Breaking Lauren

Breaking Lauren Seventeen year old Danny Cummings life is far from a fairytale but that s okay since he doesn t believe in happy endings After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister s bo

  • Title: Breaking Lauren
  • Author: Jordan Deen
  • ISBN: 9781612961101
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seventeen year old Danny Cummings life is far from a fairytale, but that s okay since he doesn t believe in happy endings After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister s boyfriend, Danny embraces his badass image Spending most nights drinking, fighting and collecting gambling debts for his Uncle, Danny s life is out of control His addictionSeventeen year old Danny Cummings life is far from a fairytale, but that s okay since he doesn t believe in happy endings After spending a year in juvenile hall for maliciously beating his sister s boyfriend, Danny embraces his badass image Spending most nights drinking, fighting and collecting gambling debts for his Uncle, Danny s life is out of control His addiction to the bad boy lifestyle won t let him do anything about it, even with his family begging him to go straight But, when fifteen year old Lauren McIntosh stumbles into one of his nightly escapades, the self proclaimed anti romantic can t concentrate on anything except Lauren and the fact that she s on the same path his sister was on Danny knows true love happening for the villain is as common as gamblers paying their debt on time, but he s never backed away from a challenge before and he hates the idea that history will repeat itself Growing old with the man she loves in the small town where she was born is the only dream Lauren McIntosh has ever had that is until her family is practically run out of town amidst rumors of arson and adultery So, when she meets Danny at her new school and hears the rumors about his activities from her new friends, she wants nothing to do with him or the gossip that seems to follow Danny everywhere After a dangerous and ill fated attempt at sneaking out, she develops unwelcomed feelings for Danny that he seems to reciprocate But, Danny s unrelenting pursuit makes Lauren nervous, especially since he s the only one that wants to know the secrets surrounding her family s move Lauren can t tell if Danny s intentions are true or if he has other plans for their newfound and unlikely friendship The only way to figure out is to let him in and that could destroy everything, including the popularity and social acceptance she desperately seeks.

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  • Jordan Deen

    I m really outgoing and get teased a lot for my knack to make friends anywhere including, but not limited to the bank, the store, the bathroom, the movies you get the idea A few of my fave things are my son, my yorkie, cupcakes, wine, coffee and of course tattoo d boys I m available on Twitter, Facebook and of course, here on Good Reads.Go Team WolfPack

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  • While I'm a huge fan of Deen's paranormal romance series The Crescent, this book was OK for me. The idea behind a flawed bad boy wanting to be good for the girl and the idea of redemption is right up my alley, but the development of the plot and characters felt off to me. I still finished the book within a few hours but that was mainly because I really liked the character of Danny and was interested in how things played out for him.I adore Danny's character but Lauren not so much. I found myself [...]


  • This review also appears on my blog at thegoldenruleof666spoI didn't like it at all. Not my kind of book. I'm a fan of happy ending-in fact, I find them necessary for me to like a book.Now, I know, with a title like "Breaking Lauren" I should have realized that happy had nothing to do with it. But, I foolishly hoped anyway.For one thing, I felt like the situation was unrealistic. In what world do parents ground their daughter because she got an expensive present from a boy? I mean, seriously? An [...]


  • This review is a little raw, so to speak, because I wasn't initially sure how to rate this and I have a lot of mixed feeling on plot development and the characters. Ultimately, I’m going to go with 2 stars. While I really liked Danny, everything else about the story really worked my nerves. Breaking Lauren started off promising, but that didn’t last and not much happens in the way of progress until the last third of the book. Though there were a few grammar and sentence structure issues, the [...]


  • This is a book that let me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the story really sucks you in and before you know it, you'v been up all night when you should be sleeping and still, you want to read more. On the other hand, it didn't really have much of a resolution, which left me feeling empty and craving more. It's one of those situations where the answers to questions just inspire more questions. Frustrating!The story is told from the first person point of view of the two main characters, Lau [...]


  • This was a quick read. Interesting story. All the drama.My biggest issue was there were a lot of inconsistencies. It made it hard to keep track of the story. I found no issues with the grammar, but it is in need of a content editor. There were too many instances where I wasn't entirely sure what was going on.Of all the characters, Danny was my favorite. I liked him and his family. Even if I didn't like how they acted, the characters had depth. Lauren annoyed the hell out of me. And her parents, [...]



  • “Breaking Lauren” l’ho letto in tempi brevi, al contrario di come mi capita spesso, come sempre all’oscuro della trama. Ma mi ha incantata subito perché non so dire di no ad una YA romance, dove ci sono entrambi i punti di vista e il protagonista maschile è un maledetto bad boy. Perché le ragazze dicono di volere i più sensibili e dolci ma poi si perdono dietro ai cattivi ragazzi, perché il fascino dello “stronzo” non ha prezzo.Danny vive con lo zio John per cui fa da scagnozzo [...]


