Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Breaking Alexandria By K.A Robinson


Alexandria’s drug-dealing boyfriend, Joel, isn’t exactly the white knight she’s always dreamed of, but she can’t deny the crazy connection they have. She would do anything for him, including helping him sell drugs in order to fit perfectly into his world. 

After catching Alexandria dealing for Joel, instead of turning her into the cops, Alexandria’s mother forces her to move to her grandparents’ farm in West Virginia. Spending the summer in the country, away from Joel, is the last thing Alexandria wants to do. But lucky for her, the sexy farmhand, Landon, who helps out around her grandparents’ place, is a very nice distraction. She tries her best to ignore her attraction to him, especially since she still loves Joel.

When Joel does the unforgivable, Alexandria turns to her new friend, Landon, for comfort, and it ignites an undeniable spark of attraction between them. Soon, she finds herself caught between two very different men, and the struggles within her heart just might end up breaking Alexandria.

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Sometimes you have to wonder of it's your parenting or is your child just that bad?

Your probably thinking huh? What do you mean. Well in this book when I was met by Alexandria (or Lexi) that's what I thought. More along the lines of if this was my child this is what I would think. Lexi has a boyfriend named Joel, he is older a drug dealer and her parents don't approve. Alexandria doesn't care. She loves him and will do anything for him. 

Though her parents try to rein her in, she always finds a way to be with Joel. Until one day her mom sees her selling drugs. That is the final straw and she is sent to her grandparents house for the summer to work on their farm. No internet, no car, no cell service you know what that means, she's Shizz out of luck. She has no way to contact Joel. 

On the farm she meets Landon, he is a few years older and loves to mess with her. He is a good kid who works hard. He's very attractive and Lexi has noticed. They become friends with lots of sexual tension and flirtation although Lexi tries to not be open because she is after all in a relationship with Joel.

Then guess what? Yeah my favorite thing happens DRAMA! Oh and it's good too. I was proud of Lexi in that moment because I seriously thought she would never do what she did. There is also angst and tragedy and feels, so many feels. 

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The concept of a girl who has dramatically changed to be the person her boyfriend wants her to be. Reminded me of so many girls at that age. I loved how K.A wrote this book because I could literally see Lexi changing and morphing. I loved seeing how she developed the character. Lexi goes though some hard things and has to learn who she really is and who she wants to be. This book is about overcoming tragedy and learning to heal. It's not an easy process, there were moments I wanted to smack Lexi and tell her to wake the hell up, unfortunately that was up to her. 

I have this book 4.5/5 stars

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K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.

 "You’re mine, and I intend to keep it that way for as long as you want me. I keep waiting for the day when you’ll wake up and realize that you’re so much better than me.”

I shoved him down on the bed and climbed on top of him. “Shut up. I’m not better than you. You’re fucking perfect, Joel. Perfect.”

-Joel & Lexi

Other books by K.A. Robinson:

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Ties Series:

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1 comment:

  1. OOh I really like the premise of this one. Great review. Makes me want to read it asap. I also like the cover and how different the model is from all the pretty faces on book covers. I mean, she's pretty, but you can tell she's a badass