THE BREAKING FREE SERIES BOXED SET by E.M. ABEL
How does a tomboy raised in a house full of men find the sensual woman inside of her? Growing up with a widowed, retired Marine as a father and two older brothers taught Asia to be tough. But how does she stop being one of the guys and learn to find the right one?
Finding herself won’t be easy, finding love will be even harder.
Meeting Jay opens Asia’s eyes to the possibility of love and unbelievable sex but can his country club world accept the woman more comfortable in torn jeans and flip flops? Or will she find the love she yearns for in the tattooed arms of her first love, a pro skater who has come back into her life?
With the possibility of new love or closure from a painful first love, finding her path is riddled with uncertainty and discoveries but before she can follow her heart she must first set it free.
**Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, recreational use of marijuana and language.**
Reviewed by Jenny
Freeing Asia was a wonderful story about finding yourself, loving who you are, shedding that self doubt, believing in yourself and in the process opening up your heart love. It’s about seeing yourself as others see you, about growing and realising that change can only come if you want it, that only you can bring about the happiness you crave.
“I had to stop looking to other people to fill the void I carried in my heart.”
Asia has grown up in a houseful of men after losing her mother at only 10. She loves skating and surfing and is a bit of a tomboy. Asia had her heart broken when she was young and has put up a wall to protect herself, never opening up and instead enjoying life with her friends and family, but never feeling completely happy and experiencing loneliness when her best friend and flatmate moves out to live with her boyfriend.
This give Asia the chance to be with herself, to come to terms with who she is, what she wants out of life and putting her heart out there.
“Why does it take a man’s attention to make me see anything good about myself?”
I enjoyed this story and Asia was a wonderful heroine, though I must admit there were times I wanted to bonk her on the head over some of the decisions she made, but she was young and on a road to self discovery so I forgave her.
“It wasn’t me. The problem was that I wasn’t sure what was me.”
Asia is beautiful and quite vulnerable despite the tough exterior she exudes. She is surrounded by those who love her and care for her and the love of two very different men.
“If you wanna be free Asia, all you have to do is see yourself through my eyes. If you could see how beautiful you are…..”
Now I have to say that I was completely invested in one of these guys and didn’t think I would ever accept Asia falling for the other. I won’t tell you which one because that’s up to you to read this book and find out, but I will say that the author did a splendid job of changing my mind because let me tell you. When I make up my mind about a hero in a book I never change it. Ever. But E.M. Abel did it and I give her kudos for that!
“My heart was free, and it belonged to him. I just prayed that he would be careful with it.”
Two men, Jay and Marcus who were both DIVINE and very, very different with one thing in common, they both have deep feelings and want Asia. One man will want to change her and one man will love her for who she is. This was a wonderfully told story. It was passionate, steamy, and emotional and ticked all the boxes for this romance addict.
“If this is what it means to be free, then lock me up and throw away the key.”
Whilst I did find it a little too descriptive at times, it most definitely didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story and I would recommend picking up Freeing Asia. This was a standalone though there will be further books in the series about other characters in the book.
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
THE BREAKING FREE SERIES