Break Away

Break Away

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by Ellie Grace
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991406036
Publisher:
Ellie Grace Books
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Ellie is a reader, writer and overall bookaholic. After pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a writer, she released her debut novel, "This Time Around." Now she spends much of her time dreaming up new characters and stories to write, or curled up with her Kindle reading books by her many favorite authors.

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Break Away 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JennRG More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Olivia & Dex were exactly what the other needed! I could not put this book down, I was sucked in from the very beginning! Ellie Grace did it again! This is a must read and I cannot wait for Breakdown!
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Dex is really hard to like at first but he grows in you. Olivia is sweet but very insecure. The story us sweet and enjoyable perhaps a little slow at times. Overall a nice short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to the next book from this author and it didn't disappoint. Great and easy read.
BecsL More than 1 year ago
Break Away tells the story of Olivia and Dex. They are both damaged, struggling to find themselves after life takes away everything they thought they needed to define their existence. Olivia has been burned and just when she swears off men completely, Dex, the cocky and flirtatious player enters her world. Get ready for hilarious innuendos and some feisty comebacks. Olivia and Dex know how to push each other’s buttons and they do not disappoint. This book had me laughing and shaking my head. I loved Dex as a character. He was complicated and intense yet funny and sweet. Dex’s struggle was such a huge part of why I loved this book. Ellie Grace did an amazing job portraying his internal battle that results from the trauma of his time at war. She didn’t just describe his feelings; she made you experience every emotion. Break Away had a great cast of secondary characters. We get to see Jake and Nora again (from This Time Around). Dex’s best friend Nate and sister Amy make sure every attempt Dex and Olivia make at avoiding one another fails miserably. Needless to say, this colorful crew will keep you entertained and smiling. I really enjoyed Ellie Grace’s book This Time Around, but Break Away just took everything to a whole new level. The author’s growth as both a storyteller and writer was clearly evident. The storyline is a bit more complex and the characters are very well developed. The emotional ride this story took me on was raw and real and absolutely beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great story!! Love Dex and Olivia!! A must read .
MzAlexander More than 1 year ago
I was really looking forward to this book and I am excited to say that it did NOT disappoint. I loved Olivia's strength from the very beginning and was happy to see her stay strong even though sometimes it was frustrating but I understood why she kept herself closed off. And Dex well I thought he was a jerk in the beginning but I think he totally made up for it with all of his fabulous, sweet, and sexy alpha-maleness. I will definitely be recommending this read to some friends :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Olivia and Dex and their chemistry is hot! It was also nice to see the characters from the previous book. I look forward to the next book in the series! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to finally read this book, and I have to say, it really went beyond my expectations! I loved the characters, I loved the way that Dex and Olivia's relationship progressed -- it started off as friendship and was a slow burn with lots of chemistry, but felt so real and natural. Their attraction to each other sizzles right off the page, leading to a lot of steamy moments as well as some incredibly sweet ones. The way that they are there for each other and help each other through their struggles was really beautiful. Dex...oh, Dex. He is a character that you want to hate at first, but you just know that there is way more to him than what's on the surface. On the outside he's a sexy, dark, dangerous player, but there's a sweetness to him buried beneath the tough exterior. I loved watching the threads of his character unravel, and learning more about why he is the way he is as more layers were revealed. My heart broke for him when I learned about all he struggled with and how much he was going through. Olivia is impossible not to love. She's had a really difficult life and has suffered through so much loss, and although its made her strong and independent, there's a lost little girl hidden inside her. She's desperate for a fresh start, and although she's sworn off men, Dex manages to find a way through her walls and sees her for who she really is. This book was sweet and sexy, with some twists and turns that made it impossible for me to put it down. As much as I enjoyed Ellie's first book, this one absolutely blew it away! I would definitely recommend this book, and I can't wait to read more from this author! *I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.