Break on Through, Book 3
January 17, 2017
Sometimes the best thing a good girl can do is make a bad decision.
Jessica has always been the girl with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, only dating the “nice guys”. But when rough-around-the-edges Viking-biker-god, Mad Max, and his precocious little girl move onto her street, Jessica falls hard and fast for both of them. Max is no stranger to women wanting to share his bed—and he’s always been more than happy to oblige them all. He’s lived wild all his life—that is, until a daughter shows up on his doorstep and he meets a redheaded angel down the block.
There’s nothing more he wants than to claim Jessica as his, to bring the gorgeous spitfire to his bed. But a man like him doesn’t get a happy ending with a woman like her. He’s got a whole other life, one he’s kept secret for good reason. If Jessica found out what he really is, there’s no way she could love him. He should keep his hands to himself. But he’s Mad Max—he’s never done the right thing, and he’s not going to start now.
Warning: Contains a dominating alpha male who’s a lot more than he seems, and a good girl with a swirl of flavors under her vanilla
About the Author
A woman with the heart of a revolutionary,
The mind of a pragmatist,
And the inappropriate humor of your tipsy BFF…
Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. Along the way, she has worked as a community organizer, an art teacher, a popular blogger, and a crisis counselor (to name a few). All the while, longing to have the guts and follow-through to do what she really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and she’s tickled hot pink.
When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh ’til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil’ town, Vienna, Virginia.
The minute I read the synopsis for this book I wanted it in my hands ASAP. You have a girl described as always having her nose in a book and her head in the clouds who meets a Viking-biker-god who also has a daughter. Umm who wouldn’t want to read this book. Basically, this book had my name written ALL over it.
Not only is Jessica a reader but she is also a hopeless romantic which made me believe she and I were like twins. The fact that she falls in love with a tough, alpha male who rides a motorcycle just made my heart swoon even more, bringing out some serious Sons of Anarchy vibes (Jax Teller anyone?).
I will say that I had read the previous two books in this series before reading Girl Breaker so I had a bit more context going into this book in regards to Jessica and Max’s relationship as there is an event in the second book that brings them together, but not in a relationship, for a brief period of time. For those who might not have the previous context, the book clues you in as you go along so you aren’t left wondering how things came about. I think it is important to note that while they finally get together in this book, Jessica and Max knew each other for four months prior to where this book starts off. This was important for me because their relationship definitely develops quickly. Without the knowledge of those previous four months of knowing one another when Jessica, who is a teacher, was tutoring Piper, Max’s daughter, I would see their relationship as one moving too quickly possibly going down the route of insta-love. But, that is definitely not the case here.
I had really high hopes for this third book in the Break on Through series after the second book fell flat for me and, of course, after reading its synopsis. I am excited to say that Girl Breaker did not disappoint. The first chapter was all the confirmation I needed as we see Jessica finally grow a spine and speak her mind to Max who tries explain to her why he isn’t the right man for her after months of dancing around their attraction for one another. Jessica definitely portrays the good girl against Mad Max’s bad boy image as she is known to never swear or speak up unless it is something she is passionate about. And boy does she let Max know just how wrong he is, allowing their sexual tension to ooze off the page.
“And by the way, for the record?” I took a couple steps into his space this time. “Just because a woman doesn’t like to let it all hang out doesn’t mean she isn’t wild. Don’t let the long skirts and laced-up boots fool you. If you were to get even a li’l taste of me, you would’ve discovered under my vanilla is a whole swirl of different flavors.” I grabbed his belt buckle and pulled him to me. “And all of them are very kink-friendly, just dying for the right man to own me.”
While Jessica and Max’s relationship definitely held my attention, there were just a few things that I wanted more out of this story. The sexual tension and overall connection that Jessica and Max have, which only grows as the story unfolds, is definitely there, but after that fiery banter back and forth in the first chapter I expected quite a few hot and heavy sex scenes given how built up their getting together seemed to be. And while there definitely was at least one moment between the two of them, a majority of their intimate moments were eluded to and not explained in explicit detail. Now this did not at all detract from my reading experience because I realized over time Jessica and Max’s intimate moments that did not take place in the bedroom held more weight in regards to their story as they had some obstacles to overcome. In the end, it would have been nice to have some more hot and heavy scenes between these two but I enjoyed their more emotional, intimate moments just as much.
Jessica and Max were definitely my favorite couple out of the three books but just like the previous two books, I wanted more. While I didn’t feel like this book was too short, I did think that the story itself could be stretched out a little. The pacing was great until we got towards the end where it seemed like the conflict just sprang up out of nowhere. Shortly after, the climax happened in regards to the conflict and then it all just wrapped up nicely in the epilogue. It seemed a little too choppy towards the end which I think could have been smoothed out if the storyline was expanded upon a little bit.
Despite the few issues I had, I absolutely adored Jessica and Max’s story. Their coming together as a couple was not an easy one as trust had to be gained all while some secrets of Max’s came out in the process. But their love was an adventure, a kink-friendly one at that, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
If you are looking for a romance with a tough, alpha male, who happens to ride a motorcycle, that is hot and heavy but also full of emotion, then check out Girl Breaker.
AND, if you enjoy Jessica and Max’s story, then definitely check out the first two books in the series, Rule Breaker and Heart Breaker.