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Breaking My Heart (My Heart #1)

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Strong and independent, Roxy Thorne is a fighter.
She knows exactly what she wants, especially when it comes to men. She's got them wrapped around her finger and all figured out.
Until she meets Kade Thomas..
He storms into her life like a knight on a white horse to save her, but the fiery Roxy doesn't need saving. With a past that keeps holding her back, it's up to Kade to b
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Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published May 3rd 2014 (first published April 21st 2014)
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Kellie Maddox-Ward
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-from-author
First off I need to point out.
1. This is set in Sydney, Australia.
2. It’s written by an Aussie.
3. And it is actually WRITTEN in Australian!

I loved loved loved the fact the characters got in Kade’s Ute.
They ordered pots at the pub.
They went to the supermarket.
And visited the Chemist.
You're prob thinking WTF Kellie?

Ok I’ll translate that from Aussie into American.
Ute = Truck
Pub = Pub.. I’m pretty sure you have them, but always seem to order something in a glass.
(Unless it’s a posh pub w
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Charlee Bennett
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
***3 Deliciously Wicked Stars***

I actually had the choice of two books to read for this review and after reading the description of this book I wholeheartedly requested that this book be for me. Come on...sexy surfer meets emotionally shut down, outgoing, sexuallly promiscuous girl with walls up the size of the Grand Canyon that he has to pull down in order to win her heart. And this book is set in Australia, yes please!!! I was so excited to start reading this book and discover the story of Rox
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Claire Sidebottom
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
: Reviewing on behalf of Fierce and Fabulous Book Diva Blog. Complimentary copy provided for honest review.

I really enjoyed this story, Kade was sexy as hell. Who doesn't fantasize about a smoking hot surfer, am I right? Throw in the fact that he's not the cliche experienced sex god in most of the reads out there. You know what I mean. But he's a sweet, shy, blushing, inexperienced Man and he's begging for love. He's 23 years old, but he's still a virgin. He's been focused on his surfing career
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Kristine GPI Bookblog


I was given an arc in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed Breaking my Heart, I found myself unwilling to put it down and invested in Roxy and Kade almost immediately.
Roxy is 24, single, professionally got her head on straight, working four days a week and studying graphic design at uni the other day. The weekends however she spends partying, drinking too much, indulging in recreational drugs and taking home any man that ticks the right boxes. She has a past, she isn't innocent but i
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Cheryl
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved it, Roxy and Kade are so hot,
I laughed, cried and got all hot and bothered
cant wait for the next book
Amy
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a very good debut novel from Aleya Michelle. I enjoyed the story line and the characters. Yes, at times it seemed to drag on a bit and some of the earlier content was a bit repetitive and a little over the top with the lovey dovey-you mean so much to me, but there are also several great parts that I loved, as well as some great steamy intimate scenes. Aleya’s description of Kade’s surfing was amazing and in such detail, I felt I was there on the shore.
Overall, I enjoyed it and definitely
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Rebecca
Wow this was so beautiful, loving sweet and sad Roxy loves sex and she's had plenty of men in her life. As her father left her at a young age she does'nt really trust men and does'nt do relationships. Tha all may change now that she has met Kade. Hot sexy sweet surfer wanting to go for the title, but he wants to show roxy how someone like her can be loved.

Then just as things look like a long term something kade says makes roxy question there future, and kade having family issues thinks it maybe
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Kim Page
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great job for a debut novel Aleya!

I have to start by saying that unless you are a writer or have at least attempted to write a novel it's hard to understand just how difficult it truly is. That being said...well done Aleya Michelle!!!
In my opinion the storyline was a great concept and well executed. The characters were well developed, interesting and colorful.

*I really was not impressed by the editing! There were quite a few grammatical errors, repeating of dialogue as well as some poor formatti
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Casey
May 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Breaking My Heart is the debut novel from Aleya Michelle, and is also the first book in her My Heart Trilogy. When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I thought that it was a standalone. I had no idea that this was actually book #1, and I was not expecting the book to have a huge cliffhanger. I can honestly tell you though that by the time that I had reached the end I was more than ready for this one to be done. I can honestly say
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Romance Between The Sheets
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

Breaking My Heart is book 1 in the My Heart trilogy which focuses on Roxy (24yo graphic designer) and Kade (23yo competitive surfer and builder).

Roxy has major abandonment issues stemming from her father’s departure when she was five. Watching her mother be treated badly by all the men that came after, she’s convinced all men are awful, especially when she looks for love in all the wrong places only to get used and thrown away. Until Kade.

