Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Beautiful Broken Hearts CoverHer heart has to break before it can open.When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.

He has to let someone in before it’s too late.

With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.

But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.


I loved it! I should just let that saying be my whole review. I really didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading, I haven’t read anything by Kami Garcia since Beautiful Creatures. This book made me an emotional mess and I loved every minute of it.

I loved Peyton so much. She’s the kind of main character I feel like we should see more of in young adult novels. She was brave, strong, and a pleasure to read about. I love she never changed her story or let what everyone was thinking about her make her do things differently. I also loved that she didn’t want to leave to Tennessee and that she wanted to try and live her day to day life.

“I didn’t want it to look like I was running away. I don’t want him to think he broke me.”

From the moment we were introduced to Owen I knew that I was going to love him. He came off selfless and real. Owen was also a straight up swoon worthy character to read about.

Owen wraps his arm around my waist and pulls me against him. When I don’t protest, he slides his other hand up my back and into my hair. “Unless you tell me to stop, I’m going to kiss you.”

See what I mean?! However, there was so much more to him than that. He was caring and always there for Peyton when she needed him. He did have some stuff that he was keeping hidden away as well.

These two together were great. We have two people who both had secrets they were keeping. Both didn’t plan to get close to anyone. Both who felt like they needed to close themselves off from feelings and making attachments to people.

But broken and battered can become broken and beautiful.”

We also had great side characters. Especially the twins Cameron and Christian!

I feel like I can’t express my love for this book enough. Pick up this book, I promise you won’t regret it!

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12 thoughts on “Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

  1. Oh yay! I was curious about this one. Like you, I haven’t read anything by Kami Garcia since Beautiful Creatures. I haven’t read much YA lately but am looking for some good ones. Thanks for taking the time to review! I’m definitely going to check this one out! Great review!

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