  • This review also appears on Reading to Stay AliveAfter reading this novel, I took it upon myself to actually read the blurb, and I found I would have been duly warned about this novel before I read it, had I been thorough when I requested this on Netgalley. So, it is my fault, I put the blame on myself. To be honest when I first read the blurb I skimmed the first paragraph so quickly that I thought we were talking about a girl named Danny who has been to juvi, and I was like "Heck yes, B.A. girl [...]


  • A bad boy meets a good girl both have troubled pasts can their different lifestyles and mutual attraction for each other lead to something good or can it lead to disaster?Fifteen year old Lauren McIntosh's family has moved from Fairview, Illinois, to Mountain View, California, after a series of family incidents forced them to move from their hometown. After twenty years of marriage, her father allegedly cheated on her mother, and her mother allegedly retaliated by burning down their home. Now [...]


  • "What are you going to buy her?"The world I think. I'd buy her the entire freaking world, but I don’t think she'll accept it from me. Well, not yet at least she's still expecting it from someone else… Danny spends most of his nights drinking, gambling and collecting debts for his uncle. His likeness and addiction to this certain bad boy image can't be erased even with his family begging him to. But, when fifteen-year-old Lauren McIntosh stumbles into one of his nightly escapades, the self-p [...]


  • Lauren is starting her first day off at her new school in Mountain View, CA. Thankfully the popular girls take her in and she instantly falls for the hottest, jockiest guy in high school. Lauren has a goal to be popular and snag the hottie all for her very own. Yep, this is gonna be her year.Danny is a boozer, a user, and an abuser. He is on a rocky road that leads to nowhere good. Never one for being with the same girl twice has him questioning himself when he lays eyes on Lauren. The innocent [...]


  • Considering how long the above summary from is, I'm just going to skip straight to my very large and in charge opinions about this book (if you can even call it that). I went into this book expecting a raw, thrilling romance like Between the Lines by Tammara Webber with main characters from different sides of life. But what I got was a decent guy caught up in a truly bad situation, who is desperately trying to hold on and a popularity obsessed, spoiled, pouty, whiny, brat who is the source of a [...]


  • Breaking Lauren is what you get when danger and innocence collide creating one intense ride! The sheer brokenness of these characters pulled at my heartstrings from the very beginning and kept me reading until I was finished. Danny and Lauren are each damaged in their own way and at times I wasn't sure either of them could be helped. When they're forced together through unexpected circumstances they discover that they're more similar than different and they might actually be able to help each ot [...]


  • When I read the synopsis for this book I immediately thought it would be something that I would really like. I mean the idea is great and there's nothing I love more than a misguided bad boy. I totally fell for Danny. His character was great. Loved everything about him, the good, bad, and ugly. I was really proud of him and how he progressed throughout the book. Lauren, however, was a different story. In the beginning, I thought she must have something really special about her for the hot bad bo [...]


  • Where do I even begin with the book? I LOVED it. I was hooked from the very beginning and had me reading most of the night. It was a complicated love story that was all about forgiveness, and working through past mistakes for a better future. This was told in the first person POV going back and forth between Danny and Lauren.I loved Danny. He was the definition of a bad boy and I was rooting for him the whole entire time. He is a senior in high school and one past mistake changed not only made h [...]


  • Breaking Lauren doesn't hold anything back. It is raw and gritty and I loved that about it. I fell in love with Danny and I felt for him so many times throughout the book. I liked Lauren too but I wanted to shake her a few times. Danny is this misunderstood badboy, but what I liked the most about him was that he was honest with himself. He had no illusions of what he was and what he wasn't. However, he did make some real efforts towards growth throughout the story. I was so proud of him. He did [...]


  • Breaking Lauren is a great look into the lives of teenagers who encounter the "normal" teenage issues that happen to so many teens. Though it's been years since I was a teen, I still remember those days very clearly. I think Jordan Deen hit it smack on with the issues they encounter in their teenage years. From drugs and alcohol to trying to fit in at school, the characters definitely experience their share of problems.Lauren is a young, naive teenager who struggles with fitting in and being pop [...]


  • Author: Jordan DeenPublished By: Black Rose Writing Age Recommended: YAReviewed By: Arlena Dean Blog For: GMTARating: 4Review:Breaking Lauren" by Jordan Deen was a YA read that took you on a very intense ride that kept my attention until I was finished. How this author was able to get these two Danny and Lauren together with all of the problems each one had. The storyline was able to really suck you right into the the first person view of two of the main characters.Lauren and Danny.Lauren is fif [...]


  • When I got the description of this book, I definitely thought it would be something that I would like. I'm a sucker for the misguided boy types. I guess I always want to think everyone has a chance to make their life better. I'll start with Danny. I liked Danny. Yes, he has a volatile personality, but I think he really wants to be a better person. I also believe his alcohol abuse contributed to his violent behavior. I did feel like there were a few pieces of the puzzle missing as far as his back [...]


