2.5 “Sure, I used women, but they used me too.” stars.
The reason I'd been so attracted to Stephen in the first place was because he was predictable, uncomplicated and risk-free. I thought I would always know what was coming with him. Turned out I didn't know him at all.
Olivia finds her fiance cheating with another woman and finally makes the decision to leave, he is no longer a safe option. She ups and leaves, making her way to Charles ...more
Olivia has the unfortunate luck of being an only child who loses everything she has known in life when her only parent unexpectedly dies in an auto accident. Then she finds out that her only stable rock in her life was not as stable as she thought. She walks in on her f ...more
Break Away is the second book that I've read by Ellie Gra ...more
While I felt kinda eh about This Time Around, Break Away went way beyond my expectations.
I love a bad boy. It’s probably ingrained in womanly DNA somewhere. There is just something about a bad ass, alpha male that does it for me – at least in the world of fiction. Tattoos, a military back ground, and male whore behavior – until he meets his heroine, of course– yes please! Dex Porter is all that and more. For god sake, he even has a kick ass name! A vet ...more
I was excited to finally read this one, but I have to say, it really went beyond my expectations! I loved the characters, and I loved the way that Dex and Olivia's relationship progressed -- it started off as friendship and was a slow burn with lots of chemistry, but felt so real and natural. Their attraction to each other sizzles right off the page, leading to a lot of steamy moments, as well as some incredibly sweet ones. The way that they are there for each other and help each other through t ...more
Break Away was such a good story. The characters were very endearing, even when they made the choices you didn't want to see. Olivia was a smart, likable heroine. Dex sexy hero, but underneath the sexiness and the bad boy ways, he was a good man who was in pain, confused, and thought himself not capable or worthy of Olivia. Their relati ...more
"Life is full of pain and heartbreak, conflict and doubt... but there's also love and passion, joy and laughter... and it's the ups and downs along the way that make life worth living. It's not about cruising along a straight path, but about not letting the dips and twists take away from the thrill of the ride."
Break Away was one of those books that reminded me why I love new adult so much. It is a beautiful story of two people falling in love who both swore they wouldn't or couldn't. ...more
Can you imagine losing everything you have ever known? Can you imagine loving someone only for t ...more
Olivia and Dex are fun to read about. Really quirky and interesting characters and the plot was easy to read with a few surprises along the way!
This was such a fantastic read. A little bit of angst with the main characters, however, nothing like what I've been reading lately. That really heavy angst where both of the characters have serious issues and you want to put down the book because you're really sick of this ongoing theme?! Yeah, not that kind! Thankfully! ...more
“Life is full of pain and heartbreak, conflict and doubt…but there’s also love and passion, joy and laughter… and it’s up and downs along the way make like worth living”
When she catches her fiancé cheating Olivia Mason moves to South Caroline. Having no family she has lost a lot, but she is ready to move on, ready to make a fresh start, ready to make her own choices. Men and relationships are the last thing on her mind until ...more
Overall Rating: 7.5
This book kind of reminded me of the plot of Beautiful Disaster. They have the same similarities: beating attraction between two people-the man whore and the hurt girl-but girl fights it because she is afraid of getting hurt again. So they become best friends instead. the plots are relative and, if I am being honest, it isn't favorable for me. However, I did enjoy the book thoroughly. I had read Ellie Grace's <>This Time Around and I loved that book so I went to see i...more
If you're looking for a sweet, yet realistic story about two people fighting to overcome their pasts (all while set in the beautiful lowcountry of South Car ...more
As you can tell, I got a chance to read Break Away by Ellie Grace. I must say that I happen to really enjoyed this book. Yes, some parts were kind of predicable, but it was still a good read. Anyway, I really liked how Olivia felt she need leave and find herself again. As I was reading the story, I got the sense that she just kind of fell into a routine and didn't know how to break away. When she caught her scumbag of a fiancé with another woman, she found her chance to ...more
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In comes Dex. An ex marine who's an arrogant asshole. He doesn't do relationships and she wants to enjoy being single. After some time ...more
My new favorite author, Ellie Grace, has once again added another beautiful book in my favorites list. I loved everything in Break Away. The past of both characters were bad but inevitable. I will always be touched with an ex- military story hero and instantly, I loved Dex no less.
The love is very much present in all of Ellie's words. Olivia is a great female character. She was brave not whiny. Untrusting just like any other but she r ...more
Me gustaron: el comienzo, sumamente prometedor (después se ameseta un poco); la relación entre ellos que empieza mal, se convierte en una amistad preciosa y termina siendo una linda historia de amor; que ella deje al novio sin dudarlo; la fiesta de té con Saddie; las tardes en la playa y la calidez que le aporta Olivia a la vida de Dex, que se percibe en un montón de detalles muy dulces.
Me emocionó (mucho) el tema de Teddy.
Y le faltó una chispa, algo ...more
Olivia and Dexter have commitment issues due to their past. They find each other but at first are not willing to accept each other. Slowly they learn they are meant to be but each much learn to move on and in turn trusting themselves and each other. We all carry burdens and we need to let go of them before they overtake us.
Love is never easy as we all know and everyone deserves to find it and be happy. Break Away is about moving forward and love is n ...more
Olivia does it by distancing herself from others both physically & emotionally. Dex tries booze, whores, running & underground fights but his nightmares continue.
A chance encounter, an unopened letter are the catalyst for change.
I enjoyed the depth of the characters, the feeling it drew from me and the important portrayal of mental welfare of veterans.