Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ARC Book review: Anything but Broken (Hurricane Creek #1) by Joelle Knox

Available 8/25/2015
eARC provided by author

After five years, tragedy brings Hannah Casey back to Hurricane Creek to bury what’s left of her family. She’s flunking out of college, haunted by scandal, and the only person who cares is Sean Whitlow, an irresistible bad boy with a soft spot for her. The problem? He’s her dead sister’s ex.

Sean doesn’t bleed red, he bleeds motor oil. During the week, he struggles to turn his auto repair shop into a profitable business. But when Saturday night rolls around, he’s the reigning stock-car king of the local race track. He doesn’t know how to lose–or how to walk away and leave Hannah alone with her grief.

Between her grades and her wealthy family’s dark secrets, Hannah’s barely holding her life together. And the last thing Sean needs is to get tangled up with another Casey girl. As the attraction between them spins out of control, they’ll either find a love with no limits–or go up in flames.

I have not read many New Adult (NA) but because Joelle Knox is also Kit Rocha i decided i needed to give this book a try. It's definitely a different writing style than i am used to and it took a while to like it but the more i read the more i enjoyed it. Hannah has a lot going on. Her parents are killed in a horrific car accident and everything else in her life is a mess. Now she's home to take care of everything with her parents estate, funerals etc. She finds herself facing her deceased sisters ex boyfriend,. Hannah has always had  thing for Sean and when she runs into him that attractions burns bright for both of them. Sean turns into the only sane thing in her life as she deals with family things and what life is now like without her controlling parents to tell her what to do.  I enjoyed this book the more i read it. I wasn't completely sold on it til the last 25% when of course things have to finally come to a head. Hannah has many secrets and as they start to come out it will either destroy what she has started to build or will prove to her that there can be good in her life. The author does a nice job building the foundation for this series while still giving us Hannah and Sean story. I can't wait for the next book in this series.  

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