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Break Me

(Shattered #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  589 ratings  ·  82 reviews
***Note from the author: Due to the graphic nature, this book is not intended for a younger audience***

Running is always easier.

Tori McLeod moved to the big city to get away from her mother—and her past. Her new routine is destroyed when she meets a mysterious stranger who won’t take no for an answer. Sebastian intrigues her, but his eyes hold secrets she would rather avo
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by Freedom Rains Press
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~`*Ella Lee*`~
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Hmmm....I don't know what to say on this book. The teaser definitely grabbed my attention, so I jumped in expecting to love it. While I loved how it started, I wasn't too happy with the ending. Don't even get me started on the middle, I think I was more confused the more I read.
So it starts out with our heroine, Tori always spotting this hot guy (Sebastian) in the coffee shop she hits up everyday. He's all dark and mysterious. Well, fast forward and all of a sudden he's noticing her too.
They ha
Anna-marie Buchner
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Be patient little one. I will come back to you

OMG where do I start. Break Me by JoAnna Walker, new author, first book was absolutely amazing. It’s so difficult to put into words so here goes.
Tori McLeod moves away from her mother and to the big city in hopes of finding a job and to continue with school
Sebastian Chelios is the muscle for an illegal business let’s say. He’s got to be the hottest, sexiest, bad-ass boy from he’s steaming dark eyes, the tats that adorn his body to the nipple piercing
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4/5 Sizzling Stars

5/5 Sizzling Hearts for Heat!!

Oh man I could just about scream right about now! I mean for real?? Like I omg! Super hot book, sizzling sex scenes and a whole lot of suspense. But freaking cliffhanger to make you want to punch somebody. I really only wish there had been a little more romance between the main characters to make the "love" more believable. I am diving into book 2 and hoping for more gr
This book was not for me.Tori is gullible, naive, weak, and annoying. That's all I got from 33% and that's not good.
She finds Sebastian dangerous and mysterious, but because he's hot she thinks with her lady parts and jumps his bones. By the way she doesn't know anything about him and has full trust in him.

Didn't know much about Sebastian except he likes sex with Tori and he's possessive.

Overall left me confused and disappointed.

Selena Chandler-williams
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very strong 4.5 Stars. I read during the editing phase and LOVED it. Jo-Anna has done and exceptional job for her debut. I will give a full review when the time comes xoxo Good Luck and very very best wishes Jo
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
All I can do is shake my head. It was like watching a hit and run without getting a look at the license plate. It started out normal enough. Girl meets smoking hot guy. Guy steals girl's phone and puts a GPS tracker in it. Whoa!!! What? They've gone from complete strangers eye-f***ing in a coffee shop to I need a tracker on this girl?!? Okayyyyyyyy. Yep, I can see it. "Hi. I am a complete stranger and I need to put a tracker on your phone in the middle of a very dangerous situation you know noth ...more
Well I've never been so frustrated and confused at a book. Yet there I was turning the pages like a mad woman

I can't give too much detail about the characters without revealing the book but let's see,
Sebastian: I loved him then hated him then wanted to cry for him. Also I wanted to have sex with him
Tori: Mostly she was that annoying whiny heroine who just NEVER listens or do what she's told. I felt bad for her at some points but not that much because she was that much of a pain. I prefer strong
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
4.5 stars

I'll be honest and say that I was torn between reviewing and doing a promo post for this Blog Tour as I wasn't sure if I was really going to enjoy this book, but I'll hold my hand up and say that I'm so happy I ended up picking to review it! This book was amazing! It really surprised me! This book is definitely an 18+ book though! It has some scenes that definitely aren't appropriate for anyone under that age to read! The plot was amazing, but it was full of sex! No joke! I didn't reall
Kandice Dover
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook

I picked this up because the blurb caught my attention. I must admit I'm kind of disappointed. Ah, who am I kidding? I am NOT a happy camper.

Let's start with the basics first. I found Tori, semi annoying. She's easy to manipulate. And her whining just kinda pissed me off.

Sebastian is...I'm not going to say he made me swoon, because I didn't. I mean there were moments where I was just like "Damn!" He's very secretive.

