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Breakaway Hearts (Kelly Brothers #2)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  447 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Hockey star Ben Kelly has retreated to his mountain cabin in the ski town of Cascade, BC, to recuperate from a season-ending knee injury and contemplate his future in the NHL. He never expects to run into the one woman who got away. Nine years may have passed, but nothing has dulled the explosive chemistry between them. Now he wants more than just one night.

Hailey Eriksson
Paperback, 198 pages
Published February 3rd 2014 by Crista McHugh (first published November 1st 2013)
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♡Karlyn P♡

3 'Just OK' Stars

BREAKAWAY HEARTS was a fun sports romance with some sexy moments and a heartfelt storyline about a son the hero would never know, but it didn't blow me away.

As light-and-fluffy sports romances go this was a fun read, but don't look for much depth in the romance or expect a great deal of character development. The romance zooms at an unrealistic speed, making it hard for me to believe these characters could feel so deeply for each other given how little time together they spend.
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
*ACR copy in exchange for an honest review *

"And now that he'd been given one with her,he wasn't about to let her slip through his grasp."

Breaking hearts by Crista McHugh is an light sweet chic-lite read with just a touch of angst to it.Just as the summary read ,this book was rather a touch to predictable.Other than the fire burning chemistry between both the leads...there really was much of anything else in the story...but then again ,the book WAS just around 140 i guess i shouldn
Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Oh wow, I though I loved the first book in the series but that was nothing compared to this. Ben/Hailey <3 <3 <3. Their chemistry was incredibly and I loved how Hailey helped Ben through his fear of getting back onto the ice. And bold move with the Zach's story - so bittersweet.
Claire Robinson
3 - Sometimes life was about second chances. Stars.

Book Two in the Kelly Brothers series is definitely as enjoyable as book one. I love a second chance romance, and although Ben and Hailey have the odds stacked against them their romance and the rebuilding of their relationship was enjoyable to read.

Was there enough between them to turn this into forever?

There is a big secret in this story, and the reader and everyone in the book but Ben and his family know about it. I wanted him to find out soo
Thoroughly enjoyed it and i can't wait for the rest of the series :)

(Now i have to go back and read the first book; The Sweetest Seduction which i also received as an ARC but haven't read yet!!)

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Crista McHugh*
Breakaway Hearts is McHugh's second book in the Kelly Brother's series. In this story we move on to Ben, the hockey player. He had a hot night of passion and an unexpected connection to a blue haired beauty when he was only 19, but she got away before he could ever get her last name let alone her number. Now 9 years has gone by and so much has changed. Ben, even though recovering from a recent knee injury, is still considered one of the best goalies in the NHL. Imagine his surprise when he comes ...more
Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆
Feb 09, 2014 Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sports Romance, Dual POV, Second Chance Romance
4.25 Second Chance Stars

Book 2 of the Kelly Brothers Series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I haven't read Book 1 yet.

While attending a Vancouver Whales hockey game Ben Kelly (19) meets Hailey (18). She definitely got his attention with her tall & slender body, beautiful blue eyes & smurf blue hair. During the game she really impressed Ben as she rattled off hockey stats. She must love hockey almost as much as he does. Sparks fly when they are caught by the Kiss Cam & share their
With the Olympics currently underway Breakaway Hearts ends up being a very timely read, though not ground breaking, about one woman's promise to her dying son to be on the woman's Olympic hockey team and the one-night stand from her past who's begging for just one more chance. With so many lies through omission in the way will they ever make their way to a HEA and the dreams that have sustained Hailey the last few years?

This was a heartwarming, and at times heartbreaking, romance that featured a
Casey Dawes
I'm always awed by people who can write a really good sex scene. Breakaway Hearts starts with an excellent one, which might be a bit off-putting for some readers. The scene is vital to the book's plot. The story, with the exception of a few of the aforementioned scenes is actually a poignantly sweet contemporary romance.

