Friday, 18 September 2015

Review ~ Gabe (Heartbreaker, #1) by Evan Grace

Gabe (Heartbreaker, #1)ebook received via the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 18th 2015

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Jasmine Nichols is a control freak.
When she graduates from college as valedictorian with a degree in social services, her friend and mentor Jill Swanson offers her a job, but with one condition. She has to take two weeks off and just have fun. Taking the instructions to heart, Jasmine goes to a club called Debauchery and has a sizzling encounter with a sexy stranger.

Ex-pro football player Gabriel Johnson is done playing the field.
Gabe is tired of meaningless relationships, but when he meets a mysterious, beautiful, blue-eyed blonde at Debauchery and the chemistry is undeniable, he knows he’s finally found the one. What he didn’t expect was for her to freak out and run off. 

Jasmine thought she made a clean getaway, so needless to say, she’s shocked when she finds herself face to face with the hot guy from the club once again. 

He’s Jill’s. Half. Brother.

Gabe wants to pick up right where they left off and doesn’t waste any time convincing her. Jasmine’s blown away by the intensity of their relationship. How can she control something that makes her feel so wild and uninhibited?

But Jasmine can’t handle the pressure.

First, she’s confronted with old insecurities. Then suddenly, her brother has a secret he’ll only share with Gabe, the father who abandoned her shows up—at Gabe’s instigation—and a professional tragedy is the last straw. 

What happens when it all falls apart?
Is being with Gabe more than she can handle?

My Opinion

Having read this author's previous work I was excited to see what she came up with next. I liked the sound of what this promised and so I couldn't wait to start. Whilst it was enjoyable, I don't think it quite lived up to her previous books. It was a mixed bag of feelings for me, this one.

To start with the good points, it was hot, passionate, and I believed in the romance and chemistry. I enjoyed reading about Gabe and Jasmine as they grew together and faced their struggles. Gabe was an intense character, yet he was also gentle when he wanted to be. I liked the mix in his personality and thought it worked well. Similarly, Jasmine was a sweet girl. She clearly cared for her Mum and brother, and I enjoyed watching her slowly open herself up to the idea of love.

However, even though all of that was great, there is one thing that's not quite connected with me and that's the story line in general. It wasn't bad, it was easy and light, but I just felt there was too much going on and things weren't developed enough. In Gabe there are a lot of issues and the secondary characters all have them too. I understand the author is setting up their books, however it led to the main plot line falling a bit flat in my eyes. There wasn't a clear  enough story for me. Too many people had things going on so it detracted from the relationship which sometimes just felt like hot sex scenes. It felt like a lot of small, mini plots stitched together rather than one with others woven around in on the outskirts.

Overall though I did enjoy Gabe. My comments about the plot aren't necessarily a bad thing since I enjoyed Gabe. It has some hot moments and a spark filled romance, and I'm interested to read about Nico.


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A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.

During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.


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