Breakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4)
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. 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…

Breakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4) Details

TitleBreakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 14th, 2017
PublisherEntangled: Crush
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports, Hockey

Breakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4) Review

  • D.M.
    January 1, 1970
    Another fabulous book by Cate Cameron. I'm loving this series. It's original and fun.Dawn is trying to escape Hockey. She lives in a town which sleeps, breathes, and suffocates you with Hockey. After breaking up with her hockey loving ex-boyfriend, Dawn wants to try, and avoid the sport. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.Logan is new in town. He is also trying to escape his life. After an injury, he has had to find a new way to live. His dad has helped by enrolling him to help out at Another fabulous book by Cate Cameron. I'm loving this series. It's original and fun.Dawn is trying to escape Hockey. She lives in a town which sleeps, breathes, and suffocates you with Hockey. After breaking up with her hockey loving ex-boyfriend, Dawn wants to try, and avoid the sport. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.Logan is new in town. He is also trying to escape his life. After an injury, he has had to find a new way to live. His dad has helped by enrolling him to help out at a sports camp. Just like Dawn, he is trying to avoid all things related to Hockey. She is a breath of fresh air, and Logan cannot get enough of her. Logan may be avoiding Hockey and teaching golf, but that doesn't mean it won't catch up with him. Golf is where his summer romance is, and she helps him forget his troubles. Will Dawn be understanding or will she run when she finds out who he really is?I loved this book just like the others I have read in the series. I've added Centre Ice to my read list, as I know it will be good, and I haven't read it yet. These books briefly feature the characters from the other books, however, they do not need to be read in order. They are all standalone stories.Dawn is fun and loveable. She wants to stand on her own two feet, she is ambitious and wants to be independent. This is basically my favourite kind of female lead in books. Logan is sweet, fun, and the perfect summer boyfriend. Hopefully, he can be so much more.5 stars out of 5. I received an ARC in exchange for a fair review.
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    Logan Balanchuk was a first round NHL draft for Montreal until he was badly injured in his first game and told he would never play again. Now after months of physiotherapy and counselling and surgeries he has come to Corrigan Falls to work as a camp aide, but strictly no hockey of any kind. He knows its not a real job, he's only employed as a favour to his famous NHL father but baby steps right?Dawn broke up with her hockey playing high school boyfriend six months before he got selected for the Logan Balanchuk was a first round NHL draft for Montreal until he was badly injured in his first game and told he would never play again. Now after months of physiotherapy and counselling and surgeries he has come to Corrigan Falls to work as a camp aide, but strictly no hockey of any kind. He knows its not a real job, he's only employed as a favour to his famous NHL father but baby steps right?Dawn broke up with her hockey playing high school boyfriend six months before he got selected for the draft. She doesn't regret her decision for a minute, she felt she was losing her identity as anyone other than Toby Cooper's girlfriend, cheerleader and groupie. Although disliking hockey in a town as obsessed as Corrigan Falls makes Dawn a bit of a pariah. When Dawn and Logan first meet it seems like a match made in heaven, a girl who doesn't like hockey and a boy who doesn't want to talk about hockey. But the past has a funny way of creeping up on you.Loved it. Loved Dawn, loved Logan, loved Dawn's friends, loved the mature way in which both Dawn and Logan reacted when things didn't go their way. Loved that there was no animosity between Dawn and Toby. Maybe it was all a little too perfect but after the week I've had all I wanted was to sink into a gentle NA romantic novella with people that make me feel better about humanity.Although this is the fourth book in the series I have not read any of the others and this can definitely be read as a stand-alone.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.Bumped for release.
