Title: Breaking Free
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Holly James is trying to move on with her life, but it’s not easy. She can’t stand to be touched by anyone, not even her own family. She is a lost broken shell of the person that she used to be. She realizes that shutting everyone out is much easier then opening up and letting someone hurt her.
Drew Walker is no prince charming. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself and has no intention of changing. He loves the life of excitement and entitlement that comes with being the lead singer of a band, and has no plans to get tied down anytime soon.
When these two meet there is an immediate chemistry. The thing that surprises Holly is that she can tolerate his touch. He makes her feel like herself once again and gives her the freedom and comfort she has been desperate to find. On the other hand he is self-centered, egotistical, and everything that she should stay away from.
What happens when the one person who can save you might also be the person who can break you?
“There was something about Drew, but I had no idea what it was. He was self-centered, cocky, and definitely not prince charming. Maybe that’s why I liked him though. Maybe I didn’t want to be saved by the handsome prince. Maybe I wanted to be corrupted by the evil king.”
**Breaking Free is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Breaking Free by Alexis Noelle is a quick read that will satisfy your need for romance. The characters are complex, damaged and will have your rooting for them. The story itself will keep your attention while dragging you through many emotional battles. From the very beginning, this story will tug at your heart strings. Sometimes you will cry, other times you will want to jump through the pages and strangle a character (I’m talking about Drew of course.)
Drew is self-absorbed and only cares about getting what he wants and what he wants…is Holly. Holly is not some groupie ready to fall to her knees for him. Even though their chemistry is off the charts, she’s not willing to let him call all the shots….but she can’t walk away from him either. She’s been hurt badly in the past and can’t really stand when people touch her. The only person who keeps her fears away is Drew. His touch is magical to her. It calms her. Being with him is her safe haven.
Both characters are drawn to each other, yet both have their own issues to overcome before a happily ever after can even be thought of. This author did a good job at creating real problems for her characters while making her readers live their emotions. Reviewed by Jennifer from MNP.