Broken & Screwed series – Tijan

As always with Tijan’s books, I got sucked into the world of angst and drama and couldn’t stop reading until I got to the end.
Although I loved the story, and I LOOOOVED Jessie, I hated Alex. Well, ‘hated’ is a big word, let’s just say I found her irritating. The whole time I had to remind myself that she lost someone close to her and she is just lashing out and… ultimately, she’s damaged. That triggers her trust and attachment issues.
However, something I’ve learned in life: When you anticipate something bad is going to happen it will! I’m not saying that if you don’t anticipate the worst, nothing bad is ever going to happen to you. It doesn’t work that way, but just the amount of negativity… Alex was depressing to be around, and rude. I don’t know why anyone would like her, Alex was rude, indifferent and ‘WE GET IT Alex, you don’t care about anyone else but Jessie’. She didn’t give a flying biscuit about people around her and still managed to have crowds of loyal girlfriends.

Nevertheless, I was truly and deeply rooting for Alex and Jessie. They made sense and were equal amounts of fucked up to just about make it work. It’s not exactly something you’d like to hear from your best man at your wedding, but at least it’s the truth.
Also, it’s my personal pet peeve so I won’t be surprised if you don’t find it as annoying, but I hate it when people say the absolute opposite of what they really think (which Alex did constantly) and are surprised afterwards at other peoples’ reactions. Just say what you really think, don’t expect others to guess what’s in your head!

Now the fact that if I ever met Alex in real life we definitely wouldn’t be BFFs doesn’t change the fact that I couldn’t put these books down. I was annoyed at times, but also I felt deeply for Alex and Jessie’s loss, and how it affected their lives.
If you look for romance, drama and especially, if you’re a big fan of Tijan’s writing, Broken & Screwed should be your next read.

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