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  • Sam Kozbial
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 3.5 StarsThis book was a fun and sweet read, and an interesting look at what it's like to be the hockey girlfriend. Dawn was a little angsty as she was facing so many life changes and feeling a little "undefined". Until a few months ago, she had be a hockey girlfriend, but she left that life behind as she felt she was disappearing into that role. Logan was in Corrigan Falls trying to forget hockey after a severe injury cut her career short. With both Dawn and Logan wanting to avoid hocke Rating: 3.5 StarsThis book was a fun and sweet read, and an interesting look at what it's like to be the hockey girlfriend. Dawn was a little angsty as she was facing so many life changes and feeling a little "undefined". Until a few months ago, she had be a hockey girlfriend, but she left that life behind as she felt she was disappearing into that role. Logan was in Corrigan Falls trying to forget hockey after a severe injury cut her career short. With both Dawn and Logan wanting to avoid hockey, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Things I liked:Logan was fabulous. I found him charming and loved his relationship with his parents. Once he started being honest, he couldn't stop, and I always appreciate that. He was all in from the start, and put it all out there for Dawn. It was agonizing for me when she was resisting him. He was also struggling with his identity. He had been playing hockey since he was three years old, and now, at 18 he was sort of at a loss. He didn't expect to have to face life after hockey so soon. He sort of broke my heart a little for him. Like I said, Dawn was angsty, and I sort of understood a little of it, but when we finally found out what she had been struggling with, I had a lot of empathy for her. I loved Mrs. McMann! She was so fun and feisty. I didn't quite understand her purpose, but later, she shares her own love story with Dawn, and it become abundantly clear why she was incorporated in the story, and I thought it was a brilliant choice. I thought the end was sort of fun. It was great bringing all the character in the series back in that venue. This sort of this is what I love about companion novels. That peek at past couples and feeling like I am catching up with old friends. Overall: A sweet and fun story about breaking away from your past and looking toward your future. **I would like to thank the publisher for the advanced copy of this book.BLOG|INSTAGRAM|BLOGLOVIN| FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Victoria Bunce
    January 1, 1970
    Please note: I received BREAKAWAY from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and the author.BREAKAWAY deserves Five Stars! Here’s why: BREAKAWAY (love the title, by the way – so apropos) has all the hallmarks of a fabulous YA novel: well-developed primary and secondary characters, realistic situations, passion for life and the world, plus just enough teenage angst to keep it real without bogging down the plot with a lot of narrative. Cate Cameron did a fantastic Please note: I received BREAKAWAY from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and the author.BREAKAWAY deserves Five Stars! Here’s why: BREAKAWAY (love the title, by the way – so apropos) has all the hallmarks of a fabulous YA novel: well-developed primary and secondary characters, realistic situations, passion for life and the world, plus just enough teenage angst to keep it real without bogging down the plot with a lot of narrative. Cate Cameron did a fantastic job with developing each one of her characters. Even though this is not the first book in the series, BREAKAWAY can be read as a standalone story and I will definitely be purchasing more of her books to learn about the supporting characters from this one.BREAKAWAY affected me in ways I didn’t fully expect. At first, I thought Dawn was a little rough around the edges with her steadfast refusal to have anything to do with hockey. I expected her stance on hockey to annoy me, but what I soon realized was that no matter how much time has progressed as far as women’s liberation, we still have to fight for our own identity, even battling loved ones for the right to explore our own dreams; even when we have no clue what that vision might be just yet. I work with teens and the struggle is real. Parents just want their children to have a better life than they did, and sometimes, it’s hard to look at the forest through the trees. Children, on the other hand, have to learn how to cut those apron strings binding them to the love and security of their parents and eventually find their own way in the world. Logan has a similar struggle, but for different reasons. What happens when you have a goal your whole life, plus the unconditional support and love of your parents, but then that dream disintegrates right before your eyes? Suddenly, your identity is no longer wrapped up in that goal and your dreams are ripped out from underneath you. Logan no longer has the passion for hockey to fuel his day. He has nothing to look forward to until a chance encounter with Dawn sets his tilted world back on its axis.I’m not a big fan of insta-love, but the whip-smart dialogue and the way Dawn and Logan come together works extremely well. Sometimes, you come across a person you’ve just met, and without a shred of doubt, you just know that he or she will play a significant role in your life. The world just divides into before and after meeting this person. And, that’s how I became enthralled with BREAKAWAY and gave it five stars. Highly recommend.
