WOW is all I can say as I finish this book at 5.20 am on a Sunday morning after waking up at 3 am with it on my mind I just had to finish reading it. A M Johnson is still a new author to me as I have only read two other books by her but I am just loving her characters and the struggles they go through to find happiness, it fills my heart as a reader. The chemistry is so hot with the care and understanding of Mark is so swoon-worthy you can’t help but love him a bit yourself. The author captivates us into her world and leads us on a journey with her characters as they both discover what they need to try to fulfill their lives in love. As I live in Australia Ice Hockey is very unfamiliar to me but the author had me wanting to attend a game by the end of the book as she has us immersed in the hockey world. I received an ARC copy of this book and this is my honest and voluntary review of a great book I would recommend any anyone who loves romance stories. I just love this author’s poetic writing which is full of insecurities, integrity, heart, attraction, passion, vulnerabilities and realistic characters that you can’t get enough of reading about. If you have never picked up a A M Johnson book you should and you will not be disappointed at all.
Mark Camelo is a professional Hockey play in Tampa Bay and his how life is Hockey and after a very public break up two years ago that has been his only focus other than his family until She walks into the bar. It has been one year since he saw her last and she is the one that got away and the one that he never thought he would see again.
Stevie West was home to start a new life and to find her old self after thirteen years of marriage that she just ended with a divorce from her husband Ben. She had never thought she would see him again but there he was in front of her just days from arriving in own to start that new life she so desperately wanted and needed. The same man that she meets one year ago and that helped her change her life completely. Was it fate placing them together again with no barriers between them this time and the attraction and chemistry still between them so strong.
Can Mark and Stevie work through their defenses of insecurities and vulnerabilities to find more?
Mark like that Stevie knew nothing about hockey and want to know the man Mark not the hockey player number 19.
The chemistry between these two is undeniable with each touch and lingering glance it will make your heart beat faster as you take the journey with them. I hope we get to read a story about Stevie best friend Reagan and some with Marks teammates as some of the secondary characters were very interesting with great stories to tell.
BREAKAWAY PRE ORDER IS LIVE
*twirls* on ice and maybe falls on ass... but hey... MARK GUYS MARK!!!!!!!
As Tampa Bay's star center, Mark Carmelo's life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game.
Until he saw her.
The one that got away.
The one he thought he'd never see again.
For thirteen years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over. On her own.
Until she ran into him.
The same man she'd met one year ago.
The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again.
When lightning strikes twice, there’s no way to deny the chemistry it creates.
But with both of them still nursing old wounds, Mark and Stevie will have to find a way around the other's defenses, a way to breakaway and score the one thing they never expected… love.