Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Review: Beautiful Broken Girl by Rachael Tonks


Title: Beautiful Broken Girl
Author: Rachael Tonks
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: February 15th
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My review:
5 stars
I was offered this book I return for an honest review. For starters, I am soooooo glad I decided to read this book. I have read a lot of books and this one is not like any others that I have read before. I was very impressed. Rachel gives you this great storyline, paired with amazing characters. The main characters of this story are Cole and Kennedy and you instantly fall in love with them. Without getting to descriptive because I severely dislike spoilers in my reviews, Kennedy is running away from a gruesome past and finds herself living at Coles house. The initial meeting of the two is quite comical, but eventually a strong bond is formed and a beautiful relationship begins. 

Kennedy's past soon catches up with her future and things become very bumpy between the two. It is an emotional ride from beginning to end, one oh my god.....the cliffhanger ending.....Rachel girl we need to chat! I'm still reeling from how you left it and I am very patiently waiting for the next book. 

I am officially a fan for life and will now stalk you! I look forward to working with you more. Thank you so much for allowing me to read this amazing story. 

Synopsis:
Kennedy Harrison finds refuge in Newport after escaping a tragic past. Taken in and protected by her kind caring rescuer Jocelyn, she soon finds an undeniable connection with her son Cole.

Cole -The hot athletic guy with the insanely gorgeous girlfriend. Awkward encounters and sharing a house together proves harder than it sounds. The energy and spark between them is undeniable, as feelings grow deep for the girl who has never really known, or understood the meaning of love.


Adjusting to her new found life and the difficulties of school cause a reaction in Kennedy that Cole just doesn’t understand. The nightmares of her past haunt her and all Cole can do is to comfort her, the attraction deepening with each episode. Cole is desperate to know more about Kennedy, everything about who she is and where she comes from remains a mystery to him! Kennedy is too scared to open up about her past; scared she will ruin what she has developing with Cole and that revealing her true self will only push him away.

As events unfold and their relationship develops outside of the friend zone, Kennedy’s past comes back to haunt her, threatening the foundation of her growing love for Cole. Cole struggles with the truth and doesn’t know if he can be the man that Kennedy so desperately needs in her life. Cole is torn, but thoughts of losing her plague his mind.

Will their love be enough, or will the past ruin any chance of a possible future together?

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Excerpt:

I wake to nothing but the sound of beeping.
Am I dead? 
My head feels like it’s been slammed against the ground a thousand times. I can’t move my body. What the hell happened to me? Think Kennedy, what’s the last thing you can remember? I slowly open my eyes, wincing at the bright lights, carefully taking in my surroundings. I look to the right and realize the source of the beeping is a machine attached to my chest. I look around and see four white walls and all I can smell is disinfectant. That’s when it dawns on me; I am in a hospital. Everything comes crashing back and the memories flood my mind. How far did I get? Who was it that found me? Were they here to take me back? 
I hear voices coming from outside the room and panic instantly grips me. Inside my head I’m screaming. I won’t go back; I can’t go back. I’m careful not to let anything slip from my mouth; I don’t want them to hear me. I can hear my heart beating; it feels like it’s coming out of my chest. The machine starts to beep faster which causes me to panic even more. Desperately clutching at the wires attached to my chest, I rip them off one by one; flinching at the burning sensation it leaves on my skin. I look down to see the one last obstacle attaching me to the bed. A needle in the vein of my arm connected to a drip. I hear knocking at the door. I stop dead in my tracks, stop breathing completely. This is it, it’s over. 
I look over as it slowly opens. It’s a woman and she is smiling. She is dressed immaculately and has the most amazing fresh face and curly brown shoulder length hair. 
Why is she here? Who is she?
“Hello Kennedy, how are you feeling?”
The panic inside me intensifies as this unfamiliar face walks towards me. I suddenly begin to cry and start shouting, “No! Please let me go, they will find me here, you have to let me go!” 
The unknown woman walks closer to me, small steps at a time, reaching her hand towards me she sweetly whispers, “Kennedy you are safe now. My name is Jocelyn and I’m here to help you; please let me help you.” 
There is a genuine sound of care and the smooth tone to her voice has a mild calming effect on me. A thousand thoughts run through my mind. How did I get here and where exactly am I? All I remember is running, escaping and the tremendous fear of trying to break free. The woman named Jocelyn points to the chair at the side of the hospital bed. “Do you mind if I sit?” she asks. “Maybe we could talk a while? I can see you’re upset and I really want to help; try to understand. Do you know where you are Kennedy?”
“Why would you want to help me? You don’t even know me! I don’t deserve your help! Just let me out of here,” I lash out.
My breaths are short and shallow and I feel like the walls are closing in on me. I look around searching for an escape route; maybe an open window.
“Nobody is keeping you here. You are at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and we are trying to help you. You were in such a terrible state when I found you Kennedy; unconscious, covered in blood and near death.”
She found me. Did I get far enough? Did I actually succeed?


About the Author

Rachael Tonks is a new to the scene author with a love of books, and a particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015 when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters screaming for their story to be told. 

Starting out her career with a new adult romance novel, she is currently working on her second novel which she plans to release mid-2016. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield, in the north of England with her husband, 3 beautiful children and her 2 crazy dogs. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is self-proclaimed chocoholic!