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  • Nikk
    January 1, 1970
    Review first published on Realm of the Sapphired Dragon on Monday 21st August 2017**Received from Entangled Publishing, LLC via Netgalley in return for an honest review **I love this series! I always devour each book in one sitting and i am so glad that Dawn finally got her own book. We had met Dawn before in the previous books, first as Toby's girl friend and then as his ex and it only seemed right that we got to read her story too. Dawn has vowed to never again date a hockey player. After bei Review first published on Realm of the Sapphired Dragon on Monday 21st August 2017**Received from Entangled Publishing, LLC via Netgalley in return for an honest review **I love this series! I always devour each book in one sitting and i am so glad that Dawn finally got her own book. We had met Dawn before in the previous books, first as Toby's girl friend and then as his ex and it only seemed right that we got to read her story too. Dawn has vowed to never again date a hockey player. After being the other half of a rising hockey star in a town where hockey is everything, Dawn has always wanted to shine for her herself rather than who she was dating and she thinks she has found that with summer newcomer to Corrigan Falls, Logan. However Logan is actually an ex NHL player who had a career ending injury in his first NHL game and is still coming to grips with his new reality without hockey.I really liked Dawn and her determination to make something of herself under her own steam rather than of the back of who she is dating and she made for an incredibly likeable and strong character who was immensely readable and intriguing to learn more about. Logan was charming and complex and sweet and also compelling to read about as he dealt with his new reality of his life and was finally starting to put the pieces of his life back together. As a couple I felt the chemistry from the start and liked the way their romance unfolded. As always the peripheral characters were all well developed and vibrant and it was nice to check in previous characters of earlier books as well as meet some brand new characters as well.One of the things I love about this series is the emotional journey they take me on. Ms cameron's writing really connects you to her characters and makes you care what happens with them and follow their steps for better or for worse. This story was no different and left me satisfied at the way the story turned out.Overall this was another great instalment of an incredibly enjoyable series and author i look forward to reading more of.Happy to give this book 4 stars.Sapphired Dragon xx
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    My review is really similar to "Winging It", although I liked this story better.I was a huge fan of Logan at first, but as the story went on I wasn't that into him anymore. At first he seemed he was a cute, funny and charming guy, but (I don't really know what it is) his character changed a bit (and not in a positive way).Dawn is a bit of a complicated Person, I was ok with her as a main character and as the story went on I grew to her Point of view and I ended up liking her a bit more.My favour My review is really similar to "Winging It", although I liked this story better.I was a huge fan of Logan at first, but as the story went on I wasn't that into him anymore. At first he seemed he was a cute, funny and charming guy, but (I don't really know what it is) his character changed a bit (and not in a positive way).Dawn is a bit of a complicated Person, I was ok with her as a main character and as the story went on I grew to her Point of view and I ended up liking her a bit more.My favourite Person was Mrs. McCann, she is the most interesting and fun person on the crew.The story of Logan and Dawn is a bit cheesy and cliché (just like the rest of the series) but it is a fun and quick and enjoyable read.
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  • Tara
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Entangled for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.I love Cate Cameron and the fourth book in her "Corona Falls Raiders" series did not disappoint. I was worried at first because the summary of the book didn't sound that interesting. I was also worried when the book started out a little slow, but Cate did not disappoint. I loved the ending, I loved the characters, and I am happy to give the book 5 stars. Also, Cate needs to make sure she writes about Oliver and Scott next, because Thank you Entangled for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.I love Cate Cameron and the fourth book in her "Corona Falls Raiders" series did not disappoint. I was worried at first because the summary of the book didn't sound that interesting. I was also worried when the book started out a little slow, but Cate did not disappoint. I loved the ending, I loved the characters, and I am happy to give the book 5 stars. Also, Cate needs to make sure she writes about Oliver and Scott next, because I need to see that pair together.
