Missy Johnson & Ashley Suzanne
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What happens when you start falling for your worst enemy? Fans of Abbi Glines and Monica Murphy will relish this addictive novel of smoking-hot seduction—and revenge gone so wrong, it’s right.
I wasn’t always this jaded. I had a clear head, things I wanted out of life, and a concise plan on how to get there. For being only twenty-one, I pretty much had it all figured out. Until the day my cousin died.
I spent months going over all the details surrounding her death, trying to figure out how I missed the signs, and the only thing I could come up with was she would still be alive if it wasn’t for one person: her professor. So I transferred to his college, enrolled in his class, and set my new plan in motion.
First I’ll seduce him. Then I’ll ruin him. I’ve just got to stay strong and not let his charm and my emotions get the best of me. Because someone has to pay for her death. If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to break Noah.
Praise for Breaking Noah
“Breaking Noah is an engaging novel with all the heat, humor, and twists I’ve come to expect and love from these two authors.”—New York Times bestselling author S. E. Hall
“Who has two thumbs and is hot for teacher? This girl! Breaking Noah is a steamy, sexy must-read.”—USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields
“Ashley Suzanne and Missy Johnson have succeeded in weaving together an incredible story full of revenge, betrayal, heartbreak, and, ultimately, love. I can’t wait to see what this duo writes next.”—Nicole Jacquelyn, author of the Aces series
“Breaking Noah captivated me from the very first page. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. Noah and Zara’s chemistry is so scorching hot that you can’t help wishing for them to get their happily ever after.”—D. Kelly, author of the Acceptance series
“With healthy doses of heartbreak, angst, tenderness, and redemption, Breaking Noah is a different type of love story but will pull on your heartstrings and gut. Johnson and Suzanne spin an intricate web that will suck you in from the very beginning.”—Rachel Blaufeld, author the Electric Tunnel Series and Redemption Lane
“Seductive, sexy . . . The storyline was quite engaging and pulls you into the excitement of wanting to see how everything unfolds. The characters each bring something to the story that makes it more intricate and entertaining. . . . There are a couple of good twists and turns in the story that make the book a wonderful read.”—Books Movies Fandoms
“Sexy and fast paced . . . I would read more from these authors in the future, and I think that they make a great writing team.”—Ramblings from This Chick
“There is a fantastic epilogue, so hold out for the HEA!”—Books Need TLC
“I loved Noah and Zara’s story, and I can’t wait to read more books by Ashley Suzanne and Missy Johnson.”—Reading Past My Bedtime (five stars)
“The story itself took twist and turns I didn’t see coming, and that was what made this book so amazing. The way the story and plot unfold had me shaking my head and squeezing my eyes closed at times. I felt like I was moving throughout the story with the characters and could do nothing else but hold on for the journey.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Stand Alone Novel, No Cliffs, A Few Good Twists! 4.5 stars!
Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne
May 12, 2015
approximate pages: 228 (print)
Romance: Contemporary, New Adult / College, Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
** Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review **
-- MY THOUGHTS --
Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Seductive pose. Subtle color palate. Great use of light and shadow. The synopsis sounds ruthless, yet intriguing.
Written in a first person POV, alternating between Zara and Noah, all clearly defined for easier comprehension.
Wow.... that's all I can say at first. Within the first few chapters, this seems like a pretty straight-forward cut-and-dry story line. I've never been happier to be wrong. The synopsis does a rather good job at setting up the plot, so I'll not go into that any further at the risk of revealing spoilers. Instead, I'll get straight to the breakdown. Noah is an awesome lead male. Kind, caring, compassionate. Zara is fiercely loyal to her beliefs, smart, and strong. Together, they have the makings of a power couple. The magnetic pull and chemistry is continuously at war with her thoughts and beliefs making their connection all the more a force of nature. The secondary characters were an interesting blend of wonderfully supportive to love-to-hate-them. They full the full spectrum for a nice variety. The dialogue and interaction was, most of the time, believable and natural, there were a few instances that were eye-roll worthy, but then maybe that's par for the college-age course. The plot is complex, much more so than I'd expected it to be. It is written very well and flowed quite smoothly. The conflicts are not handled well in some instances, but that lends to the plot more buildup and drama for later. The final conflict is truly fantastic and leaves the reader feeling vindicated and free of the oppressing weight that hung in the shadows. There's virtually no predictability, in fact there were a few things that surprised me. The conclusion is fantastic. This is, by far, one of the better New Adult / College sub-genre books that I've read this year.
Heat Level: 4.25
Stars: 4 (If I could grant 1/2 stars, it would be a 4.5)
-- REVIEWER INFO --
Tina J / Happily Ever Chapter
Review: Breaking Noah
Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson and Ashley Suzanne is a stand-alone romance told in dual POV. Alternating between Noah, the hotter than hot and nicer than nice English Lit professor and Zara the incredibly smart yet exceedingly dumb student.
I had a hard time getting invested in these characters, mostly Zara, which is why it was almost a three star (meh, I liked it) read but the times when Noah and Zara where together were electric so it became a four star (huh, I really liked this) read. I think it was my own personal distaste at Zara's revenge plot. There's a few things that I just am not comfortable reading about and this level of revenge she had been planning for Noah was not my own personal cup of tea.
The story was very different, the twists were good (I didn't see most of them coming) and it was an enjoyable read for me. If college level student/teacher relationships are your thing along with grief-ridden revenge plots that ultimately end with the bad getting theirs and the good guys on top (literally) then this steamy read is one you'd enjoy.
Just when you think you really know someone!
Zara Hamilton wants revenge against Noah Bain, a college professor, because he got her cousin pregnant and then threatened her, which made her cousin commit suicide.
It was difficult to remember, while reading, that Zara is 21 years old. She seems so much younger and she definitely acts younger. I had to keep reminding myself that any relationship between them as far as teacher/student was inappropriate but as far as age goes, it was okay. I don't want to say too much about the story because I don't like to give spoilers but there is a huge plot twist in the story! And one you'll have to find out for yourself by reading this book. Noah seems like such a great person and teacher. It's hard to imagine he'd do the things he's accused of but as proven in the story, you think you know someone and it turns out that you really don't.
Fantastic story with great suspense and some smokin' hot sex scenes.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.