I'm not a big hockey fan, and this book gave me a new perspective on the sport and the people who play it. I can't say anything about the accuracy, but the spirit of the game fel
(;Lucy.Lala;) (;Book-A-Holic;)
All I can say is that even though this book was short and fast paced, it was ADORABLE!!!!!
I couldn't put it down, i loved all the characters (even the jerk side of Ben) and I am mentally hitting myself for not reading the first book!! :(

*Note to self: GET THE FIRST BOOK :)*

Anyway, I'm so glad I won this in a goodreads giveaway because this is my new favorite series of all time along with The Selection and The Hunger Games <3

4 heart stopping second chance stars! This one sucked me in right away! Hailey and Ben have an immediate connection at a hockey game that leads to an intense one night stand. Ben has never forgotten her and carries in his wallet a momento of their night together (a note she wrote him) So, when he sees her 9 years later he is shocked that she is so standoffish towards him and shows him anger.

Hailey has a promise to keep and she will do anything to see it come true. So when the one person she nev
Feb 05, 2014 Geri rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Geri by: Deniz
Great second chance romance!
Kristi Cramer
4.5 stars
AnOTHER ScooOOoore for McHugh *read in booming sports announcer's voice*

This story has so much more heartache than the other two Kelly Brothers books I have read. That being said, I'll try to explain right off why this one lost that half star. The other two books were unpredictable, in that I thought I knew what the conflict was going to be, but then that wasn't it. The stories progressed through several stages, and I liked that it wasn't what I expected it was going to be.

Breakaway He
Ben Kelley has went to his cabin to get over an injury. He is trying to decide if he wants to keep playing for the NHL or retire. He sure doesn't expect to find the one woman that got away from him 9 years ago. They only had one night together but he never forgot her. Hailey has had her own heart ache. She got pregnant years ago from a one night stand and she never got to finish her dreams of the Olympics. Now nothing will stop her from finishing her dream and promise she made to her dying son. ...more
When Ben Kelly pops into a local bar to grab a beer and something to eat, he thinks that the waitress looks familiar and when she basically sneers at him, he doesn’t have a clue as to why. Until he makes a trip back to the bar and realizes that the one woman who got away and he has fantasized about is the one who won’t give him the time of day. But, why?
Of course, he convinces her to give him a chance and they embark on a relationship of sorts….. Sort of him showing up wherever she is and badger
Breakaway Hearts is the second story in Crista’s Kelly Brothers series. This book is all about Ben Kelly.
Ben is a national hockey star, but he’s out injured and has moved to Cascade to recuperate in peace and quiet. What he doesn’t expect is to bump into the girl who stole a piece of his heart 9 years ago. Hailey is desperately trying to make it to the Olympics, something she promised her son before he died. Her last chance, but then Ben walks back into her life and all her old feelings come bac
So I only liked this book. Not because the story was bad, or their wasn't some steamy scene, it was simply Haily just pissed me off.Here is a guy being incredibly nice, sweet, sexy, flirty, and so on and so on, yet she treats him like crap over a letter. So this gives her the right to be bitchy, rude, evil woman? Grrrr!!! I hate when women are like that.

But aside from the bad attitude I felt her agony and pain. And if that was the only thing that kept her from giving into the charming goalie Ben
Camille Flores
4 solid stars!

I love second-chance romances. In the beginning, I thought it would be a light and breezy read. And while it was still all those things, there were also that depth of emotions and the gravity of experiences that both characters were experiencing, which in my book make this story deserving of its stars indeed.

Ben Kelly is a professional hockey player who suffered a major injury and who has come to the town of Cascade to recuperate. When he visits the town’s ice rink, he finds himsel
Caryn Watson Watz Books and Teasers
Oh wow I have tears of happiness right now from reading this beautiful story off lose, heartbreak, true love and hockey it's hailey and ben's story and it's one you don't want to miss out on. It's a must read book for those who love a good romantic story that's draws you in and wrings you out.
*I won this book through the author's newsletter giveaway. *
I love hockey so I jumped at the chance to read an ARC of this book. Ben Kelly is an NHL goalie whose season was ended abruptly by a knee injury and he heads to a resort to contemplate his career. While in the resort town he encounters Hailey Erickson, who he had a one night stand with 9 years ago. Hailey is less than pleased to see Ben as she was never able to get in touch with him to let him know that they had a child, Zach, as a resu
I think this is the first book I've read where the main character is a hockey player, and I've got to say it was a lot of fun. Growing up in a hockey town myself, I fell in love with the game at a young age. While there was not much actual game time or technicality in this book, the love was there and that's what matters.