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  • Jennifer Shanahan
    January 1, 1970
    I got this as an ARC from NetGalley. I liked this book because it had all the elements that I like in a YA novel. First person, alternating chapters between the main characters et al. I liked Logan and I loved Dawn but I guess I just didn't feel it between the two of them. I haven read the first 3 books in the series which maybe would have helped...it was a cute story and they were a nice couple but guess the chemistry just wasn't there between Logan and Dawn...not terrible but not the best stor I got this as an ARC from NetGalley. I liked this book because it had all the elements that I like in a YA novel. First person, alternating chapters between the main characters et al. I liked Logan and I loved Dawn but I guess I just didn't feel it between the two of them. I haven read the first 3 books in the series which maybe would have helped...it was a cute story and they were a nice couple but guess the chemistry just wasn't there between Logan and Dawn...not terrible but not the best story either...
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  • Sue @crushingcinders Holmes
    January 1, 1970
    I was voluntarily provided a complimentary review copy by the publisher.DNF. I had no connection with characters. I didn't feel the romance was real there was no spark.
  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Breakaway by CateCameron is a delightful YA contemporary romance. I love this genre, but Dawn, the female lead got on my nerves. I understand why she was so set in her beliefs, but it went on a little too long for me. Loved Logan, the male lead, which made it worth reading.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Briana
    January 1, 1970
    This book did not disappoint! I received an ARC.Having read all of the other books in the series and loving teen sports romances, I was waiting for Cate to release another. I always wanted Dawn to to get her own book and this is exactly what I was looking for. Logan was a nice fresh face in the Corrigan Falls world and it was great to see where Dawn ends up. I loved the story line and the growth of both Logan and Dawn. I read the book in one sitting and would absolutely recommend!Perfect for som This book did not disappoint! I received an ARC.Having read all of the other books in the series and loving teen sports romances, I was waiting for Cate to release another. I always wanted Dawn to to get her own book and this is exactly what I was looking for. Logan was a nice fresh face in the Corrigan Falls world and it was great to see where Dawn ends up. I loved the story line and the growth of both Logan and Dawn. I read the book in one sitting and would absolutely recommend!Perfect for someone who like sports related, teen, contemporary romances.
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  • Eva
    January 1, 1970
    when logan balanchuk shows up in corrigan falls he believes a knee injury has destroyed his chance for a career in the nhl. when he meets dawn, a hockey hating local girl who plans to move out of town first chance she gets, he's drawn to her. and part of the appeal is that she isn't hockey mad. but she's also fun and sexy and real. being with her makes him forget his disappointments.because dawn wants something more for herself. she's constantly challenging herself to try new things. leaving beh when logan balanchuk shows up in corrigan falls he believes a knee injury has destroyed his chance for a career in the nhl. when he meets dawn, a hockey hating local girl who plans to move out of town first chance she gets, he's drawn to her. and part of the appeal is that she isn't hockey mad. but she's also fun and sexy and real. being with her makes him forget his disappointments.because dawn wants something more for herself. she's constantly challenging herself to try new things. leaving behind a steady summer job for one that will teach her something new every day. this appeals to logan because he is also figuring himself out. at first the disappointment of losing hockey keeps him away from the sport. but he's volunteering as the golf instructor at a local hockey camp, and it's only a matter of time before he gets sucked back in again.what he learns is that hockey is a fundamental part of who he is. and dawn isn't sure how she feels about that. she already did the hockey girlfriend thing once, and it felt like all things hockey consumed her then and she wants something more for herself.but she also wants logan. because he is sweet and funny and the way he loves her feels so right. and logan knows that dawn is who he wants with him as he figures out where hockey will end up in his life. and the connection between dawn and logan is so strong you know that they will work it all out. hockey doesn't have to be the thing that kills their relationship. and how they commit to being together is so perfect. i pretty much loved everything about breakaway.**breakaway will publish on august 14, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (crush) in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I was provided an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!First of all, let me just be honest with you guys: if you can't tell by my profile picture, I'm a big hockey fan. So when the chance to review this book came up as an option, I naturally took it. I'm pretty happy I did too, because I really enjoyed this book! It combined a few things I love such as hockey, fluff, and complicated teen relationships. So an all around winner!I had no idea going in that this bo Note: I was provided an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!First of all, let me just be honest with you guys: if you can't tell by my profile picture, I'm a big hockey fan. So when the chance to review this book came up as an option, I naturally took it. I'm pretty happy I did too, because I really enjoyed this book! It combined a few things I love such as hockey, fluff, and complicated teen relationships. So an all around winner!I had no idea going in that this book was fourth in a series, but for me that didn't detract from the book itself at all. I was able to dive right into the world, because the author did a good job (at least for me) of explaining the MC's, who they were, and what their previous situations had been. Primarily it was a cute book with a whole lots of sports talk thrown in, which I really liked on a personal level. I would highly recommend this to fellow hockey/YA romance lit lovers.
