June 5, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers feature upcoming book releases that they're looking forward to.

This week I'm eagerly anticipating...

Breaking the Reins
by Juliana Haygert

Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 2013
Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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.
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I'm always on the lookout for New Adult titles which sound unique, and I believe I've found one here. The ranch and mistreated horses angle screams Heartland to me, which excites me incredibly, because I've been pining for that type of book for a while now.


  1. Great choice! My friend loves horses, I'll have to let her know about this one! :)
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  2. I have a hit or miss relationship with NA titles, but the horse angle does interest me! I guess every little girl loved the idea of horses, and a part of me never really got over that. ;) Nice pick!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. Oh there are definitely some crap ones out there, but I guess that's true of any genre/category, right?

      Interestingly enough I've never been a big fan of horses IRL, but I adore the show Heartland and reading about ranches and such.

  3. This looks nice, I've been a little scared of new adults as the few that I read didn't turn out so good. But this one looks good. Thanks for sharing!

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex
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    1. There have been some that I despised, but also some I've really enjoyed, so I keep reading them. =) I'm actually planning a post or two with NA recommendations.

  4. I really need to read more books that involve horses. Nice choice!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  6. My reaction to the book was "Horse on the cover! Horse on the Cover!!! Horse Cover Alert!!"

    I love horse books, and this looks sweet

  7. Aww ... I love books with horses! I've never really been a rider or anywhere NEAR a horse (though one does live next door), but I love them. They're just so beautiful and majestic. This one looks great!

  8. Wow, this is a self-published book? The cover is totally mainstream. I'm impressed. I too love the horse angle, but I'm wary of the possessive boyfriend, and the cocky love interest. You'll have to let us know how this one reads, Ashley. :)

  9. I do have a weakness for abusive relationship books (no idea why but I'm always drawn to them) so this is speaking to me even if I haven't really read any NA titles. I'll need to see some reviews from trusted bloggers before I take the plunge though.

  10. Sounds good! I like the horse aspect :)

  11. Sounds good! I like the horse aspect :)


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