Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Book Review: 'Breaking Beast' by Izzy Sweet

Ohio author Izzy Sweet is another pen name for Sara Page: Izzy writes Contemporary Romance and Sara writes Paranormal/Science Fiction Romance. To make things more mysterious Izzy’s co-author is Sean Moriarty about whom ether is no biographical data at all! So step into the make believe world of two very fine writers with their own ego quandaries!

Listed as a MMA Sports genre there is much more to it than just the manner of audience sports. Christy and Alex are two very well drawn people who face problems that appear insurmountable but in the end the story works out well.

The synopsis outlines the destiny of these two characters well – ‘He's determined to protect her, even if it breaks him. Alex - Life's been pretty damn good to me. As the reigning middleweight champion, I've got money, power and fame. Not to mention a surplus of women willing to jump into my bed. All in all, I've got few complaints. I'm just living the dream... then Christy falls into my lap. She's young, vulnerable, and innocent. And she has enough on her that plate that she doesn't need any grief from an old bastard like me. But she's the most beautiful woman I've ever laid eyes on. I can't stop myself from wanting her, even though there's more than a decade between us. I'm trying hard to keep my hands to myself, but she's proving to be a temptation too great to resist...Christy - The moment I celebrated my eighteenth birthday I became broke and homeless. Driven from the only home I've ever known by my crazy stepbrother -- I was lost, just trying to survive, but determined to make it. Alex stumbled upon me in my darkest hour, and he's taken me into his home. He's given me food, shelter and a fighting chance. Living with him though, I can't stop myself from falling for him. But he looks at me like I'm a little kid that needs to be protected. He thinks I'm too young, but I'm old enough to know that I want him to be both my first and my last.’

Age differences, living situations differences and more seem to stand in the way, but need and lust and longing are erased by the powerful relationship this story relates. Grady Harp, April 17

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