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Breakthrough

(Nashville Notes #1)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  42 reviews
A budding attraction. A sinister stalker. A plot to tear their lives apart.

Mandy

After an ugly break-up, I moved back home to make a better life for my daughter and myself. I thought I landed my dream job as an assistant athletic trainer, until I got a glimpse of the eye-candy I would be working with. The last thing I need is to get mixed up with cocky goalie, Parker Mars
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Published December 3rd 2020
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Amber
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I read a sports romance title. I really loved Breakthrough by Sarah Stevens. There was so much going on through the story that it kept you on your toes and wanting more. You can't help but to fall for not only the main characters but the side characters as well. I can't wait to see what's to come next from this series. ...more
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I'm a new reader to Sarah Stevens so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I started Breakthrough but from the very first page I was pulled in to all the drama of Parker and Mandy.

Mandy is a single mom after her baby daddy relinquished all his parental responsibility, after the death of her grandfather he decides she needs to move back home to Nashville to be there for her grandmother.
Parker is the goalie for the Nashville Notes Ice Hockey team, as soon as he sets eyes on Mandy he knows on
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Renée Mitchell
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Male athletes tend to be fun to read about, especially when they play for professional teams. They are often treated like gods by fans, and especially by girls. So when they finally meet their match, ie: their love interest, it makes for a good read. I was excited to pick up Sarah Stevens' newest book, Breakthrough, precisely for this reason. Breakthrough is book one in her Nashville Notes series - yes, ladies, there will be other hockey players we get to read about.

In Breakthrough we meet Mandy
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
"This is my first book by this author and what a whirlwind it was!!! So much happens in Parker and Mandy’s story but it certainly made it a page turner.
The suspense and intrigue was outstanding. At no time could I have guessed who all the players were with what was happening. I honestly have to take my hat off to this author because it definitely was one of the best suspense novels I have read in quite some time.
As this is the first book in the Nashville Notes series, and with how entertaining i
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KL Cassanello
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this story in this book. It's my first read from this author, and not the last. Her relaxed writing style left me with a book that's easy to read, a story line that's easy to follow. Mandy is a single mom. When the dad doesn't want to be in her baby's life, he signs away his rights, but shows up later with custody demands. She has a chance to go back home, as an athletic trainer for the hometown hockey team that her grandfather coached. Parker is the playboy goalie for the Nashville Notes ...more
Lynn Brooks
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Highly enjoyable characters! With the first book in her Nashville Notes hockey series Sarah Stevens brings us the story of a single mother and the hockey player who brings her all the feels! This is my first book by this author, and I loved the characterization and the plot development ... I wasn't fond of her way of double writing a scene though. It felt like I was reading the same scene twice in the places where she would write a hockey game from Mandy's point of view and then takes us back to ...more
Trish
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the Nashville Notes series and I'm already a huge fan of this series. The drama pulls you in to the book and keeps you turning the pages. Parker and Mandy's story hits you hard in the feels. Parker may be a huge player but shows how kind and caring he is and how he's willing to change when the right woman comes along. When he meets Mandy, he finds that she's the one woman he can't seem to get of his mind. He starts trying to be a better man, to prove to Mandy that he's ...more
Lindsay
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5
There is a lot of push and pull; fighting of the feelings in this romance, especially on Mandy’s side. Both she and Parker try to do the right thing for their crazy situation but can’t help their feelings.
Mandy’s history hasn’t been kind to her so a lot of her actions and decisions ride on it, which I wasn’t a big fan of. I wanted her to give Parker a chance to prove himself that he’d changed the moment he saw her, every page I flipped. This was definitely a slow burn.
I did love how this sh
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World Of Books 65
Dec 02, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5*
This is my first book by Sarah Steven's and I was excited to read it as I love a good Ice Hockey romance; and Breakthrough promised to be just that. Add in a single mom and a touch a suspense and I am hooked.

Mandy is from a Hockey family background, her grandad was goalie for the Notes team as was her dad but her life has been as a sports therapist for a Baseball team where her relationship with one of the team ended the moment she found she was pregnant with Callie. When Mandy's grandad die
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Jennifer Pierson
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mandy is a single parent who has some issues going on which had her moving home with her daughter to start over. She ends up getting a job that has super hot hockey players around her, but it's Parker who catches her eye. Parker has been living his best life with the puck bunnies since there aren't strings attached, but it doesn't take long before it becomes apparent there's actually something better out there, and he believes it's with Mandy. This story was easy to keep reading, but I wasn't a ...more
Eliza
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I found this to be a great read. So much occurred in the story that I felt the author did a wonderfully job weaving together a fantastic read. The plot was amazing, with so many different elements thrown in; creating a story where you were never quite sure what was going to happen next. The main characters were great, developing and growing over the course of the story; each overcoming personal struggles. The side characters were fantastic and created a great supporting cast for the main charact ...more
Kari Hansen
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mandy was working as a trainer for a baseball team when her relationship with one of the players became personal. When she finds out that she is pregnant he wants nothing to do with her or her child so she moves back to Nashville to work for the hockey team and to be close to her family.

