Author: Sophia Henry
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept, Flirt
Date of publication: September 5th, 2017
Genre: Romance, Sports, Women’s Fiction
Number of pages: 276
POV: Alternating 1st person
Series: Pilots Hockey
Delayed Penalty – Book 1
Power Play – Book 2
Interference – Book 3
Breakaway – Book 5
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
In a stand-alone 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, the 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.
Trigger warning: None
My Summary of Breakaway:
Breakaway was a bit of a disappointment for me. With a hero that I alternating between liking and wanting to strangle and tepid sex scenes, I couldn’t get into the book. I did like the heroine but wished the hero was, well not like he was.
How many stars will I give Breakaway: 3
Why: The hero ruined the book for me. While I enjoyed the heroine, the plot and where Breakaway 00, I couldn’t get in the book because of him
Will I reread: Maybe
Will I recommend to family and friends: Maybe
Age range: Adult
Why: Language and sex
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**