[Review + Giveaway] Breakaway by Sophia Henry


Breakaway
Sophia Henry
Published by: Random House: Flirt
Publication date: September 5th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

In a standalone hockey romance that tugs at readers’ heartstrings, a broken ex-pro learns to live and love again—all thanks to the complicated, wonderful nurse who gives him a second chance.

Brianna Collins needs to break away from her overbearing family. Her parents expect her to “fix” her brother after a series of concussions derailed his hockey career. Unfortunately, no doctor will give him clearance to play, and she’s finished with being the person they rely on to perform a miracle that will never happen. For Bree, a six-month nursing assignment at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the perfect escape.

Luke Daniels, former forward for the NHL’s Charlotte Aviators, has spent close to a year rehabbing a career-threatening injury—and distracting himself however he can. Worlds collide when Luke realizes that the girl from his latest one-night-stand happens to be the new nurse at the hospital where he volunteers in the pediatric unit. What’s more, Bree’s the only person who makes him excited about life again.

Despite her initial reservations, Luke can’t help pursuing sweet, beautiful Bree. Then he realizes it was her brother whose career he ended with an accidental hit, and he falls back on the thing that’s always helped suppress his demons: alcohol. But if Luke doesn’t kick his old habits, he just may lose the one thing he loves more than hockey.

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Praise for Sophia Henry

“Sophia Henry’s hockey novels are fun and flirty, warm and sweet, with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy hockey heroes. They’ll bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.”USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

Now for the fun part, my review.

On a scale of nursing to hockey this book is a pub walk.

Selfless and smart, Brianna Collins is easy to love and relate to. She knows exactly what she wants and has no problem achieving her goals. I definitely look up to her and hope to be that generous when I leave high school. She’s exactly what sexy as sin, Luke, needs in his mess of a life. Their story had my heart racing from the second they first interacted to the very last word.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, not only did it resonate with me because I played a bit of hockey in my youth including my fair share of hits, but it brought to my attention the day to day struggles of athletes that I wasn’t aware of prior to reading this book.

I particularly like how every character was complex and the plot didn’t feel forced, but natural. Sophia Henry’s writing is amazingly vivid with spectacular imagery and gratifying figurative language that slams you into the body of Brianna for a wild emotional rollercoaster that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I would recommend this book to fans of hockey, romance, and happy endings. This book isn’t one I’ll soon forget.

Check out an excerpt of the book in my previous post here.

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Author Bio:

Award-Winning Author, Sophia Henry, is a proud Detroit native who fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings, and rocking out at concerts.

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[Review] One Night by Deanna Cabinian

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

On a scale of Viva Las Vegas to Love Me Tender this book is Hurt.

Thompson’s attachment to Caroline physically pained me. Other than that, I enjoyed the book immensely. Not only did it make me laugh, but it brought back memories of my own trip to Hawaii which I haven’t revisited in forever. I must say I was disappointed that johnnyleesings.com is not an actual website.

Deanna Cabinian’s writing is amazing. Her descriptions are so detailed, while there are a few places where they missed their mark overall she is successful in creating a perfect mental picture. All her characters are so complex. There is so much more to all of them than just what’s in the book and I love that. Additionally, she perfectly captures Hawaii and the charm that I love about it.

I would recommend this perfect beach read to lovers of Elvis, adventure and anyone who has ever known the pain of a broken heart.