Break Away

Break Away

by Lisa B. Kamps


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Jean-Pierre "JP" Larocque is a speed demon for the Baltimore Banners. He lives for speed off the ice, too, playing fast and loose with cars and women. But is he really a player, or is his carefree exterior nothing more than a show, hiding a lonely man filled with regret as he struggles to forget the only woman who mattered?

Emily Poole thought she knew what she wanted in life, but everything changed five years ago. Now she exists day by day, helping care for her niece after her sister's bitter divorce. It may not be how she envisioned her life, but she's happy. Or so she thinks, until JP re-enters her life. Now she realizes there's a lot more she wants, including a second chance with JP.

Can these two lost souls finally find forgiveness and Break Away to the future? Or will the shared tragedy of their past tear them apart for good this time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519402073
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lisa grew up with an overactive imagination, strong encouragement from her parents, and an insatiable infatuation with the Peanuts gang. That infatuation-along with an impatience she has yet to outgrow-jump-started her love of writing. After all, why should she be forced to wait a whole week to read the stories of her favorite characters when she could create stories for them whenever she wanted?

That love of writing continued to grow, along with all those voices in her head, even during her assorted careers: first as a firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department, then a very brief (and not very successful) stint at bartending in east Baltimore, and finally as the Director of Retail Operations for a busy Civil War non-profit.

Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons, one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count.

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Break Away 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. Was entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good story that started off at a nice pace and quickly turned into a page turner.
JanaT More than 1 year ago
Break Away is the fifth book in Lisa B. Kamps’ Baltimore Banners series and a hockey romance in its true form! I have not read the other stories in the series but I have read another book by the writer, also a hockey romance, so I knew that I will be graced with something good! Break Away is the story of Jean-Pierre “JP” Larocque and Emily Poole. These two went through a tragic event five years earlier and it has marked their lives ever since … I can see how some people would feel that they miss hearing more about their backgrounds as everything in the story is shadowed by that tragic event but I do not mind actually as it is a beautiful example of the ‘now’ … how our lives get interrupted and how do we deal with tragedy and what do we need in those horrible moments … Not all of us get a second chance so Break Away is a heart-breaking and heart-warming story of what could happen when the two people who were torn apart by one defining tragic event meet again … is there a way forward, together or are the memories too hard to bear to even remotely to imagine a possible future together… I love the writer’s style, it is simple and to the point and grabs you by your heart strings. I know I will be reading more of her writing!
rockrchic923 More than 1 year ago
Break Away by Lisa B Kamps is the fifth book in her Baltimore Banners series, and can I just say this series keeps getting better and better. Following the story of JP and Emily, it hasn't always been an easy road for them. They were in love years ago, expecting a baby until fate had other plans for them. Its now been five years, and while Emily thinks she is happy with the life she has carved out for herself, when she sees JP again everything she is missing in life comes crashing down on her. JP has an image of a player both on and off the ice, as a man who likes to keep his private life private he wasn't prepared for how he was going to feel seeing Emily again, but the pull that was between them years ago is still there and he can't seem to stay away. When they finally give into each other will the past get in the way of a happy future or will they finally get their happily ever after on and off the ice? Kamps has been a go to author of mine for years, I love her take on sports romance books, keeping them just hot enough to make me want more while romancy enough that they warm the heart. This book is no different. Getting to see the story of JP and Emily was a treat, just like the rest of this series. If you love hockey, sports romances or just Kamps work in general this is definitely one that you need to pick up today!
Bobbi Wagner More than 1 year ago
Break Away (The Baltimore Banners Book 5) by Lisa B Kamps is the fifth book in her The Baltimore Banners series. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I highly suggest that you read the previous books before this one. This is not the first book I have read by this author but I think her books keep getting better with each one that I read. Her writing skills are such that she pulls you right into the story with ease and keeps you engaged until the end. Her characters are both lovable and connectable. They took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that made me shed a few tears in parts. In this book we get to see JP's story. JP lives for speed, the ice and women. He is living with a past that has made him lonely and left wanting the one woman he has lost. Emily thought that she knew what she wanted with her life then a tragic situation happened five years ago. She know lives day by day and helping her sister take care of her niece. Then he walks back into her life. What will happen when she realizes that feelings for him are still there? Is there a second chance in their future? Can they put the hurt to rest and move forward? I enjoyed both of these characters. They both are hurting but they are both strong headed. JP is determined that he will get her to talk to him, he kind of becomes a stalker. Emily tries telling herself that she needs to stay away from him. You have to read this book to find out what happens with them. The secondary characters are supportive and some of them made me laugh. I can't wait to see who gets their own book next. I highly recommend this book. Find out if fate will allow JP and Emily to have a second chance at love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the hockey stories .