Wednesday, December 17, 2014

✰ Book Review ✰ Breaking Bennett by Anne Jolin

Author: Anne Jolin 
Genre: Romance/Erotica
Series: Rock Falls Series, Book 3 
Beth Rhodes has always had a game plan. Go to college. Get the perfect job. Get the perfect guy. Get the happily ever after she's always wanted. It is just her luck that everything falls into its precise place in her life. At least it seems that way until her blueprints go up in smoke. She loses the job she loves and her price charming is turning out to be the villain of her fairytale instead. With failures and mistakes piling up on her doorstep, she knows something has to give—or she could very well end up paying for those mistakes with her life.

Braxton Bennett is lethal, both in the courtroom and in the ring. Two sides of him constantly wage war against one another, and to keep the internal bloodshed at bay, he allows himself to indulge in his violent vice. Suit by day and brawler by night aren’t easy dual lives to manage for a man of his status. The only way to do so is by following a strict set of rules—rules he won’t break for anyone. But what if he already has?

On a summer night in the depths of the city, a chance encounter will turn both of their perfectly constructed worlds upside down.

Will they battle together against all odds to break Bennett’s rules? Or will Rhodes tap out to save herself before the fight is over?

I love Anne Jolin and I will read anything she writes! Really. I will. The Rock Falls Series is truly amazing and I’ve enjoyed all the installments so far. Breaking Bennett is the 3rd book in the series and while all books can be completely read as standalone novels, I feel that if you read them in order, you will connect even more with all the characters and their stories. For instance, Beth was very first introduced in book 1, Chasing Rhodes, but it wasn’t until book 2, Choosing Henley, that we got a glimpse of her story.

Beth had a new relationship with a guy that honestly mistreated her in every way possible. He had a stick so far up his ass that there was no way anyone could ever remove it. He treated Beth as if he was superior to her and she should obey his every word. Prick. Well, one night, he took things even further, but unfortunately for him, a very HOT, strong, sexy, alpha male stepped in.

Braxton Bennett…my, my, my!!! What a HUNK of man! He was so damn sexy!! A lawyer AND a fighter? Oi!

“I’ve never wanted anyone or anything the way I want you.”

Despite him not wanting to get involved with Beth at the beginning, he really didn’t have a choice. Yeah. THAT was inevitable. You see, Beth and Bennett had this chemistry that sizzled off the pages. They had such a strong connection, that as a reader, I felt it. I understood why he tried to keep his “lives” separate, but at the same time, when you meet “the one,” there’s not much you can do about it.  

“Anyone who thinks time plays a part in falling in love with someone is an idiot. You either love someone or you don’t.”

Bennett was incredibly protective of Beth – and I loved that. They both went through a ton of crap, honestly, and he was just what she needed in her life. The suspense and drama was a wonderful addition to the already hot romance in this book. Anne Jolin kept things interesting from beginning to end and I couldn’t help but want to keep on reading. I needed to know what would unfold next. Beth and Bennett did NOT have things easy. Beth’s ex-boyfriend was a complete and total psycho and he just wouldn’t let her go! All the challenges Beth and Bennett faced only brought them closer. It developed an even more emotional connection between them. It was hot and I loved them as a couple.

“I love you more than I’ve ever loved anything in my entire life. I’m yours.”

As always, the group dynamic in this book was amazing! I absolutely LOVE this group of characters! The men are protective, swoon-worthy alpha males and the women are strong, witty, and sarcastic. They all just seem to fit well together.

All in all, this was a great read from the very first page to the very last one. The plot developed wonderfully and the characters, once again, made me feel for them and their situation. If you’re in the mood for some steamy romance with a well balanced mix of drama and suspense, I recommend you one-click Breaking Bennett today.

4.5 stars to this third installment in the Rock Falls Series by Anne Jolin.

Check out my reviews for books 1 & 2 → here

~ The Rock Falls Series ~

Author: Anne Jolin
Genre:  Romance | Erotica
Series: Rock Falls Series #1
Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn't looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she's in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble.

Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had.

Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah.

Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight.

Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?


Author: Anne Jolin
Series: Book Two in the Rock Falls Series
Genre: Romance | Erotica 
Lennon Montgomery is scared. Absolutely scared shitless of love. 

When the floor fell out from underneath her perfect childhood, it shattered her ability to trust. The one man in her life who was genetically programmed to love her left her. Since then, she’s allowed men into her bed and even into her life, but never into her heart. 

Until him. 

Jamison Henley has never wanted a woman for longer than it takes him to make a guitar. He’s content living his life and loving only three things: making guitars, cooking great food, and Martha, his black pit bull. He never chases women, and he’s never had to. 

Until her.

One night together changes everything. There’s no going back to the way it was before. 

She doesn’t want to want him, but she does. 

He knows he wants her, but he can’t have her. 

Will Montgomery take the leap of faith in choosing Henley? Or will her fear cripple their chance at a happily ever after?

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Check out my reviews for books 1 & 2 → here

Meet the author: Anne Jolin
I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns and riding in trucks. I’ve been married to my handsome redneck husband for a year and we are parents to our chocolate fur baby, Bear. No kiddo’s yet! I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music, you will constantly find me stalking iTunes. If you don’t find me on iTunes, you’ll find me on Netflix because I am a self proclaimed movie junkie. Yes, that means that I quote them constantly in daily conversation and my characters do too! You couldn’t keep me away from a good action movie if you tried. I’m also a planning nut. I love to plan parties, events, trips – you name it! I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me. 

We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family growing up, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). Somewhere along the way my love of reading, became a love of writing. I wrote short stories when I was younger, and although I majored in Business Management at college, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on. 

During the day I work at my family construction company wearing a variety of different hats and at night, I write! I had never thought about writing books before, but after a few suggestions that I should try, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story. Now, quite frankly it’s all I can think about, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful to have developed my love of reading into a passion for writing. You’ll be seeing many more books from me in the future!


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