Book & Author Details:
Break by Cassia Leo
Publication date: 26th July 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
My brother’s best friend. The bad boy next door. My sworn enemy… Now he’s back to claim what’s his.
For most of my life, Ben Hayes was the gorgeous bad boy musician next door. My brother’s heart throb best friend.
Then, he was my boyfriend for six of the happiest years of my life. Until he dumped me on social media in front of millions of people, officially cementing his role as my worst enemy.
Three years later, Ben returns to our small beach town with an ego the size of California, a drinking problem, a movie deal that’s about to fall through, and a secret that only he and his dying father know.
I’m not the same pathetic girl I was when he broke my heart. I’m stronger now. I won’t let him break me again.
But it’s hard to resist those ocean-blue eyes, that sculpted, tattooed body, that smooth voice, that enormous… Well, you get the picture.
Every time he makes me laugh or swoon, my defenses fracture. The walls around my heart are crumbling fast. And Ben’s wrecking ball of a secret is about to deliver the final blow.
I suspect that, with this story, you may fall into one of two camps – either you will be exasperated with the heroine’s apparent lack of backbone, or you will be caught up in the emotion of the story. Or, like me, you may have smatterings of both as your impression of this novel.
I have to say, for the most part, it was the emotion that drew me along. Yes, I think that some things were inappropriately left to slide given the fallout of the original, but I understand what the author was trying to convey about the depth of feelings that these two have for each other.
So overall, for me it worked. I enjoyed the teasing out of the back story and the connection between these two, which was tangible.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time re-watching Game of Thrones and Sex and the City. When she’s not binge watching, she’s usually enjoying the Oregon rain with a hot cup of coffee and a book.