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Break Away

(Baltimore Banners #5)

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  546 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Jean-Pierre "JP" Larocque is a speed demon for the Baltimore Banners. He lives for speed off the ice, too, playing fast and loose with cars and women. But is he really a player, or is his carefree exterior nothing more than a show, hiding a lonely man filled with regret as he struggles to forget the only woman who mattered? Emily Poole thought she knew what she wanted in l ...more
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Published November 29th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Coco.V
Apr 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jill Dunlop
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, rt-2016
Break Away is the fifth book in the Baltimore Banners series. The Baltimore Banners are a hockey team. This is the first book I have read by this author and I just jumped right in this series with the fifth book. Break Away is a story about a couple who went through a tragic event five years earlier and their relationship fell apart. Emily Poole runs into her old flame, JP Larocque at her niece's hockey game. JP after seeing Emily all this time wants to rekindle their relationship, but Emily wan ...more
Diane Lynch
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Break Away (The Baltimore Banners #5) by Lisa B. Kamps Lisa B. Kamps scores with Break Away the fifth book in The Baltimore Banners Series.  This contemporary sports romance is perfect for new adult and adult audiences.  After five years, NHL star Jean-Pierre Larocque comes back in contact with Emily Poole, the only woman he was ever serious about. A tragedy destroyed their relationship.  Regretting how they parted, JP pursues Emily in hopes of a second chance.
 
Lisa B. Kamps does a f
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Heather Bass
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and she blew me away. I absolutely love sport romances but this talented author exceeded all my expectations. This is the fifth book in the Baltimore Banners series. You can read this book as a stand-alone and you would be fine but after reading this story I now want to read more about the other characters. I was drawn to these characters right from the start. I devoured this amazing book in only a day and half.

Emily and JP were so much in lov
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Bobbi Wagner
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Break Away (The Baltimore Banners Book 5) by Lisa B Kamps is the fifth book in her The Baltimore Banners series. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I highly suggest that you read the previous books before this one. This is not the first book I have read by this author but I think her books keep getting better with each one that I read. Her writing skills are such that she pulls you right into the story with ease and keeps you engaged until the end. Her characters are both lovable and con ...more
Angela
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Break Away is the fifth book in the Baltimore Banners series by Lisa B. Kamps. This is a great second chance/hockey/sports romance. Even though it is the fifth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone without ‘missing’ any vital information. Having said that though, the series as a whole is fantastic, especially if you love sports romance- so well worth the read.
Emily Poole and JP Larocque have had a painful past history together. Circumstances destroyed what t
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LowBrowReader
3.6 points
OK read. Writing is decent and no character is painted as "evil". Just people with flaws and sometimes stupid or downright bad decisions or everyday cowardice.
Diane Lynch
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, hockey-romance
Lisa B. Kamps scores with Break Away the fifth book in The Baltimore Banners Series. This contemporary sports romance is perfect for new adult and adult audiences. After five years, NHL star Jean-Pierre Larocque comes back in contact with Emily Poole, the only woman he was ever serious about. A tragedy destroyed their relationship. Regretting how they parted, JP pursues Emily in hopes of a second chance.

Lisa B. Kamps does a fantastic job with both her plot and character development in Break Awa
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Mary McFarlane
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
Oh my god I loved this book! It had everything!! I laughed, I cried, I smiled so much. I know I loved book 4 but wow this one is my favorite
Kerry Baker
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Break Away by Lisa B. Kamps is the fifth book in her Baltimore Banners series. Although not the first book that I have read by this author this is the first book I have read in this series. As always I would recommend reading the books in order as there is always bits of background information to pick up and the build-up over the series cannot be beaten however this book can easily be read as a standalone like I did.
On the surface, JP has it all. A great job as part of a successful hockey
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Chantelle Smith
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away is Book 5 in the Baltimore Banners Series From Author Lisa B.Kamps. These books can be read as a stand-alone but after this being my first experience of reading this author work not only will I be going back over the previous books in this series, but also be on the lookout for other books from this author.

