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At the age of eight, Aspen Fairchild is kidnapped. Taken hostage by a man she trusts. Five years later she escapes, vowing never to trust another man. Now she’s an adult and she’s kept the promise she made to herself as a child, keeping men at a distance.

Carter Johnston is talented and charming. A photographer well known for his ability to capture the true essence of his s
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Published June 26th 2014 by Amazon (first published June 21st 2014)
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"He didn't look at me with crude fascination like the reporter had. No, he almost seemed to look right through me as if I was a window and what he wanted was to be outside enjoying the sunshine."

This book was a whole lot more than what I expected. I loved Break Free and I couldn't wait for the 2nd book. This is a standalone and has nothing to do with the first story. This is about a kidnapping of a young girl who was held captive from not a stranger but a family friend, so they thought at the ti
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Aydrea
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great one by Garza, very tough subject. I loved seeing Aspen grow & move on with her life. Of course I loved Carter, he was amazingly sweet & adorable. All I can say is that I love Garza's male characters; they are the type of guy you should want; a gentleman.
Rincón de Lectura
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
4.5

-Esta escritora me ha dejado gratamente impresionada por el giro de la historia. Me tuvo en vilo toda la semana con ganas de saber más, aunque a ratos Aspen me saco de quicio.

-La historia me pareció hermosa, inesperada. . .Te deja sin palabras, mientras vas leyendo vas sacando conclusiones, y a medida que vas avanzando te vas dando cuenta de lo erróneas que son . . .es de esas lecturas que no son para nada predecibles, no te esperas nada de lo que te da .

-Aunque hay muchas lagunas, partes en
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Laura V.
Me hizo sentir muy incómoda. Después de todo lo que le pasó a Aspen en esos cinco años, creo que me resultó más difícil confiar en Carter a mí que a ella. Lo juro, en el momento que se plantó en esa puerta, con una cámara en mano, una sonrisa de chico bueno y la ropita cuidada empecé a sospechar.

La culpa la tiene la sinopsis, que me dice que Carter tiene una fotografía que no debía haber tenido y mis sensores de alerta se pusieron como locos. Pasé todo el libro con sospechas locas como que Carte
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Ada
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Muy bien manejada la trama, el argumento, me parece acorde el tratamiento que se le da al tema, en algunos puntos tentada a dejarlo pero al final enganchada, me gusto
Devina
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!
Nina Juarez
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It wasn't cliche at all. It had a twist I didn't see coming! It was great!
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Can you say, Roller-coaster of emotions here
Man, that was something to read. I never read a book like that, I read about characters having difficult past, shitty parents etc but never had the main character gone through a kidnapping and reading how she's still in that world, reliving it and making sure she's not imprisoned anymore. I don't know if it was good that she avoided confrontation from everyone, being kidnapped for years then getting back to the society You'd hope that the therapist wo
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Gemma Weir
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Check out more of my reviews on my blog www.gemmareadstoomuchforittomenormal....

Break Through is a standalone novel by an author I love; I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

OMG I wasn’t expecting that.

I’ve read quite a few of Amber Garza’s books and I would have said that she writes light, summery romances.

Well no more!!! I recently read Break Free and I loved the grit and darkness to it here’s a link to my review.

Well Break Through takes the darkness
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Ana  Ramírez
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esperaba algo bastante diferente de este libro. Me sorprendió bastante, causa demasiadas emociones, y sobre todo juega con la mente. Eso me encanta, sin embargo siento que hubieron cosas que no estaban muy consolidadas, o solo son dudas que me quedaron a mí, no lo se...

Carter, es un personaje demasiado dulce, paciente, encantador. Aspen, es una niña atrapada, que lucha hasta el final por su libertada, pero al final vemos como va realmente avanzando hacia eso.

Un emocionante y dulce final.

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Laura
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book, but I would have liked it a lot more if they wouldn't have kinda glossed over her issues at the end. I mean that's a pretty serious revelation people, it's gonna eff you up. Anyway, totally worth reading.
Sara
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Te deja sin palabras, mientras vas leyendo vas sacando conclusiones, y a medida que vas avanzando te vas dando cuenta de lo erróneas que son...La recomiendo, es de esas lecturas que no son para nada predecibles, no te esperas nada de lo que te da… Y como dije en un comienzo te deja sin palabras.
Rita Webb
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story! Loved it.
Raquel Auriemma
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story about a subject which most of us wish was never a story at all.
Angelic
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
i expect this to be a heavy and dramatic book..

but it's just a light read..i really enjoyed it!
Kim Walker
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review to come! Great read!
Dona Myftari
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: made-me-cry
Well O...M...G, that was some twist.... So did not see that coming!
Flor Teijeiro
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Voy a decir sólo una cosa: WOW, THAT PLOT TWIST!
Nelsy
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
La historia me tuvo entretenida desde el inicio, había tal cosa que me molestaba un poco pero eran detalles. Luego cuando dio ese giro inesperado estaba realmente impresionada por como cambió toda la historia y quería saber que iba a pasar, como iba a cambiar todo, como esto iba a hacer que existiera un antes y después para la protagonista pero...pero...me decepcionó mucho el después y bastante, porque entiendo que cada persona acepta y deals con un trauma de manera diferente pero el como ella l ...more
Alexandra Woodward
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story
Chivii Cuello
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Un buen plot twist.
Michele A.
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aspen was kidnapped by a family friend at age 8. He held her captive for 5 years and then she was freed. Her mother wants her to sell her story to a national magazine 10 years after her freedom and Carter is the photographer hired to take pictures for the story. Carter does his best to try and get Aspen to come out of her self-imposed exile. Aspen's mother treats her as if she is still 8 and tries to stop Aspen from doing anything she perceives will bring her harm. It was a nice story with a twi ...more
Abbie
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Actual rating - 3.5
Carol
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
A well written account of the kidnapping of a young school girl. Miss Garza did a thorough job writing this book covering the key parts of a girls abduction with eloquence and clarity. Introducing us to Carter the romantic part of this story who helped Aspen come to terms with her terrifying ordeal was brilliant. The way that the author released tiny parts of the capture into the present day of an adult Aspen lured me into the story. I was captivated until nearly the final page. The ending was t ...more
ℓυℓαϟ
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Me surgieron un montón de "peros" a lo largo de la historia, más que nada por reacciones de ella, pero...después de pensarlo eran lógicas por todo lo que había vivido.
Lo que más me gustó (además de Carter que me pareció re amor) fue el giro argumental. Me tomó completamente por sorpresa. Me estaba haciendo la idea sobre cosas que...nada que ver. Aplaudo eso, me gusta cuando la historia me sorprende.
En fin, me gustó bastante el libro para haber sido uno que empecé porque el protagonista era fot
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Otterpuss
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
It was an interesting story. I liked the twist at the end and I hadn't seen it coming which was nice.
Aspen's immaturity irritated me as did they way her mother treated her.
There were a few mistakes that annoyed me, such as we are told Aspen is 23 and Carter is 26 but Aspen comments on the fact that carter is just a year older than her... Little things like this detract from the story for me.
Kit Vogler
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it
i liked the ending, but feel like it could have been flushed out a bit more. we find out the truth and the main character easily accepts it after a few pages. overall, definitely a great read with an interesting /unique concept! :)
Dydy
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. It surprised me wow great book. Short and great... I started all over again. ♥ Cant wait for reading Break Free. ...more
Stephanie
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book.
Val MP
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Es un historia diferente, te atrapa, te llena de dudas, te hace sentir temor pero por sobre todo tiene un giro que te deja boca abierta. Me gusto.
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