Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Breaking Shaun (Breaking Free #2) by E.M. Abel

Breaking Shaun 

(Breaking Free #2) 
E.M. Abel 
Pub May 26th 2014 
By Author Self Pub 
ARC For Review 
Some men fall in love and hand their balls over to the first woman who keeps them interested—but not me. Surfing and my freedom are the only two things I’ve ever needed. Meaningless one-night stands are fun, but the drama and jealousy that follows them aren’t worth it.
Until I met Natalie, I never realized there were women who thought like me. She enjoys sex with no strings, and with a body like that, there isn’t a man around who doesn’t want a piece of her—including me.
But our friends and relatives all run in the same circles. And we all know friendship and sex leave a mess. Hearts always end up broken. I know it.
But I still want her.

Sometimes, the things we want don’t always come easily. Every choice, every action has consequences that can change you.
They can change everything.
And no matter how fiercely guarded, even the strongest hearts can break.

**WARNING** Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, language and recreational use of marijuana.

Review of 
Freeing Asia
(Breaking Free #1)

The Way I See It
I want to cry! I want to SCREAM! I want to high five a million angels!!


Some people are born to write amazing, fun, relatable, engaging, stories of finding love with a heaping dollop of steam and dash of kink. Well when that phone call came through Ms Abel answered and knocked it out of the mother F-ing park!! 
Seriously Un-Put-a-down-able! This can be read as a stand alone but DONT do that read Freeing Asia first then Breaking Shaun…On second thought this CANNOT be read as a stand alone there is a slew of amazing characters within the pages of this wonderful series. I loved loved loved Shaun! We were introduced to him in Freeing Asia he is her brother and he has a larger than life take no prisoners personality. When I saw he was getting a book I was thrilled! Not a lick of disappointment here. Im one sated reader! 

B-razen, Natalie has never come across green eyes like his before. The words Shaun speaks are raw and candid, never one to bs he will leave an impression on Natalie she won’t forget.
R-elocating, growing up moving from place to place was difficult on Natalie and her little sister but for some reason now Natalie can’t seem to plant any roots. Moving to live with her cousin seems like the best route to a fresh start.
E-ntourage, Shaun lives for the moment but lately what would've been just a good time has turned into a major hassle.
A-cknowledge, a chance encounter resurfaces memories and a spark ignites within Shaun and Natalie. The battle is on and these two don’t take prisoners.
K-iss, Shaun and Natalie’s attraction to one and other is palpable. Natalie knows a collision like that could only result in trouble but the pull is there like a flame.
I-ndependent, life took over Natalie she had to learn to be fierce and never depend on anyone. Finding a job at Red(Jay’s club*winky+omg*) as a kick a$$ bartender was the beginning of establishing roots.
N-otorious, of all the “things” Natalie has heard about Shaun teaching littles how to surf was not one of them. Slowly these two begin creating a bond that goes beyond their initial intentions.
G-round, accepting their connection is out of the question. Shaun and Natalie find it easier to focus on the physical because its safer, its what they’re accustomed to.

S-hocking, no ones life will ever be the same because an explosive truth lays in wait. Soon everyone will be affected but most of all Shaun and Natalie.
H-aunted, pushing Natalie seemed like the best thing but when acting out of fear all one does is show cowardice. It will take courage to face the fall and Shaun is tired of falling without Natalie.
A-pprehension, Natalie loves Shaun more than anything but so many things are uncertain and changing she doesn’t know what to do. Love has never been enough in the past why should this be different than her childhood.
U-nknown, with Natalie’s help Shaun became the man he was meant to be his love for her freed him to achieve his dream. Its impossible to guess the future but Natalie and Shaun are ready to face it together.
N-ew, love, life, opportunities, if someone asked Shaun what he would change along his path he would tell you nothing. I have a feeling Natalie feels the same way.



sorry, I caught the feels. yes, again

There is some seriously shocking sh%# that goes down and I was like…


flatline ————— 


Ultimately I think everyone one involved handled it amazingly, especially Natalie, DEFINITELY, especially Natalie. At first it broke my heart but by the end I was GUSHING! Like air high fives, fist pumps, solo wave, little jig, dusted my shoulder, and finished it off with a herkie! I sat down and was like “yep that was.Awesome.” Then I was like “OH.MY.SH%#! JAY!!!!” Yep he's next and I will die a million deaths every night until its out. Jay stole my heart in Freeing Asia and that FU%#ER still has it. I can’t wait to see whats next. Ms.Abel KILLS IT! The steam factor is through the roof! Wow keep a fan handy y’all. Fo. Sho. Definitely adults only! This is a fav series of mine and it continues to be so! I cannot recommend this enough! 

My Fav’s

I’d like a surf “lesson” too! Where do I sign up? Lol, jk but seriously. Getting to know and be inside Shaun’s head was da. bomb. He is still the cocky, charismatic, smart mouth we know and love. What we find out are all of the intricate layers that make him who he is. Shaun has an amazing heart he doesn’t love easily because he keeps himself guarded but when he does its 100% without a doubt all in. He sizzles and his kind and loving gestures will make you melt. Natalie was exactly what he needed, it may not have been a storybook ending but it was perfect for them.

For starters she's a bartender and I used to be a bartender…Much love there. Ms Alpha #1 everyone get out of the way! Natalie is a force and she proves it throughout the book. She has always put her needs last and it was so nice to see her love herself and accept herself. She had me from the beginning. My heart broke for her and I was elated when she was able to trust Shaun enough to open up to him. Natalie has endured so many struggles but she has taken everything in stride. Falling in love with Shaun was the most dangerous and amazing thing that she could've done. They compliment and complete each other in just the right ways.

My Wish
Jay’s story to be out yesterday! There's a teaser at the end of the book eeeeep I'm DYING for more!

My Rating
4.5 Gallery, Green Eyes, New State, Donuts, Coffee, House Party, Surfing Lessons, Margarita, Mojito, Manhattan, JAY, Red, Brad, Pizza Delivery, Car Trouble, Rachel, Roller Coaster, Yellow Balloons, Board Design, New York, Hope, Hawaii, Profound "We Got This" LOVE filled stars!! This isn’t your aunt petunia’s romance get ready for a fun ride!!! READ THIS SERIES ASAP!! GAH SO GOOD!!



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About E.M. Abel

My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer. I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. 

I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since. 

I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.

The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule--"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. 

I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff. 

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  1. WOW! Your enthusiastic review totally made me go to amazon and buy the first book in this series! I love stories like this, so hopefully I'll enjoy it as much you did! I'm so happy you enjoyed this. Shaun sounds like a hunk...and you pretty much had me at green eyes and smart mouth LOL. I cannot wait to meet him and Natalie, and see how their relationship develops and wraps up by the end of the story. And I wanna know what that 'truth' that destroys all is! Its got me beyond curious! Can't wait! Fabulous review, Ria! :D

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    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

    1. Thanks Luv!! OMG yea Abel's writing totally gives me all the feels and I fell in LOVE with EVERYONE OMG OMG OMG ya that thing it was like a virtual punch in the stomach but don't fret! Everyone is where they should be! This is an awesome series! I can't wait to see what you think about Jay!!

  2. This sounds wonderful and your review is amazing. I love when a book gives you the feels, especially when you connect with the characters!

    1. It is such a goood read the whole series! Abel does a great job of creating characters that you can relate to and will stand the test of time! I've had a blast reading these and I cant wait for my main guy's story to come out!!!


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