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Breaking Free (Guarded #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Winner of the 2014 Rainbow Award for LGBT Erotica

Richard Carr has the kind of life most people would envy. Partner in a major Los Angeles law firm, married to the man of his dreams, Richard seems to have it made – except for the lie he’s been living for the past forty-odd years.

On special nights, in the company of kinky friends, Richard disappears inside Renee, his sexy, d
Published July 15th 2014 by Cat Grant Books (first published July 9th 2014)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Buy this book now! This is a book which will be read and never forgotten. It is a book that is more than just hawt BDSM kinkiness. It's a story of change and acceptance. This moving story of a person who finally comes into their own is breathtaking. Richard Carr is married to a wonderful man who loves him. He is a lawyer who makes oodles of money. The D/s dynamic between Richard and his husband Robert is delicious. What more could Richard want?

Richard is not comfortable in his skin. Since his ch
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jul 23, 2014 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, ebook, bdsm-d-s, trans, bgirls

4.5 star review by The Blogger Girls.

We first met the lovely Renee and her husband, Robert, in Guarded. This also tells the story of Jase, who is one the MCs in Guarded. Here, we learn the details of Jase’s relationship with Eric. While they play a big part of this story, the focus is really on Renee and Robert.

This is the first time I’ve really read a story that took me through the changes, adjustments and struggles of someone transitioning, as well as their loved ones and/or partners. Renee ha
Jul 20, 2014 Kristie rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

You guys, this is so good. I've not read a lot of books that deal with transgender issues. Only couple, I think, so I don't really have a lot of experience with this. With the story, the issues, the feelings. I can only imagine and have compassion.

This books is so wonderful, and if you've read Guarded, then you'll really want to read this one. In Guarded, we met Robert and Renee, friends of Jase. This time around, we get to meet Robert and Renee, while Renee goes through her transition
Bending The Bookshelf
Sep 21, 2014 Bending The Bookshelf rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, bdsm, cross-dressing
OMG, this was one of the sexiest, most beautiful, most emotionally powerful books I have read in a very long time! Breaking Free is such a fantastic story, so beautifully told, and with such a realistic, positive approach to gender, sex, and love.

Cat Grant herself seemed a bit cautious about the transgender element in her introduction, but I think she absolutely nailed it. The physical, the mental, and the emotional development of Richard/Renee are all handled beautifully. It all begins with Ri
Feb 20, 2016 Susinok rated it it was amazing
Great story and I was wondering up until the end how everything was going to be resolved.
The Novel Approach Reviews
Aug 20, 2014 The Novel Approach Reviews rated it it was amazing
Normally I’d start off my review with a quick summary of the story, but this book kind of blew me away. In a good way, that is, and I just had to share that first because this is definitely a book you should be reading. Okay, so that’s totally my opinion, but I bet if you read Breaking Free, you’ll agree with me.

Richard is not happy with who he is in his day to day life; he knows he doesn’t fit the body he’s in and that something has to change before he loses his sense of self. The only time he
Christy Duke
Aug 05, 2014 Christy Duke rated it it was amazing
"The way I was dressed now didn't feel like a costume. It felt like me….
For the first time, I saw myself the way I'd always imagined. No more conservative suits, or silk ties that strangled me. No stubbly shadow darkening my cheeks. Nothing to make that voice in my head scream, Impostor!"

I first met Renee and Robert in 'Guarded', and now in 'Breaking Free' I was getting the pleasure of their story and, also, some of the background on Jase who was one of the main characters in 'Guarded'. I'll fre
Interesting story following a trans woman and her male partner as she begins transition. Some class porn (meaning: they all have high powered jobs and drive Lexuses and BMWs, etc) which I don't like, but generally the emotionality seemed real and well done. Decent dungeon scenes.
Kade Boehme
Jul 30, 2014 Kade Boehme rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 stars

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Richard Carr has the kind of life most people would envy. Partner in a major Los Angeles law firm, married to the man of his dreams, Richard seems to have it made – except for the lie he’s been living for the past forty-odd years.

On special nights, in the company of kinky friends, Richard disappears inside Renee, his sexy, dominatrix alter-ego. Strong, sassy and flirtatious
Love Bytes Reviews
Nov 23, 2014 Love Bytes Reviews rated it really liked it
4 star review by Lily

Richard Carr is a successful man who is married to Robert. On special nights Richard also becomes dominatrix Renee and his husband Robert is a Dominant male in private parties they host in their dungeon. The thing is Richard is happier being his alter ego Renee so when he starts to transition; she is confronted with some significant issues starting with demand at work to dress as a man. In the meantime, Renee’s husband Robert is in shock because he married Richard and was a
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Misha Hamu
Mar 07, 2015 Misha Hamu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, nonfantasy
The first romance I've read in a long time that was A) truly romantic and B) not predictable.

"I am a woman. I don't have to cut my dick off to prove it." Best line in the book.
Theresa  C
Apr 17, 2015 Theresa C rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this. My 1st time reading from this author & I am curious to read more of her work!
Elisa Rolle
Dec 06, 2015 Elisa Rolle rated it it was amazing
2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
Sep 05, 2015 ₸hea™ marked it as to-read-3-soon
Shelves: re-m-m-action
BDSM; BotM June 2015.
Niet aan toegekomen in juni, dus naar een to-read shelf verplaatst.
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