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Breakaway

(Pilots Hockey #5)

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  126 reviews
In a standalone hockey romance that tugs at readers’ heartstrings, a broken ex-pro learns to live and love again—all thanks to the complicated, wonderful nurse who gives him a second chance.
 
Brianna Collins needs to break away from her overbearing family. Her parents expect her to “fix” her brother after a series of concussions derailed his hockey career. Unfortunately,
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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Flirt
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
3.75 out of 5 stars!

Breakaway was a steamy romance that I was just looking for as an escape from studying and completing college work. We follow Luke and Bree (Brianna) as together, they fall in love despite turbulent pasts that come back to haunt them. Luke is an ex-hockey player until an accident leaves him unable to play again and instead turns to a coaching role, his mother lives in Vancouver and on the city streets, struggling to cope with lack of food and money. Bree works in healthcare an
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Nadine Bookaholic
Great message from the author at the end of Luke and Bree's story: Every one of us has the power to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself. Choose Respect. Choose Compassion. Choose Happiness. Choose Acceptance. Choose Kindness. Choose Love. Always Choose Love. #BeKindLoveHard

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Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

I think think one was a case of "it's not you, it's me". Whilst I have really enjoyed the other books in this series, I struggled to with this one. And I hate that, as I am a real sucker for hockey books.

And I think the main reason was our leading lady Bree. I just couldn't connect with her, I didn't particularly like her, and I found her quite 2 dimensional and felt no character growth in her.

Ugh. I felt that even at the end of the book, we were s
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Ayekah
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
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Alison
So, my bad, I saw the cover and requested the book based on it and the blurb without checking whether I had read anything by Sophia Henry before. I have, I DNF'd it.

The good news is that I didn't DNF this book but I got steadily more irritated as I continued to read.

First, the blurb that sold this book to me is totally misleading. On the assumption that it gets changed, can I just say that the second paragraph of the blurb references something that I as a reader didn't get told until well over h
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Liz
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Breakaway from Sophia Henry was an emotional story about second chances, love, redemption and hope.

Bree Collins needs a change from her demanding family. She loves them, but she needs time for herself. Years ago her brother’s career as a hockey player was ended after a hard hit took him out of the game. Her family is desperate to have her find a miracle to get him back on the ice and she has had enough. She takes a nursing position in North Carolina, as far away as she can, to get away.

Luke Da
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Lauren
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I may not be able to play sports well...or even truly understand them...but boy do I love a good sports romance novel. Therefore, when Sophia Henry's Breakaway appeared on my radar, I instantly added it to my TBR list...troubled main characters, a career ending energy, and a slightly forbidden romance feel?! What more could you truly ask for?

The result? Flirty and fun, Breakaway was yet another devour-in-one-sitting kind of read. Taking me on a roller coaster of ups and downs, there wasn't a mo
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Emily Seelye
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, hockey, sports
I enjoyed this, but the blurb is misleading.

To escape her family, Bree takes a temporary job working as a nurse in North Carolina, on the opposite side of the country from them and her cheating ex-boyfriend/neighbor. Seven years ago, her brother was a hockey player who was forced to stop playing after one too many concussions. Since then, her parents have pressured her to perform a miracle and get him back on the ice.

Luke is a injured hockey player coming to terms with the fact he'll never pla
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Christine
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Breakaway by Sophia Henry is a sweet non-traditional hockey romance with heart. Luke Daniels found himself on the receiving end of hit that has ended his dream and career. Struggling to come to terms with the end of his career and finding his place within the Pilot organization, Luke must learn to find balance in all areas of his life. Brianna Collins moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to escape her high maintenance family. Not wanting to put down roots Brianna doesn't want to date but can't res ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I love hockey books, and I have read this author before, and I did enjoy her work, this one was ok, not great, but not to the point of a two star. There was some difficulty, there was anger issues that Luke had to deal with and you understood. Then there was Bree, and the connection that she ended up having with Luke, was crazy, and I am not talking about the sex, which they seemed to have all the time.
~Mandi~
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Breakaway
Sophia Henry
5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Excellent read!! I completely fell in love with this authors writing style. She had me hooked from page 1. This was so much more than a typical sports romance. There were even parts that had me tearing up and I barely ever cry over a book.

