Freeing Asia (Breaking Free #1)
Finding herself won't be easy, finding love will be even harder.
Meeting Jay opens Asia's eyes to the possibil ...more
One from her past, and someone new.
Explosive chemistry with both…. Things are about to get HOT!
Freeing Asia, is a story about a young woman searching for herself and finding along the way that sometimes the things you think you want aren’t always what you end up getting.
Asia, a beautiful young woman in her twenties, is the main character of this novel and she is an engaging and easily likeable heroine.
Unlike your stereotypical, blonde or brunette, Asia is an exotic ...more
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5 Surfer Girl Stars
I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart...more
But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start
You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go
You put your arms around me and I'm home
How many times will you let me change my mind and turn around
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown
I hope that
Freeing Asia isn’t just a story. It’s a journey. Asia's journey. All Asia wants is to be free. Free to be herself, accept herself, and have others accept her for who she is. I love self discovery books, and I’m a sucker for a second chance at a first love story line, so this was right up my alley!
I was the tomboy with no clue how to be the confident.
Asia grew up as a tomboy. Her mother died when she was a child, and she grew up surrounded by men. Her father who is a military man, and her brot ...more
Marcus, who is all bad boy...
Jay who is trying to be a reformed bad boy...
And Asia, a strong, smart heroine.
This book has humor, great banter and awesome side characters. I love Shaun! I can't wait to read his book!
The sex is incredibly HOT!
I love the biting
the nail digging
and HAWT hair pulling.
Freeing Asia is full of drama, heartbreak, and love. This book has a ...more
'Freeing Asia' is a two-for-one deal book, you've got your second chance at love story and a classic will she, Wont she love triangle plot. Low on the angst, and high on the 'man candy' this story is as easy as turning the pages and here are my thoughts ...
What's it all about?
Asia fuller is a self-titled tom boy, she has grown up surrounded by men and as a consequence is seen as one of the boys. Asia is plagued with a history of heartache, a less than satisfactory career, low self w ...more
So growing up I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVED Skater guys! I wore baggy clothes, had a skateboard, and busted my ass on a few half pipes. So then I hear there is a book with a hot, tatted up skateboarder and I am THERE!
The book starts with Asia who is growing up in a house full of guys and she is a major tomboy. She is very athletic and runs ( Yes, I said she runs!), surfs, and skateboards.
As a teenager she is in love with her brother ...more
of the ...more
"I was tired of hurting, I was tired of being scared, and I was tired of doubting myself. I had to stop looking for love. I had to stop looking to other people to fill the void I carried in my heart. If I wanted to be whole, if I wanted to be free, I had to be the one to cut the chains."
Just the title is catchy, I think. Add in a half Japanese heroine and a love triangle, and I was SOLD!
I'm going to do a rundown of the things that lead m ...more
FULL, SPOILER FREE REVIEW........
This is the story of a girl who puts her heart on the line for the love of her life, only for him to walk away without even a second glance.......and for her to lose herself in the process.......
It's the story of a girl who has wrapped her heart up so tight that no ones getting in there....
It's the story of a girl who decides to try again, only this time she's going to be a different girl, a confident girl, a girl a guy wouldn't walk away from.....
Problem is, ...more
Freeing Asia is the story of a young woman on the road to self discovery.
Asia grew up in a household of men, having lost her mother at a young age. She's always been the tomboy- one of the guys. Now she is ready for change and see herself in a different way. While on her journey she must choose between two men.
Jay, the wealthy son of a CEO.
He is everything that Asia is not. Although she is very attracted to him she wonders at what price to herself a relationship with him will cost ...more
WARNING: IF YOU WANT TO READ THIS BOOK, DO NOT READ MY REVIEW! MAYBE I WILL BE TOO HARSH BUT I DID WARN YOU.
We can't all love the same books. I am 100% sure millions of people hated or dnf-ed books I find amazing. So in this case I am apparently the one that hates the book that everyone else seems to love.
I wanted to read this book since I saw the blurb and arc-review. It sounded perfect, just how I love them. Full of angst, drama, triangle, heartache, etc.
Does it have it? I honestly h ...more
5 SMOKIN' HOT STARS
"In order to know true love, you must know deep pain"
Asia Fuller has grown up surrounded by men since her mother passed away. She has always felt like one of the boys. She doesn't know how to be a sexy woman to attract a man. She's tired of being a tomboy and wants her inner woman to shine through. She wants what every girl wants, a man by her side and love. She's finally letting go of her first love, Marcus Aver ...more
An Absolutely Beautiful Story of A First Love, Heartbreak, New Beginnings, And A Young Woman's Journey On Being Free To Be Herself...
I truly loved this story... Asia is a sweet and beautiful girl that tries to stay out of the spotlight..She dresses NOT to impress and she doesn't see how beautiful she is. She looks in the mirror and see's a tomboy that grew up around the guys and fit in perfectly with them. She can surf, smoke, curse, and take on anyone just like her brothers..
