Breaking Free - Juliana Haygert

Breaking Free

By Juliana Haygert

  • Release Date: 2014-12-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 81 Ratings


**Previously titled BREAKING THE REINS**

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor's life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma's ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he's drawn to Hannah and isn't afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he'll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric's jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn't enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can't deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, domestic violence, sex scene
Word Count: 110,000

Book 1: Breaking Free

Book 2: Breaking Away

Book 3: Breaking Through


  • An Unexpected Treasure

    By Hjulrich
    First off, I got this book free, and because of that, I was a little wary of it. One of my favorite things about this novel is that the romance between the characters is much more than physical; in fact, the physical aspect is pretty underplayed until the end. It made this story come much more to life. The characters are developed well, they stay true to themselves, and the family drama feels real. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because the editor seemed to be absent as the author was putting this out...there were multiple repeated errors in spelling ("I chocked" -- instead of "choked"...I mean, come on.), as well as some verb tense issues. At times it looked as if a sentence had been rewritten, but random words were left in there that didn't make sense. If you can overlook this (and for me I could; as picky as I am, the story was good enough for me to glance over the mistakes so I could read what happened next), then I think you'll really enjoy this. Four stars for storyline and character development.