Jan 11

Broken Boundaries by Kaitlyn Ashley Review


3.5 Smooches!

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Kylie has always cared for her brother’s best friend, Hunter. They’ve known each other nearly their whole lives; the three of them nearly inseparable until Kylie went off to college.

With her first year of college out of the way and a whole new perspective on her life back home, Kylie decides that going away to college isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so she moves back home. The instant she sees Hunter again, Kylie realizes just how hard it’s going to be to fight her attraction to someone who has become so much more to her.

Hunter is an athlete at heart; practicing, playing, breathing soccer is all he has ever known. All everyone ever thought he wanted, but Hunter has been holding back. As his senior year closes and scouts come calling, he knows it’s time to decide what he really wants. It’s not soccer though; it’s Kylie.

As the two become closer than ever before, obstacles arise, putting their relationship to the test. Will they be able to come together as one, or will those boundaries permanently be broken?




Kylie and Hunter have always been close and always had each the others back, despite Hunter being Kylie’s brothers best friend. When Kylie goes away to college she misses Hunter and realises she wants to be home and not away from Hunter. Hunter knows he is a pro athlete and has the opportunity to go somewhere with it- but does he want soccer or does he want Kylie? With careers, pressure and obstacles in their path, will these two be able to stay together or will they fall apart? 

“It seems as if we’re slowly moving past being friends, even though neither of us has done anything about it. I can’t help but cravehis touch.”

This was an enjoyable read with an interesting plot line and a romance story that I could get involved with, with characters I did want to read about. I did however, struggle with the way the story was told, I found it was, at times, repetitive and didn’t have a smooth flow to the story telling itself. 

“I know I have it bad when I’m so f****** excited for her to come, even though she’s seen me play before. It’s been years though. The thought of her possibly deciding not to come pains me, and I have to push that thought out of my mind.”

I loved both Kylie and Hunter- both seemed quite relatable to me and suffered from emotions everyone suffers from. They were both quite strong characters, determined and willing to stand on their own two feet but they also both had vulnerabilities and feelings of not being good enough or doubting themselves. 

“I’m afraid you’ll be my forever. Saying that at eighteen years old freaks me out, I’m not going to lie. But you know what they say, when you know, you know. And I know we’re meant to be together.”

The plot had a bit of everything for me- it made me smile, laugh, sigh in happiness and cry in anger and heartache. There was drama, tragedy, laughter, and a chemistry between the two leads that sizzled. There was definitely some shocking elements that I didn’t see coming and I wasn’t expecting that to be the case so it definitely did suck me in. This was a good debut from this author, and I do look forward to reading the next and I can only imagine that the writing and flow will just improve as each new book comes along.