Lisa B. Lamps has created an incredible book that I couldn't or wouldn't put down until the end, even then I didn't want the read to end. The storyline that we get throu
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Kym
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Having just read First Shot at Love which is a wonderful story about how JP and Emily originally met, I was eager to see how they were doing five years on, which is the setting for this story.

Unfortunately, at the beginning of the story, it is obvious that Emily and JP are no longer together. JP still plays for the Banners but Emily's life has changed. She lives with her sister, Monica and niece, Taylor, often caring for Taylor when Monica is working long hours as a nurse. Taylor is seven years
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Nicole
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away (The Baltimore Banners Book 5)
By Lisa B. Kamps
5 Stars

Okay, I’ll admit I picked this book because it mentioned Baltimore. I’m from MD originally, so seeing a book about a city in my home state sounded good. Then I read the blurb and I wasn’t that excited. I’m not a big sports fan and reading about hockey would probably have been the LAST book I would have chosen. So, I started the book a little biased. THANK YOU, Lisa Kamps, for proving me wrong! What a great st
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Sarah
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
a great read about the past being painful. when Emily takes her niece to a hockey game practice, the last person she expects to see is the man from her past, Jean Pierre. trying to concentrate on her family instead of the past, she tries to carry on with her life. but when he sends her tickets to one of his games, she is forced to see him again and remember the painful memories of five years ago. she tries to avoid talking to him when he keeps appearing her life, but it si impossible to ignore h ...more
Angelina
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Break Away is book 5 of the Baltimore Banners series by Lisa B Kamps. This is the story of JP and Emily who we first met in First Shot at Love, which is a warm-up (short) story that was included in the Love Happens Anthology but can now be purchased on its own.

‘Emily closed her eyes and took a deep breath then slowly turned. She didn't want to do this, didn't want to acknowledge him, didn't even want to see him.’ - Emily

After reading First Shot at Love, I couldn't wait to
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Ashleigh
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Break Away by Lisa B Kamps is the fifth book in her Baltimore Banners series, and can I just say this series keeps getting better and better. Following the story of JP and Emily, it hasn't always been an easy road for them. They were in love years ago, expecting a baby until fate had other plans for them. Its now been five years, and while Emily thinks she is happy with the life she has carved out for herself, when she sees JP again everything she is missing in life comes crashing down on her. J ...more
Angelina Frazzini
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Breakaway by Lisa B Kamps is book five in the Baltimore Banners Series. Though this is book five of the series, it can be read as a standalone. This book was wonderful! When I first started it I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did. I couldn’t put it down! I really felt that the story did a good job of letting you get to know the characters and witness their growth through the story.

JP Larocque on the outside looks calm, cool and collected. He even comes across as a bit of a player. Un
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Jana
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away is the fifth book in Lisa B. Kamps’ Baltimore Banners series and a hockey romance in its true form! I have not read the other stories in the series but I have read another book by the writer, also a hockey romance, so I knew that I will be graced with something good!
Break Away is the story of Jean-Pierre “JP” Larocque and Emily Poole. These two went through a tragic event five years earlier and it has marked their lives ever since … I can see how some people would feel that they
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Robin Rankin
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Break Away is the fifth book in the Baltimore Banners series by Lisa B. Kamps. I have read at least one other book by Ms. Kamps but this was the first in this series. I'm now trying to figure out why I have just discovered this series and I'm trying to plan my time to get caught up on this series.

Emily has dealt with a painful experience with strength but not without scars. I couldn't imagine going through what she did and not falling apart emotionally. She helps her sister Monica out by taking
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Katie
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Break Away
By Lisa B. Kamps
5 stars

I have read a couple of books by this author and really enjoy her writing style but this is the first book that I have read from this series. Sports romance stories are amongst some of my favourite to read and this was definitely up there with some of my favourites that I have read. It didn’t take me long to become absorbed in JP and Emily’s story, I do really want to read the story of how they met too! Lisa B. Kamps writing is such that i
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Sue
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away (The Baltimore Banners Book 5)
By Lisa B. Kamp

