Publication date: 10th June 2014
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Gemma Andrews doesn’t trust men.
She’s been left with a bitter taste in her mouth after her father left her mother while she was still pregnant, for another woman, and started a whole new perfect family. Gemma doesn’t feel like she belongs with her father’s family—with her family—and has done everything she can to push them all away.
One summer, her last summer stuck with these people, is about to change all of that.
Abe North, the hunky night guard she meets by chance, breaks down Gemma’s carefully built cinderblock walls, and shows her what she’s been missing out on. He helps her to reconnect with the brother and sister she has kept at a safe distance all these years. In the end, maybe, just maybe, Abe can show Gemma that all men aren’t bad and that he’ll be the one who’ll be there for her.
But is Gemma ready to accept love?
Or is she too broken?
I was really excited about reading this book! I did start reading it when the cover hadn't been revealed, so all I had to go on was the synopsis! I'm really happy I took a chance on it though because it was such a cute book! The reason why I didn't give this book the full five stars though is because it took me two attempts to read! I got about maybe 12% through it the first time before I just felt that I couldn't read anymore! The plot of this book was developed brilliantly though! Even though it took me two attempts to read, I did find myself unable to put this book down the second time I read it and I found myself reading a few more chapters every chance I got as well! The plot also had a few unexpected twists which did change the way I thought this book was going to go! I did overall really enjoy the plot and it did grow on me as it progressed! The characters were amazing! Gemma was the main female character and I have to admit that she did annoy me a bit at the beginning of this book! I just felt like she was a pretty unappreciative person because she felt she couldn't have a relationship with her dad because he left her and her mum! Gemma's attitude changed really quickly in this book though, which I loved! Once she started a relationship with her love interest, she became a happier person and she was able to start to see eye to eye with her dad, which I loved! It showed Gemma in a new light for me! Abe was the main male character and he was so stinkin hot! I loved how affectionate Abe was and he really did think of everything! There was something about Abe that just drew me to him too! I loved his attitude and that he wasn't like a lot of other male characters in books I read! He wasn't a bad boy or anything like that! He sure had his moments though lol! Abe did do something in this book that completely surprised me! Well, he thought he did something! What he did did make me lose a bit of respect for him, but then things happened and my respect for him went up again! I wasn't really expecting this book to be written from both Gemma and Abe's point of views! A few scenes were also written from Gemma's step-sister, Kate, and Abe's friend, Trey's, point of views as well, which was cool! I did love getting to go inside all the characters heads as it made this book even better! I thought that this book was a standalone when I first heard about it, but now it turns out it's the first book in a series! I can't wait to read the next book and find out what's going to happen next! I know the next book is going to be Kate's book too, which makes me even more desperate for it! The cover for this book suits it perfectly! It represents a scene from the book and I actually squealed when I got to the scene and connected the cover to it! It's freaking stunning and I really hope I get the chance to see it in paperback! The models also really suit the characters of Gemma and Abe too! Big thank you to Harper for an ARC of Break Me and to Everything Marie Tours for having me on the Blog Tour!
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Harper James currently lives in Louisiana. When she isn’t admiring her husband, the rock star, or playing with her baby boy and girl, the two cutest kids ever made, she can be found either reading or writing one of the many books she has floating around in her head. She has an unhealthy addiction to all things romance and will always fight for a happy ending.