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a cute and quick read. I liked how the point of views alternated between the two main characters. It was such a great read. I loved it.
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 3.5 starsI have mentioned before that my so-called ‘guilty pleasure’ when it comes to reading is ice hockey romance so when the opportunity came up on NetGalley to request a YA ice hockey romance, I was sold and hit the request button straight away. It slipped my mind that this was the fourth book in a series at the time but I thought I would give it a go anyway (due to my self imposed book buying hiatus) and then if I liked it, I would buy the rest. The love interests met through Actual rating: 3.5 starsI have mentioned before that my so-called ‘guilty pleasure’ when it comes to reading is ice hockey romance so when the opportunity came up on NetGalley to request a YA ice hockey romance, I was sold and hit the request button straight away. It slipped my mind that this was the fourth book in a series at the time but I thought I would give it a go anyway (due to my self imposed book buying hiatus) and then if I liked it, I would buy the rest. The love interests met through a near disastrous skinny dipping incident and, having not seen that scenario in a book before, it made me chuckle and smile whilst reading it which was nice. We have Dawn, a girl who recently dumped her childhood sweetheart that was being drafted into the NHL because she was fed up of being known as only being the hockey players girlfriend, and Logan, an ex-NHL player who in his first game had a massive knee injury that took him off the ice making him have an identity crisis at eighteen years old but he is a massive cinnamon roll and I loved him. It was meant to be a summer romance until a thing happened which caused some drama - like all good romance novels! - but I found it really refreshing that, even though they are in their late teens, they dealt with it like adults and a lot more maturely than I have seen in other books of this ilk. There is insta-love in this which I usually cannot stand but for some reason, I actually liked it here! There is a first time for everything! I think it might be because the characters are in their late teens and it was just believable. You always hear of people getting into summer flings and it just made sense.It isn't an explicit book by any stretch of the imagination and it was a nice, easy read. I definitely will be buying the earlier books in the series once my hiatus ends but, take it from me, you don't need to as it is easily read as a standalone - kudos to Cate Cameron for making it that way!The thing that made this book, for me anyway, was the side characters and I would urge you to read it for them alone. Mrs McCann is the best 86-year old that I have ever read and I want to be her friend, and I wouldn't expect her to pay me to do so either! Every book needs a Mrs McCann. Thank you to the publishing company for approving my eARC request in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and please don't let them alter yours too much!
