Kassidy has always been the good girl. Always studying, earning her straight A's, never went to parties, and never dates. She lives for dance. As a student Julliard, she has worked hard to get the performing roll in the Nutcracker...her life-long dream. When tragedy hits, she has to decide between continuing her dream as a dancer...or taking over her family's legacy. An unforseen circumstance arises in the form of a certain tall, dark stranger.
Tristan is the VP of a world famous robotic technology company. When he loses his boss and mentor, he becomes responsible for the new CEO of the company. It's his responsibility to teach her about the business and look after the young woman. He never expected to fall for the stunning dancer. She is too young...too innocent for his world. He fights the desire burning within, but it's too much...she's too beautiful...and way too curious about his personal life. Breaking Kassidy is going to be the sweetest moment of his life...and the most challenging, but there are others who want the job for themselves.
Kassidy and Tristan's story is not your typical love story. Although there is a HEA...their journey is full of dark and twisted bends. Find out what happens when the innocent meets the darkness.
Beautifully Broken is a dark and steamy romance, and it does get emotional. As the blurb suggests, Kassidy and Tristan do get a happy ever after, but they have quite the winding path to get there. The premise is good, and the genre is right up my alley, but for whatever reason, I struggled with this one. I think it was just all a bit too much. Kassidy seemed a bit too innocent to me in the beginning, and Tristan's determination to stay away from her is just a little bit too short-lived. In the end, I think it's safe to say that this one isn't the book for me. Judging by the numbers, I realize that I'm in the minority here, so take my thoughts for what they are - my thoughts, and if you enjoy dark, BDSM romance, then, by all means, give this one a gander. It's certainly not a bad read at all, it just didn't turn out to be my cup of tea.