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Broken Beautiful Hearts

Kami Garcia

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From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kami Garcia comes a red-hot young adult 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’s suspenseful romance will keep readers turning pages, eager to find out if Peyton is vindicated and ends up with the right guy. Amid steamy moments and swoony descriptions of falling in love, Garcia (The Lovely Reckless) tackles a serious issue head-on." —Publishers Weekly

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



Praise For Broken Beautiful Hearts

"Garcia’s suspenseful romance will keep readers turning pages, eager to find out if Peyton is vindicated and ends up with the right guy. Amid steamy moments and swoony descriptions of falling in love, Garcia (The Lovely Reckless) tackles a serious issue head-on." —Publishers Weekly

Something wonderful happened to me as I read this—I fell in love. Genuine, shattering, deep, heart-pounding love. Thank you, Kami Garcia, for Peyton and Owen. We need their story." —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

“A heartbreaking novel of shattered dreams, broken hearts, and finding new paths forward. 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

Praise for The Lovely Reckless:

"Meet your next book boyfriend Marco Leone. You'll fall in love with him just like I did!" —Abbi Glines, New York Times bestselling author of The Field Party series & The Rosemary Beach novels

A perfect blend of electrifying romance, pulse-pounding street racing, and page-turning suspense.” —Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Problem With Forever

Want an adrenaline rush with your swoon? Kami Garcia delivers an action-packed and addicting romance with complex characters, high stakes, and enough angst to keep you turning page after page. Once I started, it was impossible to stop!” —Cora Carmack, New York Times–bestselling author of Losing It

“Kami Garcia turns up the heat with The Lovely Reckless! The Fast and the Furious meets Romeo and Juliet, with a romance guaranteed to get your pulse racing.” —Carrie Ryan, New York Times–bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Sexy, fast-paced, and action-packed—this is Kami Garcia like you’ve never seen her before.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times–bestselling author of Shatter Me

The Lovely Reckless has everything I hope for in a book. Packed with the perfect blend of suspense, drama, romance, and heart, Kami Garcia has truly topped herself.” —Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Hopeless

Edge-of-your-seat suspense, love, and heartbreak.” —Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster

“With a feisty heroine, an irresistible bad boy, and an attraction so sizzling the words practically burn up the page,The Lovely Reckless is an insanely addictive, sexy, rush of a read you’ll return to again and again!” —Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Immortals series

“Rip-roaring and hyper-real, Kami outdoes herself.” —Holly Black, New York Times–bestselling author of The Darkest Part of the Forest

The Lovely Reckless is a thrilling ride full of twists and turns and a love story that will melt your heart!” —Katie McGarry, award-winning author of Nowhere but Here

A pitch-perfect story of surviving loss, finding love, and saving oneself—all set in a world of fast cars and smooth criminals. The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Legend and The Young Elites

The Lovely Reckless is Garcia’s superb, roaring entrance into the world of young adult contemporary fiction—full of first love jitters and heart-stopping action." —Christina Lauren, New York Times–bestselling author of Sublime

“As exciting as a high-stakes drag race with a hero hotter than a red-lined engine, The Lovely Reckless is a thrill ride without compare! You’ll fall in love with sexy bad-boy Marco and root for the daring heroine Frankie as they fight to be together against all odds. The Lovely Reckless is a bold and original love story sure to delight readers everywhere." —Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Arcana Chronicles

"The Lovely Reckless is a fast-paced, fresh read that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I'm obsessed!" —Anna Todd, Internet Sensation and Bestselling Author of the After Series

"Kami Garcia has moved into bold, new territory, and the results are spectacular. I was hooked from the first chapter!" —Richelle Mead, #1 International Bestselling Author of Vampire Academy series

"Give this to teens who like suspense, sexy romance, and urban fiction.”—VOYA

"The romantic scenes sizzle. A wild and enjoyable ride." —Kirkus Reviews

"This high-stakes, suspenseful romance novel... will keep [teens] turning pages." —School Library Journal

Square Fish, 9781250294531, 416pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2019



About the Author

Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, and the coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Her solo works include the Bram Stoker–nominated novels Unbreakable and Unmarked (The Legion series), and The Lovely Reckless, a standalone contemporary romance.

Kami was a teacher for seventeen years and coauthored her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. Kami lives in Maryland with her family and their dogs, Spike and Oz.



Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com

1. Starting over is a recurring theme for Peyton in Broken Beautiful Hearts. She is starting over physically by moving to a new town, enrolling in a new school, and participating in a rigorous physical therapy schedule to rehab her knee. But she is also starting over emotionally, because she might have to give up her dream of playing professional soccer. What are some of the pros and cons of new beginnings? How would you feel if your dream or goal was in jeopardy because of circumstances beyond your control?


2. After Peyton tells people that Reed physically assaulted her, most of them doubt her story. They think Peyton is lying or confused. Why don’t people believe her—especially her friends? Have you ever been in a situation where you were telling the truth about something, but people didn’t believe you? How did you handle the situation?


3. Reed and Owen present an interesting contrast in Broken Beautiful Hearts. Owen has a bit of a bad-boy reputation while Reed is seen as a golden boy, but in reality these boys are quite the opposite. Why do you think Reed and Owen have reputations that are so different from reality? How do people’s perceptions of them affect the way they are treated in the story?


4. People often make generalizations and snap judgments about each other based on the way a person looks. Why are these kinds of generalizations misguided and, at times, dangerous? How do other people’s perceptions and assumptions about your life and your behavior affect you?


5. Peyton suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of her father’s death in Iraq. Her PTSD triggers extreme physical reactions in certain situations. How do these phobias and physical reactions affect her and her relationships with other people? Why do you think she finally asks her uncle to tell her exactly how her father died?


6. Fear plays a significant role in the novel. Peyton is afraid to trust another guy after Reed hurts her and Owen is afraid to face his health issue. How do their fears affect their interactions with their friends, families, and each other? How do they finally overcome them?


7. Peyton’s best friend, Tess, didn’t see what happened before Peyton fell. But Tess believes her brother’s version of the events. Did she make the right choice? Have you ever had to choose between family and friends? How do you decide who to choose?


8. When Peyton first arrives in Black Water, Cameron and Christian are overprotective. Hawk thinks they are behaving like gentleman, but Peyton disagrees. Why is she offended by their behavior? Would you react the same way or would you handle the situation differently?


9. Owen and Peyton are instantly attracted to each other, but they both keep secrets at the beginning of the relationship. How do they learn to trust each other? Why are trust and honesty so important in a relationship?


10. Before Peyton’s English class starts reading the novel The Things They Carried, her teacher asks the students to bring in items that hold special significance to them. Why does she give them that assignment? How do the assignment and the novel relate to Peyton’s father?