Her first love wa ...more
Freeing Asia was all.Over.The.Place. I literally couldn't tune into GR's without seeing this book floating around. I put it off several times. I HATE love triangles so going into this was pure hesitancy.
But now that I've read it, I can safely say that it wasn't a traditional love triangle per se, more of a trying-to-move-on-but-not-quite-being-able-to-because-my-first-love-has-re-entered-the ...more
There were plenty of sweet, hot intense and funny moments in this book.
Asia is a surfer, skater and bad ass, just as much as her brother is. Growing up with boys does that! She is such a loving character. My Asia:
Jay is super sweet and ohhh so "talented". You ...more
Wow. What a splash. I loved this so much! What a beautiful story from beginning to end. It had it all. And what’s amazing is that for me, my feelings intensified as the storyline progressed. I’ve had bad luck lately in reading books that are amazing in the first half, and then fall flat later. NOT THE CASE here!
This was amazeballs!!
This book had pain, hope, insecurity & 2 hot guys! The underlying theme ofcourse is that you have to love yourself, before you can love an ...more
This book was story of finding your true self, making your dreams a reality and recognizing who you should share your life with.
Asia was an artistic, young woman who didn't keep up with appearances, didn't seem to care what others thought but knew som ...more
** ARC provided by an author in exchange for honest review **
"I’m sorry babe. I’m sorry I hurt you. I was stupid. I fucked up. I thought I was doing you a favor by keeping things light. I was helping you when I left. But now, I see it was the biggest mistake of my life. You gave me something precious, you gave yourslef to me and I threw it away. I’m not makin’ that mistake again, babe. Never again."
Freeing Asia is deep, emotional journey that will leave you breathless. Enchanting, captivati ...more
It was one thing to have someone insult you or have someone hurt you but it was an entirely different thing when the person who didn't believe in you and didn't think you were anything special was you.
This was a beautiful, hot, sweet and sexy story full of love, heartbreak and healing. It was a story about Asia trying to find herself, open herself up and quit hiding. In life many things happen that twist and turn our emotions and feelings, leaving us all messed up. This is what happened to A ...more
Really enjoyed Asia's story. Loved how this book was about finding herself and getting the guy she loves.
Great quirky cast of characters. Decent angst, good love story and how important it is to be yourself & be true to it no matter what.
Let's start with the good stuff... casting
"In order to know true love, you must know deep pain"
So let's get to the dissecting that I promised to the author... but SPOILER... with my 5 star rating there is not much... at least not anything that can take away from the story.
Its got everything: angst, tight family, snarky & really opinionated friends... and brace yourself a LOVE TR ...more
The burn ignites when Marcus appears in scene. Asia shares a history with this impenetrable professional skater, and it's difficult to figure out where their relationship will go now that he's back in town.
Both Jay and Marcus have charmed t ...more
This has been one of the best books I have read in awhile.
This book is told from the POV of Asia.
I connected with the book soo much. It is about a girl trying to find herself and love. She is a tomboy and thinks she is just one of the guys. She is beautiful and talented. Asia is also strong and caring and funny. She has the best, best friends a girl could ask for! Hayley a girlie girl that is the yin to Asia's yang. Nike the gay best friend who helps ...more
No more tears.
Thank you Ms. Abel for bringing an end to my book funk. I fucking loved this book; I consumed it in one day. I saw this book around GR and was awaiting its release, so as soon as it came out, I was all over it like white on rice. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. I can totally relate to the heroine and her insecurities, I guess dressing like a tomboy and having two older brothers can do that to a girl. To me, this story is about figuring out how to accept ...more
Heat Level - 5 flames
Crista and Splage's Joint Review posted at Swept Away By Romance
Crista says: I loved this book so much that it’s hard for me to describe any one single thing that made this book special. I think one of the best parts of this book is that “Freeing Asia” is exactly what this book is all about. Asia starts this book as an insecure and self-conscious girl and ends this book as a confident and “free” woman. Her evolution is gradual and she does it usi ...more
I had two recommendations from my reading friends for this book. So naturally, I had to check it out. This is a really well written book about a tough girl who sees herself as "one of the guys". She has spent her young adult life regretting the one who got away, the one who broker her heart and took her innocence. Now, she's all grown up and she is ready to move on.
Asia grew up in the shadow of her brothers who protected her from everything and everyone. But Asia is no delicate flower. Living wi...more
DNF'd at 35%
Hmmmm.....what to say???
I kept trying to give this story a chance! I really did, just to prove V wrong bwhahaha!
But sadly :( I couldn't finish it! *whispers* so I confess V you are right!! Hahahaha never again will I say you are right :)
The heroine got on my nerves with her immature ways and childish ideas. The so called 'bad boy' Jay was far from badass!
I didn't feel connected to the characters enough to care what happened and the sex was just meh for me :(
Her brothe ...more
I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh.
I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since.
I think because I hold my emotions so close and f ...more
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If I wanted to be whole, if I wanted to be free, I had to be the one to cut the chains.”