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Breaking Fences

(Breaking #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  63 reviews
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect un
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Createspace
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Jan 07, 2014 marked it as mine  ·  (Review from the author)

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Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
Bia moves away from home to attend university, get out from the shadows of her famous brothers, and get away from her controlling father, but matters are complicated when she’s branded the campus slut just for being Brazillian. She finds solace at a nearby ranch and falls in love with a difficult but beautiful horse, Midnight Dream, and his trainer, Garrett, who spends way too much time at the campus than a non-student should and has the burden of the world on his shoulders.

Breaking Fences was m
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novel! Bia was such a fantastic character - even though rumors are spread across campus about her, she still keeps her head up high. And Garrett was an interesting and perfect fit for her. I almost thought the ending was a bit rushed and maybe needed to have a big, BIG gesture thrown in there. I'm glad Bia wasn't torn up at the end by all the things Audrey does and says. I would like to think that there aren't cruel people out there like that, but they do exist. Anyways, I thought t ...more
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This review was originally posted on Coffee, Books and My Kindle

Bia Fernandes moved to the US following her family polo career, she had to leave her college, friends, house, and country. When she feels her life doesn't go anywhere she takes a hard decision, get back to the college but in another state, far away the shadow of her family. Bia is the only daughter of her father, she obviously is his little girl, so he doesn't agree with her plan, they have a big fight about it. After that, Bia leav
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
*I received an early copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.*

When I finished “Breaking the Reins” last year, I was in love with Juliana’s style of contemporary romance. Upon finding out that she was continuing the series, I knew I had to read this one. This was especially true when I saw the synopsis for the story, and who it was about. Overall, I’m definitely glad I read this, and it was yet another winner for me.

The main character of this book was Bia, the little sister of Leo
Paula  Phillips
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beatriz aka Bia wants to gain some freedom from her family's ranch and her brother's Polo matches and so she decides to enroll herself into college. She sees this as an opportunity to gain her own wings and some freedom and study what she wants to study. She though is about to experience a whole new world , a world where stereotypes are what categories people put you into especially for Bia. Bia is Brazilian and according to everyone and the rumour mills that start at the college, they are easy ...more
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Needing some space from her oh so popular Polo playing brothers and cousin, Bia thinks it is time to finally leave the nest and find her own way in the world. So she sets off to Colorado in hopes to make her dreams of becoming a vet come true. Bia likes to believe there is good in everyone. But those thoughts are quickly smashed when she sees how ugly some people can truly be. Her life is quickly turned upside down in college and she is made out to be someone she isn't. Finding a ranch with hors ...more
Michelle Schroer
Some authors have a gift.
A true gift for taking real-world problems and surrounding that with terrific conflict.
This author has that true gift.

4.5 STARS!!!

WOW. What a terrific book! I am a huge equestrian fan! Rode my entire life - until an accident stopped me - and loved that free flying feeling. That feeling that nothing could touch me. The barn and those animals were my true sanctuary. My little piece of heaven where I could always by just me. This book encompasses that feeling for me. The sp
Mikki _At_A Bookish Escape
When I first read Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert I was extremely happy to discover not only a new author, but also a series that was like a breath of fresh air. It's not every day that we read about sexy Polo players and horses. When you pick up this series you will definitely fall in love with both. Yes, the horses in this series have a je ne sais quoi that pulls you in as well.

Breaking Fences is Beatriz ''Bia'' Fernandes journey. Bia wants to take a step towards freedom by detaching he
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

I can’t believe I haven’t heard about this series or Juliana Haygert before! Because seriously, this is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I’m just dying to read Breaking the Reins. It’s different, it’s sweet, it’s a bit angsty (but not too much)… a just right blend of what a good NA story should be. This is the first book of hers that I’ve read and I must say that I am thoroughly satisfied yet wanting for more (in an I-nee
Ashley Ehlers
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Was originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

Breaking Away, formally known as Breaking Fences, had me turning page after page! Though I don't feel it was as strong as the first one, Breaking Free, but it was still endearing. Mrs. Haygert has created yet another wonderful tale!

