Breakaway

Breakaway

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by Catherine Gayle
     
 

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She’s reaching for a breakaway pass.

Dana Campbell has spent the past seven years in self-imposed isolation for a crime she didn’t commit. The danger is well in the past, but her panic attacks make it impossible to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man. Even her counselor has given up on her. She has to find someone she trusts to help her fight

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She’s reaching for a breakaway pass.

Dana Campbell has spent the past seven years in self-imposed isolation for a crime she didn’t commit. The danger is well in the past, but her panic attacks make it impossible to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man. Even her counselor has given up on her. She has to find someone she trusts to help her fight through the panic, or her seven-year ordeal will become a lifetime sentence. There’s only one man she feels safe enough to ask.

He got caught with his head down.

As the captain of the NHL’s once elite but now fading Portland Storm, Eric Zellinger knows a thing or two about keeping his focus on the job. Questions are flying about his ability to lead the team back to the playoffs. If they don’t make it, he might be shipped out of town. It’s the worst time possible for his best friend’s kid sister to divide his focus. How can he give her what she needs without jeopardizing both the Storm’s playoff hopes and his future with the team?

It’s her only chance, but it’s his last shot.

The Portland Storm series
1) Breakaway
2) On the Fly
2.5) Taking a Shot - found in the Seduced by The Game anthology
3) Light the Lamp - releasing June 12, 2014
4) Delay of Game - releasing August 21, 2014

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Liana David
"Every touch between them was so damn intense..."
Liana David
"Every touch between them was so damn intense..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148901136
Publisher:
Night Shift Publishing
Publication date:
12/11/2013
Series:
Portland Storm , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
21,183
File size:
802 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty contemporary hockey romance and Regency-set historical romance novels and novellas, with over half a million books sold. She’s a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster’s next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic. Sign up for her newsletter at to receive a free Portland Storm short story titled Ice Breaker.

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Breakaway 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
RomanceReaderGirl1 More than 1 year ago
Healing with love. Breakaway hit home with me on so many levels, and it made me appreciate the story all the more. Dana is a young woman that had a bright future in hockey until one terrible night after a game when she was brutally raped by a group of men. She is a former shell of herself for the obvious reasons, but she knows that she needs to overcome her fear of men to live again. After seven years of self-imprisonment she has come up with a plan to begin the healing process. She travels to visit her brothers best friend, Eric to enlist his help. Eric has always loved Dana but knows that nothing could ever come from that love, but when she shows up asking for help he cannot say no. What is supposed to be a courtship of healing becomes a full-out romance that neither Dana or Eric can prevent from happening or the heartbreak that could come from it. Breakaway is very emotional, and you feel for Dana every step of the way. Your heart breaks for her when she try’s to overcome the things we take for granted; like receiving a touch on the arm. Eric is a wonderful man that wants to do right by the woman he secretly loves, his best friend (her brother) and the hockey team he is captain of. Not everything always goes right, but he truly fights to make it right at the cost of his happiness sometimes. The cast of characters is great and not only are their some scenes that make you want to cry their are hilarious scenes that leave you smiling. I recommend readers to read this book, it’s uplifting and romantic. I am really looking forward to this series.
Anonymous 10 months ago
For a macho sports jock, Z shows incredible patience with Dana's fears after a traumatic experience in her youth. Sometimes his patience almost seemed to drag on TOO long, but touching book none the less
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This book will not dissapoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Read it--you'll be glad you did!
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You have to love hockey to even consider this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. As a huge hockey fan myself, it was exciting to see a whole series of hockey romances because there aren't a lot of them out.
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
This book was such a good romantic read! I loved Eric and Dana, and how he helps her through her all her anxiety and panic. I loved it!
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This was an awesome book. I loved it. I can' t believe it was free. I highly recommend it....
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This was well written and exposed the raw feelings of a woman who is victim of sexual abuse. The relationship of trust and love that is built between the main characters helps to make the story feel true and real.
25jump More than 1 year ago
Good book.  Loved the characters, but I am not a hockey fan.  I skipped over the parts describing thee game and the different plays.  Story was good and the character were well developed.  I did not need so much description when it came to the make out sections.
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Good story. Excitement and fireworks between the two main characters. You wil enjoy this book.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
I love sports romance. I eat it up and this book was absolutely no different. This is the first book in the Portland Storm series and I know I'm going to be waiting on the edge of my seat for the next one. Dana Campbell went through a terrible tragedy 7 years ago and she is still trying to work her way through the emotions and scars, both emotional and physical, from that experience. She has panic attacks and anxiety, so she decides that she has to find a way to get past this hurdle that is beginning to define her life. Enter Eric Zellinger, a member of the Portland Storm and Dana's brother's best friend. Eric is trying to prove himself on the ice while he's been asked by Dana to help her overcome the fears that have been plaguing her for years now. Does he have it in him to split his focus between his job and this woman who desperately needs his help? Does what starts out as a favor turn into something more for Dana and Zee? How will they both handle it if it does? Catherine Gayle does an incredible job of showing the reader how Dana has handled her situation and this book shows the growth she experiences as she deals with her recovery and how good friends, family and just the right guy can make all the difference in the world. I'd highly recommend it!
123spunky More than 1 year ago
This is a great romance, and. Great read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fast read but good story and characters.