Thursday, December 29, 2016

Beautifully Broken by Laura Lee

Title: Beautifully Broken
Author: Laura Lee | @lauraleebooks
Release Date: November 15th 2016
Genre: New Adult

Tour Dates: December 19th – 23rd | December
26th – 30th


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.


“Do you want me to turn
something on from Netflix?”

“Sure. What’d you have in

He gets a boyish smile on his
face. “Okay…if anyone asks about this, I will deny it until I’m six feet

“And what’s that?”

“I’m going through a Dawson’s
Creek binge right now. Wanna watch it with me?”

I can’t help it; I laugh
until I’m snorting. “Are you serious?”

Gavin grabs the remote and
begins flipping through the menu. “Completely serious. I never joke about The

“Wow…I have no words.”

He bumps his shoulder into
mine. “C’mon, you’ll love it. Have you ever seen it before?”

“Of course I have!” I reply.
“Do you know how many Dawson ugly cry memes there are in existence? I had to
know the source.”

“Yeah, I’m definitely Team Pacey
all the way. Dawson is way overrated.”

I smirk. “Oh my God, when did
you grow a vagina? I could’ve sworn you were a dude.”

His expression changes from
jovial to angry in an instant. 

“We both know damn well I’m one-hundred-percent
male. Don’t make me prove it to you, Kat.”

And with that, my expression
morphs into equal parts stunned and horny. “Uh…”

He clears his throat and
pushes a button on the remote. “And on that note…let’s forget I said that and
get lost in North Carolina teen angst.”

“Okay, but make sure it’s an
episode that has Mitch in it. Dawson’s dad is where it’s at.”

“You like older men, huh?
I’ll have to remember that.”

I burrow under the covers and
yawn. “I walked right into that one, didn’t I?”

He smirks. “Pretty much.”






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After working a 9-to-5 gig for many years, she happily traded it for a rewarding career as a self-published author. Laura is the author of the bestselling Karli Lane and Dealing with Love series. She is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America focusing on contemporary, urban fantasy, and paranormal 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 or cowboys! 

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Laura Lee did a magnificent job with this book! You can’t help but fall head over heels and root for these two. There isn’t anything in this book I would change. There’s just enough naughtiness, heartache, and love to pull you in. Those love scenes are scorchin’!! Gavin and Kat just seem so perfect for each other. You definitely go on a roller coaster ride for this duo. 

Born to a prostitute druggie, Kat has never had an easy life, but she is resilient and tough as nails. Kat is a survivor. Gavin never intended to be the man to pick the shattered pieces of Kat’s heart and put them back together again. Both riddled with a complicated past, Kat and Gavin find comfort in each other. I don’t have any problem with the student/teacher storyline. To me, reading is a fantasy. I go beyond my comfort zone and will explore just about any book. This book made me laugh and smile but you also felt the pain… oh the pain!! I wanted to scoop Kat up myself and protect her and just give her hugs.

This was a fantastic first read of Laura Lee’s for me! From what I’ve read, this may be her
“darkest” book thus far but I might have to look into the other ones. Lee just has a great way of writing and telling her stories. I think most people will enjoy this book even if they don’t do the student/teacher storyline. This is so much more than just that!

I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I will leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.