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Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kami Garcia comes a red-hot romance that will break your heart and put it back together again.

Her 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.

An Imprint Book

"Garcia has become synonymous with a certain breed of drama-filled, compulsively readable romance." —Bustle

Something wonderful happened to me as I read this—I fell in love. Genuine, shattering, deep, heart-pounding love." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

A slow burn that squeezes your heart so tightly you can’t breathe . . . until it explodes, and you’re left with a beautiful story that will draw you back again and again.”—Abbi Glines, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Field Party series and the Rosemary Beach novels

Kami Garcia knows the anatomy of the teenage heart—what makes it race, what makes it break, and what makes it mend. Sexy, gritty, and romantic—Broken Beautiful Hearts is a must-read for anyone whose heart has been broken and dared to love again.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die and Stealing Snow series

Broken Beautiful Hearts is deliciously sexy, dangerous, and heartfelt. You’ll root for Peyton to open her heart, despite the risk, and try to get all the things she wants. Kami Garcia has weaved a story that lingers in your heart long after it’s done.” —Dhonielle Clayton, coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series and author of The Belles

“Kami Garcia never fails to impress with her amazing characters and captivating romance!" —Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author of Losing It

"Kami Garcia knocks it out of the park with this compelling, emotionally gripping story...one of my favorite reads of the year!" —Elle Kennedy, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Off Campus series

"With an absorbing storyline that feels both raw and real, and a compelling heroine with a backbone, Kami Garcia's Broken Beautiful Hearts kept me riveted to the very end.” —K.A. Tucker, USA Today-bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths Series and Until It Fades

"Peyton’s journey from trauma to recovery is a satisfying one...and readers will be rooting for her." —VOYA

"Peyton is a strong, well-rounded character...[the] theme of overcoming past injury and rebuilding your life is strong and worth reading." —Booklist

Young Adult
February 6
Grades 10-13

Customer Reviews

ThePorsha ,

Loved it!

The story was great, enjoyed every page.

fglantz49305 ,

This book is amazing!

This book caught my eye because I am a soccer player and the girl in the book is a soccer player. But turns out it is so much more than that. The love story tugged on my heart to the point where in the last 30 pages I was pacing back and forth through my living room. This book was exceptional and i recommend it to teens and up.

Sweet Red Reader ,

Broken Beautiful Hearts is absolutely outstanding.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

I’m beginning to realize I might need to adjust my stance on YA contemporaries.... Broken Beautiful Hearts is that good! I loved Peyton and her ENTIRE FAMILY, Owen was fantastic, the setting was superb and the plot was riveting. This book deftly dealt with really difficult topics in a timely manner that was so respectful to the audience - it did not talk down, demean, belittle, or preach. It was gritty, real, and honest. This made perfect sense after reading the author's note alluding to her personal history with some of the topic matters and I'm glad that she included that. I loved this sense of family highlighted in the book, I loved Peyton's fierce independence (as well as her growing maturity as she learned there is no weakness in accepting help), I loved the different nuances and intricacies in EACH relationship. And even I loved the plot twist that almost made me drop my kindle (and shattered my poor little heart too). I'm a little jaded when it comes to Young Adult contemporaries, but now I'm convinced I must give the genre another try - starting with Kami Garcia's The Lovely Reckless. Broken Beautiful Hearts is absolutely outstanding. 5 out of 5 wine glasses.

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