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Review of Breakaway by Cate Cameron

  • Title: Breakaway
  • Author: Cate Cameron
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC (Crush)
  • Publication Date: August 14, 2017
  • Pages:172
  • Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
  • Series: Corrigan Falls Raiders #4

Goodreads Synopsis:

Eighteen-year-old NHL player Logan Balanchuk came to Corrigan Falls to distract himself from his career-ending injury. He doesn’t want to even hear the word “ hockey,” so when he meets Dawn, a beautiful, free-spirited girl who goes skinny-dipping instead of watching the draft, he’s intrigued. Neither of them is looking for anything serious, anyway.

Dawn is happy to be a distraction, happy to have an adventurous summer romance with the dashing guy from the big city. She’s busy working three jobs and counting the days until she can move away from her tiny, hockey-obsessed town. Plus, she’s already done her time as a hockey player’s girlfriend—now she wants to live her own life and have her own adventures. But as things heat up with Logan, she realizes they aren’t as no-strings-attached as she thought…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, melt-the-ice kisses, a drool-worthy hockey player, and a fun summer romance that will leave you smiling.

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ARC of Breakaway was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review.

Dawn is a strong female character that wants nothing more than to be awesome and be the star of her own life. It’s a great thing to work towards and want to be. Unfortunately, I felt she went way over the top. Yeah, finding something you’re passionate about, something that makes your life more interesting is great. You don’t have to pass up on a great relationship to do that though. This was the thing that infuriated me with her. She was way over the top when it came to avoiding being a hockey player’s girlfriend. It was because of this naive and childish behavior that caused me to barely connect with her.

Logan, on the other hand, was great. I felt so bad that he was injured and was losing his dream. But through it all, he stayed strong and kept his humor, and yeah I guess Dawn helped make him feel better. Then again I didn’t feel like she was all that helpful. In fact, I felt like she made things harder and was more worried about herself half the time while poor Logan was trying to hang onto her.

Besides Dawn’s issues, Breakaway was a fun light hearted read. I liked it, but it wasn’t super attention grabbing. For the most part, it just felt like a short summer romance read with a heard headed heroine. There wasn’t really anything special to it or any excitement. Like I said, a light fun read but nothing to rave about. Still, if you’re just looking for something light that you could read in less than a day, then you should check it out. Might help if you’re a hockey fan too.