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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review & Giveaway! Breaking Noah by @ItsAshleyYo @MissycJohnson Ashley Suzanne & Missy Johnson @TastyBookTours

Breaking Noah
By: Missy Johnson & Ashley Suzanne
Releasing May 12, 2015


What happens when you start falling for your worst enemy? Fans of Abbi Glines and Monica Murphy will relish this addictive novel of smoking-hot seduction—and revenge gone so wrong, it’s right.

I wasn’t always this jaded. I had a clear head, things I wanted out of life, and a concise plan on how to get there. For being only twenty-one, I pretty much had it all figured out. Until the day my cousin died.

I spent months going over all the details surrounding her death, trying to figure out how I missed the signs, and the only thing I could come up with was she would still be alive if it wasn’t for one person: her professor. So I transferred to his college, enrolled in his class, and set my new plan in motion.

First I’ll seduce him. Then I’ll ruin him. I’ve just got to stay strong and not let his charm and my emotions get the best of me. Because someone has to pay for her death. If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to break Noah.

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Review- 4 Stars
This book definitely has the ability to keep you engaged. There were also some twists that were completely unexpected, always a good thing to keep the reader interested. However, I wasn’t quite sure where to land on my rating.
            On the positive side, the book is very well written. The plot is well thought out, writing flows nicely, and the characters are well developed.
            Noah was a no-brainer, instant like for me. He is soft and caring, intelligent, and so very sweet. However, he’s also got a slightly darker side, enjoying control and submission in the bedroom, liking it when it gets a little rough very mild, so if you’re not a fan of BDSM, which I’m not, you shouldn’t have any problems reading this).
            Zara was a contradiction for me. I liked the glimpses of who she really was, but sometimes it was hard to get past what she had made herself out to be in her obsession to gain revenge. However, the author does a good job of getting you inside her head and heart, I could feel her pain, so my sympathy overrode most of the negative things about her.
            The passion between Zara and Noah is hot!!! And, with Noah fighting to maintain his integrity, the sexual tension just grows and grow until I was pretty sure even I was going to snap. There is an incredible amount of emotion, in addition to the passion, and it is all really well transferred to the reader.
            On the downside, there were moments when I was a little tired of the game and I wanted things to move a little quicker. The tension can be a good and bad thing and sometimes, I just wanted some relief from it.
            I must warn you, there is cheating in this book, by the main characters. Well, I suppose that depends on your definition, but to me, it was cheating. The author tries to justify it by making it clear that their relationships are basically over, they just haven’t dealt with the mess of truly ending it. It was a little hard to respect Noah’s integrity when he didn’t have much remorse in stepping out on his girlfriend. Zara even stepped further over the line by being with Dillon right after a steamy session with Noah. Again, it’s attempted to be justified by her lies to herself that her time with Noah is all in the name of revenge. This is the largest reason for my drop in rating, but I was able to move past it for the most part, which is unusual for me.
            There is a fantastic epilogue, so hold out for the HEA! This book was great and while it’s not a “re-read” for me, I would still recommend it. 

Author Info: Missy Johnson

Missy Johnson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in a small town in Victoria, Australia, with her husband and her confused pets (a dog who thinks that she is a cat, a cat who thinks he is a dog . . . you get the picture). When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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Author Info: Ashley Suzanne
Ashley Suzanne has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a youngster, she was always creating stories and talking to her imaginary friends. Thankfully, her parents also carried this love of fiction, and helped her grow into the bestselling author she is today. When Ashley isn’t coming up with her next story, you'll most likely find her on the couch, telling her husband all about her new book boyfriend, or spending quality time with her two gremlins . . . er, adorable children.

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