I have being doing a lot of blog tours lately and frankly, I love it! I love spreading the word about good books that I am super excited about. It helps the author get their book out there and it helps you guys find your next read.
And boy do I have a good one for you guys! This book, Break the Line, is about fishing. Yes, I know. But before you roll your eyes at me and wonder why in the world I would pick up a fishing book, read my review (which is right down below after the synopsis). This will change your mind, I guarantee it. Plus, at the end of this, I have a special little excerpt that I know you guys will love!
As a pro-fisherman, Benson Howell’s days are spent on murky lake water, reeling in largemouth bass and winning first place trophies. At twenty-nine, life is easy and carefree. His only job is to stay in the top rankings during the fishing circuit, and keep the sponsors happy. That is, until he meets hot tempered, fiery haired Danni-Rose in small-town Alabama. He has never backed down from anything too big to reel in.
Danni-Rose has spent the past six years of her life burying her past. When Benson Howell literally plows his boat right into her life, armed with simmering anger, she fights the current pulling her closer to him. With a past she can’t let go of, and the sexy fisherman breaking down all her walls, Danni-Rose does everything she can to break the line connecting her to Benson.
Will Danni-Rose be able to let go of the past? Can Benson change her mind about him? Or will they both miss the catch of a lifetime?
A special thank you goes out to Fiery Seas Publishing for giving me an eARC of this book to. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Never in my wildest imagination would I enjoy a book about fishing. FISHING! Honesty time: I really don’t like fishing. I think it’s incredibly boring and I’m not a huge fan of the outdoors. Granted, I am allergic to the outdoors. But I digress.
The characters, Danni-Rose (amazing name!) and Benson, is what sold it for me. Benson is amazing! He put up with Danni and her attitude (albeit completely warranted, given her past). He was patient and kind. He never let fame get to his head and actually used it for good. He was just an all around amazing guy.
Danni-Rose was one of those classic tragic heroines. But I found I didn’t mind it so much. She actually communicated with Benson and her family She relied on her bff, Liza, and her family to get her through the rough times. By the way, Liza and Danni? Total friend goals! But I really just loved Danni’s strength and my heart just bled for her.
One of the big things in here that I absolutely loved was consent. Many times, Benson asked Danni if what he was doing was okay, even she had just consented a couple minutes ago. I don’t see that a lot in novel s like this and we need to see more of it.
Overall, this was a great novel. I had to knock half a star because I am not a huge fan of insta love, which this novel did have. But everything else surrounding it made the novel just so amazing. I can’t wait to see what else this author does.
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North Alabama native, Allison Mullinax, grew up in the small lake town of Guntersville, AL. She discovered the escapism and addiction of writing at an early age. Today she remains a lover of reading, all things outdoors, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.
Her voice is throaty, with a rasp to it that makes goose bumps travel up my back. I can’t help but watch her. I’ve tried to look away, several times, but something about the way her mouth moves commands all my attention. The last thing I expected to encounter tonight was her and her siren voice. I honestly just wanted a hot meal and a cold beer. I certainly didn’t come here looking for the murderous look she’s shooting my way, but then again, I’m not too mad she’s looking at me, to begin with. “Hey, Benson… isn’t that—” Jess begins.
“Yep… that’s her.” I say, without taking my eyes off her lips seducing the microphone. She’s obviously still pissed at me, though it doesn’t really make much sense. What plans did I mess up for her out on the water today?
“Man… if looks could kill,” Jess jokes, and elbows my side.
“Did I say something when I was coming to that I should be apologizing for? I’ve never seen someone so bent out of shape about having to tow a boat in,” I say, turning to look at him. He still has his eyes glued to the blonde at the bar. “Give it up, man. She already sent you packin’.” I laugh at his failed attempts to reel her in.
The band stops playing, and I see the large-bodied lead singer help her down from the stage. The people are standing and clapping, and several customers in the far corner hold their fingers to their lips for an appreciative whistle. She waves over to a table, toward a woman that is no doubt her mother. She has the same deep-red hair, and the woman looks at Danni the same way my mama looks at me when I win another tournament.
Danni takes off toward the bar, and toward Jess’ blonde that he’s still staring at. “Man, quit staring, you look creepy,” I say, as I snap my fingers in front of his face.
“The women in this town sure are good-looking, huh?” he asks, but I think it’s rhetorical.
“I’m going over there. I don’t know what I did to make her day so shitty, but she’s going to accept my apology before I leave this place.” I stand up and toss back the last sip of my double-oaked bourbon.
“Well, you got a week to make it happen. Unless the parts for the motor show up sooner,” Jess says with a disgusted tone. “You know we are going to miss the Elite, right? You should be more concerned with that, than that spitfire over there.” He tosses his hand toward Danni.
“I’m not thrilled about it, but we won today. We can take a week off.” I walk away from the booth, and I hear Jess’ chair slide on the old wooden floor. I stop and turn around, rolling my eyes, “Don’t be an idiot. I’m trying to get back in this woman’s good graces,” I say, and Jess holds his hands up in surrender.
Alright, my friends! That is all I got. I really hope you guys check this book out! It’s available right now. I promise, even if you don’t like fishing, you will like this novel!