Broken and Screwed 2 (BS #2) by Tijan



New school. New friendships. New life.

Not so much.

Alexandra is pissed about her parents abandoning her. She’s beyond pissed that her friends did the same. She’s enraged because things are unclear about her brother’s death now. So her first stop is at Jesse’s house to demand answers. She wants to know why her brother was friends with the criminal crowd before he died and she knows he holds the answers. But when she sees him, she doesn’t get the answers she expected. Instead, she finds out that their chemistry never faded and soon heats up again!

Some habits die hard. Soon Jesse and Alex are back to their ways of sneaking around. He’s a near-celebrity at school and she doesn’t want to deal with the backlash of being his girlfriend. Alex is tired of being hurt so she’s learned the lesson not to confide and lean on others. However, she can’t seem to help herself when it comes to Jesse Hunt. The big question isn’t if she will survive if their relationship goes public, it’s if she will survive when the real truths about her family and brother come out? Or when she learns that Jesse knows more than what he’s told her?

Amanda’s Review

FINALLY!!!  We all have been waiting patiently (or NOT) for B&S2 since the moment we finished B&S1!!!  And it was absolutely worth the wait!!!  If I could give this book 6 stars I would because WOW, it is just… everything you hope it will be and so much more!
“He was the only one who understood because he was the only one who loved Ethan as much as I did.”
At the end of B&S1 Alex is about to leave for college, which also happens to be the same school Jesse attends.  She has become pissed at the world since her parents and friends abandoned her.  And on top of all of that she wants answers to all the questions she now has about her brothers death.  So her first stop when she arrives at school is to Jesse’s house to get some answers!
But once she finds Jesse she realizes that things are not always as they seem.  Their chemistry has not faded (at all) and soon is heating up even more than before.  They are back to sneaking around to be with each other because Alex doesn’t think she is ready to be Jesse’s girlfriend.  He is royalty on campus and she doesn’t know if she is strong enough to deal with everyone knowing about them yet.  But Jesse is all in and never wants to be without her again!
“You were my fucking sanctuary, that’s what you were to me.  You were my guilty indulgence.  I should’ve stayed away from you, but I couldn’t.  I still can’t.  Jeezus.  Look at me.  I’m damn near on my knees here.”
Jesse also realizes that before they can move forward there are things Alex needs to know about her family and her brother, and he has no idea how she will handle it.  For Alex though, she is just tired of being hurt and is scared to lean on Jesse because he may leave her too when he finds out about her parents and how broken she truly is.
“Was it too much to hope that he wouldn’t leave when he realized how broken and screwed up I was?”
I am so thankful to finally have this book!  It helped me heal my heartache from B&S1 and filled in the blanks to all of my questions.  You will understand so much more and be like “oh ok ” when you see how everything from book 1 falls into place in book 2.  I couldn’t have been happier with B&S2, there is not one thing I would change!  Jesse proved he deserves and loves Alex, and Alex learns that she is not alone and together they heal each other!  There are not enough words to explain how much I LOVE TIJAN and I LOVE B&S2!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE, there are just no other words absolutely speechless!