Review – Blinded by Maya Hughes @mhugheswrites @xpressotours @xpressoreads


Blinded by Maya Hughes
(Breaking Free #1)
Publication date: May 11th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


When Alex left Gabe, he knew she walked away with his heart, he didn’t know she’d walked away with more than that–his baby.

Alex fell for Gabe Stevens before he opened his mouth. His striking green eyes and easy style had her tripping over her coffee pot the minute she laid eyes on him. But he was more than just a pretty face. Her good-looking customer just happened to be a rising movie star on the fast track to fame.

A whirlwind romance sweeps Alex off her feet, eventually taking them to LA where everything falls apart. When she thinks he wants nothing to do with her she leaves, finding herself on her own… and pregnant.

Once he discovers the truth he’ll do everything it takes to win her back and make a life with her and their new daughter. But it’s not always easy to get a second chance with love, and some wounds are hard to heal.

This standalone romance is the first in the Breaking Free Series and guarantees an HEA.


I wish that I could tell you that I loved this book, I really do.  The synopsis interested me, and although the entire plot of the story is laid out right there, I was still drawn to the book.


I’m afraid that for me, the execution of the tale didn’t live up to the promise of the summary.  With some stories, the reader is drawn in develops a connection with the characters.  You invest in their story.  You want them to find their HEA.

With this couple, I simply could not grasp the apparent depth of their connection. It just wasn’t there for me – I didn’t feel the chemistry.  The break up tension felt a little forced and the reconciliation rushed.

It wasn’t all bad – the highlights for me were probably the interactions with the child.  I’m afraid that I just didn’t make an emotional link with this story or its characters.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.



purchase links

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About the author

Maya Hughes is an author of hot romance novels with heart. Her debut novel Passion on the Pitch is about an American girl finding love with an Irish footballer (soccer player).

Maya is a longtime fan of romance novels, sci-fi books and films, and burning up massive amounts of time procrastinating on the internet.


When she’s not writing, reading or procrastinating, Maya loves to spend time with her awesome kids and amazing husband, who has supported her every step of the way.

Join her on this journey of steamy and saucy exploration and fun!

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