I'm not going to say this was a terrible book, because i
Loraine Oliver
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Break Me was an awesome read, it starts the Shattered Series off with a bang, and keeps giving to the last page. It kept my attention all the way through and left me with the actual need to start the next book right away, it was that good.
I have read a lot of books in the last year but this one was different, it was exceptional, in that it invoked my feelings from the start and had me holding my breath at some parts, scared to read what was going to happen next! It had a great story line, and a
Obsession Is A Book - Terrie
First off I would like to thank Jo-Anna for providing me with an ARC copy of her book in exchange for an honest review.

If I could give this book 10 stars I would! In fact this is my review, I give this book 10 stars!

The book grabbed me from the get, go and I’m fast becoming a book adrenaline junkie.

Tori is a woman who takes no bull from anyone, regardless of how scared she might really be feeling. That mouth could get her into trouble though. She is bad-ass and has so much strength of character
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my where to begin...I was pulled into this story from the very beginning. One of those can't-put-it-down-call-in-sick-to-work books. It's not a very long book but it grabs you and doesn't let go until the end which we will get to in a bit. Tori may not be sharpest tool in the shed, but the stupid stuff she does is all because of her love for Sebastian (SWOON!!!) She is loyal (almost to a fault), a fighter and she is feisty as hell! She doesn't always think before she acts and that gets her i ...more
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was one of those books that i could not put down.. Read it in one sitting , just needing to find out more..
I have a mad , mad obsession with Sebastian and i feel it is only going to get worse as we find out more about him and the Shattered Series....
All i am going to say is READ IT , you will not be disapointed..
Well done Jo-Anna !!!
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ok OMG......JoAnna you did an awesome job ....I'm not gonna review yet no spoilers :) but Well when a book drags me in when I should he doing OTHER things I consider it 5 stars. I didn't want to put it down....thanks for letting me beta read....I'm looking forward to the next book
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This author sure knows how write a darn good book!
Sebastian and Tori are hot from the beginning to the very end!
This is a love story with a twist of suspense!
Highly recommended in my book!!
Monique Machuca-Austin
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**JUST BOOKED received an ARC for an honest review**

Jo-Anna Walker debuts her first romance novel, BREAK ME. BREAK ME is a story about Tori McLeod moving away from her mother to find her new beginning in the city to go to college, but her scholarship money is not enough so she starts looking for a job. Tori routinely stop in the neighborhood coffee shop to get her fill of caffeine and to check the job listings, but in the last month, she has seen a dark eyes watching and caressing her. She finds
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review by http://lovebooksloveromance.blogspot....

“Be patient little one. I will come back for you.”

Wow. What can I say? This book had it all. Hot, sexy, bad-ass, nipple-pierced, tattooed lead male, drama, suspense, a bad guy lurking in the shadows… What more could you want!

Tori meets Sebastian in a little coffee shop and from the start the chemistry is off the charts, they are drawn to each other and when they do finally come together it is just explosive! The first few chapters immediately
United Indie Book Blog
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tori is a college student looking for a job so she can afford the next year of college. Sebastian is the sexy man all the baristas at the local coffee shop talk about. Tori and Sebastian meet at this coffee shop and the chemistry is intense. They can’t stay away from each other even though it would be the safe thing to do. When they meet up again at a nightclub owned by Keisha’s stepbrother, Brett, Tori is introduced to the insanity
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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OK SOOOO Yes I gave this 5 stars and yes I know the author and Yes she is a blogger friend of mine BUT seriously it is worth the 5 stars.

This book has my stomach in knots, my panties very wet and the tears streaming down my face. OMG I was texting Jo-Jo throughout the ending chapters screaming about what was going one....Jo Jo has mad writing chops for sure. She wrote a lot of mystery (what doe
Lustful Literature
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!


Let me start out by saying...Sebastian needs to be bottled up and marketed because I want one!!!! Hot damn sex on stick...YUM!!!!

“I needed to know. Know what? If your lips tasted as good as they looked? And? Do I really need to answer that, little one? God you smell you good.”

“Your body is for my eyes only and I cannot believe how hard it makes me. I am going to f*ck you like you’ve never been f*cked before.”