Bia feels it's time to finally go her own way and continue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Choosing to go to a school in Colorado, all alone Bia soon finds out it isn't how she
Amy Logg
Vibrant & Sexy - Can't Wait For More In This Series!

The story:
Bia is going through a real time of self discovery, trying to find some independence away from her parents and out of the shadow of her successful Polo playing brothers. Moving away to go to college, she has plans of becoming a vet, making new friends, and having a fantastic adventure. But it doesn't all go according to plan. She catches the eye of one very persistent frat guy, Jonah, along with the wrath of his ex gi
Sorcha O'Dowd
What a stunning story! I connected so much with the main characters and I loved the elegance of the writing. 5 Stars! Full review will be posted on the 2nd July for my stop on the 'Breaking Fences' Blog Tour. http://www.oldvictorianquill.wordpres...

edit: Full review.

Within the first few minutes of starting ‘Breaking Fences’ I felt the tension just run out of my shoulders and I felt such relief I could have started celebrating. Finally, a new adult book where college isn’t depicted as the best ti
Tbird London
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author picked the perfect title for this book. Bia had lived her life in her home country of Brazil and moved to America with her family to advance her brothers polo careers. Deciding that it was time for her to follow her dreams of becoming a vet she leaves her family begin college in Colorado. She knew she was going to have to start over since her classes wouldn’t transfer, putting her in a group of much younger and more immature people, but this was worth it to her. Unfortunately she didn ...more
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
For more of this review and others like it, check out my blog, Rampant Readers.

Why I Picked It Up

I adored the companion novel, Breaking the Reins, which tells the story of this main character’s brother and girlfriend. So of course I wanted to read all about Leo’s sister!


Breaking Fences follows Bea, sister of famous polo players, as she leaves home in California to attend college in Colorado despite her father’s wishes. Here, Bea is eventually labeled with a bad reputation due to her nati
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
First Impression: Go buy the book! I love the writing. It flows well, leaving you wanting to continue to read it without interruption. It steals your heart!

This is Bia’s story. But it can be read as a standalone novel. Bia goes off to college away from her overbearing father. She finds herself in a college filled with hormonal teenagers. They are mean and cruel to her and Bia did nothing to them accept being pretty. She gets in the cross hairs of one of the sororities and an ex boyfriend of Audr
Pauline Ang
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-ebook
Originally posted at Fathomless Reveries

When I finished reading the companion novel to this, Breaking the Reins, I was really damn amazed. It was so intense and beautiful, and because of it I was really excited to read Bia's point of view in Breaking Fences. I was not disappointed. Although I think I liked Breaking the Reins more than this, it is also beautiful in its own way.

Bia had both sides of her, the quiet and the outgoing one, and whichever personality she has to show, they are both equal
Hannah (Broc's Bookcase)
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The second book in the breaking reins series I absolutely loved the first book and so was very excited to read this second book featuring Bia's story.

We only got to see a little bit of Bia in the first book, but her kick ass personality made me smile and I really liked her from the start. It was horrible in this book to see her loose all of that. The bullying she has to suffer through is awful, no horrendous and it was horrible to read, even more so when she actually did nothing to deserve it an
Priya Kanaparti
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It took me a whole day before I could calm down enough to write this review. Here’s the thing, I’ve read all of Juliana’s work–published or otherwise. Some I’ve really enjoyed, others not quite as much.

THIS book easily falls into one of my all time fav’s stories. Bia and Garrett are the next IT couple in NA contemporary romance. The way Juliana articulated and messed the aspect of college with the concept of horses was simply brilliant.

I won’t bore you with too many details of the book, since yo
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-ebook
Breaking Fences is the second book in The Breaking Series by Juliana Haygert (however, it can be read as a stand-alone). This is a great New Adult contemporary romance that centers around Bia Fernandes. She is the younger sister of 3 famous polo players. She loves her family, but she feels like she is living in their shadow. She moves to Colorado to attend college, and hopefully make something of her life.

