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Breakaway Hearts (The Kelly Brothers) (Volume 2) Paperback – January 28, 2014
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Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.
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Top Customer Reviews
Hailey Eriksson was left pregnant after their one-night stand and couldn’t get through Ben’s team’s office to let him know of the pregnancy or later when her son, Zack became terminally ill. Because of this she had to put off her dream at a chance to make the Canadian Women’s Olympian Hockey Team. Before his death, Hailey promised Zack she would make the 2014 Olympic Team in Sochi.
This is a timely story with the Olympics starting this week but it doesn’t take place at the Olympics except at the very end. Ben and Hailey’s story is a lesson in regrets, secrets, living with loss, and second chances and is a realistic and well developed story. Crista McHugh did a wonderful job in developing two very sympathetic characters with very real situations.
This is one of those books, where you say “I’m going to finish this chapter and then I’ll go to bed.” I just couldn’t do it and ended the book at 2 AM.
***I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.***
So when I read the synopsis, I thought I was getting a hockey book and a romance...what I feel I got was a drama, with a side of romance and there is some hockey happening. I very much enjoyed how the story opened...straight in to a steamy scene, that sets the tone for the instant chemistry between Hailey and Ben. I even enjoyed the chance encounter 9 years later, after Ben's knee injury. Where the story started to loose me, was the whole Zach storyline. There was no need to throw that in...I just didn't feel that it enhanced the story. I also felt that every time Hailey's character channeled her righteous anger, it was misdirected. She said several times that she couldn't trust him because he left her alone and pregnant. Did we all read the same story???? She left the hotel room while he was sleeping and left no phone number or last name. How was he supposed to find her and why would he assume she got pregnant? He didn't LEAVE her...she left him and an unfortunate situation developed. I also understand her frustration at receiving the letter...but again, if you have something that big to tell someone, did she ever think to hire a lawyer, bet she would've gotten through to him then. That part just really didn't sit right with me. However, I did enjoy Ben and wish there had been more of him and his journey and less of crazy Hailey. In the end, I feel the story worked out, though with some unrealistic bumps along the way. I would've liked more romance and hockey and less sad drama. I will say that the next story in the series sounds amusing and fun and look forward to reading it.
I received this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Hailey Eriksson hasn’t forgotten about Ben, either, but not just because the had one amazing night together. Despite using protection, she had returned home pregnant, and though she’d tried to reach out to him over the years, her letters had gotten her nowhere. Not even when she wrote to tell him their son was dying. And now he’s here, a year too late to meet the boy who changed her life but just in time to turn everything upside down.
There were a few places in the story where things wrapped up just a little too easily. I mean, I’m glad there wasn’t prolonged angst — it wouldn’t have fit with the overall mood. But even though I know it’s fiction, I expected the conflict to be more… well, more of a conflict than an almost instant resolution.
Take the moment Ben found out about his late son, or rather what prevented him from ever knowing about Zach. Surely anger would have been an appropriate reaction. Instead, there was just a strange resignation. He was more upset when he realized the truth about Zach than when he faced the true reason he’d been left in the dark for so long. And at the end, when everything was finally worked out… Is a heartfelt apology really all it takes to resolve emotions to the point that happily ever after is just guaranteed? I’m not so sure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well I liked but have issues with Hailey. To start Ben did not run out and leave her pregnant she snuck away after the one night stand.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mmsd15
Sometimes some comes into your life, and you know they are the one. And sometimes they are taken from your life for one reason or another. Read morePublished 4 months ago by NiceGirlsBkBlog
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Ben is an NHL goalie recuperating from a severe injury. Read more
This is the second book in the Kelly Brothers series and about Ben Kelly, the hockey player. Ben meets Hailey Erikson at a hockey game before he becomes a big name hockey player. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rebecca J. Claxon
I love those Kelly brothers! Hailey is there for Ben and makes him battle his fears and not hide behind his injury. Ben is there for Hailey by making her live again. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susan D
All of the Kelly Brothers Books where every good and hard to put down.Published 8 months ago by Brenda J. Myers
Enjoyed reading about Ben and Hailey romance. A love that through a series events leads them back together after a one time meeting 9 years prior. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Blondie's Review
Olympic hockey player meets an Olympic female hockey player and they but never see each other again for several years.Published 9 months ago by Jannie Annie
Mc Hugh 's books in this Kelly brothers series just keep getting better! Loved it! It's such a touching and heart wrenching story that ultimately leads to love.Published 9 months ago by JennM