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  • CK
    January 1, 1970
    This review first appeared on Wayward Kitsune.I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After weeks of toiling, it’s always nice to unwind and curl up with a short and straightforward book. Much better if the said book doesn’t need a lot of mental gymnastics. Thankfully, Breakaway managed to be the perfect book to curl up with. It was a pleasant surprise considering that the book’s premis This review first appeared on Wayward Kitsune.I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After weeks of toiling, it’s always nice to unwind and curl up with a short and straightforward book. Much better if the said book doesn’t need a lot of mental gymnastics. Thankfully, Breakaway managed to be the perfect book to curl up with. It was a pleasant surprise considering that the book’s premise screams loudly of cliché. Well, it is. We’ve got a female heroine who’s struggling to make her mark in the world after realizing that she had spent a large part of her life being the shadow of her famous boyfriend. And a male protag who already had the world at his feet but due to an injury, he’s back to finding his new purpose in life. And you know what happens next.There was the usual angst, the I’ve-got-issues-let’s-breakup scenario, the soul searching moments…yada, yada, yada…But hey, the wonderful execution compensated for all of that. Breakaway is also fast-paced and the drama was kept to a minimum.There are, however, some things that I need to nitpick. For example, I would have loved to explore Cate’s world of Hockey because this book just gave us glimpses of what hockey is from her perspective. I suddenly missed Miranda Kenneally’s way of writing sporty books. Second, I was left hanging with the way Cameron handled Dawn’s relationship with her parents. That scene where Dawn and her mother had a confrontation in the kitchen felt so awkward… like it just came out from nowhere and the book ended without giving it some sort of closure. And lastly, Corrigan Falls seems a very lovely place, it’s sad that Cate’s writing wasn’t able to entice me, even in my imagination, to visit the place.All in all, Breakaway’s a pretty good book and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
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  • Darleen
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Breakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4)Author: Cate CameronRating: 2.5/5Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for letting me receive a digital copy of this book before its official release date.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 intrigu Title: Breakaway (Corrigan Falls Raiders #4)Author: Cate CameronRating: 2.5/5Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for letting me receive a digital copy of this book before its official release date.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 is one of the books that I'd rather not write a review about. While the writing was good, there was still something about it that I didn't like as much as the other novel I've read written by the author ("Playing Defense"). Probably the annoying female main character. Her description didn't fit her I-wanna-control-everything state that magically appeared right around the middle of the book. I was so confused, because I thought Dawn was this confident girl that knew her place and then she wasn't that girl anymore, wanting to be in control all the time, coming up with annoying questions and excuses to be a coward. Not my thing at all.And Logan was too much of a softie to quit charming her. Of course, he's another one of these swoon-worthy book boyfriends, yet I wish he wasn't, because he was way too good for Dawn. He was so good for her and she just wouldn't see it, living in a bubble of negativity while excusing that with wanting to be free. Excuse me, young lady, you're working your ass off to go to college, so you're so lucky to have a cute boyfriend like Logan who'd do anything for you. To me, it seemed like she wanted to keep her options open. Not mainly the boyfriend part, but everything else. Like, a hippie soul without being a hippie. I didn't understand her motives in the least. She didn't want to be a hockery player's girlfriend. Well, I think she was basically the only one that would have thought of herself that way.I'm not exactly a fan of ice hockey since it's not a popular sport in my country, so I was glad to find the author keeping it as simple with the professional sports language as possible. Still, I liked seeing glimpses of Logan's carreer that made the reader dive into the ice hockey world without experiencing it first hand.To be honest, I think Dawn and Logan kicked off a bit too soon. I can see why they did, the story was build on their chemistry and all that, but still... It was like so many things suddenly happened at once and there wasn't enough time to include it, so it had to happen at the exact same time, having the reader confused at times. Or maybe it was just Logan's life that was a bit too much to handle. Broken knee, new job, new girlfriend and then the news he never expected. Meanwhile, there isn't much action for Dawn except the three jobs she's struggling with. I kind of missed a story for her, but then again her problems of wanting to be herself without depending on anyone was her own story.So, the story had potential, definitely, yes. And I liked the writing as well. It was the speed, Dawn and perhaps a few too many details that have my opinion being not the best. If you've already started reading this ice hockey series, you should read this one as well. If you're a fan of sports novels, you shouldn't miss this one either.
