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Breaking Shaun

(Breaking Free #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,040 ratings  ·  159 reviews
No matter how fiercely guarded, even the strongest hearts can break.

Some men fall in love but not Shaun. Surfing and his freedom were the only two things he’s ever needed. Meaningless one-night stands were fun but rarely worth the drama.

Until he met Natalie, Shaun never realized there were women who felt like him. She enjoys sex with no strings and has no desire for love.
Published May 26th 2014
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Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!

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Let’s fall in love
Before the world breaks through.
Before time catches up
And I break you.

After reading Freeing Asia and meeting Asia’s brother Shaun, I was excited to hear he was getting his own book. His story didn’t disappoint. I liked Freeing Asia a lot, but I liked Breaking Shaun so much more!

I was captivated from Shaun and Natalie's very first meeting. Shaun being the cocky playboy that he is propositions Natalie. And Natalie being the tough chick she is turns him down. F
E.M. Abel
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
AND Barnes and Noble

Shaun wrote a Valentine letter to Natalie. He's definitely got his own brand of romance. LOL Here's the link if you want to read it!

Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Absolute Perfection Stars

I absolute love this series, and seriously can’t wait for Jay’s book, but for now let’s focus on Shaun.

Shaun is Asia’s brother and is a huge man-whore.

That bothers some readers, but not this one. I love a good man-whore, who changes his life and perspective for the right girl. I love this plot line, when it is done correctly...and it was in this case. Shaun was used to screwing just about any available girl and he liked easy, until he met the one girl his charms didn
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
It's live!

4.5 HOT HOT HOT Stars!

Shaun Fuller is Asia Fuller's brother.

He is a ladies man. He also is a surfer, works for Asia'a fiance Marcus and likes to sleep around. He doesn't really stick with one woman but the ladies still love him.

Then he meets Natalie and she shoots him down. He sees that as a challenge.

Natalie thought Shaun was fucking hot

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but Natalie isn't biting so Shaun talks her into just being friends.

then Natalie finally decides benefit
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it

Title: Breaking Shaun
Series: Yes
Author: E. M Abel
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I’m a great romance fan who can’t say no to steamy, toe curling story with intense plot. Freeing Asia, a debut novel by E M Abel was definitely that kind of read, so I just had to get my hands on author’s next novel. I had to find out if she can at least reach the same level of good. And yes, she can! E.M drawn me into Shaun’s story very quickly. I

Major love for this one !!!!

What an amazing second installment to E.M. series!! I had been looking forward to this one forever and it certainly did not disappoint. Sometimes we get these series and the first book is crazy good and you just can't wait to get your hands on the next one and then… you get a big letdown. That is so not the case with Breaking Shaun.. I might go so far as to say that I might love this one more Freeing Asia. OK.. maybe not more.. damn.. I don't know.. I loved them b
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
✰4.5 'Killer' Stars✰


This book surprised me. While I enjoyed Freeing Asia I loved Breaking Shaun. This book is why I love new adult. It was fun and sexy, with an interesting plot.

Women like me don’t fall for guys like you. We don’t come when you call, we don’t beg for your attention, and we don’t confuse sex with love. Women like me break men like you,”

Shaun and Natalie have a brief encounter at Asia's art show. He hits on Natalie, but she refuses. Months later they find themselves running
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
IT'S LIVE!!! :)

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Breaking Shaun is the sophomore book by EM Abel, in it we are reintroduced to Shaun and Natalie. The two had met at the end of Freeing Asia and run into each other again months down the road and the sexual tension between them is felt from the start.

Natalie, is the kind of heroine that I love. She is confident and makes no apologies for who she is and the decisions she makes.
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5-4 stars

Let's fall in love
Before the world breaks through
Before time catches up
And I break you.

I've been stewing and stewing on my rating for a couple of weeks. It's very tough to rate a book when a personal bias comes into play as it did for me here. I had originally rated it a 3 star (liked it) read, but now bumping it up to a 3.5-4. Here's the thing, my personal bias aside, this was a highly entertaining and steamy book. I enjoyed the story and I loved the characters. Had it no
Duchess Nicole
4.5 Stars

Why are all of my NA reading friends not reading this book right now?!?!?!?!? Clamor for it, you lovelies. This was...ahem...excuse me...pretty fuckhot. And with a twist that somehow really just fit with Shaun and Natalie's story. A total WTF incident that at first had me thinking whaaaaaaaaat? And then the author slowly made me not only accept it, but made me love it.

