From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, comes BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS—a red-hot romance that will break your heart and put it back together again! Don’t miss this stunning new title from Kami Garcia!
BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS is now available at all fine retailers. Order your copy today!
BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS Synopsis:
From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kami Garcia comes a red-hot romance that will break your heart and put it back together again.
Her heart has to break before it can open.
When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.
He has to let someone in before it’s too late.
With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.
But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.
Order a digital or print edition of BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and be the first to hear an exclusive announcement from Kami about her next book--a secret project her publisher is keeping under wraps! Fans of Beautiful Creatures, Dangerous Creatures, and The Legion series won't want to miss this exciting news!
This is a limited time offer! So hurry! Registration ends on February 28, 2018! You must register your preorder to receive the exclusive announcement from Kami! https://a.pgtb.me/J61sNg
“Something wonderful happened to me as I read this—I fell in love. Genuine, shattering, deep, heart-pounding love. Thank you, Kami Garcia, for Peyton and Owen. We need their story." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
Tess pulls into the hospital driveway and stops near the glass doors to the ER. She leaves the car running
and hops out. “I’ll be right back.”
Once I’m alone, the panic hits me full-force. Some of the shock of Reed pushing me has worn off, and
now all I can think about is my knee.
What if I can’t play soccer anymore? Permanent damage could keep me off the field—and end my career
before it begins. Every once in a while you hear about a situation like this on the news. A high school
athlete blows out a knee or an elbow during senior year, and it’s game over. What else will I do if
soccer isn’t an option?
Nothing. I’ll do nothing.
Going pro has been my dream for as long as I remember. The folded acceptance letter is still tucked in
my back pocket. I don’t have a plan B.
Tess returns with two nurses, and the three of them to help me out of the car and into a wheelchair.
Inside, a nurse wheels me through a pair of double doors that lead to an examination area, where
hospital beds are lined up along the walls and separated by privacy curtains. Once I’m settled in a
hospital bed, Tess sits with me as the nurse takes down my personal information.
“Can you tell me where it hurts and describe the pain?” the nurse asks. “I’ve had some shooting pains,
but there’s also a weird pulling feeling.
Is that bad?” I ask.
“I’m not a doctor, sweetheart. But don’t worry. This is an excellent hospital.” The nurse takes notes on a
form attached to her clipboard. “How would you rate your pain, on a scale of one to ten? One being no
pain and ten being unbearable pain.”
“If I don’t move my knee, it’s around a five. But if I bend it, the pain shoots up to an eight or nine.”
More like a ten.
I’m trying to be brave. A ten seems like a pain level of someone who survived a car crash, not a fall down
the stairs. But if the nurse asked me to rate how scared I am right now, it’s a twelve.
“How did you hurt your knee?” the nurse asks.
If I say Reed pushed me intentionally, he might get arrested. If Tess weren’t in the picture, I would’ve
called the police already.
But Mrs. Michaels can’t support herself and Tess on her own. She tried before and it didn’t go well. It
seemed like every year they were moving into another crummy apartment. When Mrs. Michaels ran out
of friends’ couches to crash on, Reed started working even more extra hours to help out.
“I fell down a flight of stairs,” I say.
“Did you hit your knee against anything?” She scribbles more notes on her clipboard.
“My kneecap hit the ground.”
“On the sidewalk,” Tess adds, wringing her hands.
The nurse finishes writing. “A doctor is going to come and take a look. Can I call someone for you?”
“I already talked to her mom,” Tess says. “She’s on her way.”
“I’ll be back to check on you in a few minutes.” The nurse pulls the privacy curtain around the bed, and
Tess and I are alone again.
“Thanks for not saying anything,” she says.
“I know you don’t believe me, but I’m telling the truth.”
Tess presses the heels of her hands against her temples, like she’s fighting the worst headache of her life.
“I don’t know what you want me to say. You’re my best friend. I want to believe you. But we’re talking
about Reed. He’s my brother. He wouldn’t lie to me. And he loves you. He’d never hurt you.”