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  • Beaches&Books
    January 1, 1970
    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. 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 tin 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. 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 thoughtI really enjoy reading sports romance books, especially hockey romance. They have always been my top picks. So when I read this book I was a little disappointed with the characters, I kept hoping for more. More about Logan, more about Dawn, more all the way around. I didn't really feel like I was connected to them that much. Even though I felt slightly disappointed I still mostly enjoyed the book. This is the first book I have read by Cate Cameron. Even though this was not one of my top favorites, I will definitely will try another book in the series, maybe that's how they all are? Quick in and out type reads, nothing to in depth or involved. Thanks to Cate Cameron and netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review
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  • Gata Leitora / Cat reader
    January 1, 1970
    Dawn is in crisis because of all the pressure her parents are putting on her for breaking up withToby, star of her town's hockey team. She finished because she tired of just being Toby's girlfriend, she wants to have her own identity and strength, does not want to live in the shadows of her boyfriend and is tired of just talking about hockey in her city. Getting ready to go to college, she works in 3 different jobs to have money to afford her dream.Logan is in town to work in a summer camp, afte Dawn is in crisis because of all the pressure her parents are putting on her for breaking up withToby, star of her town's hockey team. She finished because she tired of just being Toby's girlfriend, she wants to have her own identity and strength, does not want to live in the shadows of her boyfriend and is tired of just talking about hockey in her city. Getting ready to go to college, she works in 3 different jobs to have money to afford her dream.Logan is in town to work in a summer camp, after he was seriously injured in a hockey game, he does not want to talk about the tragic way that his dreams was destroyed .The two end up getting to know each other and the attraction is strong, as they know each other they discover that this summer romance may be something more. But when a news reaches them, everything can change.I really enjoyed the plot, the characters and the way Logan fights for what he really loves, but Dawn got me a little tired with her idea of not dating a hockey player.I loved the epilogue and the title.THE BOOK HAS GREAT MESSAGES of strength, love and resilience.
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  • Taylor B
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a review. 3.5 StarsThis is a cute boy-meets-girl novel. Dawn and Logan are both teenagers in transitional phases of their lives and aren't quite sure what the future holds for them. Dawn is only sure that she wants to leave for college, while Logan (a former-injured-NHL-star) has a bum knee that he thinks has ended his hockey career. They meet in the small town where Dawn lives and they begin what Dawn believes to be a summer fling. While I liked this bo ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a review. 3.5 StarsThis is a cute boy-meets-girl novel. Dawn and Logan are both teenagers in transitional phases of their lives and aren't quite sure what the future holds for them. Dawn is only sure that she wants to leave for college, while Logan (a former-injured-NHL-star) has a bum knee that he thinks has ended his hockey career. They meet in the small town where Dawn lives and they begin what Dawn believes to be a summer fling. While I liked this book, I thought that Dawn was a little underdeveloped. While she had her reasons for not wanting to be a superstar's girlfriend, I think she stuck to her guns a little too hard. I don't think her viewpoint or way of thinking about life really changed over the course of the novel and then at the end, it's like she did a 180 degree turn and now she's ok with everything going on with Logan. I feel like she wouldn't have come to that conclusion so quickly.Other than that, I liked the premise of the novel and I also love Logan and the secondary characters!
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  • MiekeReads
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed Breakaway and I am sorry that it may be the last of the series. (I honestly want a story about Scott being somewhat reformed.) Anyway, this is a fun and sweet YA Romance and it was a pleasure to read. Dawn deserved her own HEA and she got it with Logan. Both characters were well written and likable. The secondary characters were also great. One of the things I like about the entire Corrigan Falls Raiders series is the fact that the characters, although primarily young, are people who a I enjoyed Breakaway and I am sorry that it may be the last of the series. (I honestly want a story about Scott being somewhat reformed.) Anyway, this is a fun and sweet YA Romance and it was a pleasure to read. Dawn deserved her own HEA and she got it with Logan. Both characters were well written and likable. The secondary characters were also great. One of the things I like about the entire Corrigan Falls Raiders series is the fact that the characters, although primarily young, are people who are just trying to be better human beings. I wouldn't say that this book is terribly memorable, but it is a YA romance and it was a light fun read and a great way to spend an afternoon. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA or NA romance. I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    Not my favourite of the series but still a nice addition.LIKES- I LOVED Logan. I felt for his struggle to have to stop playing a sport he loves. I've been there. It sucks. I think he handled it really well and you could see his character growth.- I really liked how Dawn knew her issues were with herself and not other people. So many times in YA books couples will fight and blame the other person when it's really their own fault. That was never the case here.- Basically all the other side charact Not my favourite of the series but still a nice addition.LIKES- I LOVED Logan. I felt for his struggle to have to stop playing a sport he loves. I've been there. It sucks. I think he handled it really well and you could see his character growth.- I really liked how Dawn knew her issues were with herself and not other people. So many times in YA books couples will fight and blame the other person when it's really their own fault. That was never the case here.- Basically all the other side characters were fantastic. There wasn't a single bad character.DISLIKES- It just wasn't as good as the first three. Possibly because of length? The story went by WAY too fast and could have used some more pages for us to get to know the characters. - Also this was some pretty hardcore insta-love which I sometimes like but not in this case.