Natalie...she's hella cool.

There's enough of a background on her that you get a sense of who she is without it feeling
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: so-good
"Funny how the most beautiful things in my life were the things I thought I never wanted."

Wow, E.M. Abel does it again! I loved the first book in this series, Freeing Asia, especially Marcus. *wags eyebrows* But, honestly I think Breaking Shaun was even better than FA and I rated it five stars, as well. Breaking Shaun is about Shaun, Asia's brother.

He is an extremely hot, cocky, manwhore who one day meets his match in a sexy, redheaded version of himself.

"Men's egos were a lot like their
Alexis *Reality Bites*
REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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When two people looking to remain unattached become friends with benefits things start off good. The sex is great, their chemistry is off the charts and neither holds expectations for the other. But what happens when feelings take root and life hits you with a wave so strong it knocks you down…leaving you breathless. Do you get back on the board and try again or do you throw in the towel and give up? T
Kelli C
I completely needed a read like this...light, fun, brave, and full of hot steamy romance!
You see, there is this boy...SHAUN...

He is literally sex on a stick. He has killer green eyes and a smirking smile to melt your heart with a laid back swagger and perfect amount of cocky confidence to open any two legs! He is an unapologetic

What to do when you find that girl unwilling to say YES? You never quite forget her...or at least you think you don't...Maybe it's time to slow the sex train down a bit o
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

I really liked this one, better than the first. Loved the banter between Shaun and Natalie! And it was smokin' hot!!

Shaun is Asia's brother.....who we met in Freeing Asia. He's a surfer and works for Marcus.

Natalie is Nick's cousin and has just moved to town. She needs a change.....she's on her own for the first time in her life. Up until now, her life has been a bore.

She wants some adventure and spontaneity.

Shaun is of course a man-whore. He doesn't do relationships. Good
* Meli Mel *
*Full Review posted May/20/14*

♥♥♥ 4 Sexy Surfing Stars ♥♥♥

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“Don’t pretend you don’t want me to fuck you. I can see it in those beautiful eyes of yours. You’ve wondered what it would be like, haven’t you?”

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Since meeting Shaun in Freeing Asia I could not wait to read his story. And I loved seeing the growth in Shaun by the end of this book.

Natalie and Shaun met one night at Asia's art show. T
ARC gifted by author in exchange for honest review

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Killer Stars ☆☆☆☆☆


Ladies...a new cocky, bad boy, dirty talker, man whore, sexy surfer is about to be introduced and his name is Shaun Fuller. This gorgeous green eyed surfer will have you saying… “This book is panty-dropping hot!!” Yes, Shaun Fuller will have you drunk, captivated, and seduced with his cocky, dirty and sexy filthy ways. Ms. Abel went beyond my expectations in her second installment of the Breaking Free series. I enj
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jen by: Mistress
This book had me a bit torn in how to rate it. On the one hand, I once again loved the beauty of E.M Abel's words and how she is able to write an awesome story. On the other hand, there were a few things that did irk me about the story. I will say though, once the story was all said and done, I was very satisfied with the results and I had the "feeling good" vibe that I get after I have read a wondeful book! So, in saying all of that..I decided to give it a four star rating, and another big pat ...more
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4.5 Stars

This book is your typical book about 2 MCs with commitment issues, each of them for their very own reasons.

When Natalie and Shaun lives cross paths they are instantly attracted to each other..
First they start with being friends.. but of course that isn't enough.
So they add a benefit.. and they become fuck buddies..

Because that always works so well, right?

What follows are lots of sexy, sweet, and funny moments between Natalie and Shaun..

But every action has its consequences.. and the l
Nat O
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
E.M. killed it once again!
Let me just say it was hot & *unexpected*

He’s a bad boy surfer.
She’s a girl who tries to act bad.

Both are commitment-phobes.
Both have their own fears.

Shaun and Natalie both have their guards up. A ‘no-strings’ situation loosens their inhibitions. But what’s left in the aftermath? Hmmm… let’s just say it’s not perfect (view spoiler)

Did I pique your interest? I hope so.