In the second book of the Kelly Brothers series, Ben Kelly is recovering after being injured during a game. While taking it easy and recuperating so he can get back to his life
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Author Crista McHugh comes through again!! Breakaway Hearts is book two in her Seven Brides for Seven.. I mean Kelly Series..(see my review on book one, The Sweetest Seduction HERE) and it is just wonderful. A Poignant loving book about growing up and accepting lifes tragedies and finding the strength to go on. To forgive and love again.

As a girl Hailey Eriksson dreamed big dreams. She was going to make it on the Olympic Hockey team! She had her life all plan
Daulan Collins
ok, this is Crista McHugh second book in this series. Breakaway Hearts "The Kelley Brothers: Book 2.

This is kinda like a remake of the 7 brides for 7 brothers. It was delightful. It takes place in Cascade, Hockey star Ben Kelly retreats there to recuperate from a season ending knee injury. You wold never figure he would run into, someone that he had a very special relationship with 9 years ago. And there is still every bit of spark as there was nine years ago. But many things have changed for he
I am definitely a Kelly Brothers series fan. You don't have to have read book one, but I bet you'll love it. Breakaway Hearts could stand alone, it's a great second chance at love romance. Crista McHugh has made a definite impression on me. Her characters sizzle, the chemistry that builds between the hero and heroine will grab you and pull you in. The love scenes are passionate and plentiful. There were definitely some unexpected twists, which were not telegraphed - well plotted, Ms. McHugh. The ...more
Breakaway Hearts by Crista McHugh
4 Stars
Sometimes a chance meeting leads to the person you are meant to be with for the rest of your life. What is the thing any hockey player’s dreams of, meeting a girl who loves hockey as much as he does. Ben goes against his normal tendency to take things slow and spends and incredible night with Hailey. He knows he wants to see her again and he makes up his mind he will get her contact information in the morning; except the only thing he saw when woke was a
Johanna Panko
Hailey meets Ben one night after a hockey game and spends a one night fling with him. It changes the rest of her life. Nine years later Ben returns to this one sport town recovering from a game ending injury. Only to recognize her as the one who got away. Her side is she had a baby and her son has since passed away from a brain tumor. She tried to contact him for help but a pr manager stood in her way. So a lot of hurt on her side, and he has no idea he had a child and lost. This is a great stor ...more
Barb Lie
Breakaway Hearts by Crista McHugh is the 2nd book in her The Kelley Brothers series. I loved the first book in this series, and after reading this book, there is no way I will not read each book. These stories are scorching hot with a beautiful romance, great couple, fun storyline and just simply awesome.

Breakaway Hearts is not only a romance, but a fun sports theme background, as both of our heroes are hockey players. The story starts 9 years earlier, when Ben our hero is just starting his hoc
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Ben Kelley meets his dream girl for an incredible one night stand but never forgets her. Hailey Erikson will never forget Ben Kelley because he gave her an incredible gift~their son Zach. Nine years later both Ben and Hailey are suffering in pain for very different reasons. Ben's injury and Hailey grieving over Zach. Ben goes into hiding after he's injured because he can't face being on the ice again so soon. In Cascade, Ben finds peace and quiet yet knows something is missing. Hailey is stunned ...more
★¸. • * ° *  Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Ben Kelly
Hailey Erikson

Before I start, thank you so much to Crista McHugh for allowing me to read her amazing romance!

Whoa!!!! Well this one got straight into it! Nineteen year old Ben and eighteen year old Hailey are enjoying a very sexy one night stand after meeting at a hockey game and being caught on the kiss cam. The sparks flew when the kissed and definitely kept flying into the bedroom.

Time travel nine years on, and what's got up Hailey's butt? Boy, is she anti poor Ben when the pair are
Monica Cullip

Breakaway Hearts
Crista McHugh
Nine years ago Ben Kelly is a 19 yr old up and rising young hockey star. He also has the testosterone to match. After a game one night he meets up with hockey fan Hailey Erikson and together they create a night of magic. She leaves him with only a handwritten goodbye note that he carries with him.
Present day time Ben is a goal for the Vancouver Whales and is sitting on the sidelines recoverying from a painful knee injury. He is taking a break in a little town and jus
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Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary.

She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
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