Book Review: Breaking Clear by MJ Summers


Book: Breaking Clear

Author: MJ Summers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Clever. Steamy. Inspiring.

You fell in love with Harper Young as Megan Sullivan’s fiercely loyal, feisty best-friend in Breaking Love. As a talented art director at Style Magazine in Manhattan, she lives a life of glamour, managing to put a safe distance between herself and her painful past. One spring day, she answers a call that will change everything. Her father has had an accident and needs Harper to go home to Boulder, Colorado to care for him. Given an ultimatum by her boss, she chooses family, leaving her career behind. She drives across the country to find that the only man to make her heart ache with desire will be her new neighbour. Now, living in a city with a past that haunts her, she finds herself falling for Evan Donovan, a hot-as-hell contractor and her big brother’s best friend.
When Evan Donovan isn’t on a construction site, he is usually hanging from a cliff somewhere. He’s been dealt a rough hand when it comes to love and now believes in keeping things simple. His wife left him just as the recession forced him to shut down his home building company. Now after three years of strict perseverance, he is finally back on top again and he intends to stay there. But when Harper Young drops into his life, things are going to suddenly get complicated. He finds himself wondering why he never noticed her when they were teenagers. He resolves to stay away from his best friend’s little sister but the pull he feels to her is just too strong. Harper and Evan quickly find themselves in each other’s arms, trying to fool themselves into believing that they won’t fall in love.
Will Harper’s glamorous life come calling before she can overcome the humiliation of being in a town where everyone knows about her past? Will Evan overcome his inability to trust? The clock is ticking as these two perfect-for-each other people decide if they can make that final leap.
Lose yourself in Harper and Evan’s romantic journey as they fight for their forever.
The Full Hearts Series has more than one possible reading combination for your enjoyment.
Each book can be read as a stand-alone (i.e. NO cliff-hangers) but each book also has at least one character linked to another book in the series.

My Rating:

4 hearts

Favorite Quotes:

“She hadn’t realized her career had been circling the bowl, but she knew now that Cybill’s bony finger had been firmly positioned on the handle and she was about to flush.”

“It did feel good at the time, but now I’m think I probably shouldn’t have asked if she’d had Botox injected into her heart to stop her from having feelings or if she’d just had her face frozen into place so no one would know she was having an emotion.  That may not have been the smartest choice.”

“You’re a man.  Men are not that complicated.  You’re either hungry or horny… Even James Bond is either looking for food or sex.  The espionage just gets in the way most of the time.”

“This matters.  Whatever this is.  You matter.  And I’m going to be with you.”

“We should have shipped her off to a convent when she was fourteen.  Married her off to Jesus.  That would have been a lot better for my blood pressure.”

My Review:

I have enjoyed every MJ Summers book I have ever read.  Her stories are easy to follow, funny, and steamy.  I particularly love her characters and the smart and snappy exchanges between them.  Evan is the perfect boyfriend, he is thoughtful, sexy, handsome, sweet, gentle, kind, an excellent lover, and he actually listens when she talks – men like that are as common as unicorns.  Harper is sassy, feisty, smart, driven, ambitious, and extremely stubborn.  Both are deeply damaged and hell bent on avoiding a meaningful relationship, and they hurt each other without meaning to as well as when they are meaning to.  The writing squeezed my heart as well as had me gasping and smirking.  I hope I am paying attention when book 4 comes out.

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Author Bio

MJ Summers currently resides in Canada, not far from the Rocky Mountains, with her husband, three young children and their goofy dog. When she’s not writing erotic novels she loves running, reading, going for long dinners with her girlfriends, swimming, and camping with her family.

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