Saturday, 8 February 2014

Blog Tour for Break Away by Ellie Grace; Review + Giveaway



18887147 Posted by Jess
Release Date: February 10th, 2014
Finished Date: January 31st, 2014
Publishers: Self Published
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review from WordSmith Publicity
Format: Kindle
Pages: Unknown
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US 

When Olivia Mason catches her fiancé cheating, her life gets turned upside down. With no family and no real place to call home, she heads south for a fresh start in Charleston, South Carolina. Determined to gain her own independence and protect her heart, the last thing she needs is a sexy, tattoo-covered guy to cross her path and test her resolve. Just as she’s beginning to put her life back together, she uncovers a piece of her past that shakes up everything.

Dex Porter has his own demons. A former Marine, he’s haunted by the past and uses whiskey, women and fighting to drown the pain and guilt that consume him. When Olivia arrives in town, he finds himself drawn to her immediately and is surprised by his desire to get to know her. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met but he knows he can’t get close to her without exposing the part of himself that he keeps hidden. 

As Dex and Olivia strike up a friendship and fight their attraction to one another, they begin to chip away each other’s walls and help each other heal. However, the past is never far behind and they soon learn that no matter how fast they run, it will always catch up with them.

The Review:  "I'm so fucking bad at this," he started, "But it's only because I've never felt like this before.  For anyone...ever. You're all I think about, Liv. You're my first thought when I wake up and thing on my mind when I go to sleep. Your smile...the sound of your laugh, the way your eyes light up when you're happy, the way your lips taste, the way you feel pressed up against me...God, Olivia...I want you so bad. You're all I want." -Dex Porter

Break Away is the second book that I've read by Ellie Grace, and it was just as good as the first. If not better.

This book follows Olivia, Nora's roommate from college who moves to the same small town in Carolina after catching her fiance cheating. Here she creates a new start, makes new friends and decides that running her own life is easier than she thought.

Ellie Grace is a great writer and Break Away will keep you hooked. Told in alternate points of view from Olivia and Dex (swoon). Dex Porter is an ex Marine turned underground fighter bad boy. Although his and Olivia's relationship starts out rocky, they learn to keep each other strong, and in turn their relationship turns into love. Ellie Grace manages to develop this relationship from the start, it'll leave you swooning for a Dex Porter all to yourself. 

Although I did believe it lacked in places and there were times that Olivia got annoying with decisions and jumping to conclusions before finding out the facts, I still went with the flow and I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would. 

Overall Break Away was a fast and sweet read. Ellie Grace as an author is a true diamond in the rough and I look forward to reading more from her in the very near future. 

Note: This is a New Adult book. Suitable for ages 17+ due to adult themes and content. I was given an advance copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. 
AUTHOR BIO
Ellie Grace is an avid reader, chocolate lover and caffeine addict. When a story popped into her head that she couldn’t seem to shake, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she’s usually curled up with a book by one of her many, many favorite authors.

1 comment:

Ellie Grace said...

Thank you! :)