"Be the kind of person your kids will respect when they’re old enough to form a real opinion of you."

I would totally suggest this book for everyone on my friends/followers list. I will definitely be keeping my eyes out for more by So
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Kristine
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Original review can be found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/...

** I received an advanced readers copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Breakaway is the fifth book in the Pilots Hockey series but can be read as a stand alone. I did not have the opportunity to read the first four before reading Breakaway.

I will keep my thoughts on this book short and simple. It wasn't for me and there were two very important reasons why...

The relationship betw
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Sarah
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it
When I decided to read this book, I was unaware it was part of a series. The fifth book in the series, in fact. Pleasantly, these books were true standalones, and I did not ever feel like I was missing information I needed from the initial books in the series. Of course, there were references to the other characters and their relationships, but those moments were so brief I brushed them off and continued with the book I was reading.

I’m quite torn on my feeling about Breakaway. I loved most of th
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Lynn Lim
I am so glad I found Sophia Henry and her Pilots Hockey series a little over a year ago. I love the way she tells the story of the hockey players lives. In her latest release Breakaway, the fifth book in the series, there is a bit of a change in the direction for the player.
In Breakaway, our hero is Luke Daniels. Luke was a forward for the NHL’s Charlotte Aviators. That is until that fateful game injury that took him off the ice as a player forever. Now, he works the front office, as the head of
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Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Sweet, funny, and totally feel good Breakaway is the perfect choice when you want to relax and get away. This sports romance has it all! Luke is a hockey star in his prime when he's taken down by a career ending injury. Floating through his recovery still in denial that he won't be getting back on the ice. Bree is a nurse temporarily working in Charlotte. After devoted her life to pleasing her family and trying to fix the impossible, she took the temporary position across the country to get away ...more
Colleen's Conclusions
I recieved Breakaway by Sophia Henry from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I wanted to like Breakaway because I love hockey romances. I was intrigued by the maybe the first two chapters. I made it to about 33 percent (chapter seven) and knew I had to quit the story because already at this part of the story it had more sex than a plot to me. And I did keep trying to give it a chance. I put it down a few times then picked it up a few more times hoping that it'd be better for me, but it j
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Becky
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Breakaway wasn't exactly what I was expecting (I don't think I read the blurb too closely--or maybe at all? I just saw "Pilots Hockey, #5" and got grabby hands)--there wasn't too much hockey here, though both MCs have had some connection to it their whole lives--but I still ended up liking it a whole lot. Neither Bree nor Luke are looking for a relationship, and in fact they spend a good half the book as f*uck buddies and are more than okay with that, but of course that eventually morphs into so ...more
Heather 123
Aug 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF

The characters were just far too immature for me. They act like they just turned 21 rather than in their mid 20s with strong careers. I felt no connection between Bree and Luke even though Bree had been introduced in the prior book in this series.

** ARC received from Netgalley **
Jenn
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I read this book along with the other 4 books in the series over a 4 day period. The audio versions are between 6-7 hours so they are easy to finish in a day or two. With that in mind, I might be a little Sophia Henry'd out. Her books tend to follow the same storylines themes of childhood issues leading to self-worth issues. This book follows that same trope.

What was good about this book was that we finally left the minor
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Minx
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don’t know why but I usually end up reading sports romances that revolve around hockey, which is ok with me because…hello….hockey players people. In Breakaway, Luke Daniels has had his world shattered in a moment. Everything he ever wanted was just..poof…gone. His childhood had given him the skills to rise against the odds and he was determined to prove everyone wrong and seize his future, despite the odds.

