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Best Kind of Broken

(Finding Fate #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  8,082 ratings  ·  924 reviews
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
ebook, 272 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Forever
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Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Title: Best Kind of Broken
Series: Finding Fate #1
Author: Chelsea Fine
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No.
HEA: (view spoiler)

There is no better feeling than being completely sucked into story that seems to never slow down and give you a single second to breathe. Best Kind Of Broken was not only a great surprise that woke me up from long, vicious new adult coma, it also made my lungs completely stop working from all the excitement I felt during readi
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
This book really didn't do much for me...


The writing was good, supporting characters were likable but overall, it was just an okay read.

The story is told in alternating pov of Levi and Pixie, who were part of a trio from childhood. A horrific accident happened leaving both characters blaming themselves and denying their feelings for one another.

The couple's chemistry was strong but pushing each other away got kinda old after a while.

Fear, guilt, forgiveness, guide them through their brokeness.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, young-adult
3.5 Second Chances Stars

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This is a sweet book of second chances. It is tragic, heartbreaking, frustrating, loving and sweet.
Levi was a promising college quarterback. When a tragedy occurs, his life is forever changed. But it’s not only his life that was changed that fateful day, Pixie’s life was also. They are broken, sad and alone. They have known each other since grade school. They were always there for one another. But after that fateful day, they would not see each other for almost a year. T
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult, romance
So sweet. My first and only Chelsea Fine book was Sophie & Carer, a heartbreaking novella about a boy and a girl, responsibilities that they shouldn't have and finding someone who understands you. Imagine my excitement when I found out about her new contemporary novel. Best Kind of Broken is first in the Finding Fate series. Each book will feature different characters, but set in the same fictional world - something like Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

Why will you melt into the puddle o
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I've been waiting for this book to be published for a while now, so I was really excited when I saw it was up on NetGalley. Unsurprisingly I immediately went over there to download the book, all the while jumpinging up and down in my seat and mentally preparing myself to put my entire life on hold, because I was so excited to finally get to read it.

Now imagine my dissapointment, when this turned out to be another shallow and ordinary NA book. Now don't get me wrong, I normally love this genre bu
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
3,5 Broken Stars

Pixie and Levi are forced to spend the summer together working in a motel, not to mention having rooms next to each other and have to share a bathroom with a huge sexual tension hanging between them.
That wouldn’t be so hard if they didn’t have a shared broken past, that drove them apart a while ago and didn’t brought them together.
They have feelings for each other, they both know it, but they are too afraid to admit it or doing anything about it because that would mean dealing
♡Karlyn P♡

4+ 'Humor and Heart' Stars

BEST KIND OF BROKEN is a NA romance set in Arizona, and starts off with a hilarious bang as we get to know Pixie (our 19 y/o heroine) and her hot nemesis living down the hall, Levi (our nearly 21 y/o hero). It soon weaves in more angst and drama as it reveals the dark and sad connection between Levi and Pixie, and adds a bit of steam as these two lust from a distance. What we get is sweet and tortured romance between two very likable characters that will make you laugh
*ARC via netgalley*


I must say that even though I got tired with them, I actually enjoyed this story.

He lost his sister, she lost her BFF, the three of them were inseparable all the time till that night. He blames himself, she blames herself, together they are a hot mess. The only way they still can communicate is through fights and insults. Their heartache did get soooooo stretched and they started to frustrate me soooo much, but it's like I was stuck in their circle of repetetive behavior.
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

5 Stars!

I am shocked by how much I ended up liking this book. I went into the book not expecting much but I ended up loving this book. The plot was a lot more complex than I had expected. I found the characters to be wonderfully done. I found myself really wanting to see them work everything out b
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
2.5 Stars

I feel like this book had a good direction but went flat instead. The writing was decent but I almost felt I was reading about high school drama as opposed to college kids.

Pixie (Sarah) is a damaged girl. The book starts out with her working at her aunt Ellen's inn. She winds up living next door to Levi (aka Leaves)at the inn and they share a bathroom. They tend to fight like brother and sister over the bathroom and hot water usage. You can tell they have a past together but you do not
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Feb 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
3 stars

Levi and Pixie have a history together, both a bit broken and hurting. Working at the same hotel, they are forced to live together.

I felt the writing style was trying too hard to be funny and quirky. It ended up feeling forced to me. They spent the majority of the time not talking and staring at each other. It improved slightly around 50%.

If you're looking for broken characters YA/NAish book with sexual tension, I would give it a go.

Ends at 93%

ARC provided by NetGalley
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
I loved this book.  It was beautiful, raw, sexy, funny and utterly heartbreaking.  But the most astonishing thing to me, was my ability to connect with the storyline and characters on a level I never have before.  Of course I've felt characters pain, happiness and horror, but this felt as though their emotions became embedded in my soul.  Their joy and despair were mine, long after I closed the book.  I'm not sure if it was the seamless writing, the characters that I understood inside and out, o ...more
Geri Reads
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars!

