Review: Broken and Screwed (Broken and Screwed #1) by Tijan

broken-and-screwedTitle: Broken and Screwed
Author: Tijan
Series: Broken and Screwed #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Alexandra’s older brother died the night he graduated. That day changed everything for her. No longer was she the party girl. No longer did she care about being popular and no longer was her family the happy unit she always thought existed. The only person who could help her heal is the same person who loved her brother as much as she did, his best friend. She only hopes to keep her entire heart from breaking when Jesse will move on, and she knows he will.

After Ethan died, Jesse excelled at basketball, partying, and girls. He used it all to turn his emotions off, but the irony was that Alex was the only person who could do that for him. She helped him forget, but she was the one person he shouldn’t be with because the secrets he knows could shatter everything. They could shatter her.

My Review:
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Read this book in one sitting – I literally could not put it down. Having read several of Tijan’s books at this stage, I can say she is synonymous with intensely dramatic, addictive, emotional, angsty reads and complex characters who will burrow their way deep into your heart and latch on. Broken and Screwed is no exception. Alex and Jesse are destroyed after Ethan’s death and the only reprieve they can find from the hurt and the grief is to lose themselves in each other. But Jesse treats Alex appallingly at times and she just accepts it because she feels so numb inside. She has always been in love with him so there’s that too. Alex has also made poor choices when it comes to her friends – Angie and Marissa should be strung up for the many ways in which they manipulate her. And don’t even get me started on her parents – I’ve never wanted to hunt down and kill fictional characters as much as I wanted to with those two. Oh, I’m so invested in this, and totally rooting for our couple. Towards the end of this book, Jesse started to redeem himself and I’m guessing his feelings run as deep as hers. Can’t wait to continue the series to find out. Tijan is fast becoming a favorite author.

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