She spots Ka
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Lou
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the beginning of Roxy and Kade's story. Roxy is a 24 year old independent woman. She works 4 days a week add a graphic designer and spends 1 day at uni. At the weekends she loves nothing more than to go out with her best friend Jemma, they drink and use recreational drugs. Roxy enjoys sex and is rather promiscuous. She's been hurt in the past and therefore doesn't allow herself to become emotionally involved.

Whilst out with Jemma, Roxy spots a good looking make sat by himself and she dec
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Angela
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SYNOPSIS

Roxy is a fighter, she is strong and independent.
She knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to go after it, especially when it comes to men.
Roxy thinks she has men figured out, that is until she meets Kade. He storms into her life like a knight on a white horse to save her. He makes her question everything she ever thought she knew about life, men and herself.

With a past that keeps holding her back will Kade be able to break down her walls?
Will he be able to prove to Roxy that ev
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Mara De Guzman
3 My Heart is Broken Stars!
Complimentary copy given by the author for an honest review

What happens when the roles are reversed and we have a wild, hardcore, wham-bam-thank-you ma’am kind of girl and an “inexperienced”, sweet, and thoughtful guy?

Roxy and Kade. That’s what we get.

A girl with a hurtful past and a near destructive present meets an attractive guy in a club and he wasn’t like the guys Roxy has been with in the past and that’s what pulled her to him even more and put her guard up at t
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LLEP  Book Blog
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Firstly, let me tell you I’m an Aussie chic who, at a younger age lived a very similar life to Roxy, though without the insane trust issues. I loved the setting of the book, Aleya writes beautifully and sparks flew from the moment Kade & Roxy met at the bar.

When he turned down her proposition to go home with her, I thought nah, I don’t like him. Too nice, too soft. BUT, he is gorgeous, with a beautiful heart and his inexperience, nervousness, love and devotion for Roxy really grew on me.

He i
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Tiffany
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it
**I was gifted a copy of this book**

**2.5 Stars**

"Roxy you are my oxygen, without you I cannot breathe. You are an electric current that helps my heart to beat in rhythm. You're the adrenaline that runs through my veins. You are like a heroin addiction that makes me weak, needing and brittle. Without you I am half a man, without you I am nothing, without you I won't survive." ~Kade

"Baby, you make me feel like a real woman. I feel sexy and confident, yet adored and appreciated when I am with you.
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Maci Dillon
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Firstly, let me tell you I'm an Aussie chic who, at a younger age lived a very similar life to Roxy, though without the insane trust issues. I loved the setting of the book, Aleya writes beautifully and sparks flew from the moment Kade & Roxy met at the bar.

When he turned down her proposition to go home with her, I thought nah, I don't like him. Too nice, too soft. BUT, he is gorgeous, with a beautiful heart and his inexperience, nervousness, love and devotion for Roxy really grew on me.

He
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Tnt Reviews
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The quote with which Aleya Michelle starts "Breaking my Heart" is on one of my favourites ♥ so thank you Aleya!

Roxy~ Her father left when she was 5, and her experience with the male gender leaves much to be desired, so I understand her cynicism and bitterness. She has a crutch in life but it's dangerous and addictive! She's also creative and studies graphic design. She's very guarded and doesn't realize what she has in Kade, she toy
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Krissy
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aleya-michelle
This was a truly wonderful debut from Aleya Michelle, that pulled me in from the first page and held my attention until the end, where I not only wanted to slap our leading man, but Aleya herself for leaving my hanging the way she did.

First we meet Roxy.
Ahhh... Roxy, Roxy, Roxy.
In the beginning she grated on my nerves. A crazy, naughty, promiscuous aussie chick who over indulges in men, recreational drugs, drinking and partying. What I thought was her only redeeming quality was the fact that she
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Rosi Phillips
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read the ARC version of Breaking My Heart to give my honest opinion of its contents and writer. Roxy! With a Y not an I! Raw, brash twenty something girl has it all figured out about guys and their libido driven actions. Roxy plays hard while keeping her walls intact, the result of losing someone important early in childhood. Looking for love, she settles for lust. Or does she? Her screw you attitude digs deep inside her psyche. Does she have a good reason for this? Almost having her career to ...more
Jenae Aguilar
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Breaking My Heart is the first book of the My Heart Series written by Aleya Michelle. The book starts off with Roxy, the fun loving, down for anything girl that everyone loves. She knows how to party hard and handle men; they are all the same to her and only seem to be interested in one thing, that is until she meets Kade. The meet at a club and while Roxy is trying to get Kade in her bed, he seems to be interested in more. They soon go on a date and have a great time, but when Kade informs Roxy ...more
Denise
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
I won a copy of this book from a giveaway hosted by the author.