Sebastian is in way too deep with the wrong crowd. He knows h
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a book I purchased and choose to read because one the author is a friend/fellow blogger and two the book description intrigued me. I mean come on; Hard-as-nails enforcer, innocent girl, and some sadistic obsessed guy tell me you’re not a little intrigued. I loved this book it took me on twist and turns and some oh I never saw that coming. I found myself yelling at my nook at times, swooning at other times, freaking out sometimes and yes I even shed some tears.

This is told through Tori
Crystal Marie
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars from me!

I am just like the next person, I enjoy the drama that takes place in stories that you read. It gives it a sense of life, makes it seem more real. But with everything else out there, there is a fine line between just enough and then too much. In my opinion, I think that this book crosses that line in a few different spots.
Tori seemed to not have any concern with her life when it comes to this book. She is warned several times to stay away from Jose, yet she keeps going to him
Michelle Bowman  / We Love Kink .com
This book has the four elements important for a captivating, hot, steamy read. It has a heroine that is feisty and willing to stand up for the man she loves no matter what, a smoking hot bad boy that sees what he wants and goes after it, a story line with conflict that threatens to tear our hero and heroine apart and drum roll please....steamy hot sex that leaves your kindle smokin' and you running for a cold shower. Jo-Anna Walker has given us all of that in her first book.

Tori is a sassy, foul
Irene ~ Ice Cold Passion
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

This story is intense in many ways, first off all, the erotic scene, scrap that the sex scenes, oh my god so delicious! I don't know where to start, but here is some advise: if you are in a relationship, go get your man!!! You want to keep him near when your reading this, It's a total turn on this book is!!

But not only those scenes were intense, with Sebastian comes a whole lot of trouble, well Jose sums it up quiet well. Jose is
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow...That's all I have to say.

First book and I am hooked! I am eager to read the next instalment!

Now, I definitely had my "Girl, just what are you doing?" complete with eye rolls and head shakes with Tori at times, but this is a romance novel...if you don't have that moment with your heroine at least once, it's not a romance novel!

Sebastian...I want to slap, but just can't stay mad at him! He's hot, sexual, and I want to know more about him. Brett, same thing. Desire to slap him one moment, in
Elena Dionne
Aug 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
I am sad to say I found this book to be a complete rip off Jamie McGuire's Travis and the Crossfire series with a small twist of 50 Shades of Grey. I didn't find the story to be anything more then that. The main Characters were just bits and pieces of other leads from other series I feel like the story needed a good edit from start to finish. I don't mind reading indie authors and often find that they have the better stories the the published authors wish that was the case here. This is just my ...more
Brenda Pickens
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not Your Typical Love Story

This author is new to me. The story grabs you from the beginning and holds your attention. I read this book in one day because I couldn't put it down.

The cast of characters include Tori, Sebastian, Keisha, Brett and the sadistic villain Jose. Tori and Sebastian meet at Keisha's coffee shop. Is it love at first sight? Sebastian works with Jose but not sure what are up to. Brett is Keisha's brother but how does he fit in with Sebastian and Jose? I ran a gamut of emotio
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Must Read!!!!! It grabbed and pulled me in from the very first chapter...I just wanted to know more and you could feel the chemistry and pull of tori and Sebastian...I could not put this book down and bought the second one the next when it came out..great book I have already recommended it to everyone that I know will enjoy as much as I did!! It will def be one of my favorite books that I will reread
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Break me Everyone is telling Tori to stay away from Sebastian but its not easy to do because somehow he always finds her. While she thinks he's in trouble she tries to help but only finds herself kidnapped by someone who doesn't like him and he would do anything to save her .
I give this book five stars because I couldn't put this book down.

Courtney read and reviewed

Serena Kett
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! WOW! WOW! Break Me has to be one of the best books I've read, it's way up there. It's totally HOT & SEXY right from chapter 1 to the end! I was on the edge of my seat reading this as the story is so gripping and intense at times. I don't want to give any spoilers away but I'm telling you that you will love this story. can't wait for book 2 as this ending as left me wanting more! Great job Author Jo-anne Walker x
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