College in Colorado isn't everything that Bia hoped it would be. She's all alone in a world
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Breaking Fences is the story of Bia, who has broken out from under the wings of her father and her family and gone off to college in Colorado. Her family, originally from Brazil, is in California while she is off starting this new adventure all on her own.

This poor girl.

Ugh. I hate mean girls. I really do.

I also hate stereotypes.

Bia has to deal with being stereotyped by mean girls, and personally, I think she is incredibly strong. I don’t know if I could have stayed, at her age, in that place in
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, new-adult
Bia just wants a life for herself, something that separates her from her polo playing brothers. Her love of horses takes her to Colorado for college, where she meets Garrett. Despite the rumors flying around campus, Garrett finds that Bia is nothing like who her rivals say she is. He doesn’t come from the best of backgrounds, but he tried to be the best he can for her and show her how much he believes in her.

It’s tough going for these two. From the beginning, school is a challenge for Bia. Not a
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

I read the first book in this series Breaking Reins and loved it. Bia stood out in that book because of her feisty personality so I was excited to find out that book two was her story.

Bia is ready to live her own life away from her father who still thinks of her as a child and her three brothers and their polo careers. She gets accepted to a college far from her family's ranch giving her the freedom she had been dreaming of. Once school starts fals
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
*** I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***

Breaking fences is a great read. I read this book without reading the first book in the series and I was able to follow it just fine (it’s a standalone). However, I would have loved to read the first book seeing as I would have known a little bit more of each character and would have loved it more. (The first book is now on my to read list :)) I love books which involve strong and feisty female characters so wh
Ruth Hill
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads, e-books
It seems that whenever you pair horses with a somewhat troubled young woman, it is a winning combination. This book is full of profanity and some hot intimate scenes that leave little to the imagination, but I can forgive all of that for the sake of the amazing, poignant story that the author has woven. This is definitely intended for New Adult audiences, but I believe that even someone at my advanced age (40) can learn from this story.

I knew very little (if anything) about Brazil, and I had no
Jessica Zelkovich
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love this group of characters! This is my third book by this author and I love her style. The characters have developed quite nicely, making me wish I played polo or at the very least owned a stable of my own. Her word play is great. there were a couple foreshadowing moments I wish she would have explored. Bia, Leo's twin for the first In the series, is trying to break away from the shadow of her family of polo-playing superstars. In her efforts, she finds her own stable full of problems and g ...more
Brittany Holland
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a good read. I loved the inclusion of the Brazilian culture and language. The Portuguese dictionary was a very good thing to include although I already had some understanding of some of the more popular phrases because my first boyfriend was from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I also loved the characters in this book. Bia (the heroine), Leo and Hannah (whom we first met in Breaking the Reins), Guillerme, Ricardo, and her new friend Phoebe.

Garret was the trouble for me. He was like a Sour Patch Kid,
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Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
***I received a free copy for an honest review***

Note: This review contains no spoilers

Hmmm....Breaking Fences!?!? I loved it! A story of overcoming the many prejudices and stereotypes that many people still deal with today. Although this can be read as a standalone novel, I would suggest reading the Breaking the Reins (#1 of The Breaking Series) first. Because I read the first book, I already had a sense of knowing the history of the characters, especially Bia. I got a better understanding of t
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*** I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***

I have to admit that for a second I hesitated about this book. I saw the horse on the cover and guessed it would be more of a G-rated story about a girl and her horse, BUT mama didn't raise no fool...she always says not to judge a book by its cover. I read the synopsis and a few reviews and knew it was going to be a good read.

I LOVED IT!!! I wasn't expecting the bullying to be as severe as it was, but I though
Laney Summers
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bia needs to spread her wings and break free from the shadows of her famous bother. She needs room to breathe and live her own life which is hard when her father still treats her like a child. Bia decided to attend a college far from her families farm. But when school starts so does the rumor mill leaving Bia to question if leaving her family was the best choice.

The rumors have left Bia alone, withdrawing and avoiding in order to keep the rumors at bay. She starts spending a lot of time at a ho
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While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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