Break Point by Rachel Blaufeld
Published by Self-published on January 9th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I came across Break Point in the Hot for Teacher Anthology 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.
Rating: 4 Stars
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