“…as much as I wanted to fly, I always found myself prepar
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*arc provided for honest review*

This is the second book the the Breaking Free series.
It is told from a dual point of view of Natalie and Shaun.
Shaun is a kick ass surfer guy surfer photo: buttboy buttboy.jpg

However,he is a one night stand kind of man.
Hot as hell but leaves the minute the condom comes off.
He is starting to feel the boredom of one nights stands and the trouble that comes with them.
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He meets Natalie and she is the female version of him.
She has had a rough life and does not want anything to do with Shaun
Pam Godwin
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-romance
There are so many unique, memorable aspects to this plot, and what it delivers at its core is the indelible strength of family and friends.

The dual narrative strands weave brilliantly, the plot gliding with ease as these two alpha-type personalities twist together. It isn't bashful with its copious sex and humor. You'll feel like you're sleeping with them, or at the very least, wishing you were.

Nothing is lacking here, and certainly not the chemistry between Shaun and Natalie. You'll feel their
4.5 Stars

I liked Freeing Asia a lot. It wasn't the best book that I've read but I felt like it hit on some really great points about finding yourself and believing in yourself. It was good stuff...

But this... this was soooooo good! It had just the right amount of angst and drama without going overboard. The characters were not whiny and there wasn't a great deal of meaningless inner monologue. The story was realistic but also original. Although we all know of someone or may be someone who ha
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yeah. You are reading this right. I just finished Breaking Shaun.

I am a firm believer that if an author can out do their first book with their second that they have made it in the writing world.

E.M Abel has done this. Breaking Shaun is a brilliant, sexy, magnetic story about 2 people who have so many walls around them and need to find the person with the right size sledge hammer. This book is a true love story that will stay with me a while.

I loved Freeing Asia so much. So for her to make me
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5.....this just keeps getting better....stars.

So at some point I'll make sure I do a full review but with a busy life I'm not sure when that will happen so I just wanted to make sure I wrote something so you all know how much I loved this book. Firstly I did not receive this book as an arc, and I do not know the author.....nope I paid cold hard cash for it and I did that because I really liked the first book in this series and was totally intrigued by Shaun when he appeared in that book....wel
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review to come soon x

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Alright, I can't hold off until the release, so here it goes.

I was generously given an ARC by the author for a...ahh because she's awesome.

Number twos. Second books in series' almost always manage to disappoint. At least that's what I've experienced. Even when the plot seems decent, the execution is just so off balance that the story is hard to finish, let alone take seriously.

E.M. Abel completely managed to blow that problem out of the water.

In this 'continuation', we meet Shaun (bring an ext
Kelli Jean
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
We meet Shaun Fuller in Freeing Asia. He's a cocky S.O.B. Bad boy you can't help but want a crack at. In his own story, Breaking Shaun, we're introduced to a guy who is just brutally honest: it's all about the sex. He doesn't want more, and you're a fool to expect it.
Enter Natalie. She's more than a match for the unbreakable Shaun. If her past has taught her anything, it's to expect nothing from no one, and certainly not to take shit from a man who is far too full of himself.

Which essentially me
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
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*Photo/meme obtained from author’s FB page*

Four Solid Stars

“Women like me don’t fall for guys like you. We don’t come when you call, we don’t beg for your attention, and we don’t confuse sex with love. Women like me break men like you”

I swear, when I read the synopsis for this book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. First off, I LOVED the first book in this series, so I knew I was in for a treat when I found out there was more to come from this author. Secondly, I am a sucker for st
You know when you read a book in one sitting...yeah, it was that good. Full review to come with my tour post on 6/2...


“Why can’t I find a woman like me—someone who loves sex but doesn’t need a relationship to justify it? Do women like that even exist?” –Shaun

Meet Shaun. Cocky, gorgeous, and gets whatever or whomever he wants. Problem is, being a player is getting old and Shaun no longer sees the fun in a good old “pump & dump”. He needs a woman who isn’t needy, someone who has
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E.M. Abel was born and raised a Marine Corps brat. She spent a large portion of her life moving and living in her mother’s home country, Japan. As a result, she gained independence and a unique perspective on the world. The youngest of three girls, E.M. Abel spent a lot of time alone in her room writing or sketching in her journals and dreaming up stories. Growing up, she wrote poems, short storie ...more

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