  • ARC won from First Reads giveawayThere are many moral reasons why I shouldn't like this book. Things like underage drinking, illegal drugs, physical abuse, and underage sex. And though it’s not moral, just something I really hate, alternating first person views! Yet, even with all of that, I really liked Breaking Lauren. Maybe I was just rooting for the underdog, or maybe because secretly, ever girl wants the bad boy, I wanted Danny to end up with Lauren. I’m a sucker for a good love story. [...]


  • I received a review copy of Breaking Lauren from the author for my participation of AToMR's book tour.Breaking Lauren is written in a style that I have come to love; every other "chapter" is written from the perspective of Danny or Lauren, the two main characters. Danny is a modern day thug - "Enforcer" - whose uncle is a bookie. He, his two cousins, and best friend Brandon go around beating up on people who don't pay Uncle John. From the get go you can pretty much tell Danny doesn't like this l [...]


  • Lauren and her family move from Illinois to California in the wake of scandal that drove them from their small town. Lauren’s father, who was coach of the high school sports teams, is accused of cheating on Lauren’s mother. Lauren’s mother, in turn, is suspected of burning down their home so they move in order to get Lauren out of the town that turned their back on the McIntosh family.Danny is a good guy gone bad… really bad He gets into a fight with the high school sports hero, Josh, wh [...]


  • What I really liked about this story, were the characters. They are younger, in high school, but in ways I felt like I could connect with Lauren in a few ways. I think she was a relatable character: wanting to have a fresh new start in a new state, new high school, and not known as the little sister of her popular older siblings. As she does get acclimated, even meeting a boy that she most definitely wants to know, and is ready to fall for, her eyes land on Danny the known mysterious, bad boy, t [...]


  • Never have young adult readers been introduced to an edgy series with such an emotional impact! Jordan Deen breaks boundaries in Breaking Lauren, the first book of a new contemporary series.Danny Cummings lives on the wrong side of the law and shuns emotional ties with everyone except a few choice relatives, and eventually, Lauren McIntosh. Lauren is timid and living in the aftermath of her parents’ declining relationship. Yet, she still bases her romantic and future dreams on the perfect, hap [...]


  • DNFMy opinion. You may love it, but it did not work for me.I have had this on my TBR for a long time and finally came around to reading it. I was/am in a mood for a good NA high school story. Plus, I LOVE stories about bad boy criminals falling for the nice girl. LOVE THEM. I can read a 100 of them in a row and not get sick of them. HOWEVER, they have to have likable characters, which this one did not. I loved Danny. He was criminal, but he loved his sister and he was very protective of the peop [...]


  • myaddictionisreading.This book was a pleasant surprise. It gets a 4.5 from me.I felt that Lauren's character was likable and someone readers could instantly sympathize with. I love the aspects of high school life in this story that are more parallel to the actual happenings in high schoool. I really don't like it when authors try to sugar coat things. The chemistry between Danny and Lauren was so great. Even thought they spend a majority of this novel arguing or even not speaking to each other, [...]


  • First I have to give a HUGE THANK YOU to AToMR Blog Tours for allowing me to read and review an ARC copy of Breaking Lauren. I have to tell you I saw the book cover and said to myself I need to read this book. The cover is plan and simple but after reading the blurb I said dam I have to find out what the heck happened.Lauren and her family are run out of town after a scandal happened involving her family. She has never been more embarrassed or stressed. So when they move to CA Lauren gets to sta [...]


  • Review on blog: Tumbling In BooksWhen Lauren moves int a new town, she figured she'd turn over a new leaf, a new life, a new identity. She wanted to be like her sister and brother, popular and accepted. And being involved with dangerous Danny ain't going to grant her that.Breaking Lauren is one of the best contemporary reads that I've read this year. I mean, this book is TOTALLY Simone Elkeles and Katie McGarry-like. But this book is kinda creepy to me in a way.Lauren's life is so much almost li [...]


  • View the full review on my blog!When I first started reading this book, I didn't have very high expectations for it. I'm not saying I didn't believe it would be well written or a good book; I just thought it would be a fast read that would get me out of my reading slump with a cute love story between bad boy Danny and goodie goodie Lauren. But Breaking Lauren quickly surpassed all my prior expectations. Because you guys, this book is SO MUCH MORE than just a romance. At first Danny and Lauren se [...]


  • When I first started reading this book, I didn't have very high expectations for it. I'm not saying I didn't believe it would be well written or a good book; I just thought it would be a fast read that would get me out of my reading slump with a cute love story between bad boy Danny and goodie goodie Lauren. But Breaking Lauren quickly surpassed all my prior expectations. Because you guys, this book is SO MUCH MORE than just a romance. At first Danny and Lauren seem like total opposites but we v [...]


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