Brianna Collins was looking for a break from the life she grew up with. Always one to wa
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Christine Woinich
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley-book
I did not want to stop reading this story. Luke's past and how it affected him then and now touched my heart. Bree's openness, honesty, and generosity had me cheering for this couple. There were times when I had tears in my eyes, when a giggle escaped unguarded, and when I held my breath that it would be too much. These two are meant to be together, and I cheered for them. I highly recommend this book as well as the series, and I look forward to more from this author.

I received a copy of this bo
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Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of Book Addict live,
I enjoyed reading about Bree and Luke and really loved them getting a happy ever after. For a one night stand they gelled completely, and I really felt Luke’s pain going through the transition after his injury. I loved Bree, outgoing and falling for Luke against her better judgement. Luke’s personality shines through and he loved Bree with so much passion.
Her pain for Mason, who had been unable get his life together. The life and death situations at hospita
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Bette Hansen
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fantastic read! It's heartwarming, fun, and sexy. A great read for a little escape and entertainment.
Brianna Collins and Luke Daniels are great characters and their chemistry jumps from the pages.

Brianna is trying to get out from under the pressure of her family. On a temporary nursing assignment in Charlotte. She meets Luke Daniels and their attraction is immediate. He seems like the perfect short term stress reliever! Charlotte just might be Luke's perfect woman. No strings with a time limit
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Jody
Fans of sports-themed romances will find this an entertaining addition to the genre with its angst-fueled romance, heartbreaking moments, and numerous scorching encounters. From the moment the protagonists meet there’s a crackling connection that jumps off the page, and despite all the self-doubts and differences between them, it’s a journey that kept me on the edge of my seat.

From the moment readers meet Luke Daniels we see a carefree man, a good man at the top of the hockey world, until an inj
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Elena Love
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

I haven't read a New Adult book in a while and Breakaway was exactly what I needed to get me back on track. Just by reading its synopsis, I could tell that it was right up my alley and wanted to give it a chance and see if I'd actually enjoy it or not. It definitely did not disappoint!

Brianna has spent her entire life trying to live up to other peoples' expectations, when she finally decides to get awa
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Sarah
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars! Breakaway is book #5 in Sophia Henry's Pilots Hockey series.


Meet the Heroine & Hero:

Brianna Collins is a pediatric nurse in California who is looking to escape from the pressures of her family.

Luke Daniels is a pro hockey player working in the executive offices while rehabbing an injury he received a year prior.


The Story:

Brianna needs to get out of California. She's tired of all the pressure put on her by her parents to "fix" her brother who received a career ending concussion to hi
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Christine Hill
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I decided to review it because I like this book, as well as all the other books in the series. While this is book 5, it can be read on its own. This review is from my blog: http://www.loveserially.wordpress.com

Overall Rating: 3.5

Quick & Dirty summary: Breanna Collins needs to get away from her parents, her brother, and her ex-boyfriend. When she’s heartbroken over a hockey player she met through her brother, she decides to move across the country
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Brigitte
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I had mixed feelings about this story, but persevering paid off. Being in dual POV made it even better.

Luke is from a neglected upbringing and has worked hard to achieve his dream as a Hockey Player. He has reached his goal, but tragedy strikes on the ice and his dream comes crashing down. He sustains an injury which threatens his career and the prognosis is poor. He goes through extensive rehabitations programs in the hope of getting back to what he loves doing most, but it's not meant to be.

B
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Heather
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Advanced copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

It's no secret to anyone that I love hockey and romance novels. Put them together and I'm always a happy camper. Throw in the city where I've lived for going on a decade and that makes it even better! In this fifth book in the Pilots Hockey series, Sophia Henry takes us on a wonderful journey of loss, finding yourself and figuring out how to put one foot in front of the other when things get tough.

Luke Dani
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Breakaway was a mess. It was on one hand, mired in lots of emotional baggage and on the other hand, entirely too casually devoted to sex. I guess my problem with it is that it's not balanced well between the emotional aspect and the "fun", sexy aspect. The best romances are the ones that don't let the angst overcome the story, and the ones that don't let the sex be the most important aspect of the relationship. Breakaway didn't achieve that balance, instead it lay somewhere in a weird, uncomfort ...more
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Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

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