Monday, March 11, 2019

#Review Breakaway by Cate Cameron (Corrigan Fall Raiders #4)

Breakaway by Cate Cameron
Publisher: Entangled Teen: Crush
Release Date: August 4th, 2017
Format: Ebook
My Rating: 
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Eighteen-year-old NHL player Logan Balanchuk came to Corrigan Falls to distract himself from his career-ending injury. He doesn’t want to even hear the word “ hockey,” so when he meets Dawn, a beautiful, free-spirited girl who goes skinny-dipping instead of watching the draft, he’s intrigued. Neither of them is looking for anything serious, anyway.
Dawn is happy to be a distraction, happy to have an adventurous summer romance with the dashing guy from the big city. She’s busy working three jobs and counting the days until she can move away from her tiny, hockey-obsessed town. Plus, she’s already done her time as a hockey player’s girlfriend—now she wants to live her own life and have her own adventures. But as things heat up with Logan, she realizes they aren’t as no-strings-attached as she thought...
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, melt-the-ice kisses, a drool-worthy hockey player, and a fun summer romance that will leave you smiling.
This is the fourth book in Cate Cameron's Corrigan Falls Raiders series, but they can all be read out of order. I mean you will kinda of know who ends up with who if you start with this one, but I don't think it takes away from the other books if you decided to pick this one up first. I've really been enjoying this series, but I have to admit this one was my least favorite of the four of them.

Our protagonist Dawn will be familiar to readers of the series because she used to date Toby Cooper, but she is so done with being the hockey girlfriend. Until she meets Logan, who's hockey career is pretty much over. Dawn was a character that I just couldn't get into. On the one hand, I understood why she didn't want to be the "hockey girlfriend" anymore, but on the other hand she had zero reasons to not want to end up with Logan. I was just thinking, "who cares? You two like each other!" I found her just a really frustrating character to read about. The stuff with her family was interesting, but it felt like it was kind of glossed over and is just in the background.

I really felt for Logan in this book, I have no idea what is must be like to train and scrap to get your spot in the NHL and then it all be over after one hit. This is probably why I am very stressed whenever my favorite Flyers rookies take bad hits on the ice. I love watching them play so much, I don't want them to have to deal with what Logan has to deal with at such a young age. (Looking at you Eric Wellwood 😢). I really could understand Logan's struggles a lot, so when he gets good news in the end of the book, I was really happy for him, but the way Dawn acts about it rubbed me the wrong way.

If you are looking for a book with a happy ending, never fear, like the rest of this series things work out in the end. Which is the type of romance books I am interested in! I'm not sure if Cameron is going to write anymore in this series, it kind of feels like at this point it is done, but I've really enjoyed the series so far.

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