What a wonderful but sad introduction to Lisa B. Kamp. This book is the fifth in the Banner Series. Like all series I do wish I had read it from the beginning, but on saying that I never felt lost while reading it, so yes it can be read as a standalone. If you enjoy sport/romance then you will love this book, well I think you will anyway. Life for Emily and JP has not been the easiest road taken. Tragedy strikes them when
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Sunday
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Break Away by Lisa B. Kamps
Four Stars

Break Away is the fifth book in the Baltimore Banners series by Lisa B. Kamps. This book can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend you read the books in order. The are all great and you would be missing out if you didn’t check out the whole series. That being said, I have to tell you this is my favorite book by Ms. Kamps so far. I love the detailed character descriptions and plot line. The characters are true to life and down to earth. T
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Kaitlynn Taylor
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Break Away- Lisa B. Kamps

4-star review

Break Away by Lisa B. Kamps is the fifth book in her series The Baltimore Banners. This is the first book of this series that I have read so I can honestly say it can be read as a standalone. This story took me on an emotional roller coaster ride as it delved into Emily and JP’s past. It’s written beautifully, and the characters are engaging and very easy to connect and relate too, plus the friendly banter between the players made for
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Krystal gaston
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away is book 5 in the Baltimore Banners Series written by Lisa B. Kamps. This is a great series each of the books are about different teams mates but they all interact between the stories. You can read this as a stand alone and have no issues but reading the other stories helps you get to know the other characters in the stories also. Break Away is JP's story and his history with Emily. This story made me cry a little bit. It’s about love, loss and moving forward after loving and losing. A ...more
Lisa
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away had a sort of sad undertone throughout the whole book. JP and Emily start off tainted by the past and heartbreak they haven’t recovered from. It’s a second chance romance that gives all the feels.

JP is kind of stalkery and pushy, but it seems Emily needs that because for a good long time she is just completely walled off. Oh and her sister is very frustrating and bitter! Sheesh! Her niece is freakin adorable, though. JP and his little bits of French throughout the book wer
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Dori cousley
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break Away by Lisa B. Kamps is the fifth book in The Baltimore Banners Series. Though it is the fifth book in the series it can be read as a standalone. This is the story of jean-Pierre "JP" Larocque, a star hockey player for the Baltimore Banners. JP is know as a player but cannot forget Emily, who he let go from his life years ago. He sees Emily five years later and cannot seem to forget her or get her off his mind. Emily has struggled with tragedy over the past five years, and is just tried t ...more
Gail Guerrero
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Breakaway by Lisa B Kamps

Four Stars

What a beautiful story. The author had me in my feelings while reading this book. Babies are so precious and to lose one before they had a fighting chance just breaks your heart. The characters were well written and balanced each other out. Jean-Pierre was beautifully flawed. He accent perfect his sometimes shy and confused mannerisms. Not knowing what he wanted but knew that it began and ended with Emily. Her role was just heartbreaking
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Clarie Giselle Mercado
Slightly conflicted.

I understood that the pain of losing a child could do quite some damage but that’s not what left me conflicted. I like the concept of the second chance at love and how they made their way to each other. But I felt the author could have articulated herself better rather then being repetitive. The word dangerous was used too many times that I lost count. There has to be another adjective to describe a man. And the self incriminating doubt was a little overdone. It also needed
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Lyndsey Fairley
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Lisa Kamps, but it will not be my last. This is book 5 in this series, but can be read as a standalone, but i will be going back and reading the first 4 now!

JP and Emily had their love story years ago, but after a loss, they couldnt make it work to be there for each other how they needed to be.
After running into each other again, can they make it work now? Can they heal together from what they lost?
I cried, and swooned at this story and they were
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Maura
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this book as the game was on in the background - my team is skating for #1 so It allowed me to immerse myself into the sport I was reading about (fine, I watch it for the good looking players .. gooo team).

This is a second chance romance set in the world of professional hockey. From rookies to bench bunnies, this is a classic hockey story. HOWEVER, this story had me in tears a few times during the story in addition to ahhh-ing over the connection that the two main characters h
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