What happens when you create rules to keep others out?

One thing Emerson Moore has come to terms with is that she is the school slut. She knows her way around a frat house and how to get what she wants. She doesn’t make any excuses for her actions and she doesn’t pretend to be anything different. She is who she is and with that she knows how to have a good time. She’s made rules to keep relationships at bay and avoid the demons of her past.

When her best friend, Cole has his two friends from back home move in with him she begins to think she has met her match with Jaxon Riley. Jax is the perfect mixture of tattooed muscle and a sweet-talking mouth. With “hand” written notes, a voice that exudes sex and knowing just how to get under her skin, Jaxon learns how to break all the rules. But will he just end up breaking her heart anyway?


I loved Beautiful Broken Rules!  This is a solid 4.5 stars novel!  Kimberly Lauren did an amazing job evoking emotions and creating characters you will both love and hate (mostly love).

Emerson (Em) Moore is a strong free spirited college student living one good time to the next.  After a family tragedy Em has a very jaded view on relationships and therefore WILL NOT stray from her "rules".

 "I have three rules: never sleep with someone that a friend has feelings for, never sleep with someone who is in a known relationship and finally, never sleep with someone more than three times. "

Jaxon (Jax) Riley moves to California his junior year to purse his delayed football scholarship and get a fresh start on life.  He is the tattooed football super star that will steal your heart and keep you wanting more.

While doing the walk of shame in only her panties and bra, Em meets Jaxon.  There he sits with one of her BFFs, Cole.  Jax and Cole grew up together and will soon be roommates.  Since Cole is Em's neighbor this means Jax will be too.  Jax and Em have an immediate attraction which is not only physical.  Always keeping Jaxon at arms length, Emerson fears he will be the one guy to break into her steal heart.  Jaxon is relentless and as you will see, any girl would have a hard time repeatedly telling him no.

"You have to stop worrying that you'll lose me.  There's nowhere else in this world that I want to be.  I love you, beautiful girl."

“He finished quickly, closed my fingers into my palm and kissed them. I slowly uncurled them to read his message, which was written boldly across the expanse of my palm. One word that screamed a whole lot more.  MINE.”

Can Emerson once and for all let down her walls and allow Jaxon into her heart?  Will their relationship survive when Emerson has an emotional breakdown and runs off with the only other guy she almost had a relationship with?   

I read this book in one sitting.  The emotional ups and downs will keep you on your toes and is a definite page turner.  Grab Kimberly Lauren's debut novel because I know you will not be disappointed! 

I'm a wanderer, an adventurer, a traveler.

I want to see it all. I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.

"She travels the world & home is always in her heart."

Lately if I'm not traveling or chasing a toddler, I'm writing. Which is weird because I hated writing in college. Oh wait, that's because that was boring. Who really wants to sit there and cite all your sources into APA format? Not this girl. Writing for yourself is enjoyable and cathartic. Please try it. Then tell me about because I love indie authors.

When I was 19, I packed up and followed my high school sweetheart from Texas to California. We had a blast living it up in San Diego. Four years later we made a crazy decision and packed up again and moved to Germany. What? Yep, you read that right. Guess what? Best decision ever! We OWNED Europe. For three years we saw as much as we possibly could. We lived an hour outside of France, a couple from Switzerland and Italy. Most amazing time of my life. Please go out there and see the world, you won't regret it. After Europe we moved back to California, and for now we're just debating our next adventure.

I earned a degree in Child Development. And now I write novels. Makes perfect sense! I write because I walk around all day with these stories in my head. It's nice to be able to get them out of my head in an organized fashion. I hope that someone out there enjoys them, because I have enjoyed so many others'.

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  1. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I entered because I've been wanting to read this book forever! I keep seeing my favorite blogs talking about it and it looks AWESOME!:-)