Breakaway (Opposites Attract #1)
A Gay Sports Romance With Sam’s help I’d improve my grades and stay on the team. What neither of us expected is that after studying, there was more I could teach him. After Jayden’s father died, he felt lost and alone. Nothing made sense to him anymore except for the ice and skating. It was there he could lose himself. With playoffs approaching everything he had worked so hard to achieve was in jeopardy. With stunning blue eyes shining behind glasses, timid and unsure, Sam and he came from opposite worlds. Sam’s job was to help Jayden improve himself. Jayden’s job became to show Sam who he really was. As much as neither of them ever wanted to admit it, they both needed someone. Breakaway is a gay love story with characters that come alive off the page and stay with you long after the story has ended. This story may take place on the ice, but its details are steamy and hot.

Breakaway (Opposites Attract #1) Details

TitleBreakaway (Opposites Attract #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 28th, 2018
Rating
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Romance, M M Romance, Pop Culture, Geek, Academic, College

Breakaway (Opposites Attract #1) Review

  • Fatimama
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not a fan of YA/NA but I didn’t hate it. The book had potential but just not fully fleshed out. Also, it didn’t have an epilogue or some long term update on their relationship. This could have benefitted from being a longer book. I hope the author improves his style.
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  • Bo
    January 1, 1970
    If I had to have a header for the title of this review... It would be "Potential Unrealized." I really liked the premise, but it was poorly executed. We have Hayden who is not your typical "jock". He's kind and doesn't judge people by appearances, or so he says. However, his inner ramblings sometimes contradict that statement. Then we have Sam who is actually more hostile to Hayden for being an athlete. He acts more elitist and snobby than Hayden does. However, the icing on the cake... there is If I had to have a header for the title of this review... It would be "Potential Unrealized." I really liked the premise, but it was poorly executed. We have Hayden who is not your typical "jock". He's kind and doesn't judge people by appearances, or so he says. However, his inner ramblings sometimes contradict that statement. Then we have Sam who is actually more hostile to Hayden for being an athlete. He acts more elitist and snobby than Hayden does. However, the icing on the cake... there is no explanation for their attraction. They meet and somehow, for some reason they like each other!? WTF! Why!? There really was great potential, but it just didn't work. I think the book needed to be twice as long.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Got about 10 pages into this cringefest and abandoned ship. Setting up the characters based on jock and geek stereotypes didn't bode well, and coupled with frat bros, bro codes, "dumpy" librarians, and geeks who would've been shoved into lockers, the whole affair was way too high school for me. "You want to pass college, don't you?" While that might not be an exact quote, I'm pretty sure no one says that. Ever. "Pass college." You might say "pass this class/course/not fail out of college/etc." b Got about 10 pages into this cringefest and abandoned ship. Setting up the characters based on jock and geek stereotypes didn't bode well, and coupled with frat bros, bro codes, "dumpy" librarians, and geeks who would've been shoved into lockers, the whole affair was way too high school for me. "You want to pass college, don't you?" While that might not be an exact quote, I'm pretty sure no one says that. Ever. "Pass college." You might say "pass this class/course/not fail out of college/etc." but "pass college" is just weird.The writing felt amateurish and young, which contributed to the characters feeling two dimensional and stereotypical.
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  • Em
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this So much better than the usual jock/geek story, actual human beings inhabit this book. I really enjoyed this little gem
  • John-Torleif Harris
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved Sam and Jayden in this book. At first, I worried that Jayden was being a bit of a predator, but I was happy to see how skillfully Mr. Alexander was able to pivot that into a dominant, but caring, behavior. I liked that Sam wasn’t a doormat to Jayden’s plans, but that he was merely inexperienced.Jayden really showed a great strength of character in this book as he allowed Sam to work through his emotions and reactions. Jayden didn’t swoop in and try to make choices for Sam, and I absolutely loved Sam and Jayden in this book. At first, I worried that Jayden was being a bit of a predator, but I was happy to see how skillfully Mr. Alexander was able to pivot that into a dominant, but caring, behavior. I liked that Sam wasn’t a doormat to Jayden’s plans, but that he was merely inexperienced.Jayden really showed a great strength of character in this book as he allowed Sam to work through his emotions and reactions. Jayden didn’t swoop in and try to make choices for Sam, and he didn’t leave him to figure things out on his own in isolation, but instead, Jayden supported Sam every way he knew how to do, to help him learn that he was strong and worthy of Jayden’s love.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable storyR.A. is a new author to me. His intro came from an author I follow so I took the plunge and am happy that I did.This was an enjoyable short story with engaging characters. Jocks and geeks. Definitely a spotlight on opposites attracting, although once they come out of their usual comfort zones they mesh very well. I especially liked the accepting camaraderie of Jayden's hockey team. It's refreshing to see the a normally portrayed homophobic group stand by their teammate and friend. Enjoyable storyR.A. is a new author to me. His intro came from an author I follow so I took the plunge and am happy that I did.This was an enjoyable short story with engaging characters. Jocks and geeks. Definitely a spotlight on opposites attracting, although once they come out of their usual comfort zones they mesh very well. I especially liked the accepting camaraderie of Jayden's hockey team. It's refreshing to see the a normally portrayed homophobic group stand by their teammate and friend. Hopefully, this encompassing attitude will become the norm. And not just in books!I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
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  • Angel
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit that I was surprised by this book. It definitely caught me off guard with the sincere emotions coming from the MC Jayden. Breakaway would definitely be even better with a dual point of view with Sam so we could see more of how everything affected him. But nonetheless I would still recommend this as a good short read. 3.5-4 stars
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  • Rhonda Caston
    January 1, 1970
    Jocks and Geeks ...gotta love emLove this book...sweet and touching. Loved that the Jock feel so fast...and had to really work for his happily ever after. It is a different take on a classic dynamic. Well worth the read.
  • Kk
    January 1, 1970
    Nice cute short story
  • Simone
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 stars
  • Sandra Singleton
    January 1, 1970
    https://www.amazon.com/review/R22DQIA...
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