There's a good story here. Unfortunately, it's something that I've already read countless times before. It didn't really offer something new to the table so to speak. The story just didn't grab me. I wish it did but it didn't.

Others would probably enjoy this more than I did but for me, I needed something more. I wanted that magic, that connection. Sadly, I just didn't feel it.
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sweet and funny with a lot of heart, this was a great little read.

Pixie and Levi grew up together and share a long history of happy memories. Levi was always Pixie’s hero, protecting her and being there for her when she needed him, and right when they finally acted on their longstanding feelings for each other, they were horrifically torn apart.

Now, almost a year later, Pixie is on summer vacation following her freshman year in College, and she is spending it staying with her Aunt, and working
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
I couldn't take the repeats in this book :(
Parto subito col dire che questo libro non si legge, si divora. Le pagine scorrono una dietro l’altra senza neanche accorgersene. La scrittura è piuttosto semplice, anche simpatica in alcune parti e i temi trattati sono profondi abbastanza da far riflettere. Qui si cerca di elaborare un lutto, di combattere il senso di colpa, di venire a patti con la vita che continua nonostante tutto, nonostante il dolore, la morte, la disperazione, nonostante basti un attimo per perdere quella gioia fanciulles ...more
Genre: NA romance

Too much navel-gazing for me. I don't care if he's HOT! Or if she's HOT! It's not like reading is a visual medium. It was still a bore.

DNF @ 54%
Lina Lovegood
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hier gibt es meine ausführliche Rezension dazu:
Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
La mia recensione sul blog

Ecco l'ennesimo romance new adult che è riuscito a strapparmi più di un sorriso, ma anche a farmi commuovere e stringere il cuore.
Il romanzo è si, il primo di una serie, ma per la mia gioia non lascia nulla in sospeso: la storia con protagonisti e narratori Pixie e Levi inizia e trova la sua conclusione in questo libro. Vi avverto però, nonostante un inizio fatto di litigi, scaramucce e scene divertenti la situazione è molto del
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kaitlin by: Holly
I'm not sure if I'll be able to make this review completely coherent and review-like--it's tough to be completely coherent when it comes to the greatness that is this book--but I'll try!

Beautiful. HOT. Holy wow. These are the first four words that came to mind when I tried to think of how to describe this book.

Best Kind of Broken made me feel lots of things. The book as a whole made my heart dance with happiness. I finished it with a big smile on my face, which is always a sign of a great read.
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5 emotional stars

This read was a fairly decent NA read. Pixie and Levi have known each other practically their whole lives. From barbies and transformers to the coming of age of high school drama, these two have been family. One night, one fateful moment and everything changes. Lives are shattered, loves are lost and no one will ever be the same.

They say time heals all wounds, but when you cant face the past how do you ever truly move forward? Levi is angry at everything, mostly himself...stay
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2018
alright, walked into this with no idea what it was about. Basically two best friends that suffered a great loss and turned into enemies living in very close quarters. They 'hate' each other but can't deny they're also extremely attracted to each other. The loss was pretty sad and touching even though it didn't make me cry because I didn't think it would be possible for someone to shift so much blame on themselves because of what they did but what do I know? Anyways, fun story but it dragged a li ...more
Lisa Desrochers
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In between achy heart moments, I laughed out loud. A lot. Best NA voice I've read. You don't want to miss this one.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first 5 stars in 2019. Lets start 2019 with an optimist goal.

My dear miss Fine, u wrote a beatiful story. Levi and pixie are endearing characters. They both went through a loss. A tragic loss and broke both of them. When they end up with the same summer job at a cozy inn in the middle of nowhere, their healing begins. I love how miss Fine focuses on the healing process ( a bit rush), instead of the hot sex. Dont worry the sex is still there, but mild.
The characters developmemt is sweet and
Moonlight Reader
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley.

So, I thought this book was quite adorable, actually. I'm going to review it with reference to some of the more annoying NA tropes that this book did not display (or at least did not display quite so obnoxiously).

This was pretty standard NA fare: protagonists are two college-aged kids, it's a contemporary romance, everyone is very physically attractive, there is drama, angst, and the protags are "damaged." Within that typical framework, t
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

As I read this book, I kept thinking, "Am I too old for new adult?" The  humor wasn't funny. The characters didn't communicate like adults (or at least like adults should communicate). And the heroine's inner dialogue, at times, sounded like something a 10-year old would say.

Levi and Sarah (or as he calls her Pixie) are stuck living together for the summer. After Sarah finishes her Freshman year at Arizona State University, she spends the summer at her aunt's inn as a cook. On her first day, sh
Nov 11, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014, new-adult
Another Chelsea Fine book?

I am so excited!!

March is so far away.


This was sweet, emotional, and just simply a good story. And it has believable character development. I really enjoyed this! :D <3 I just had a very very minor issue with the ending...but *shrugs* Who cares in the face of all the good. ;p

Full Review to Come...
Silvy Herondale
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi è piaciuto tantissimo lo stile ironico dell'autrice, mi ha fatto sorridere un sacco, ma è stato un romanzo un po' lento, anche se carino :)
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