Friday, June 6, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: BREAKING SHAUN by E.M. Abel

BREAKING SHAUN (Breaking Free #2) 



Breaking Shaun was my first book by EM Abel and after such a hot and emotion tugging read, it will definitely not be my last!  I fell in love with the wit, writing style and the story within the first few chapters!  Even though Breaking Shaun is book two in the Breaking Free series (Freeing Asia is book one) you can read it as a stand alone book and not in any way feel like you are missing pieces to this story.  I will be going back to read Freeing Asia though, because I really enjoyed her and Marcus' characters in this book.

EM Abel created a fast paced, dirty-hot and funny story with Breaking Shaun.   I loved the way the characters interacted and connected with each other. The dialogue and witty retorts were very fun (and addicting) to read and kept you on your toes and turning pages.   EM Abel was able to take two characters that wanted the same thing (sex, no strings) and actually turn it into a story that pulls at your heartstrings, makes you groan in frustration but also gives you goosebumps when you read some of the interactions between Shaun and Nicole.  I loved these characters!  This is a series, but even if you read it out of order like me you will find yourself falling in love and really wanting to know more about ALL of the characters in this book.  I can't wait to get more from this cast in upcoming books!  I love an author that can not only deliver a great single story but that can also create magic in a cast of characters that makes you never want to leave.  I will definitely back for more Breaking Free!

Breaking Shaun isn't your typical player meets girl and falls in love story.  It has layers, heart and some emotional twists that will leave you angry then weepy.   EM Abel took a story line that is written a lot and breathed new air into it to make it original and fresh.  The characters are more than they seem (and expect) and have layers/depth of emotion that you don't normally see in New Adult romances these days. 

EM Abel fans you know this is going to be a great book and if you have never read EM Able and are looking for a good summer read, grab Breaking Shaun!  You will fall in love with Shaun and be on the look out for a surfer of your very own!


Some men fall in love and hand their balls over to the first woman who keeps them interested—but not me. Surfing and my freedom are the only two things I’ve ever needed. Meaningless one-night stands are fun, but the drama and jealousy that follows them aren’t worth it. 

Until I met Natalie, I never realized there were women who thought like me. She enjoys sex with no strings, and with a body like that, there isn’t a man around who doesn’t want a piece of her—including me. 

But our friends and relatives all run in the same circles. And we all know friendship and sex leave a mess. Hearts always end up broken. 
I know it. 
But I still want her. 

Sometimes, the things we want don’t always come easily. Every choice, every action has consequences that can change you. 

They can change everything. 
And no matter how fiercely guarded, even the strongest hearts can break.

**WARNING** Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, language and recreational use of marijuana.


“Come with me.” She said as she turned around and went back downstairs.
I followed her into the laundry room where she opened the dryer and took her stuff out. I was too busy staring at her bare ass to realize what she was about to make me do.
“I want you to put this on.” She said, her little black bikini dangling from her fingertips.
I started shaking my head.
“Oh, hell no.”
Natalie’s face got serious and she put her hand on her hip.
“A bet’s a bet. Don’t be a pussy.”
My eyebrows shot up and I gave her a challenging look.
“You better remember this shit later. Those words will come back to haunt you, trust me.”
She smiled as I snatched the scraps of fabric from her hand and tried to figure out how they went. When I got the bottom straight I held it up between us.
“My dick is gonna hang out of this shit.” I said as I moved it in front of my crotch.
Natalie was laughing now and I smiled when I saw how red her face was getting.
“You better hurry up before the pizza gets here.”
I groaned and pushed my board shorts down around my ankles. Natalie kept laughing as she watched me try to get my big feet into the foot holes and pull the bikini bottoms up. They were fucking tiny, my junk was hanging out everywhere.
“Here, let me help you.” She said as she came closer and put her hand on my dick.
“That…is not going to help.”
“Ssshh” she hushed me as she tried tucking my dick into the fabric but her touch was only making it worse.
I could feel myself getting hard.
               “Okay fine!” she said, giving up.   
“Just put the top on. But when the delivery guy gets here I want you to keep a straight face the entire time and ask him if he thinks this color looks good on you.”
Natalie was laughing again before she even finished her sentence. She seemed so young as she covered her mouth like what we were doing was so bad. It was cute to see her having so much fun. I also loved watching her move around in that short dress. Her nipples were hard and her tits were bouncing around a lot.
Baseball. Baseball. Baseball.
               I put my board shorts back on and Natalie helped me tie her bikini top over my chest. It looked so stupid but I made it work. Natalie had fun playing with my hair and swooping it to the side over my forehead. I looked like a manly version of Justin Bieber. It was ridiculous. 



My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer. 

I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. 

I've been passionate about writing since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself since. 

I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.

The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule--"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. 

I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... oh man I should probably stop there. I love a lot of stuff. 



$10 Amazon Gift Card
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3 signed paperbacks of Breaking Shaun
10 ebooks of Breaking Shaun
5 swag packs

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