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Beautifully Broken

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  653 ratings  ·  186 reviews
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. Optimistic
Paperback, ARC, 326 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by LAN Fiction LLC (first published November 2016)
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Shannon Moore
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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
Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it
**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
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
This book was provided by Netgally in exchange for a honest review

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.

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
4.5 red & sparkles stars

My 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 over
Evelyn Swift (Featherbrained Books)
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 has b
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This 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 scho
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Wow. Just wow. That was one heck of a Kitchen Sink book. I don't even know what to say. ...more
Lisa Aiello
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angsty
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 apart...but ...more
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 eighteenth bir
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This was satisfying, but I felt like I've read it before. So this was a 'eh' story

While 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
Deborah G.
Wow! How can a young 18 year old high school student who has lived such a crappy life still manage to be an A student & have some hope for the future. I have nothing but admiration for Kat (Katherine), her determination, her kind heart. She has endured the unimaginable, a disastrous family life, has very little money, works part-time for extra cash & then studies for her classes. Amazing! Yet at 18, she is sometimes immature. Well who isn't!
Then she meets someone.
Gavin is a kind soul, calm, acce
Liv | Books to Liv by
DNF at 30%. I didn't like it.
There it is.

Disclaimer: ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Teresa Harris
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
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 ...more
Suzanne (Lily)
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 for yea
Nikki Manzella
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 reading...
The 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
Beautifully broken was an another romance book that make me feel so much.

Kat meet Gavin in a bar and the quimical was so intense... The know each other that night and something more happen... But when Kat realized that Gavin is her new professor, she need stop her feelings but nothing is that simple.

This book was so good. I really enjoyed the history. The beggining was a little bit slow but then I read it in one day. The caracters were the best part of the book, they were so much complicated and
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Feb 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was in a dire book slump when I read this. It added to it. 'Nuff said'. ...more
Kim Whitehead
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an emotional roller coaster! Great read!!
Victoria Bunce
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: na, romance
Shelves: reviewed
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
Nov 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
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Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Dunja *a chain reader*
"Beautifully Broken" is one of those stories that had my attention at the first page. It starts with a bang, then it continue with numerous bangs just to end with a bang. This is a story that should be read with heart and not with a head. The reason being that if one starts thinking about the plot, the plot might be found to be a bit ridiculous. But if we set aside the minor ridiculousness’s, all that remains is a highly emotional read that isn’t for the faint of heart.

"Beautifully Broken" is a
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of ST books, and without a doubt this was a good book, unfortunately it wasn't exceptional.
I liked Gavin, until the climax anyways; at which point he seemed to have a personality change....

One of the problems I had with this book was the length, it was LONG. But then the ending seemed totally rushed. It seemed to me that the author was writing and suddenly realised the word count was running out so abruptly ended the book. The pacing of the book isn't consist which for me is no no. Sec
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book by a fantastic author!
Kat meets handsome Gavin on her birthday, in a bar. After lying about her age, a romance ensues that’s fire. Both are shocked to learn the truth about each other shortly thereafter.
Kat’s life is a mess though. Besides Gavin, the most important people in her life are her two best friends. But because things are....complicated, she can’t talk to them about her relationship.
Kat struggles with trusting Gavin - is he really who he says he is? Will he really love her
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5+ Beautiful Love Stars

I 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
Alex ♈
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alex ♈ by: Fei ~ BookLover~
Shelves: strong-heroine
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Laura Lee is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy and sometimes ridiculously funny romance. She's best known for writing the Dealing with Love series and the Windsor Academy series. Laura's 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 capit


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