Breakaway by A.M. Johnson
Series: Rule Book, #1
Published by Indie on March 15, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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As Tampa Bay's star center, Mark Carmelo's life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game.
Until he saw her.
The one that got away.
The one he thought he'd never see again.
For thirteen years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over. On her own.
Until she ran into him.
The same man she'd met one year ago.
The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again.
When lightning strikes twice, there’s no way to deny the chemistry it creates.
But with both of them still nursing old wounds, Mark and Stevie will have to find a way around the other's defenses, a way to breakaway and score the one thing they never expected… love.
Breakaway is a sweet hockey romance that will make your heart skate and your soul fly. It is the first book in what is promising to be a fantastic series from A.M. Johnson.
Stevie married her high school sweetheart and had been with him for thirteen years. She’s been a shell of the person that she was meant to be and finally made the decision to divorce. Newly moved back to her hometown, Stevie comes face to face to the man she met a year ago. The one who made her realize that her life could be more. And this man wants everything to do with her.
Mark is the star center for Tampa Bay. He’s been hurt in the past and is guarded but from the moment he met Stevie a year ago, he knew there was something about her he would never forget. Now that she’s back in his life and available, he makes it known what he wants. When her past catches up to her future, Mark is forced to relive some old feelings that could jeopardize the good thing they have going on. It’s up to them to see if they can get through the emotional battle thrown at them.
First and foremost, I must say that Mark is absolutely one of the sweetest and swoon worthy heroes from a sports romance story. One person does hold my top spot but Mark certainly gave it a good battle. From the second he meets Stevie, he lets her know how amazing she is and wants her to be free and happy.
I think my favorite part of it is the set up of all the supporting characters. I loved each and every one of them and I was left wanting to know all of their stories. And Poppy….yeah. I need her in my life ASAP.
Breakaway gives us a sweet and sexy romance with just the perfect balance of angst to get your blood flowing and your heart pumping faster. If you are looking for sweet and swoon-worthy, then Breakaway is for you!