Review: Beyond Repair by Annie Hughes

March 30, 2017

Beyond Repair by Annie Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Broken Girl #1
Release - February 9, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-lovers Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 292 pages

Lydia Baker is returning home, despite being less than welcome and less than excited about it. The last time she was in the nosy little town of Park Bay, she was being shipped off to the looney-farm by her own father. Her best friend, Kate, is the only reason she’s going back, and Lydia is determined more than ever to fix herself and stop relying so completely on her friend. Which would be
easier if Kate’s judgmental cousin wasn’t in town too and if he didn’t make her drool so damn much.

Callum Reeves hasn’t seen his cousin, Kate, in eight years. Returning home was meant to be the easy comfort that he needed after losing his high flying job in LA, and consequently, his high flying girlfriend. A new job, his hometown, and finally
surrounded by what he knows. It would be perfect if it wasn’t for Kate’s nutjob best friend always being around. Her mood changes as often as her hair colour – which is a lot- and all Callum wants to do is strangle her. That is when he’s not
thinking about how good she’d look in his bed.

He hates her. She isn’t too fond of him either. He’s a straight-laced townie she can’t understand, and she’s crazy and broken in ways he can’t imagine. Their curiosity for one another has them discovering things they never knew about themselves as well as each other.

With the entire town watching every move that’s made, Lydia’s ever growing insanity, and Callum’s job with the enemy, what’s the worst that could happen?

WARNING: for mature readers only. Contains profanity, smut, scenes of a sensitive nature, and oodles of poor decisions

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I can honestly say that I've never met someone quite like Lydia before, but I wish I had. She was awesome to read about. She was funny, quirky, smart as heck, self-aware, and she had a mental illness. Unfortunately that illness was starting to rule her life and we, the readers, had front row seats to her suffering. Luckily throughout it all she had an amazing support network with her BFF Kate, Kate's husband, Joe, her Uncle Roy, and surprisingly... Callum. I say surprisingly because at first he came off as judgmental and had to have his blinders forcibly removed. Once he came to appreciate Lydia and her limitations, he became a huge part of her circle. Sadly, none of them were able to truly help her.

I can't wait to dive in to book two. I need to know the true extent of the evil Lydia had to endure from her father. Were her meds being messed with? I feel like there's a lot of deception hidden within the plot and I hope it all comes to light in the next book. Did anyone else think her doctor was acting fishy??? I'm also hoping for something romantic to FINALLY spark between Callum and Lydia. There's a heck of a lot of chemistry so I'm expecting big things *hint hint*

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