Break Point

Break Point

by Rachel Blaufeld

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The match is heated, but who holds the advantage?

A brand new STANDALONE from Rachel Blaufeld with a quick trip back to Hafton U., featuring a cameo from the guys in Vérité.

Juliette Smith, star tennis player, is starting over at a new university. Traumatized by hazing at her last school, all she wants is to attend classes, win tennis matches, and be left the hell alone.
She should have known her coach, Drew King, would be a problem from the moment he flexed his sexy-as-hell forearms.
What happens when you mix a pissed-off woman with a bunch of snooty teammates and a hot coach?
A heated match, complete with team politics and a forbidden game of singles with the coach.

It's reckless and hot until one of them taps out.

Unable to admit she may be better off as a double, Jules is convinced she needs to play the game of life alone. Then life throws her a lob and she runs smack into her past.
Coach King is back, and he wants to take control of the game. But she's not certain she wants his advice when it comes to the life she's built.
The power struggle is on, but this time off the court.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157205089
Publisher: Rachel Blaufeld
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 705,956
File size: 2 MB

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Break Point 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PennySparkles More than 1 year ago
I came across Break Point in the Hot for Teacher Anthology: Nineteen Stories Filled with Love and Lust and it was one of my favorites stories of the bunch until I hit the place where it said: “Part Two of Drew and Juliette’s story is coming soon” My immediate reaction was: How soon is this? Will soon be next week? Because I think that’s pretty much all the time I can wait for it to be out before going into an anxiety attack. In the first part Juliette and Drew’s chemistry was off the charts hot, their romance lovely. When Drew ultimately decides to do what’s best for Juliette in a typical one-sided man decision, my heart broke. I was totally invested in the characters but with this being a two-part story, I had hoped we’d get a bit more depth to them. Part two starts seven years later. Jules is a single Mom just going through the motions. When she encounters Drew at her new workplace, what is her nightmare is his dream come true. Even though the chemistry and feelings are all there, she knows that with her very big secret things will get messy. Now Drew is set on winning Jules back and getting to know the baby girl he never knew he had. Drew kept on being the sweet, sexy and completely crazy in love guy he was during the first part of the story but cuter because he desperately wanted to be a part of his little girl’s life. While I understood Jules’ feelings at the time when she was left alone, I can’t say I didn’t get tired of her attitude towards Drew. Yes, he left her but she never gave him a chance to make it right, going as far as making it very difficult for him to find her. Then she kept throwing in his face how he hadn’t been a part of their daughter’s life when that was mostly her doing. Again, I got where she was coming from, but I wished she would have let go of her resentment faster and enjoyed what she was being offered. Fortunately, Drew’s adoration for his daughter and his steadfastness towards Jules more than made up for anything that could bother me, making Break Point one very sweet and enjoyable read. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3.5 - Be with you... Stars! Rachel Blaufeld takes us back to Hafton University albeit briefly, for a tale of forbidden love, second-chances, and untold secrets. I am going to be honest and say that although I read Break Point in pretty much one sitting, and didn’t struggle with it one bit, for me this isn’t the best book I have read by the author. I am a huge fan of her work, and everything prior to this that I have read has been five stars, but there was just a little something off with the pacing and plot progression on this one. I am also a huge stick in the mud when it comes to people acting the martyr, when the situation they find themselves in is of their own making, and Jules Smith in that respect is certainly her own worst enemy. I’d fallen for the man in charge. It is my understanding that Break Point initially started out as a novella and the author, after reader demand expanded on it, understandable as the bones of the story-line are solid, but there were parts, especially at the start that I would have liked a bit more expansion on. Jules reasons for going to Hafton for one, and also the beginnings of her relationship with Coach King at the time, both could have done with a little more depth and development nothing massive but they were dealt with at novella speed, whereas the rest of the book wasn’t and it didn’t quite fit. "You’re going to have a second chance, and I’m going to make it happen." Small niggles aside though, I did in general enjoy the reconnection between Drew and Jules, so much has happened to them in the seven years they were apart, that their coming back together is down a path with many obstacles on it. "I want what’s best for you and this isn’t it." "You don’t get to decide that." Jules is independent to the nth degree, understandable really as she has had to be, acting responsibly and making her own way in the world were things she had to take control of after Drew left her at Hafton and they are things that are now ingrained in her whole being, and day-to-day living. "You're everything, and I want it." But Drew is a man on a mission second time around, and I absolutely adored his total steam-rollering into Jules’ life and sweet manipulation of things to get her to be where he wanted her. The inevitable wobble comes towards the end and it was kind of expected, but I loved that this is a guy who only ever makes a mistake once, and he did everything in his power to make amends for it. "I was scared once, and I ran away from the best thing that ever happened to me." This is a story that’s a little lighter than the previous work I have read by the author, still pretty enjoyable and easy to get along with, and I look forward to reading more from her and hopefully returning to Hafton Uni again at some point soon. This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.