Until tonight I thought the same thing.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger PR
Genre: Mature YA Contemporary Romance
My Broken Beautiful Hearts Review . . .
It has been forever since I read anything from Kami Garcia and this is my first time with her in the contemporary world.
Peyton Rios is a strong girl with ambition and dreams which help cover her heartache with the loss of her dad. Peyton is living the perfect life, in her mind's eye. She has a scholarship for soccer to her college that she wants to go to. She has a loyal best friend. And a sweet loving boyfriend. Then all of a sudden all three are lost in an instant.
Peyton makes the right decision to get away from all her loss and doucebag ex-boyfriend Reed. Now she's trying to start over with her Uncle and cousins in a new town. The last thing she expected was to find someone new. However, the minute she meets Owen Law things started to shift in her world.
Peyton tries to be only friends with Owen but there is something about him that causes her to give in, even though he represents everything she doesn't want.
I freaking adored her cousins. They were such a great addition to the story. I also adored Owen from the beginning. I did as well like many things about Peyton, but the things I didn't like were: Her stubbornness especially when it came to asking or accepting help. And her double standards.
He lied to me, but now he knows I lied to him, too.
Never a fan of the double standard. This time around it came from Peyton, where she was upset with Owen for lying to her but she's been doing it the whole time to him as well.
The whole time she's trying to move forward from her past, it keeps trying to pull her back in. Thankfully Peyton is strong and able to let go of the anchor from her past.
I like the topic of the this story and you can tell it was a personal topic from the author. I agree that we need to talk about this more and the ramifications of bad decisions and to show the strength to walk away when needed.
3 . 5 Second Chances thumbs up!
Kami Garcia’s BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt
Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt
The Book Maven – Review
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Bibliobibuli YA – Excerpt
Kelly's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf – Review & Excerpt
Moonlighting Scrivener – Review
Resch Reads and Reviews – Review
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt
YA/NA Book Divas – Excerpt
A Page to Turn – Review
Dazzled by Books – Review & Excerpt
Ellie Is Uhm ... A Bookworm – Review & Excerpt
Mundie Moms – Review & Excerpt
Read more sleep less – Review
Sassy Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Adventures in Writing – Excerpt
Bookishly Yours – Review & Excerpt
Novel Grounds – Review
Omg Books and More Books – Review & Excerpt
Recommended Reads – Review & Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ali's Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
Book Lit Love – Review & Excerpt
Ceres Books World – Review & Excerpt
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Excerpt
Liv's Wonderful Escape – Excerpt
Author Groupies – Review
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Reading Bliss – Review& Excerpt
The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
A British Bookworm's Blog – Review
Bookcrack – Review
Lattes & Paperbacks – Review & Excerpt
Margie's Must Reads – Excerpt
Romancing the Laser Pistol – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
The Clockwork Bibliophile – Review & Excerpt
Chapter by Chapter – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Rad Babes Read – Review & Excerpt
Reads and Thoughts – Review & Excerpt
Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review & Excerpt
The Bookish Sisters – Review
Beneath The Covers Blog – Excerpt
Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt
My Fangirl Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Heart of a Book Blogger – Review
Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt
Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt
Crazy Chaotic Book Babes – Review
In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt
Lisa Loves Literature – Review & Excerpt
Mean Girls Luv Books – Review & Excerpt
Reading away the days – Review
The Bookish Introvert – Review
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Live Read and Breathe – Review & Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review
Movies, Shows, & Books – Review & Excerpt
Never without a book in hand – Review
The book slayer – Review
A Brit and a Yank – Excerpt
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt
Vera is Reading – Excerpt
The Book Addict's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Wandering Bookaholic – Review
About Kami Garcia: Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker–nominated author and the coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Her solo series, the Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable and its sequel, Unmarked. Kami is also the author of The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos and The Lovely Reckless. Kami was a teacher for seventeen years and coauthored her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. Kami lives in Maryland with her family and their dogs, Spike and Oz.