#AudioReview – Broken and Screwed – by: Tijan – Narrator: Jillian Macie

Broken and Screwed: Broken and Screwed, Book 1

When Alexandra’s older brother dies the night of his graduation, it changes everything for her. No longer is she the party girl. No longer does she care about being popular, and no longer is her family the happy unit she always thought existed. The only person who can help her heal is the same person who loved her brother as much as she did, his best friend. She only hopes to keep her heart from breaking when Jesse moves on, and she knows he will.

After Ethan dies, Jesse focuses on basketball, partying, and girls. He uses it all to turn his emotions off, but the irony is that Alex is the only person who can do that for him. She helps him forget, but she is the one person he shouldn’t be with because the secrets he knows could shatter everything. They could shatter her.

Contains mature themes.


I purchased this audio book.

This is defiantly the right title for this book…both Alex and Jesse are truly Broken and Screwed.  My emotions were going up and down through this whole book. The narrator, Jillian Macie, drew me in and was difficult to press that pause button.   

Alex lost her brother, Ethan, in an accident and Jesse lost his best friend.  Alex knew Jesse could not stand her but they would get together when things were too hard to deal with on the anniversary and birthday of her brother and his best friend.  Jesse was the schools star athlete and the hottie of the school.  Alex loved Jesse but he only came around on her brother’s birthday, anniversary of his death, and whenever he needed her.   

My heart goes out to Alex her parents are awful to her before and after her brother died. Can I just say her friends or should I say so called friends were not much better than her parents. I have to say Jesse was not my favorite in the beginning but toward the end he started to redeem himself.  The chemistry and tension between Alex and Jesse is extreme.

I really don’t want to give to much away but the ending I was floored. I’m telling you I had to do a quick amazon search and was pleased to see the second book was out.  I downloaded that thing as fast as my fingers would let me hit 1-click.  I need to know what happens next and NOW. 

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and Ryan’s Bed among others. She is currently writing to her heart’s content in north Minnesota with an English Cocker Spaniel she adores.

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