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Jan 11

Break Point by Rachel Blaufeld Review

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Synopsis

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.

Review

Rachel Blaufeld is a queen of a sexy romance and when I am in the mood for an angsty story with some incredibly hot moments she is an author I go to. I instantly fell for Drew, he has a chemistry that pulls you in right from the start. My heart ached for the pain Jules had gone through and desperately wanted their love to be easy, but nothing worth it ever is.

“We’ll be careful. Smart. The draw is too strong.”

When Jules and Drew meet she is starting fresh at a new college after a tragic event forced her to move. Drew is her new tennis coach and despite the fact that the line between faculty and student needs to stay completely platonic the two cannot deny the pull they have over one another. When they finally give in they know they cannot go back. The need for each other is too strong and soon they find themselves in riskier and riskier situations. Before they know it everything catches up with them and both their lives are forever changed.

‘She’d always liked my dominant side, and it was high time I took charge.’

Break Point was an emotionally charged story filled with heat, angst and intense moments. I loved the characters, especially Drew. I read the book in one sitting, unable to move on with my life until I got to the end. I was pulled in to the whole coach/ student aspect but the story stood great all on it’s own.  If you love a new adult/contemporary romance with a heavy sports aspects and some incredibly hot sex then this is a book you will want to check out.

~miranda