I just re-read the book today because I couldn’t remember much of what happened when I first read this book, but I rated it. In other words, it’s like reading the book the first time today. Is this a good sign or a bad sign? Honestly speaking, I really don’t know. :(

‘Breaking My Heart’ is set on Australia written by an Australian author. It is pretty amazing that the author wrote some of their local words. It was a bit challenging fo
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
OH KADE how I love thee.....
But DAMN then you go and rip my freakin heart to shreds......WTF

This book is set in Australia and written by and Aussie chick !! I absolutely love the Aussie talk !!

Here we have a wonderful love story that starts out as anything but and ends in extreme heartache. Roxy is promiscuous to say the least , lots of sex , drugs and anything that makes her happy !! She pretty much does who and what she wants and then spends days feeling like crap recovering from it all. Alth
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Bianca Dean
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
4/5

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
First things first, when I requested to read this book, I had no idea that it was written by an Australian using Aussie vernacular. That being said, once I realized this, it all made so much more sense. There were little things, like a chemist is a drug store, and a ute is a truck.

Okay, so with all that being said, and getting over a slight language barrier, I liked the story. We first meet Roxy. She’s a twenty-four year old
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Gemma Weir
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Check out more of my reviews on my blog http://gemmareadstoomuchforittomenorm...

Breaking my Heart is book #1 in the My Heart Series and the first book i have read by this author. I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

I’m not sure if this is the first novel by this author but this book starts off a bit awkward. The language is a bit stiff and unsure, but this could have been the authors intend to show how people are when they first meet someone and start
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Catarina Swartz
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not a book for the faint hearted, if you like happy ever after this is not a book for you. In saying that it is a wonderful book that truly explores how Roxane who doesn't believe in fairy tail endings and who doesn't believe will find love, who's life has been manipulated and used by men for one thing, finds love with Kade who, treats her well and loves her no matter what, excepts her past. Kade has only ever had a couple of girl finds but really has never had a true relationship until ...more
Books&Dreams
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

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This review was left by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer.
We gave this book 4 stars.
Thank you Melissa.




Who needs a stinking man? All they are good for is sex and sometimes they aren't even good for that. This is what Roxy believes about men. With all that she has been through with men she comes out strong and tends to fight for everything she gets. Sometimes fighting is hard though especially when you meet a man like Kade. He is sweet, caring and a surfer boy to boot and he wants to tear down Roxy'
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Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a good read but I wouldn't go out on a limb and say it was the best thing I ever read.

This is the first book of a 3 book series so there was no HEA, no tears of joy, no aawww so sweet ending. The book lives up to it's title name...."Breaking my heart"....well not MY heart but Roxy's anyway. So that in itself should tell you that there is no HEA for this couple...at least for now. It was great seeing all the love Kade and Roxy had for each other through most of the book but of course wha
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Tash
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Men have always posed bad territory for Roxy after the haunting departure of her father nineteen years ago. In her debut novel Aleya Michelle creates a rarity in the books I have read a least evolving to describe the ins and outs of using drugs and alcohol as an escape. I really enjoyed reading Breaking my Heart, I couldn’t put it down in the vest to continue to see what’s next. The main characters of Roxy and Kade had me invested till the very conclusion of the first book in the series.

Roxy is
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Sue Davis
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
GREAT FOR A FIRST BOOK....CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE, February 2, 2015
I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW AND HERE IT
Remember this is her first book and expect somethings will be a little off BUT she will gain experience and get better and better.I love her beginning and will read her again.Someday she will be great author.

This starts with Roxy 25, a party girl who loves a wild life,she is wild ,openly sex starved, parties hard, does not trust men since her father left when she was
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Arianne The Bookworm on the Loose
Oh. My Gosh... I actually felt my heart pulsing, my mind racing & my cheeks blushing while reading this!

Aleya Michelle found a gold mine in this provocative first novel of hers. Roxy clearly got issues with men, so it's understandable how she is with guys around her, and those she meets in bars and parties. It's understandable how she continuously puts up a wall around her heart when men like Kade profess feelings for her. But Kade is entirely different from all the men who came into her li
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The Author of seven full length novels and one novella, genres range from contemporary romance, Romantic Suspense to Dark Romance.
Aleya was Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she is in her thirties and happily married with three gorgeous boys.
A lover of reading, hanging out at the beach, playing netball, shopping and listening to music, which she adds into her writing frequently.
Aleya’s main t
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