Parker is a hockey star who has a reputation for being a player both on and off the ice. From his first meeting with Mandy she inspires feelings in him that he has never felt before and he wants her in his life f
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Parker and Mandy will have you all caught up in their drama in this thrilling story. When Mandy tells her boyfriend that she is expecting a child, he dumps her and has her sign a NDA along with him signing away all rights to her child. Then she receives news about her grandfather so she goes home and while she is there gets reacquainted with the hockey team her grand father worked his whole life. She also gets a job offer. Right when she is ready to move on with her life, her ex starts making wa ...more
Sharon Jones
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and what a whirlwind it was!!! So much happens in Parker and Mandy’s story but it certainly made it a page turner.
The suspense and intrigue was outstanding. At no time could I have guessed who all the players were with what was happening. I honestly have to take my hat off to this author because it definitely was one of the best suspense novels I have read in quite some time.
As this is the first book in the Nashville Notes series, and with how entertaining it
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Wendy Livingstone
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a new author to me, but I will certainly be looking her work in the future. Mandy is a single mom who moves back to her hometown to care for her Grandma, as well as for her dream job as an assistant athlete trainer. Parker is a cocky goalie for the ice hockey team, and has a reputation as a ladies man, but from the moment he spots Mandy he is drawn to her, and now he just has to convince her of that as she is not interested. This is a well written story which is filled with drama, suspen ...more
Melinda Swaine
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I LOVED this book! Fast paced romantic suspense at its best. I found myself hooked from the first page and stayed hooked until the last page. This was a fascinating mix of swoon, hockey, suspense, sexy and sweet moments and heartwarming feels. They balanced the contrasting elements brilliantly to create this perfect romance. You get feels. You get intense chemistry. You get ups and downs. You get everything with this one. So make sure you have enough time to read this book in one sitting as ...more
Ann Gibbs
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This author is new to me but this will definitely NOT be my last read by her. I really liked Mandy and Parker's story. Mandy is a single mom with not so good luck dating sports stars. Parker is a hockey goalie puck bunny player until he meets Mandy. Their story has everything you need to keep turning the pages. This was a great start to a new promising series. Looking forward to the next book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jo mmmmm
Dec 04, 2020 rated it liked it
The overall story was good. Parker loved hockey and his hockey bunnies until he met Callie and her baby girl. The problem is that Callie burned by love and its difficult for her trust in men. I love how Parker fights for her love. How he protected her and her baby no matter what. It was a bit disappointing the frame resolution, but I liked.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nancy
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Mandy is a single mom to baby Callie. After coming home for her grandfathers funeral, she decided to come home and got hired as the athletic trainer for the team. Tired of her ex’s antics and denial of callie’s existence. Parker is a goalie on the Nashville Notes. There’s a strong connection. He’s so different from her ex. Then her ex shows up and causes troubles. Will they survive?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Emily
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the start to this new series!

This was my first book by Sarah Stevens, and I must say I was NOT disappointed. I absolutely loved Mandy and Parker! The instant chemistry and watching them grow as a couple had me turning the pages well into the night. I love how determined Parker was to change and prove to Mandy that he could be a better man.
This story sucks you in and is an absolute page turner. Must read!
Lauren
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
New to me Author... I struggled a little at the beginning with connecting but it didn't take long. Parker and Mandy have a drama filled story that will keep you guessing. Mandy has alot going on in her life between her daughter and her ex. Parker has definitely lived up the playboy lifestyle but now he wants Mandy. When her Ex causes waves can Parker protect them or will he walk away? Will definitely check out another read by this author. ...more
Debbie
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love loved this book!!!

I really enjoyed reading this one! This book has so many heart pounding moments I just couldn't put it down!! Its filled with lots of action, drama, and lots of angst !! I took a chance onthis book, I saw it was a newer release and thank goodness it was ku!! Lol its so well worth the read!! I love hockey books and thus one has plenty of that action too! Definitely don't miss out on this one!!
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Sarah
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favs of 2020❤❤

I love a hockey romance and I found another author stalk when it comes to Hockey romance

Mandy has a daughter called Cassie. Soon she was pregnant Connor who is a famous sport celebrity demand a NDA and denied all knowledge of Cassie. Now he wants Cassie because of his CRAZY ASS mother.

But the thing is he has to go up against a team of big and TOUGH hockey players. Especially Parker a.k.a the Beast. He has a crush on her since he first met and she never left his mind sin
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Esme Greiner
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mandy moves back home after a bad break-up to raise her daughter. Parker is used to his playboy life without commitment until he meets Mandy. She knows his reputation and wants nothing to do with him. He has to find a way to prove to her that he has changed. Can he make her see that he wants to leave his past behind and build a future with her?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Miia
The blurb of this book was really appealing, so I was really looking forward to reading it.
And even though it did not quite reach my expectations and went too telenovela on me, it was an interesting read. There are a lot of side characters that outshine on occasion the main ones, but I see it as a good thing, the curiosity to want to read the next books in the series. One thing that I did not like though was how baseball was portraited as a bad thing just because of one character and hockey as
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Helena Mendes
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first story from Sarah Stevens that I have read, it hooked me right from the start. All the drama and emotional roller-coaster that Mandy and Parker love story had me almost unable to put it down. Loved it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Bookish
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
OMG sports romances are my favorite and I love a hockey one, so you throw in a single Mom, playboy hockey player and a bit of suspense then you have my full attention. So yes I expected to love this but WOW I am fully and completely in love with this book!! I want more from this author and I plan to re-read this one again.
BusyM3
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great start to this new series. This is a new author for me and I will be looking out for more to read. The story flows well, the characters are likeable and have great chemistry. The story will keep you interested all the way through. Looking forward to see where this series will go.

I am voluntarily leaving a review.
Karen
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hot cover model!!

Pretty incredible story...a little over the top but interesting. The main characters are likable. An author new to me. It won't be last book I'll read of hers!!
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Nate
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Parker & Mandy's book. It was a suspenseful read. And a new author for me. I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion. ...more
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Sarah Stevens is a New Adult Romance author.

Sarah started writing her first novel The Night He Saved Me in her free time while being a stay-at-home mom. Then one day, it started to flow, and she was writing "The End" in a matter of two months.

When she isn't writing, she is enjoying the southern life with her husband, three kids, a Saint Bernard—who is still adjusting to the southern summers and B
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