Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
J&G: ✯✯✯✯✯ Breathtaking stars!
Jenny: I LOVED this book so much!! I finished Break the Sky in one sitting and could have easily have gone back and started again. I should have known from the outset how completely mesmerised I would be with Archer and Kelsey’s story because Nina Lane constantly produces quality stories with quality characters. I never fail to connect to her stories through her flawlessly superb writing, eliciting a passion and emotion from within me that is second to none. There is nothing superfluous in this ladies prose. It’s true class all the way and Break the Sky only cements those sentiments.
‘I wanted more than more. I wanted everything he could give me. I wanted to find out just how much I could take.’
I will admit to initially being a bit nervous that Dean’s character could perhaps be compromised in this one. After all, this was Archer’s story and of course it would address the unresolved issues between Dean and Archer which could have shown Dean in a negative light. Clearly I forgot who I was dealing with because Nina Lane has far too much talent and love for her characters to allow that to happen. Instead I gathered an insight into the underlying struggles and what transpired between these estranged brothers and it was heartbreaking. I cried a few times in this one Gitte!
Gitte: Oh wow, Nina Lane did it again, what a brilliant and passionate story this was. I was worried whether I would fall in love once more after the fantastic Spiral of Bliss series, but yeah, I should’ve guessed that there was no way this Author was going to disappoint! Nina Lane is a beautiful writer, emotion pouring straight from her heart onto the blank pages thus bringing complete and utter bliss to an adoring reader like myself.
I absolutely LOVED Break the Sky; the writing was without doubt superbly stunning and flawless as always. I was swept up from the get go and just couldn’t put Kelsey & Archer’s story down. So much passion, emotion and intensity. So much humour and powerful hard hitting moments. I truly forgot to breathe at times.
‘Too much. Everything about him was too much. He was too big, too beautiful, too dangerous, too goddamned cute.’
Archer West stole my heart and he’s not giving it back but that’s okay, I don’t want him to!! My heart did the full rollercoaster ride with tears and laughter to a powerful lyrical beat whilst my pulse threatened to hammer out my skin. Nina Lane, you blew me away (pun totally intended!)
Jenny: Archer was such a beautiful character. I loved him. Sure he’d made mistakes but he had paid for them and learnt by them. Underneath all I saw was just that small boy who needed to belong, to be loved, to be praised and to be cared for and wow did my heart bleed for him. He needed a Kelsey in his life! Oh and ummmmm he had a very dirty mouth……pass the fan!!!
“He is a good man. A survivor.’
I always loved and admired Kelsey in The Spiral of Bliss series but in no way could I have imagined the depth that lay behind her character. Kelsey was always so supportive of Liv and Dean and I couldn’t have guessed the struggles she was hiding. Her character not only fascinated me, but connected with her completely. Archer awakened and allowed Kelsey to be who she really was and in turn Kelsey showed Archer the man he truly is and I was swept away with it all.
‘I’d once been a girl who met challenges without fear, but that girl had been gone for more years than I cared to remember.’
There were parts of the story that were exhilarating weren’t they Gitte? I think Nina captured the storm chasing better than anything I’ve watched on screen. I was on the edge of my seat, gasping with exhaustion after some scenes. Nina Lane encompasses everything I love about reading. Her stories ignite a passion in me that leave me gasping for more! Passionate, thrilling, emotional and fun. Break The Sky had it all! I “triple dog dare you” not to love it as much as I did. Absolute perfection!
Gitte: Archer West…bloody hell this man had me wrapped up tight with his fierce passion, protectiveness, filthy mouth but more so his strength entwined in a soft thread of vulnerability.
Being labelled the black sheep of the family is not easy. It only gets easy once you’ve worn this coat of disappointment for so long it’s conformed to your being and you feel at home in the downward spiral of self-destruction.
‘I wondered how he could seem both whole and broken at the same time. He was like a painting whose varnish had cracked over time and yet was all the more beautiful because of the damage.’
Archer has a hell of a past and his brotherly relationship with gorgeous professor Dean was profoundly heart breaking and I read on as if walking on eggshells. My heart categorically and irrevocably ended up belonging to Archer West. He is without doubt the essence of everything that makes up the male perfection.
Now Kelsey, what a surprise she was. I really liked her character from the Spiral of Bliss series. Being Dean’s best mate we knew of her compassion, strength and hardworking no nonsense attitude. Well, this girl had so many facets to her as a result of her interpretation of her past and her current need for respect and affirmation in her line of profession. Archer truly brought out in her what made this girl amazing, beautiful and lovable.
‘My risk-taking, brilliant scientist girl. She needed storms.’
The love affair of Archer and Kelsey was incredibly powerful and there’s no better scene depicting this than the storm chasing one which had me on the edge of my seat with my heart racing. Well done Nina Lane; you’re still on that pedestal of brilliance which is why I love reading so!
**Reviewed off ARC copy provided by author**
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THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES.
Although Break the Sky is a spin-off standalone, we recommend reading THE SPIRAL OF BLISS series first.
It’s a 5 STAR MUSTEAD SERIES!
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