{Blog Tour} Review+Giveaway: Breaking Fences

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Title: Breaking Fences (The Breaking Series, #2)
Author: Juliana Haygert 
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Word Count: ~80,000
Release date: June 2014
Cover by Okay Creations

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Summary from Goodreads:
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**

My Thoughts

When I finished reading the companion novel to this, Breaking the Reins, I was really damn amazed. It was so intense and beautiful, and because of it I was really excited to read Bia's point of view in Breaking Fences. I was not disappointed. Although I think I liked Breaking the Reins more than this, it is also beautiful in its own way.

Bia had both sides of her, the quiet and the outgoing one, and whichever personality she has to show, they are both equally awesome. She isn't a person who is so full of herself, instead, she is very down-to-earth and real to herself. There may have been times that she became someone who she's not, but I really loved her strong will and independence to be herself even though everything seems to be crashing down. She may have made a few mistakes and decisions, here and there, but she learned from it. She wasn't afraid to put herself out there and experiencing new things, and that's what really amazed me about her the most.

I also could feel that connection with Bia because I realized that in some ways, I am also like her, which made me appreciate her character even more. Reading her story has made me realize and open up to a whole new lot of possibilities, and hopefully, these can help me in my situations in the future.

I liked how Phoebe remained with Bia even though there were a lot of rumors that circulated about Bia, but aside from that, I didn't really like her. She didn't show some support system to Bia, and seemed to be always with her boyfriend. Not that I really expected her to do something big for Bia, but I couldn't really feel her friend-atmosphere, which kind of sucked. I really hoped that there was someone that Bia can turn to, and I think that would have made me love this novel even more.

Garrett was half-annoying and half-lovable, which made me didn't really love him so much as I did with other book boys. He has his own reasons for his actions, but it was annoying how he couldn’t explain himself, that’s why his actions always come across as something it’s not. But still, he has this charm that made me like him, either way. He is strong and independent, and I really admire those traits about him.

I really loved how Breaking Fences was about finding your true self and learning how to become someone you truly are. No pretences and no masks. Juliana Haygert has done it again; this novel is mind-blowing and beautiful, and I absolutely recommend reading this!

My Rating

About the Author

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New Adult author and contributor at NA Alley blog.

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.


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Juliana Haygert said...

Thanks for participating on my blog tour :)

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