owner of her Beautifully Broken world that will not leave my consciousness. I finished her book at 3am last night and laid in bed thinking about this story over and over. I woke up this morning with it on my mind. You know you have a good book when the story won't leave you. This is one of those and it is not a throw away book. There are so many taboo subjects Laura writes about that truly I was blown away. And she wrot [...]

    16. I received an ARC of Beautifully Broken in exchange for my honest review.I was a little skeptical when I started to read, it was not about the age difference between Kat and Gavin, it was more about the student/teacher relationship. I was not sure if I would be able to enoy it fully. I kept readingThe two meet under a misleading encounter. It is Kat's birthday and she has gone through a lot of suffering for someone so young.There were times when I would stop and think 'hey there buddy, as the "a [...]

    17. Oh, other Laura, I hate you! This book was perfect! I LOVED IT! I don't do five stars ever and this for me was a five star read. Kat and Gavin are so interesting and the story telling was perfect. It didn't go crazy like some of these stories can do and I'm so glad for that. You kept it real and honest. I love Kat and Gavin and Bree and Dylan. Just perfect!

    18. Please note: I received BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to both the Publisher and author.I absolutely love forbidden romances and this teacher/student doesn't disappoint! Beautifully Broken is so beautifully written! As with any great book, it has some dark moments that tug your heartstrings, however without such, I don't think Kat's character could mature the way she does so quickly. Gavin - *sigh* - he's such a gentle soul who experienced significant [...]

    19. Beautifully Broken is a story of a broken young woman who delves into one night stands as she tries to block out her past. Her coping mechanism comes undone at a bar one night when she hooks up with a guy who never assumed for one moment she would be off limits to him. It is soon apparent that one night is not enough for ether of them. They fail to realise how wrong getting together was at the time because of Kat's determination to remain anonymous.Kat has been in and out of foster homes [...]

    20. Kat has a troubled home life that has led her to be placed in and out of the system since she was a toddler. When her 18th birthday finally arrives she celebrated by going to a dive bar using her fake ID. She lays eyes on the most gorgeous guy she's ever seen and wants to make him her next one night stand, as she uses sex as a way to escape from her past and everyday troubles. The only problem is that Gavin wants more from her and isn't a one night stand type of guy. They can't seem to stay away [...]

    21. What an amazing great book. I just couldn't put it down and read it in one go. I loved how well constructed all the characters were; I loved the chemistry between Kat and Gavin, how real it felt, how "tangible" it was.I also loved the "not so sunny" part of the book, which made it all the more memorable: the hard decisions, the pain, the bad experiences all that which lead to trying to be a better person and raise above adversity. This is he first book I read from this author, but I found it to [...]

    22. 5+ Beautiful Love StarsI absolutely love forbidden teacher/student romances. Beautifully Broken did not disappoint. I loved every word, which was beautifully written. It had some very dark sad moments however without these incidents I don't think Kat would have survived and turned out the way she did! It was refreshing too that it was not a childish love story as Kat was very mature for an 18 year old. Gavin was such a gentle sole who had so much love and respect for Kat and to top it off he was [...]

    23. Laura Lee doesn't disappoint. This book didn't exactly go where I thought it would, but I enjoyed it. Fast forwarded alot in the end, but after reading it makes sense. I don't write book report length reviews so at the very least, get a sample and see what you think. ;-)

    24. This book is amazing! Words can't describe how good it is. I love student teacher books but this book is so much more than that. Definitely a top 2016 read and a top read for the month

    25. Kat is eighteen and she's going to be a high school senior. Lucky for her she looks older than she is. She's celebrating her eighteenth birthday alone, in a bar.That is until Gavin walks in. After a little flirting, he takes her to the local diner and then to his place. She intends this to be a one night stand, as they usually are. Her heart, however, has other plans. Gavin and Kat continue to see each other for the rest of the summer. But on the first day of school, they realize there is a prob [...]

    26. I truly enjoyed the freshness of this novel. I have read many student-teacher novels and this one really was unique and emotional. The beginning had a bit of a Aria/Ezra - Pretty Little Liars feel to it. Meeting in a bar, before school begins. One thing I really liked was that this novel never became complacent. Just when you think they had everything figured out, there would be another surprise and more drama to deal with. I loved the growth of Kat from beginning to end. She really seemed like [...]

    27. I liked this book a lot.Different heroine. Broken, but strong. Floved, that she was more experienced than the H.The story was a bit too rushed, when they found out about 'real' each other. He was her teacher, but it didn't stop him to have sex with her. A lot. *lol*My only complain - the twist with his ex/baby.So, he had sex with his ex and I disagree, that he wasn't with the h then. They were together, even if she pushed away. And later they told me, there was nothing with his ex, but something [...]

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