Friday, 16 May 2014

Review, #Giveaway + More: Break Free by Amber Garza


Title- Break Free
By- Amber Garza
Genre- Contemporary Romance
Publication Date- April 18th, 2014
Jade Mathews is on the run. Running from an addiction that almost destroyed her, and a man who wants her dead.

Kyler James is a writer, a recluse locked in a prison of his own making.

When Jade and Kyler meet they find solace in one another and start to heal. Until Jade stumbles upon Kyler’s latest manuscript and is shocked to find that it is her story. One he couldn’t know. Jade fears she’s trusted the wrong person once again, and this time it may be her undoing.

Is the past destined to destroy them, or will they finally break free?

From the very first word, this book dripped with emotion - it was a dark, harrowing story of abuse and fear, but also one filled with hope, love and trust.

I will admit that I didn't quite connect with the characters as much as I would have liked, but Jade's story was devastating, and I rooted for her from the start, hoping she'd find happiness. This story also held a bit of mystery, and I was intrigued by Kyler. Why was he so closed off from the rest of the world? Was he anything like the characters he created? And what was his real intent with Jade? I knew he wasn't sinister and he had her best interests at heart, but I got the sense that his compassion for her was more a means to fill a gap in his life.

The story felt a little drawn out at times, and I was expecting more excitement or drama. It did come, but much later in the story, and I was not at all expecting the curveball thrown into the conclusion of this book. Do not assume to know everything about Jade's past, especially when it comes to the flashbacks she experiences throughout the book, because you'll be in for a surprise.

This book was a good read, I just felt a little too detached whilst reading it.

Kyler’s eyes softened around the edges. “Jade, your scars only make you more beautiful.”

“Oh, please.” I snorted. “This is not a scene from one of your books.” I pushed away from the counter and turned my back on Kyler. “My scars don’t make me beautiful. They make me hideous.”
“Don’t say that. Don’t ever say that again.” His voice was firm.
I grabbed at the fabric of my pants, rolling it between my fingers. I understood now. Kyler was no different from the others. Sure, his intentions may have been nobler, but he wanted what they all wanted. To control me. To make me obey.
I was steel. I was brick. I was iron. I wouldn’t crumble. “Or you’ll what?” My tone was low and deep, icy. “What will you do if I say it again?”
“I’ll convince you that you’re wrong.”
“And how will you do that?” He’ll hit me, kick me, punch me, burn me, cut me, starve me.
“I’ll tell you that you’re beautiful again and again.”
The words crashed into me like a powerful wave. “What?”
“I’ll say it over and over, as many times as you need, until you believe me.”
I was glass. I was ice. I was fragile. I was breaking. I was his.




Devil’s Backbone - Civil Wars

The One that Got Away - Civil Wars
Tip of My Tongue - Civil Wars
It will Rain - Bruno Mars
Flawless - The Neighbourhood
Eavesdrop - The Civil Wars
Leaving Tonight - The Neighbourhood
Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Falling - The Civil Wars
I Choose You - Sara Bareilles
All of Me - John Legend
Wanted - Hunter Hayes




In order of how I listened to them as I wrote:
Devil’s Backbone - Civil Wars
The One That Got Away - Civil Wars
Dust to Dust - Civil Wars
Flawless - The Neighbourhood
It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
Leaving Tonight - The Neighbourhood
All of Me - John Legend

Wanted - Hunter Hayes



About the Author

Writer of romantic fiction. Singer. Reader. Wife. Mother. Wine enthusiast. Candy addict. Lover of Jesus.



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