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  • Angel - Angel Reads
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at 47%I rarely DNF books. I hate doing it, if I feel like I won't like a book, I put it down and pick it up again later. But this won't be the case with Breakaway. I should have loved this one, it's an ice hockey book. But, it all just fell flat for me. The romance was way to quick. And I had no connection with the characters or any of the storyline. I was also really looking forward to it.
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  • Chrsitina Somerville
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book via NetGallery in exchange for my honest review. This book was just ok for me. I really liked both Logan and Dawn but didn't really feel the connection between them. There were times when they were having a conversation and I was a bit lost as to what they were actually get at. I didn't like that Dawn was so anti hockey. I get where she was coming from but I think she took it a bit far sometimes. This is the first in this series that I have read.
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  • Sabina
    January 1, 1970
    Normally I love all the YA novels about ice hockey or figure skating but I must admit that 'Breakaway' left me highly unimpressed. Swooning moments? No, not really. Gripping plot? Nope. I mean, most of the story was really predictable, no climaxes, no big surprises. I really feel a bit down about it.
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  • Sarah Fairbairn
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy this series and hope that Cate Cameron will continue with it. Every book focuses on a new main character. However, previous main characters still pop up, and it is nice to see how their stories are continuing.
  • Diane Lynch
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • Tami
    January 1, 1970
    3.5YA contemporary romance. Low angst. Nice book.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Originally posted at www.bickeringbookreviews.comDawn is a recent high school graduate waiting out the summer until she can start her first year at McGill University.  She wants to leave behind her small town life in Corrigan Falls, her dysfunctional relationship with her parents, and all things hockey related.  Logan is a former NHL star who after getting hurt in his first game has had to find a new passion in his life.  When the two meet sparks fly but they will have to find a way to get pass Originally posted at www.bickeringbookreviews.comDawn is a recent high school graduate waiting out the summer until she can start her first year at McGill University.  She wants to leave behind her small town life in Corrigan Falls, her dysfunctional relationship with her parents, and all things hockey related.  Logan is a former NHL star who after getting hurt in his first game has had to find a new passion in his life.  When the two meet sparks fly but they will have to find a way to get pass their issues to get to their their happily ever after.This book was all sorts of swoon-worthy. It's just a nice little romance.  I'm sure some people will say that it was predictable and to that I say "Maybe a little...but I don't care!".  Sometimes I just want a nice little romance that's not filled with unnecessary drama.  Sometimes I want something simple and sweet and just a little sugary like the best of cookies and "Breakaway" is the book equivalent of a cookie.   Not super filling but still completely enjoyable and exactly what a good summer romance book should be.  The plot is fast paced and zips along so that it is possible to finish this book in one sitting.  Our love interests are likeable and surprisingly well developed for what could have been a cheesy romance.  I happily followed Dawn's journey of trying to overcome her prejudice of hockey guys.  Logan was easy to like with his perfect blend of damaged mystery boy and flirty lover boy.   Plus, the romance focused on the ahhhhh sweet moments while having just the right amount of sparks to make this a great read for teens or adults who like teen books. This is apparently the fourth book in a series that I completely missed but I am planning on revisiting Corrigan Falls very soon.Bottomline: If you're looking for a fun and flirty romance to read this summer I highly recommend you give "Breakaway" a try.Final Rating: 4 out of 5I received an eARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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