Beautiful Broken Rules

Broken Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Eva Kantor
Series: Broken (Lauren), Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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The most valuable lesson Emerson Moore ever learned was from her parents: Never get too attached to someone else. That's why this hard-partying college student plays by her own code of bedroom conduct, refusing to stay with the same guy for too long. She gets all the pleasure of having a good time without the messiness of a relationship. So what if frat-house hopping has earned her a certain reputation around campus? At least no one gets hurt this way - especially her.

When ridiculously gorgeous Jaxon Riley moves in next door, Emerson's not sure how long her vow against emotional intimacy can last. Jaxon's tattoo, muscles, and sexy voice make him tempting, but he also seems to really understand her...until his jealous ex-girlfriend and Emerson's life-changing discovery about her parents get thrown into the mix. After everything she's been through, can Emerson handle a real relationship? Or will breaking her rules just lead to a broken heart?

©2013 Kimberly Lauren (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Book needs a better narrator.

The narrator should never do boys voices. Her rendition of a male character ruins the book. I would rather she just stick to her normal voice for the whole book instead.

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Good but...

I liked it but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the book. The different voices the narrator used for each character (especially the men) were rather annoying. It definitely took away from the story.

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Warning. Narrator ruins this book

I finally got through this after several false starts because the narrator made me want to go strangle beanie babies!! Her male voices and even the female different ones was like scraping my fingernails down a chalk board. So you might ask— why put yourself through this?? Because of the positive book reviews and a high steamy rating. All I can say is I have no idea what book they were rating but surely not this one. The story was ok but make no mistake , this is a YA book and the steamy factor was just above sweet. Unless maybe you are 16 and then I could maybe see it. Don’t waste your time or credit

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Not my favorite

I love to read, but with long work days and commutes I've come to enjoy audibles to get me through my long drives to and from work. The storyline is ok. I have to admit, I may have appreciated it more if I was in my 20's, but being in my mid-30's, I couldn't relate. I've listened to a few other books that were based on a younger generation and I did enjoy them though. That was the reason for listening to this book. I can't say it any other way, so I'm just going to be honest. I couldn't/can't stand the narrator's voice. It's so annoying and the way she changes it for the different characters, made me cringe. I really wanted to stop listening to this book, but I'm one of those if I start something I want to see it through. The worst part is it's a series and knowing how I am, I will probably listen to the other two.

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AMAZING

A friend recommended this book to me! And it was absolutely amazing! I wish they would make a movie out of this book. Definitely an amazing book!!!!

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Have you ever even been to Texas?!

I'm a native Texan and clearly the narrator is not because that was THE most horrendous accent I've ever heard. Just think 'nails on a chalkboard' meets Georgia or Alabama (no offense neighbors!). This was the most disappointing performance I've listened to to date that it was extremely difficult to appreciate the story itself. What a shame.

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ok book

Sweet story. Ok book. But not a "wow". The narrator was anoying when she did the other charectors voices. the reading was flowing.

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One of my top 10

Where does Beautiful Broken Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in my top 5 for sure. the narrator is perfect and doesn't try to hard to switch between the voices where i'ts annoying.

What did you like best about this story?

It's really Emerson. The growth that she goes through as a person where she finds her strength, her voice and her courage is awe inspiring.

Which scene was your favorite?

It's the very end during the epilogue. The story comes full circle in the most heart breaking way. It's from the point of Jaxon more than Emerson, which I think is what makes it so poignant. You seem him come into his own as a character that is truly deserving of Emerson. You can see the life he imagines with her unfold in every moment of his sililoquy. It's the one of the best parts of the book. PS - DO NOT skip ahead to read it. Although it's the best, it's worth the wait to get there.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh yeah! There are several points where you will laugh and cry. The tearful moments are the life changing moments for each character. The most heart wrenching is about halfway through where you just can't help but feel the anguish.

Any additional comments?

This book began my obsession with this series. You definitely need to start with this book in order for the following ones to really fall in line. Each one is unique and definitely worth the read. This one will be your favorite though. I loved it enough to purchase the Kindle version too.

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Unbelievable

When I started the book I wasn’t sure about it - but then I could not stop. Absolutely unbelievable and BEAUTIFUL!

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Horrific

I was unable to one chapter of this book due to the narration....the male voices were absolutely atrocious! Very painful to listen to...